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[4 Apr 2022 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson defends his Tour Championship title

Only Neil Robertson and Judd Trump were playing in the prestigious 8 men’s event in Llandudno last week (28 March – 3 April 2022). Neil was the defending Champion and duly emerged the winner again. He beat Mark Allen (10-6), Ronnie O’Sullivan (10-9), and John Higgins (10-9) to defend the title in magnificent fashion. He battled from 9-4 down to win the final.

This was Neil’s twenty-third ranking title.
Neil was obviously thrilled. This is what he had to say after the final (quotes source: WST)
“I always believe that I …

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

[4 Apr 2022 | No Comment | ]

Other than Mark Selby, all Grove players were involved in the 2022 Gibraltar Open, played from 24 to 26 of March 2022 in … Gibraltar. Judd Trump was the defending champion but was beaten at the last 16 stages. Ding was the most successful Grove player, reaching the QFs.
All the detailed results are on snooker.org

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

[14 Mar 2022 | One Comment | ]
Judd Trump wins the inaugural Turkish Masters

Judd Trump won his first ranking tournament of the season when he beat Matthew Selt by 10-4 to win the 2022 Turkish Masters. This brought Judd’s tally of ranking titles to 23. The event was played in Antalya from March, 7 to March 13, 2022. It was the first time that a ranking professional snooker tournament was played in Turkey.

The event was well supported by the enthusiast Turkish fans, and Judd rewarded them with a wonderful 147, his sixth, in the 10th frame of the final.

Judd, who had struggled …

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

[14 Mar 2022 | No Comment | ]
The 2022 Welsh Open

The 2022 Welsh Open was played from 28 February to 6 March 2022, in Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. Jordan Brown was the defending champion.
The event was won by Joe Perry, who beat Judd Trump by 9-5 in the final.
This was obviously disappointing for Judd but also encouraging as this was the first time this season that he progressed past the QFs in a ranking event. He was gracious in defeat as he declared: “Joe put me under pressure from the start. He potted some cracking long balls, scored the …

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

[1 Mar 2022 | No Comment | ]

The 2022 European Masters was initially scheduled to be played in Fürth, Germany, but was eventually held in Milton Keynes, England because of covid-related travel restrictions. It ran from 21 to 27 February 2022. The event was won by Fan Zhengyi who beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 10-9 in the final.
All detailed results are available here.
Michael Holt hadn’t qualified for the television stages.
Ding didn’t enter the event.
Mark Selby, who continues to battle depression, lost by 5-3 to Jordan Brown in the last 64 round.
Judd Trump went out in the last 32, …

Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[15 Feb 2022 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson wins the 2022 Players Championship

Neil Robertson has won the 2022 Players Championship, beating Barry Hawkins by 10-5 in the Final. This brings Neil’s tally of ranking titles to 22, on par with Judd Trump. Despite still feeling a bit tired from covid, and not being at his very best, Neil played well all tournament considering how tough the conditions proved to be.
The tournament, which featured only the top 16 in the one-year ranking list, was played in Wolverhampton from 7 to 13 February 2022.
Only Neil and Judd Trump represented the Grove in this event. …

Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[7 Feb 2022 | No Comment | ]
The 2022 German Masters

The 2022 German Masters was played at the Tempodrom in Berlin from 26 to 30 January 2022. The tournament was won by Zhao Xintong who beat Yan Bingtao by 9-0 in the “youngest” final since 2006 and only the second “all Chinese” final in snooker history.
Only Mark Selby, Judd Trump, and Neil Robertson were involved in the final stages in Berlin.
Neil Robertson fell in the last 32, beaten by Ricky Walden (5-3). Marl Selby went one better but was whitewashed by Yan Bingtao in the last 16. Judd Trump, …

Ali Carter, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[23 Dec 2021 | 2 Comments | ]
Neil Robertson reaches the 2021 World Grand Prix Final

Only weeks after suffering from pulsatile tinnitus, losing in the first round at the 2021 UK Championship, and being forced to withdraw from the 2021 Scottish Open, Neil Robertson made it to the final of the 2021 World Grand Prix, where he was beaten (10-8) by an inspired Ronnie O’Sullivan.

The tournament, featuring only the top 32 players on the one-year list, was played in Coventry from 13 to 19 December 2021. Judd Trump was the defending Champion.
Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Ali Carter, and Neil Robertson were the Grove players …

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 …