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      Re: Snooker
      Reply #1403: Jan 22, 2023 07:41:44 pm
      Trump gets another back after Allen didn't land nicely on a red after a break of 30 and missed a red into the yellow pocket. Judd then took advantage in double quick time. He was flying round the table in that break as he hit back to back centuries and is edging closer to 900 career centuries.

      7-4
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      Reply #1404: Jan 22, 2023 07:54:09 pm
      Allen answers back with a fantastic century of his own and restores his four frame lead. All came from Trump missing a long red and leaving it in the jaws.

      The quality of this match has undoubtedly picked up.

      8-4.
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      Reply #1405: Jan 22, 2023 08:22:51 pm
      Trump wins the opening frame after the mid-session interval to get back within three of Allen. Needed a couple of chances but at least he got over the line in this frame. And given the luck was with Allen in this frame, it'll please him even more.

      8-5
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      Reply #1406: Jan 22, 2023 08:40:59 pm
      And Judd gets another back, now just two behind. Allen got in first but then missed a tricky red, didn't leave Trump an easy starter but he knocked in a boss red down the bottom cushion and cleared up in fantastic fashion.

      He's now won four of the last five and is making a game of this.

      8-6
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      Reply #1407: Jan 22, 2023 09:04:11 pm
      A bit like the previous frame, a fantastic red to get in is what has helped Judd pull another frame back. And Mark Allen is looking like he's starting to wane a little now. No doubt he'll go and make a century in the next frame now - he certainly needs something.

      But Trump has now won five frames from the last six and sitting just one behind Allen now.

      8-7.
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      Reply #1408: Jan 22, 2023 09:22:45 pm
      Well Judd has got it all square again, thanks in part to a huge slice of luck. Although he did pot the red he was aiming for in the pocket he was going for, it just took a trip up and down the table to get in.

      But it's not a best of three as we're all level for the first time since two all.

      8-8.
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      Reply #1409: Jan 22, 2023 10:05:36 pm
      A very cagey frame was finally opened up by a fantastic plant from Trump but he missed the blue and it allowed Allen to get in but he still couldn't make a telling contribution and allows Trump back to the table but then he breaks down again early on. Second chance Allen gets, he takes. A good 43 to leave Trump needing snookers.

      A back and forth battle on the colours isn't what Allen needed but at least won the frame and what a big frame to win for The Pistol, especially after Trump kept putting him in snookers and he was escaping them. And not only does that frame put him one away from victory but it also stops Trump's momentum.

      9-8 Allen.
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      Reply #1410: Jan 22, 2023 10:21:04 pm
      A poor safety from Trump leaves Allen with a chance but he misses the red by some distance. Didn't leave Trump the easiest of starters but he knocks in a belter and goes on to make 76 to take the frame.

      9-9.

      Fasten yourselves in for a gripping final frame of snooker to decide who wins this years Grand Prix.
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      Reply #1411: Jan 22, 2023 10:46:48 pm
      Both players had chances early on but neither could really score heavily enough. Trump definitely played the better shots and Allen missed too many easy balls. Even under the pressure they are out there, he shouldn't be missing some of the balls he was. And somehow Allen still won because Trump missed an easy yellow and left Allen right in amongst them to win frame, match and tournament.

      And there you have it.

      Mark Allen has won the 2023 Grand Prix

      Three ranking tournaments in a single season for the first time. A career high of world number 3. The number one player this season. And what a turnaround from 7-2 up to have the nerve to win it in a decider.

      Congratulations to The Pistol

      PS in case I've never said it before (and I know I have because I say it every tournament) Ken Doherty is a f**king tit and useless commentator. Doesn't get a thing right, doesn't belt up, think he's a comic when he's isn't remotely funny and a Man United fan - bin him the f**k off.
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      Reply #1412: Jan 22, 2023 10:53:57 pm
      Both players had chances early on but neither could really score heavily enough. Trump definitely played the better shots and Allen missed too many easy balls. Even under the pressure they are out there, he shouldn't be missing some of the balls he was. And somehow Allen still won because Trump missed an easy yellow and left Allen right in amongst them to win frame, match and tournament.

      And there you have it.

      Mark Allen has won the 2023 Grand Prix

      Three ranking tournaments in a single season for the first time. A career high of world number 3. The number one player this season. And what a turnaround from 7-2 up to have the nerve to win it in a decider.

      Congratulations to The Pistol

      PS in case I've never said it before (and I know I have because I say it every tournament) Ken Doherty is a f**king tit and useless commentator. Doesn't get a thing right, doesn't belt up, think he's a comic when he's isn't remotely funny and a Man United fan - bin him the f**k off.

      Ha ha!

      Would have been one hell of a week for Judd if he won that as well. But fair dos to Mark Allen - leaner, fitter and playing like it too.

      Quite like Ken!  :D
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      Re: Snooker
      Reply #1413: Jan 23, 2023 02:19:21 pm
      Up next is the Shootout, which starts this Wednesday.

