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[18 Dec 2021 | No Comment | ]
Mark Selby joins the Grove

Mark Selby, the reigning World Champion and World Number One, has joined the Grove and is looking forward to his collaboration with Django Fung and the whole team. He joins his close friend Neil Robertson.
This is what Mark posted on social media.

Django Fung is delighted to welcome Mark and declared:
“Thanks Mark. Two great gents and champions, can’t wait to work together.
Grove has secured a full image right for both Mark and Neil with a new formed company Showboya. Django has been managing Neil for many years and he also …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Michael Holt, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[13 Dec 2021 | No Comment | ]
The 2021 Scottish Open

The 2021 Scottish Open was played … in Llandudno, North Wales, from December 6 to December 12, 2021. The tournament was won By Luv=ca Brecel, who defeated John Higgins by 9-5 in the final.
It wasn’t a great event for the Grove players.
Neil Robertson was suffering from tinnitus and withdrew from the tournament.
Ali Carter and Ding Junhui fell at the first hurdle, losing by 4-3 to Kan Doherty and Zhang Anda respectively.
Michael Holt had qualified for the main event back in September by was forced to withdraw after returning …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Michael Holt, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[12 Dec 2021 | One Comment | ]
The 2021 UK Championship

The 2021 Uk Championship was played at the York Barbican from 23 November to 5 December 2021. Luca Brecel reached the final but was beaten by Zhao Xintong by 10-5. For the first time, neither of the finalists was ranked inside the top 16 at the start of the tournament and neither was from the UK or Ireland. It was also the first time since 2011 that the final was played between two played aged under 30.

This win put Luca on the verge of the top 16… narrowly missing on …

Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson »

[22 Nov 2021 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2021 Champion of Champions

The prestigious 2021 Champion of Champions ran from November 15 to November 21, 2021, at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Mark Allen was the defending Champion but opted out of the tournament.
Three of the Grove players were involved: Ding Junhui, Neil Robertson, and Judd Trump.
Judd Trump won the event for the first time, having been runner-up twice before. He beat John Higgins by 10-4 in the Final.

Judd won Group 1 on the first day of the tournament, beating David Lilley, the Seniors Snooker World Champion, by 4-1, and Ryan Day, the …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Michael Holt, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[9 Nov 2021 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson wins the 2021 English Open

On Sunday, November 7, 2021, Neil Robertson beat John Higgins in a deciding frame to become the English Open Champion for the first time.
This brought Neil on 21 ranking titles, one better than the reigning World Champion Mark Selby, and just behind Judd Trump who sits at 22.
The tournament was played in Milton Keynes, England, from November 1 to November 7, 2021. The fans were allowed to attend and turned up enthusiastically.
Here are excerpts from WST’s report on the final
Neil Robertson battled from 8-6 down to beat …

Judd Trump, Neil Robertson »

[11 May 2021 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump wins the Player of the Year award for the third time

Judd Trump and Neil Robertson both won awards at the annual WST “Awards event” … that happened on YouTube this season. Thank you covid-19!
Here is the relevant WST feature:

Trump Named Player Of The Year For Third Time
Judd Trump has been named snooker’s Player of the Year for the third consecutive time after another prolific season in 2020/21.
Trump won five ranking titles across the campaign: the English Open, Northern Ireland Open, World Grand Prix, German Masters and Gibraltar Open. He was also runner-up in two other events and …

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

[11 May 2021 | No Comment | ]
The 2021 World Championship

The 2021 World Championship was played at the Crucible there in Sheffield from April 17 to May 3, 2021. The qualifying rounds took place at the EIS in Sheffield from April 5 to April 14, 2021. Ronnie O’Sullivan was the defending Champion. The event was won by Mark Selby who beat Shaun Murphy by 18-15 in the final.
All Grove players entered the event.
Ali Carter and Luca Brecel needed to qualify for the main event. Ali managed it but Luca was beaten by 10-5 in the last qualifying round by …

Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[3 Apr 2021 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson wins the 2021 Tour Championship

The 2021 Tour Championship was played in Celtic Manor, behind closed doors, from 22 to 28 March 2021.
Neil Robertson beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 10-4 in the Final to win his 20th ranking title, moving one ahead of Mark Selby. With this win, Neil also became the “Cazoo Cup” 2021 Champion. This was the first time that Neil had managed to beat Ronnie in a multi-session match.
The first session was shared. Both were playing well enough, and although Neil was the better player, it didn’t show in the scores; Neil …

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

[18 Mar 2021 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump defends his Gibraltar Open title

Last season, the lockdown nearly trapped the players in Gibraltar, with Judd winning the title in front of nobody and everyone involved struggling to find flights to get back home. It was a shock back then, one year on, it has become the “new normal”. One thing however hasn’t changed: the winner. Judd defended his tithe – in Milton Keynes – beating Jack Lisowski by 4-0 in the final.
The tournament was played from 1 to 7 March 2021. It saw the return to professional competition of the seven times …

Ding Junhui, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[2 Mar 2021 | No Comment | ]
The 2021 Players Championship

The 2021 Players Championship was played in Milton Keynes, from 22 to 28 February 2021. Judd Trump was the defending Champion. John Higgins won the title. He beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 10-3 in the Final.
After his last 32 defeat in the 2021 Welsh Open, Judd had complained about the conditions at Celtic Manor, saying that they were much better in Milton Keynes. Back in Milton Keynes though, his title defense was short-lived as he was beaten 6-5 in the first round by Stuart Bingham. Ding Junhui also went out in …