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[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 …

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, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[22 Oct 2019 | No Comment | ]
English Open 2019

The 2019 English Open was played in the K2, in Crawley from 14 to 20 October 2019.
The tournament was won by Mark Selby who beat David Gilbert by 9-1 in the Final.
It wasn’t a good tournament for the Grove players: only three of them reached the last 32: Neil Robertson, Jack Lisowski and Judd Trump and that’s as far as they got. Ali Carter, Oliver Lines, Luca Brecel and Liang Wenbo lost right away in the first round.
All detailed results are on snooker.org

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

[9 Oct 2019 | No Comment | ]

The first round of the 2019 World Open was played in Barnsley from October 2 to October 5, 2019. Luca Brecel and Judd Trump have their match held-over to the main venue in Yushan, Judd because he’s the World Champion, Luca because he’s due to play a wildcard. All other Grove players were due to Barnsley…
Neil Robertson made the headlines for … driving to the “wrong” Barnsley: the one in Gloucester rather the one in Yorkshire. As a result he had to forfeit his match. It was the story …

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

[26 Aug 2019 | No Comment | ]

The China Championship 2019 Qualifiers were played from 15th to 18th of August 2019, at the Barnsley Metrodome. All the Grove players were involved, except for Judd who, being the reigning World Champion, has his first round match held-over. It was a mixed bag for the Grove as Neil, Jack and Luca qualified easily, but Ali, Oliver and Liang Wenbo were beaten.
All detailed results are on snooker.org

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines »

[29 Jul 2019 | No Comment | ]
Riga Masters 2019

The Riga Masters 2019 was played in Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia from 26 to 28 July 2019.
All grove players were involved except Judd Trump and Liang Wenbo. Neil Robertson was the defending champion. However he didn’t get the opportunity to defend his title: an unlikely combination of events meant that his flight to Riga was canceled whilst no other flight could get him there in time for his first match.
Ali Carter, Luca Brecel and Oliver Lines lost in the first round at the main venue (last 64). Jack Lisowski reached …

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

[18 Jun 2019 | No Comment | ]
Riga Masters 2019 and International Championship 2019 Qualifiers

The first sets of 2019/20 qualifiers were played in Ponds Forge (Sheffield) over the last week.
Neil Robertson is the defending champion at the Riga Masters and as such his first round match is held over. He will face Robert Milkins at the venue. The other Grove players who entered the event are Ali Carter, Luca Brecel, Jack Lisowski and Oliver Lines. All of them won their last 128 match and will be in Riga.
All the results for the Riga Masters Qualifiers are on snooker.org
All the Grove players entered the International …