Posts Tagged ‘snooker’

Neil Robertson out and O’Sullivan wins easily

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Quite surprising that Neil Robertson lost to up-and-coming Judd Trump. Wasn’t Robertson in on trying to defend his title?

On another note it seems like Ronnie might finally be playing well again. It’s about time! The match against Shaun Murphy in the second round will be interesting to watch.

Hendry hits back to stun Williams

Monday, April 20th, 2009

BBC SPORT | Other sport… | Snooker | Hendry hits back to stun Williams

Let’s hope Stephen Hendy has found is his game again.

Selby vs Day

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Quite an exciting match last night between Mark Selby and Ryan Day in the Royal London Watches Grand Prix. Trailing two frames behind Selby managed to catch up only to miss a crucial match-winning red in the last frame leaving it open for Ryan Day to win the match.

Ronnie O’Sullivan has won his first two matches even though he has admitted to playing bad at best and usually playing just poor. So that’s promising for the rest of the tournament!

Northern Ireland Trophy

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Ronnie O’Sullivan easily defeated Dave Harold in the final yesterday evening. It wasn’t much of an exciting match to watch, but the semi-final between Ronnie and Ali Carter was the total opposite.

Ronnie was trailing for most of the match and it wasn’t until the final red in the last frame it was decided who was going to go on to the final. They both played fast attack snooker with the average frame time around 10-11 minutes, which means it was fast-paced action from the start to the finish!

Ronnie won for the third time in the Crucible

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Not that surprising Ronnie won quite easily over Ali Carter in the final.

Ali looked tired and worn out from his hard semi-final against Joe Perry and failed to make use of O’Sullivan’s mistakes. Ronnie on the other hand wasn’t too happy with this game in the final, which wasn’t up to the same standard as when he easily beat Stephen Hendry in the semi-final.

After the match Ronnie again said that he might take a break from snooker. He always says that after the season but so far he’s always been back in the autumn, so we’ll see.

Liang Wenbo through to the quarter-finals

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
Liang Wenbo became the first Chinese player to reach the quarter-finals at The Crucible as he won 13-12 in an enthralling match over Joe Swail.

BBC Sport: Liang edges out Swail in classic

It was magic to watch and the final frame was nerve-wrecking. Go see it at the BBC link above!

Now Liang Wenbo will face Ronnie O’Sullivan in an interesting quarter final. Liang’s over-the-top aggressive style reminds me of a young O’Sullivan, who by now is more selectively aggressive and has a brilliant defensive game.

O’Sullivan vs Williams

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Ronnie

Ronnie O’Sullivan is playing against Mark Williams in the second round right now. If you don’t have eurosport you can follow the exciting match on eurosport or on the bbc website.

It’s brilliant snooker, so don’t miss it!

Ding Junhui vs Marco Fu

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Brilliant snooker yesterday in the first round between Ding Junhui and Marco Fu. The best match so far this world championship with Ding Junhui in the end winning with 10-9 but it could have gone either way.

I hope you didn’t miss it!

World Championship

Monday, April 21st, 2008

The 2008 World Snooker Championship has begun! On Saturday the first matches started and when we weren’t out and about during the weekend the TV was tuned in to Eurosport. If you don’t get eurosport on your TV you can watch the web feeds from the eurosport site.

I expect we will watch quite a bit of snooker the coming few weeks. But after the World Championship there won’t be another ranking event until in August…

BBC Sport also covers the snooker.

The Welsh Open final

Monday, February 18th, 2008

It was quite an amazing final between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Selby last night. Ronnie was leading 8-5, only needing one more frame to win his 20th ranking victory. Mark Selby, however, fought back, winning three in a row and suddenly it was 8-8 and a deciding frame. Which he won after Ronnie made a few mistakes too many.

Read more at BBC Sports.