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Old 23-04-07, 05:09 PM   #1
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Snooker Championships

Is anyone else been following the Snooker? Ronnie has looked in stunning form in his 1st round match with Ding.
Is anyone going to the Crucible this year? I havn't been for 3 years now but managed to get some tickets for this year. Its a really good day out!
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Old 23-04-07, 05:49 PM   #2
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I'm following it and have backed Hendry, mainly because he was such good value.

Naturally, if O'Sullivan maintains his focus then he'll win it again as no-one can touch him at his best.
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Old 23-04-07, 05:51 PM   #3
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Why is this in this forum? Snooker's not a sport, it's a game.
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Old 24-04-07, 09:05 AM   #4
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Watched a bit yesterday - Mark Allen playing Ken Doherty and later that young kid Joe Turmp, only 17, against Murphy
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Old 24-04-07, 09:25 AM   #5
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Watched a bit yesterday - Mark Allen playing Ken Doherty and later that young kid Joe Turmp, only 17, against Murphy
JUDD TRUMP!

What a quality name. How did that end up? Trump was 6-5 up last time I saw it.
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Old 24-04-07, 10:44 AM   #6
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JUDD TRUMP!

What a quality name. How did that end up? Trump was 6-5 up last time I saw it.
Related to Donald Trump?
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Old 24-04-07, 12:37 PM   #7
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JUDD TRUMP!

What a quality name. How did that end up? Trump was 6-5 up last time I saw it.
Judd is it? ffs! You'd think with an awful surname like Trump they'd give him a decent first name. I bet he took up snooker at age 10 to escape the school bullies.
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Old 24-04-07, 12:47 PM   #8
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JUDD TRUMP!

What a quality name. How did that end up? Trump was 6-5 up last time I saw it.
lost 10-6

Would have played super JP if he got through
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Old 24-04-07, 01:13 PM   #9
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lost 10-6

Would have played super JP if he got through
He'll have time to go and wash his hair now then
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Old 24-04-07, 05:00 PM   #10
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He'll have time to go and wash his hair now then
He's a nice guy... met him at the local snooker hall...
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Old 24-04-07, 05:13 PM   #11
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The only snooker player I ever loved to watch was Paul Hunter

Paul, RIP!
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Old 24-04-07, 06:02 PM   #12
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He's a nice guy... met him at the local snooker hall...
Is he Welsh then?
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Is he Welsh then?
No, he's a wurzel! He's from Keynsham just outside of Bristol.
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Old 25-04-07, 12:19 PM   #14
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I'm not sure which is worse
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Guess it's a difficult one.... me or Disco!!!
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Old 25-04-07, 05:28 PM   #17
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I'm following it and have backed Hendry, mainly because he was such good value.

Naturally, if O'Sullivan maintains his focus then he'll win it again as no-one can touch him at his best.
Hendry didn't look too impressive today, won the match but not convincingly
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Old 27-04-07, 07:41 PM   #18
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I'm following it and have backed Hendry, mainly because he was such good value.

Naturally, if O'Sullivan maintains his focus then he'll win it again as no-one can touch him at his best.
I'd like to see Hendry win it, but I just can't see it happening - its been too long since he won anything.
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Old 29-04-07, 08:33 PM   #19
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Hendry's getting tonked by Ali Carter.
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Old 29-04-07, 08:36 PM   #20
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I'd like to see Hendry win it, but I just can't see it happening - its been too long since he won anything.
Snooker is much like golf... there's so many top, top players its hard to pick a winner.

Hendry is OUT though. I've just seen Carter out-play him. Best i've ever seen Carter, good shout for the title perhaps.
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Ballbag Hendry I got on him before the tournament at 12's but got 25's this afternoon!!

C'mon big lad!!
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Old 29-04-07, 11:39 PM   #22
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Hendry in BIG trouble 12-4 Down. One more Frame and he's out. Not playing well at the moment
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Old 30-04-07, 04:32 PM   #23
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Hendry in BIG trouble 12-4 Down. One more Frame and he's out. Not playing well at the moment
He's officially out now. Carter looks a good outside bet for the title
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Old 30-04-07, 04:54 PM   #24
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He's officially out now. Carter looks a good outside bet for the title


Though O'sullivan is playing solid snooker.

