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[1 Aug 2020 | No Comment | ]
2020 World Championship Qualifiers

Three Grove players needed to qualify for the 2020 World Championship at the Crucible. Ali Carter and Luca Brecel needed to win two matches, Oliver Lines needed three. All lost their first match. For Oliver, this means that he now needs to get the results in the Q-school to keep his professional status.
The tournament was played at the EIS in Sheffield, behind closed doors. It ran from the 21st to the 28th of July 2020.
All detailed results can be found on snooker.org

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[12 Jun 2020 | No Comment | ]
Luca Brecel wins the Championship League Snooker 2020

Luca Brecel, who traveled from Belgium to play in the Championship League Snooker 2020, ended up winning it!
Here is the report by WST:
Thursday 11 Jun 2020 11:17PM

Luca Brecel made a tremendous century in the final crucial frame against Ben Woollaston to win the Matchroom.Live Championship League.
After 11 days and 126 matches involving 64 players, the tournament came down to the very last frame. Woollaston, leading 2-1, needed to win the match to take the title, while Belgium’s Brecel only needed a draw.
Leicester’s Woollaston attempted a tough red early in the …

Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[16 Mar 2020 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump wins the 2020 Gibraltar Open

The 2020 Gibraltar Open was played from 13 to 15 March 2020 (pro stages) and Judd Trump beat Kyren Wilson by 4-3 to win the title. This was Judd’s sixth ranking title this season, a new record. By winning this event, Judd also won the European Series, and the £150000 bonus that comes with it, snatching it from Neil Robertson!

The tournament was played behind closed doors over the week-end as a precautionary measure in the context of the corona virus outbreak.
This are the relevant excerpts of the WST report …

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

[18 Feb 2020 | No Comment | ]
2020 Welsh Open

The 2020 Welsh Open was played in Cardiff, Wales from 10 to 16 February 2020. The tournament was won by Shaun Murphy who beat Kyren Wilson by 9-1 in the final.
All Grove players were involved. Neil Robertson was the defending champion. Neil came to compete in Cardiff right after winning the World Grand Prix. He had just made three finals in the last three weeks, in three different countries, winning two. At the start of the tournament Neil admitted that, had he not been the defending champion, he would have …

Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[3 Feb 2020 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2020 German Masters Champion

The 2020 German Masters was played at the iconic Tempodrom, in Berlin, Germany, from 29 January to 2 February 2020. Judd Trump won the event – for the first time – beating Neil Robertson by 9-6 in an all Grove final. It was Judd’s 15th ranking title, and the 4th already this season. Impressive!
It was a very high quality, enthralling match. Both players played rather tactically, showing outstanding skills in their safety exchanges. There were, of course, big breaks as well: Judd had no less than 8 breaks over 50 …

Ali Carter, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[28 Jan 2020 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson is the 2020 European Masters Champion

Neil Robertson won the 2020 European Masters, his 17th ranking title. The tournament was run in Dornbirn, Austria, from 22 to 26 January 2020. It was the first time a ranking event was held in Austria. This title brings Neil on par with Mark Selby regarding ranking titles, joint sixth of all time. It also puts him in prime position for the £150000 bonus for the player who will earn the most money during the Euro Series (European Masters, German Masters, Shoot Out and Gibraltar Open).

Neil whitewashed his young opponent …

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

[20 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]
Jack Lisowski reaches the 2019 Scottish Open Final

The 2019 Scottish Open, the last ranking event of the decade, ran from December 9 to 15, 2019 in Glasgow. The event was won by Mark SElby who defeated Jack LIsowski by 9-6.
Although disappointed, Jack vwas able to take the positives from this excellent run. After the match he said:

“It is gutting to lose the final. You have to take the positives and this is a big step forward for me. I have built some momentum and I played some of the best snooker that I think I can play. …

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

[9 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]
The 2019 UK Championship

The 2019 UK Championship was played in York Barbican from November 26 to December 9, 2019. The tournament was won by Ding Junhui. It was Ding’s third UK crown, ten years after his second. Although Django Fung isn’t managing Ding, he had the pleasure to work with him for this tournament.

Django said: “I’m so happy to work with Ding, and want to congratulate him for his achievements”.

Otherwise it was a bit of a strange tournament for the Grove players.
Judd Trump was bidding to win his 8th title of …

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

[19 Nov 2019 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump defends his Northern Ireland Open title

Judd Trump beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 9-7 to retain his Northern Ireland Open title. It was a match of the highest quality, and a repeat of the previous year final. By winning this title, Judd accomplished something that hadn’t be done since Stephen Hendry in 1990/91, winning three ranking events as a first time World Champion, and, of course, there could be more to come. This victory further consolidates Judd’s status as the current dominant figure in snooker: he’s World Champion, World number one and miles ahead of everyone else …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel »

[4 Nov 2019 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2019 World Open Champion

Judd Trump won his sixth title in 2019 by beating Thepchaiya Un-Nooh by 10-5 in the Final of the 2019 World Open. The tournament was played in Yushzan, China from 28 of October to 3 of November 2019.
After his win Judd declared:
“I’m very happy,” said Trump. “I didn’t play that well all week, I won a lot of close games 5-4 and 6-5, and then I played better today. I have worked very hard this season to try to replicate what I did last season. I try to enjoy …