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[26 Jan 2021 | No Comment | ]
The Masters 2021

WST had hoped the 2021 Masters would be held at its home, Alexandra Palace, and in front of a crowd. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case. The event was played in Milton Keynes from 10 to 17 January 2021. Stuart Bingham was the defending champion. The event was won by Yan Bingrao, the youngest player in the draw. He defeated Jogh Higgins by 10-8 in the final to become the youngest Master champion since Ronnie O’Sullivan 26 years ago.
It wasn’t a great event for the Grove team. For Judd Trump …

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[21 Dec 2020 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump wins the 2020 World Grand Prix

Judd Trump won his twentieth ranking title and the sixth of the year defeating Jack Lisowski by 10-7 in the 2020 World Grand Prix Final.
The tournament was played under social distancing rules at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes from December, 14 to December 20, 2020.
Neil Robertson was the defending champion but lost by 4-2 to Robert Milkins in the first round (last 32). Ding progressed to the last 16 where he lost to Hossein Vafaei, by 4-1.
The two remaining Grove players in the tournament, Judd Trump and Jack …

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[7 Dec 2020 | No Comment | ]
UK Championship Treble for Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson beat Judd Trump by 10-9 in the Final of the 2020 UK Championship, winning the Triple Crown event for the third time. He had previously won this prestigious event in 2013 and 2015. Only three players have more UK crowns: Ronnie O’Sullivan (7, Steve Davis (6)), and Stephen Hendry (7). This is Neil’s 19th ranking title, bringing him on par with Judd Trump, and one better than Mark Selby.
The tournament was held in Milton Keynes, under social distancing rules. It started on November 23th and finished on …

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[26 Nov 2020 | One Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2020 Northern Ireland Open Champion

Judd Trump won the Northern Ireland Open for the third time in a row, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan by 9-7 on all three occasions. This brings Judd’s tally of ranking titles to 19, one better than Neil Robertson and Mark Selby.
This is the report by WST (excerpts):

World number one Judd Trump beat World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 to win the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open for a third successive year.

Victory for Trump sees him become the first player to win a specific ranking title three years in a row, since Stephen …

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[10 Nov 2020 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson made it to the 2020 Champion of Champions Final

The tournament was played in Milton Keynes, under social distancing rules, from November 2 to November 8, 2020. Neil Robertson was the defending champion. No less than four Grove players were involved, all on merit, which is quite remarkable as there were only 13 actual champions in the draw. Other than Neil, the defending champion, Luca Brecel (CLS 2020 winner), Ding Junhui (UK championship 2019 winner), and Judd Trump who qualified multiple times were also in the draw.
Mark Allen won the tournament, playing exceptionally well: en route to the …

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[7 Nov 2020 | No Comment | ]
Final for Judd Trump in the Championship League Snooker 2020 (Autumn)

The 2020 128 men CLS started on 13 September and finished on 30 October in Milton Keynes. It was played over three separate weeks. The first two weeks produced 32 Group winners. those then fought it out in the Winners week.
All Grove players, except Ding Junhui, were involved. Only Judd Trump reached the Winners week. He made it to the Final, losing by 3-1 to Kyren Wilson. Those two are really developing an interesting rivalry, which is good for the sport.
All detailed results can be found on snooker.org

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[19 Oct 2020 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2020 English Open Champion

The 2020 English Open was played in Milton Keynes, England, from 12 to 18 October 2020. Judd Trump beat Neil Robertson by 9-8 in an all-Grove Final. This brings Judd’s ranking titles tally to 18, equalling Neil and Mark Selby. He also became the first player to win three Home Nations tournaments. Quite remarkably, Judd has now won the ten last finals he has been competing in.

It was an excellent match, Judd was obviously very proud, but Neil also enjoyed the battle and happy with his performance.
Here is what they …

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[9 Oct 2020 | No Comment | ]
The 2020 European Masters

The 2020 European Masters was players at Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, from 21 to 27 September 2020, uner social distancing rules. The event was won by Mark Selby, who beat Martin Gould by 98- in the Final.
Neil Robertson was the defending champion. He reached the quarter-finals where he narrowly lost by 5-4 to Shaun Murphy. Ding Junhui lost by 5-1 at the same stage to the eventual champion, Mark SElby.
Judd Trump was the most succesful Grove player. He lost by 6-3 to Martin Gould in the semi-finals.
Luca Brecel reached …

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[18 Aug 2020 | No Comment | ]
The 2020 World Championship

The 2020 World Snooker Championship was played from 31 July to 16 August 2020, at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Due to the covid-19 pandemics, it was played under social distancing rules, and a reduced crowd was allowed in the theatre only on the opening day and for the final. For the biggest part of it, the event was played behind closed doors.
Judd Trump was the defending champion. The other Grove players involved were Ding Junhui, Jack Lisowski, and Neil Robertson.
The event was won by Ronnie O’Sullivan, who beat …

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[23 Jul 2020 | No Comment | ]
2020 Tour Championship

Judd Trump and Neil Robertson were the only two Grove players involved in the 2020 Tour Championship. The tournament took place from 20 to 26 June 2020 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England. It was played without a crowd. It was the last event of the Coral Cup series, and they started the tournament as ranked 1 and 2 in the order of merit, aiming for the coveted Coral Cup. However, they were both beaten by the man who hadn’t qualified for the event and was only in …