Love the BBC for allowing me to watch this at work. God bless them!
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great match between robinson and ronnie. ronnie won 13-10 in the end . some cracking snooker by the two of them. ebdon out aswell.

ronnie should win this now.
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Old 30-04-07, 10:28 PM   #26
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great match between robinson and ronnie. ronnie won 13-10 in the end . some cracking snooker by the two of them. ebdon out aswell.

ronnie should win this now.
doesn't he have Higgins in the next round?
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doesn't he have Higgins in the next round?
That's my bet for the Title
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That's my bet for the Title
Good bet! Looks like Higgins is going to win it now.
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Old 03-05-07, 12:06 PM   #29
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shaun murphy played brilliantly against mat stevens yesterday, ill go with him.
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That's my bet for the Title
I hope Selby beats him in the final.

I had a few quid on Higgins to beat Ronnie also
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John Higgins moved through the gears at The Crucible to storm into a 12-4 lead in the World Championship final against an increasingly weary Mark Selby.
Both players were visibly tired, but Selby settled early with a 116 break.

However, that only served to inspire Higgins and runs of 97, 75, 70 and 100 helped the "Wizard of Wishaw" take seven straight frames as Selby wilted.

The 23-year-old pulled one back in frame 13, but Higgins pulled away again with a 106 to take complete control.

It ensures Selby will have to create Championship history to win his first world crown this year as no player has ever come back from a 12-4 overnight deficit in the final at The Crucible.

The biggest overnight deficit overturned to lift the title is 10-6 - by Mark Williams (2000) and Shaun Murphy (2005) - both at the expense of Matthew Stevens.

The last time a player was 12-4 down going into the second day was Jimmy White in 1993, and he eventually lost 18-5 to Stephen Hendry.

That match finished with a session to spare and there is a danger of the same scenario on Monday, unless Selby wins three of the eight frames in the afternoon session.

Selby's game collapsed in the second session
It had started well enough for the "Jester from Leicester", as his 116 break in frame five helped him into a 3-2 lead following a scrappy opening four frames.

However, Higgins responded by completely destroying the youngster's game and confidence.

A break of 97 in frame six ensured Selby was unable to gain any momentum from his earlier century break and, having edged into a two-frame lead ahead of the second session, Higgins then proceeded to blow the 23-year-old away.

The Scot barely missed a pot for three frames with runs of 75, 70 and 100, and even when he did, luck played its part as he built a huge lead.

Selby had his chances in frame 11, when he suffered a huge kick on the blue, and 12, when Higgins fluked a red to spark a frame-winning break, but even after pulling one back with a tenacious effort in frame 13, Higgins responded.

And when Selby fought back from 63 points down in frame 15 only to lose it on the pink, Higgins ruthlessly rubbed salt into the wound with a century break in the final frame to leave him just six frames away from a second world title.

John Higgins (Sco) 12-4 Mark Selby (Eng)
73-25 58-32 19-95 25-76 (67) 10-132 (116) 97-0 (97) 98-11 86-5 75-0 (75) 85-9 (70) 101-24 (100) 70-61 59-75 (Higgins 58) 98-0 78-55 (Higgins 53) 116-0 (106)
My Bet is looking Good
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This is a proper final - looks set to go on until 1am, a la Steve Davis-Dennis Taylor in 1985.
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Dear God they've been playing at this yellow for about 2 hours now....
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Finally it's sunk after 22 minutes

It's like watching Boycott "build" an innings
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Dear God they've been playing at this yellow for about 2 hours now....
only 5 more balls to go........




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great pot Sell
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Finally it's sunk after 22 minutes

It's like watching Boycott "build" an innings
Unbelievable that, wannit. Great safety play though, didn't find it at all dull. Top quality snooker.

I said this might finish at 1am - scrub that, it'll be more like 4am!!
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Fairest of fair play to Selby, what a come back

To win 9 out of 11 frames against Higgins is phenomenal. Apparently one bookie offered 100/1 against a Selby victory last night.
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Fairest of fair play to Selby, what a come back

To win 9 out of 11 frames against Higgins is phenomenal. Apparently one bookie offered 100/1 against a Selby victory last night.
Haha no way. A mate of mine had £200 on Selby (after losing a ton on Hendry) at the start of the final at 9/4.
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