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Luca Brecel, Player news »

[26 Jul 2023 | No Comment | ]
The 2023 World Champion discovers Hong Kong

The reigning World Champion, Luca Brecel, was invited to visit Hong Kong by the General Club, the club that used to host the General Cup, a very high-profile pro-am that saw many top players compete over the years. Accompanied by his girlfriend Laura, and his manager Django Fung, Luca really enjoyed the experience. It was his first visit to Hong Kong. He got to meet the fans, and do exhibition stuff.
Here are pictures, shared by Patsy Cheung, a huge snooker fan and one of the persons involved in the …

Neil Robertson, Player news »

[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]
Great Interview with Neil ahead of the new season

This very nice interview was published today by Worldsnooker
Thursday 28 Jun 2018 11:15AM

With a new cue and recharged batteries, Neil Robertson is full of optimism as he looks ahead to the 2018/19 season.
We caught up with the 2010 World Champion to ask about his summer break and his targets for the new campaign…
Neil, how are you feeling overall, looking ahead to the new season?
Very happy – I think all of the players really appreciate the fact that we have had a proper break this time, with no tournaments for a couple of months since …

Jack Lisowski, Player news »

[28 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]
Ahead of his match with John Higgins in Sheffield … meet Jack!

Jack Lisowski is starting his second round match at the Crucible against John Higgins. But who is Jack? Most fans only know the top players and today Hector Nunns in the express published this very nice and insightful article about Jack.

World Snooker Championship: Jack Lisowski ready for last-16 clash with John Higgins
JACK LISOWSKI is ready to make the most of his big Crucible chance on Saturday.
The 26-year-old from Gloucester known as ‘Jackpot’ faces the toughest match of his career against four-time world champion John Higgins on Saturday.
But the …

Judd Trump, Player news »

[9 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Judd supports CIBC Miracle Day and Jessie May

Judd Trump was at the Canadian Imperial Banking and Commerce Miracle Day in London this week helping raise money for Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.

Friday 8 Dec 2017 07:06PM

Judd Trump was at the Canadian Imperial Banking and Commerce Miracle Day in London this week helping raise money for Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.
CIBC Miracle Day has helped to improve the lives of millions of children since it began in 1984, raising $241 million globally.
Jessie May was among the charities supported this year and Trump attended as an ambassador. The profits from the day’s trading will be donated …

Ali Carter, Club news, Player news »

[3 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Ali Carter joins the Grove

“The Cap’tain” Ali Carter, winner of 4 ranking events and twice a Crucible finalist, has joined the Grove.

About his move to Grove, Ali said:
I’m delighted to sign a full management contract with Django Fung owner of grove leisure. We have been friends for many years and it particular when I went through my toughest ever battle with cancer. We have lots in common and in turn we spoke and both agreed we could both as value to each other if we teamed up.
I’m excited about our future partnership and …

Cao Yupeng, Chen Zhe, James Cahill, Judd Trump, Li Hang, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Player news, Tournament news, Yu Delu, Zhang Anda »

[18 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
English Open 2016 – Judd makes the final (again!)

Judd reached the final of the first event of the Home Nations Series, the English Open 2016, played in Manchester from October 10 to October 17, 2016, his second final in 8 days. He lost by 9-6 to Liang Wenbo. This defeat put an end to a 14 consecutive wins run. Although Judd was certainly disappointed, he should be able to take a lot of positives from the last 3 weeks: he demonstrated outstanding consistency, remarkable stamina and a very solid all-round game. He is now third in the World …

Cao Yupeng, James Cahill, Li Hang, Lyu Chenwei, Oliver Lines, Player news, Tournament news, Yu Delu, Zhang Anda »

[14 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
World Championship 2016 – Qualifiers

Ponds Forge, Sheffield, 6-13 April 2016.
Every player outside the top 16 had to win three matches to qualify for the television stage of the World Championship 2016. This means that, of course, Judd and Neil qualified automatically, but all other Grove players had to compete in Ponds Forge. Only Zhang Anda managed to win his three matches and will play at the Crucible as a qualifier. The players don’t know their opponents yet, the draw will be made today.

All detailed results are on cuetracker.net as usual

Billy O'Connor, Player news »

[22 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
The snooker world is honouring Billy O’Connor

Today, the snooker world took farewell of Billy O’Connor, a talented young snooker player, but more importantly a very nice, selfless and ever brave person. Snooker players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stuart Bingham, Judd Trump, Jack Lisowski, Oliver Lines and Sean O’Sullivan were there to remember Billy, whose brave three-year battle with cancer ended on December 9th.

Billy O'Connor, Player news »

[9 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Farewell Billy

Billy O’Connor has lost his battle against cancer this morning. For four years, he fought against the disease, showing great courage, he never gave up. He was a lovely person and a great snooker talent.
Billy’s funeral is held on 22/12/15 at 10am Holy Family Church, Oxbow Lane, Dagenham, Essex and onto Eastbrook End Cemetery for the burial after. Flowers can be ordered from Four Seasons in Broad Street, Dagenham.

Ethan Walsh, Player news »

[27 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ethan tells us about his summer school experience in China

Ethan was selected by Table Tennis England to train in China for three weeks at a summer school.
Ethan is currently the U13 national champion and ranked No.1 in the country at both U14 and U15 level.
The youngster is expected to feature abroad for England a lot next year, and it is hoped that the trip to Shanghai will aid in his development to become one of the top players in Europe at his age.
Speaking about his current form, and the trip to China, Ethan said: “I have had a great …