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[16 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

All Grove players were in Wigan last week (11-13 October 2017) trying to qualify for the reborn Shanghai Masters 2017. Four of them won their last 128 match: Judd, Luca and Jack went through comfortably whilst Ali was pushed all the way by the young talent that is Sam Craigie. Oliver and Neil lost and won’t be in Shanghai. Oliver was beaten by Ian Preece in a deciding frame. Neil, who really could do with some results as he might miss the Masters come January, was extremely unlucky to suffer …

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[9 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Judd defends his European Masters  title!

Congratulations to Judd Trump, your Europan Masters 2017 champion!
Judd conducted a succesful defence of his title, a rather rare achievement. Well done.
Here is the report on Worldsnooker:
Sunday 8 Oct 2017 09:24PM

Judd Trump has defended a ranking title for the first time in his career, winning the 888sport European Masters thanks to a thrilling 9-7 defeat of Stuart Bingham in Lommel.
Trump recorded a stunning 9-8 victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan to lift the title a year ago. 12 months later and the Ace in the Pack found himself in the final once …

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[30 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Preston Guild Hall – 26-29 September 2017
All Grove players won their qualifying last 128 match and will be in Daqing for the main event in just over a month from now.
Detailed results are on Cuetracker.

Headline, Jack Lisowski, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
World Open 2017

The World Open 2017 was played in Yushan, China, from September 18 to September 24, 2017.
It was Luca again would fared the better of the Grove team as he reached the semi finals where he lost by 6-4 to Ding Junhui the eventual Champion. This means that Luca is now firmly installed in the top 16 as he reaches his highest ranking to date as n° 12. Neil reached the last 16; he lost in the deciding frame to Mark Allen after a hard fought, high quality match. Jack …

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[22 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Luca wins the China Championship 2017

Here is the report on Worldsnooker:
Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 02:59PM

Luca Brecel won his first ranking title by beating Shaun Murphy 10-5 in the final of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou.
Belgium’s 22-year-old Brecel came from 3-1 down to win nine of the last 11 frames against former World Champion Murphy, to land the silverware and top prize of £150,000.
Brecel becomes the first player from continental Europe to win a ranking title and makes his major breakthrough, having been touted for success since his early teens. This triumph – at a …

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

[10 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Treble of qualifiers in Preston

Last 10 days saw three sets of qualifiers played in Preston. The first set was to qualify for the Indian Open. Jack Lisowski and Luca Brecel won their qualifying match, whilst Oliver Lines lost to Jan Preece and Neil Robertson withdrew. Judd had not entered. Next came the qualifiers for the European Masters. Judd, being the defending champion, has his match held over to the venue, in Lommel, Belgium. Luca as well has his match held over, being Belgium’s n°1 player. Jack, Neil and Oliver all won their last 128 …

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[23 Jul 2017 | One Comment | ]
Neil wins the Hong Kong Masters 2017

Neil won the Hong Kong Masters 2017, played in the Queen Elisabeth Stadium in Hong Kong, from 20 to 23 July 2017, beating Ronnie O’ Sullivan by 6-3 in the final. He had beaten World Champion and World n°1 Mark Selby in the QF and local hero Marco Fu in the SF. The tournament featured the world top 8, minus Ding Junhui who declined and plus five times World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan. Judd reached the SF were he lost to Ronnie in a deciding frame.

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

[11 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
World Cup 2017 – England (and Judd) make it to the Final

The World Cup, a team event, is held every two years, and was held this time in Wuxi, China, Ding Junhui’s home town, from July 3 to July 9, 2017. Grove had three players involved, representing three different nations: Neil for Australia, Luca for Belgium, and Judd for England. England, Judd and Barry Hawkins made it to the Final but lost in the deciding frame to the China A team, Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo. This is the second World Cup title for Ding and Liang and the third …

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

[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Riga Masters 2017

The Riga Master 2017 was played in Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia, over 3 days, from June 23 to 25, 2017. The tournament was won by Ryan Day and this was Ryan’s first title. Neil was the defending champion, but, alas, his defence was short lived. He did win his last 128 held-oiver match, but lost in the first round proper to German rookie Lukas Kleckers. Luca and Oliver reached the last 32, whilst Jack played well overall, beating Lukas Kleckers in the last 32 and reached the last 16 where …

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

[9 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
China Championship 2017 – Qualifiers

The players had to win one match to qualify for the China Championship 2017, to be played mid August, in China. This qualifying round was played in Preston from 3 to 6 June 2017. All Grove players were involved, and all of them except Jack won their match and are China bound. All detailed results can be found on Cuetracker as usual