      One frame of ten minutes to decide every match. 15 seconds per shot for the first half of the frame, 10 seconds for the second half. There'll be lots of crowd involvement and plenty of commotion on and off the table. It's always good natured but whether it's entertaining is another matter. I understand it's to try and bring new fans to the game, in a similar way T20 did with cricket. And as a one off tournament I suppose it has a place on the calendar. A number of the big name players aren't taking part this year, Trump, O'Sullivan, Higgins, Robertson and a few others. But that does open up the opportunity for amateurs and some of the female players to get a go. And there's always a kid or two who get a go, this year 14 year old Riley Powell is taking on Kyren Wilson.

      Hossein Vafaei is the defending champ, having won it last year and getting his hands on a ranking tournament. So he'll open this year up with a match against Shaun Murphy. It's hard to pick exciting match ups in this format because they all have the potential to go to the wire or be wrapped up early by a good 50 or 60 break by one player. But Vafaei/Murphy looks like rather tasty on paper as does Lisowski against Allen.

      It's also nigh on impossible to pick a winner given the format and when you look at the previous winners, it's hardly a who's who of snooker legends. Since it became a ranking event, Anthony McGill, Michael Georgiou, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Michael Holt and Ryan Day have lifted the title as well as Vafaei last year. So it really is a case of close your eyes, stick a pin in the list and see where it lands.

      My guess is Tom Ford.

      Draw in full;

      Wednesday afternoon session
      Hossein Vafaei v Shaun Murphy
      Vladislav Gradinari v Ng On-yee
      Jamie O'Neill v Ryan Thomerson
      Liam Graham v Cao Yupeng
      Ian Martin v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
      Graham Dott v Sam Craigie
      Robbie McGuigan v Hammad Miah
      James Cahill v Jordan Brown

      Joe Perry v Luca Brecel
      Lukas Kleckers v Rod Lawler
      Joe O'Connor v Dylan Emery
      Barry Pinches v Michael Judge
      Anthony Hamilton v Ben Mertens
      Andy Hicks v Fraser Patrick
      Jack Borwick v Ali Carter
      Mark Williams v Craig Steadman

      Wednesday evening session
      Jack Lisowski v Mark Allen
      Martin Gould v Jamie Clarke
      Alexander Ursenbacher v Aaron Hill
      Robbie Williams v Mink Nutcharut
      Mark Joyce v Victor Sarkis
      Robert Milkins v Andy Lee
      Sean O'Sullivan v Dean Young
      Andrew Pagett v Ashley Hugill

      Stephen Maguire v Ken Doherty
      Jamie Jones v Jenson Kendrick
      Ben Woollaston v Sanderson Lam
      Muhammed Asif v Gerard Greene
      Louis Heathcote v Oliver Lines
      Jimmy White v Adam Duffy
      Peng Yisong v Daniel Wells
      Barry Hawkins v Jackson Page

      Thursday afternoon session
      Riley Powell v Kyren Wilson
      Andres Petrov v Noppon Saengkham
      Zak Surety v Fergal O'Brien
      Fan Zhengyi v Ding Junhui
      Michael Georgiou v Tian Pengfei
      Matthew Stevens v Dominic Dale
      John Astley v Pang Junxu
      Peter Lines v Julien Leclercq

      David Grace v Lyu Haotian
      Mark King v Jak Jones
      Lei Peifan v Michael Holt
      Yuan Sijun v Rebecca Kenna
      Zhang Anda v Callum Beresford
      Duane Jones v Zhou Yuelong
      Dechawat Poomjaeng v Si Jiahui
      Jimmy Robertson v Ryan Day

      Thursday evening session
      Mark Davis v Mark Selby
      Alfie Burden v Ian Burns
      Liam Highfield v Florian Nüßle
      Michael White v Mitchell Mann
      David Lilley v Oliver Brown
      Asjad Iqbal v Dave Gilbert
      Stuart Bingham v Reanne Evans
      Ricky Walden v Gary Wilson

      Steven Hallworth v Stuart Carrington
      Xiao Guodong v Anton Kazakov
      Elliot Slessor v Allan Taylor
      Farakh Ajaib v Chris Wakelin
      Xu Si v Matthew Selt
      Ross Muir v Wu Yize
      Himanshu Jain v Tom Ford
      Mohamed Ibrahim v Haydon Pinhey
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      Reply #1414: Jan 25, 2023 01:16:11 pm
      Reigning champ Hossein Vafaei has gone out in the opening round to Shaun Murphy.

      Up next is 14 yer old Vladislav Gradinari against former Women's world champ Ng On-yee. This is what the shootout is all about. Tell you what la, this kid can play. Some boss long pots in his frame as he won quite comfortably.
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      Reply #1415: Jan 26, 2023 02:06:28 pm
      14 year old Riley Powell beat Kyren Wilson and looked very assured in doing so.

