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[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 …

Ali Carter, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Michael Holt, Tournament news »

[22 Oct 2021 | No Comment | ]
2021 Northern Ireland Open

The tournament was played at the Waterfront in Belfast from 9-17 October 2021. Mark Aleen beat John Higgins by 9-8 in the final to become the 2021 Northern Ireland Champion.
The big talking points ahead of the tournament were:
will Judd Trump be able to win this event for the fourth consecutive year?
will he face Ronnie O’Sullivan again in the final?
and will he beat him by the same 9-7 score ?
Actually, none of this happened…
Judd Trump was the most successful Grove player in the event, but he lost …

Ali Carter, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Michael Holt, Tournament news »

[1 Sep 2021 | No Comment | ]
Championship League Snooker 2021 (Summer)

The 2021 summer Championship League Snooker was the first event of the 2021/22 season. I was played at the Morningside Arena in Leicester over four weeks in July and August 2021. All Grove players except Ding and Neil Robertson were involved. Judd Trump and Ali Carter reached stage 2. Ali went one step better and played on the final day; there he came second in his group, only Behind David Gilbert the eventual winner. It was David Gilbert first ranking event title. Congratulations David!
All detailed results are available on snooker.org

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 …

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

[2 Mar 2021 | No Comment | ]
The 2021 Welsh Open

The tournament was played from 15th to 21st of February 2021, in Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales. It was the first tournament of the 2020/21 season not to be played in Milton Keynes. The tournament was won by Jordan Brown, ranked 81st at the start of the event. He beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 9-8 in the final.
It wasn’t a particularly “happy” event for the Grove team. Neil Robertson withdrew, citing personal reasons.
Judd Trump was beaten by Hossein Vafaei, by 4-2, in the last 32 round. This was the first …

Ding Junhui, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Tournament news, Uncategorized »

[3 Feb 2021 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump defends his German Masters Title

The 2021 German Masters was played behind closed doors in Milton Keynes from 27th to 31st January 2021. Ahead of the tournament, it was announced that the trophy would be renamed the “Brandon Parker Trophy”, in honour of the late WBBSA director who brought snooker to the iconic Tempodrom in Berlin and worked tirelessly to develop snooker in mainland Europe.
Judd Trump successfully defended his German Masters title, beating Jack Lisowski by 9-2 in the final, and becoming the first player to achieve a successful defense of that particular event. This …

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

[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 …