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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 …

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

[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 …

Ali Carter, Luca Brecel, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[1 Aug 2020 | No Comment | ]
2020 World Championship Qualifiers

Three Grove players needed to qualify for the 2020 World Championship at the Crucible. Ali Carter and Luca Brecel needed to win two matches, Oliver Lines needed three. All lost their first match. For Oliver, this means that he now needs to get the results in the Q-school to keep his professional status.
The tournament was played at the EIS in Sheffield, behind closed doors. It ran from the 21st to the 28th of July 2020.
All detailed results can be found on snooker.org

Luca Brecel, Tournament news »

[12 Jun 2020 | No Comment | ]
Luca Brecel wins the Championship League Snooker 2020

Luca Brecel, who traveled from Belgium to play in the Championship League Snooker 2020, ended up winning it!
Here is the report by WST:
Thursday 11 Jun 2020 11:17PM

Luca Brecel made a tremendous century in the final crucial frame against Ben Woollaston to win the Matchroom.Live Championship League.
After 11 days and 126 matches involving 64 players, the tournament came down to the very last frame. Woollaston, leading 2-1, needed to win the match to take the title, while Belgium’s Brecel only needed a draw.
Leicester’s Woollaston attempted a tough red early in the …

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

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

[10 Feb 2020 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson is the 2020 World Grand Prix Champion

The 2020 World Grand Prix was played at the Centaur, in Cheltenham Racecourses, from 3 to 9 February 2020.
The tournament featured the top 32 players in the one year ranking list. Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Ding Junhui, Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski and Liang Wenbo were playing. Only Judd, Neil and Liang passed the first round. Judd was the defending champion but was beaten in the last 16 by Kyren Wilson, who had also beaten Jack in the last 32.
Neil beat Graeme Dott by 10-8 in a very high quality …

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

[3 Feb 2020 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2020 German Masters Champion

The 2020 German Masters was played at the iconic Tempodrom, in Berlin, Germany, from 29 January to 2 February 2020. Judd Trump won the event – for the first time – beating Neil Robertson by 9-6 in an all Grove final. It was Judd’s 15th ranking title, and the 4th already this season. Impressive!
It was a very high quality, enthralling match. Both players played rather tactically, showing outstanding skills in their safety exchanges. There were, of course, big breaks as well: Judd had no less than 8 breaks over 50 …

Ali Carter, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[28 Jan 2020 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson is the 2020 European Masters Champion

Neil Robertson won the 2020 European Masters, his 17th ranking title. The tournament was run in Dornbirn, Austria, from 22 to 26 January 2020. It was the first time a ranking event was held in Austria. This title brings Neil on par with Mark Selby regarding ranking titles, joint sixth of all time. It also puts him in prime position for the £150000 bonus for the player who will earn the most money during the Euro Series (European Masters, German Masters, Shoot Out and Gibraltar Open).

Neil whitewashed his young opponent …

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

[20 Jan 2020 | No Comment | ]
Ali Carter reaches the Masters 2020 Final

The Masters 2020 was competed at Alexandra Palace from 12 to 19 January 2020. The tournament was won by Stuart Bingham who beat Ali Carter by 10-8 in the final.
The Grove had four players involved in the tournament: Judd Trump, the defending champion, Neil Robertson, Jack Lisowski and Ali Carter. Ali is ranked 17th in the World and only got in the draw because Ronnie O’Sullivan opted out, yet he was the only one to progress past the first round. He beat Mark Selby, John Higgins and Shaun Murphy – …