      So that's a couple of teenagers making it through to the next round now.
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      Reply #1416: Jan 26, 2023 03:39:44 pm
      Michael Holt hits the first century of this year's Shootout as he defeats Lei Peifan
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      Reply #1417: Jan 26, 2023 04:39:12 pm
      Crowd favourite Dechawat Poomjaeng has progressed to the next round and given everybody a good laugh in the process.
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      Reply #1418: Jan 26, 2023 08:37:23 pm
      Reanne Evans has defeated Stuart Bingham, becoming the first woman to win a match in the history of the Shootout.
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      Reply #1419: Jan 27, 2023 10:40:41 am
      Second round draw

      Afternoon session
      Shaun Murphy v Mark Davis
      David Grace v Ashley Hugill
      Barry Pinches v Cao Yupeng
      Joe Perry v Jamie Jones
      Ken Doherty v Dominic Dale
      Asjad Iqbal v Jimmy Robertson
      David Lilley v Elliot Slessor
      Jak Jones v Michael Georgiou

      Rob Milkins v Alexander Ursenbacher
      Julien Leclercq v Haydon Pinhey
      Chris Wakelin v Alfie Burden
      Ben Mertens v Fan Zhengyi
      Zhou Yeulong v Robbie Williams
      Jackson Page v Fergal O'Brien
      Gerard Greene v Ali Carter
      Michael Holt v Robbie McGuigan

      Evening session
      Daniel Wells v Riley Powell
      Vladislav Gradinari v Victor Sarkis
      Ben Woollaston v Rory McLeod
      Sam Craigie v Lukas Kleckers
      Thepchaiya Un-Nooh v Dechawat Poomjaeng
      Jordan Brown v Yuan Sijun
      Gary Wilson v Reanne Evans
      Ross Muir v Tom Ford (my pick)

      Mark Williams v Dean Young
      Jamie O'Neil v Martin Gould
      John Astley v Dylan Emery
      Steven Hallworth v Noppon Saengkham
      Liam Highfield v Louis Heathcote
      Michael White v Callum Beresford
      Xu Si v Xiao Guodong
      Jack Lisowski v Adam Duffy
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      Reply #1420: Jan 27, 2023 10:50:51 pm
      Not sure if I've got a favourable draw getting the 14 year old Gradinari or a disappointing one. It's against an inexperienced lad but it's also against a confident young kid who doesn't seem to be getting phased by being on telly or the attention that's coming his way. Still though, I picked Ford at the start and at least my pick made it to the final day this time.

      Third round draw in full;

      Jak Jones v Xu Si
      Fergal O’Brien v Julien LeClercq
      Lukas Kleckers v Yuan Sijun
      Dylan Emery v Noppon Saengkham
      Cao Yupeng v Ali Carter
      Fan Zhengyi v Michael Holt
      Liam Highfield v Martin Gould
      Mark Williams v Dechawat Poomjaeng
      Michael White v Alexander Ursenbacher
      David Grace v David Lilley
      Joe Perry v Chris Wakelin
      Tom Ford (my pick) v Vladislav Gradinari
      Zhou Yuelong v Gary Wilson
      Mark Davis v Jack Lisowski
      Daniel Wells v Ben Woollaston
      Dominic Dale v Asjad Iqbal
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      Reply #1421: Jan 28, 2023 01:13:15 pm
      Ali Carter the first man into the last 16 after hitting a century against Cao Yupeng after the ref called a foul on the Chinese player. He also sets a new highest break of the tournament with 117.
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      Reply #1422: Jan 28, 2023 01:42:21 pm
      My pick Tom Ford still going!!
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      Reply #1423: Jan 28, 2023 04:57:40 pm
      Could of worked out better for my tip Tom Ford. Ali Carter is a good player and looked in fine form making that century earlier on today. He's also not gonna get overawed by the atmosphere. But I keep saying it, you can't really have favourites in this tournament because luck does play a huge part in it.

      Last 16 draw in full.

      Noppon Saengkham v Daniel Wells
      Michael Holt v Jack Lisowski
      Tom Ford v Ali Carter
      Liam Highfield v Dechawat Poomjaeng
      Yuan Sijun v Julien LeClercq
      Jak Jones v Chris Wakelin
      Michael White v David Grace
      Dominic Dale v Zhou Yuelong

      If anybody does beat Poomjaeng, I feel so sorry for them because the crowd are wholeheartedly behind him.
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      Reply #1424: Jan 28, 2023 07:13:28 pm
      Well in a nervy opening encounter to start the last 16, Tom Ford has progressed. Both he and Carter missed chances you wouldn't expect them to but in the end it was Tom who just got over the line.
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      Reply #1425: Jan 28, 2023 08:50:33 pm
      Liam Highfield has ruined the Poomjaeng party and knocked out the fans favourite. But you wouldn't be surprised if the Thai player ends up in the crowd for the rest of the night.

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