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[7 Dec 2020 | No Comment | ]
UK Championship Treble for Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson beat Judd Trump by 10-9 in the Final of the 2020 UK Championship, winning the Triple Crown event for the third time. He had previously won this prestigious event in 2013 and 2015. Only three players have more UK crowns: Ronnie O’Sullivan (7, Steve Davis (6)), and Stephen Hendry (7). This is Neil’s 19th ranking title, bringing him on par with Judd Trump, and one better than Mark Selby.
The tournament was held in Milton Keynes, under social distancing rules. It started on November 23th and finished on …

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

[26 Nov 2020 | One Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2020 Northern Ireland Open Champion

Judd Trump won the Northern Ireland Open for the third time in a row, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan by 9-7 on all three occasions. This brings Judd’s tally of ranking titles to 19, one better than Neil Robertson and Mark Selby.
This is the report by WST (excerpts):

World number one Judd Trump beat World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 to win the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open for a third successive year.

Victory for Trump sees him become the first player to win a specific ranking title three years in a row, since Stephen …

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

[10 Nov 2020 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson made it to the 2020 Champion of Champions Final

The tournament was played in Milton Keynes, under social distancing rules, from November 2 to November 8, 2020. Neil Robertson was the defending champion. No less than four Grove players were involved, all on merit, which is quite remarkable as there were only 13 actual champions in the draw. Other than Neil, the defending champion, Luca Brecel (CLS 2020 winner), Ding Junhui (UK championship 2019 winner), and Judd Trump who qualified multiple times were also in the draw.
Mark Allen won the tournament, playing exceptionally well: en route to the …

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

[7 Nov 2020 | No Comment | ]
Final for Judd Trump in the Championship League Snooker 2020 (Autumn)

The 2020 128 men CLS started on 13 September and finished on 30 October in Milton Keynes. It was played over three separate weeks. The first two weeks produced 32 Group winners. those then fought it out in the Winners week.
All Grove players, except Ding Junhui, were involved. Only Judd Trump reached the Winners week. He made it to the Final, losing by 3-1 to Kyren Wilson. Those two are really developing an interesting rivalry, which is good for the sport.
All detailed results can be found on snooker.org

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

[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 …