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[18 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson wins the 2019 Welsh Open

Neil Robertson beat Stuart Bingham by 9-7 in a tense final in Cardiff to lift the Ray Reardon Trophy. It was Neil’s 15th ranking title and the second Welsh Open victory. The first came in 2007 – when he beat Andrew Higginson by 9-8 – only his second ranking title at the time.
The tournament was played in Cardiff from February 11 to February 17, 2019.
It wasn’t a great tournament for the Grove team overall, with Jack Lisowski being “second best” to Neil with a modest last 16 run. …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[18 Dec 2018 | One Comment | ]
Scottish Open 2018

The Scottish Open 2018 was played at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, from December 10 to December 16, 2018. Neil Robertson was the defending Champion. The tournament was won by Mark Allen who beat Shaun Murphy by 9-7 in the Final.
Neil Robertson was the defending champion but made an early exit as he was beaten by Ross Muir in the second round (last 64) by 4-2. Neil was clearly thrown out of his rhythm by his opponent slow pace and complained about that right after the match. It transpired …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[11 Dec 2018 | No Comment | ]
UK Championship 2018

The UK Championship 2018 was played at the York Barbican from November 27 to December 9, 2018. Ronnie O’Sullivan successfully defended his title, setting a new records of 7 UK Championship titles, and 19 Triple Crowns. He beat Mark Allen by 10-6 in the Final.
All Grove players were involved. Three of them – Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump and Neil Robertson – reached the last 16. Jack lost by 6-1 to Ronnie, the eventual champion, Neil lost by 6-5 to Mark Allen, the runner-up, and Judd fell by 6-4 to …

Ali Carter, Headline, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Neil Robertson »

[4 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]
The International Championship 2018

Neil Robertson reached the final of the International Championship 2018, played in Daqing, China from 28 October to 4 November 2018. He played great snooker all week, but, unfortunately, came short against Mark Allen who beat him by 10-5 in the final.It was in fact a very successful event for the Grove team. No less than four of the five players competing in Daqing reached the quarter finals: Neil, Jack, Ali and Judd. Ali was beaten at that stage by the eventual champion Mark Allen. Jack and Judd faced each other, and it was Jack who prevailed. Neil beat the current n°1 and defending champion, Mark Selby.
Again in the semi finals, the two remaining Grove players, Jack and Neil faced each other and it was Neil who won by 9-7.

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines »

[26 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]
The English Open 2018

The English Open 2018, first of the Home Nations Series was played in the K2 arena in Crawley from 15 to 21 October 2018. The tournament was won by Stuart Bingham who defeated Mark Davis in what was the “oldest” snooker final in history, with players aggregated ages totalling 88 years.
From the Grove players, it was Ali who had the best run in the tournament. He reached the QF, where he lost by 5-2 to the eventual Champion Stuart Bingham. Neil and Judd got to the last 16. Neil’s conqueror …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[8 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]
European Masters 2018

The European Masters 2018 was played at “De Soeverein”, in Lommel, Belgium, from 1 to 7 October 2018. The tournament was won by Jimmy Robertson, who beat Joe Perry by 9-6 in the Final.
All Grove players were playing in this tournament. Both Luca and Judd had their last 128 match held-over, Luca being the only Belgian player on the tour, and Judd being the defending champion, and both went on to win those matches.Judd was looking to make it three in a row but it wasn’t to be this time.
It …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[30 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]
China Championship 2018

The Evergrande China Championship 2018 was held in Guangzhou, from 24 to 30 September 2018. It was won by Mark Selby who beat John Higgins by 10-9 in the Final.
Luca Brecel was the defending champion but got no further than the last 64, where he lost by 5-3 to Martin O’Donnell. Ali Carter lost at the same stage, losing to Fergal O’Brien by 5-1 but remarkably made a 144 in that single frame he won and this ended up being the Highest break of the tournament.
Neil Robertson and Jack Lisowski …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[23 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]
Trio of Qualifiers: Indian Open, European Masters and China Championship 2018

Over the last week, three sets of qualifying rounds were played in Preston.
Indian Open 2018 – last 128 – 15-16 Aug 2018
Three Grove players were involved: LIang Wenbo, Oliver Lines and Luca Brecel. All three won their qualifying match. Neil Robertson and Jack Lisowski are also in the draw but their match is held over to the main venue. Regarding the main event, that was due to be played in September, it has been postponed because of the floods affecting the Kerala area. Of course it’s a sensible decision: surely …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[11 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

This time all Grove players entered the tournament and, except Oliver, all who needed to qualify won their opening match. Wenbo and Neil have their last 2128 match held over to the venue.
Judd made very light work of tour rookie Kishan Hirani, beating him by 5-0
Luca did (nearly) the same to Ian Burns, beating him by 5-1 with breaks of 95, 77, 74 and 67.
Ali also recorde an emphatic 5-0 against Basel Eltahhan. Ali had a 98 and a 82.
Jack won his match against Zhang Jiankang by 5-2 with breaks …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[9 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

All Grove players, except for Judd, were competing in the Riga Masters Qualifiers in Preston last week (July 2nd 2018 – July 5th 2018). All of them won their qualifying match and will be in Latvia at the end of this month.
Neil beat young Luo Honghao by 4-2. Luo was the winner of the inaugural WSF Championship in Malta last spring. It was a high quality match with a break over 60 in every frame. It was streamed.
Luca beat Allan Taylor by 4-2. This match was close and devoid of …