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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:34 am

Well It has now started with the final of the Northern Ireland Trophy later on today with Ronnie O'Sullivan and suprise package Dave Harold!! with ronnie the hot favourite and dave finding the best form of the carrer at the age of 41!! this could be very interesting!!
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Postby cidermaster » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:35 am

Come On John Higgins,wake up and have a good season,on his day he is the only player on the planet that can match the Rocket,apart from oasisbobo of course!!

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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:02 pm

cidermaster wrote:Come On John Higgins,wake up and have a good season,on his day he is the only player on the planet that can match the Rocket,apart from oasisbobo of course!!

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True!! and im hoping Stephen Hendry will have a good season following on form his semi-final performence at the world championships!
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Postby cidermaster » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:38 am

Well the Rocket is clearly the man to beat for season 2008/09,yesterday he won the Northern Ireland Trophy in Belfast hammering Dave Harold 9-3 in the final.

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PS Yeh oasisbobo it would be great if Hendry could get back to his best.
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Postby oasisbobo » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:52 pm

cidermaster wrote:PS Yeh oasisbobo it would be great if Hendry could get back to his best.
I'd Love to see him win a tournament this season especialy the world championship if he done that it would be Sir Stephen Hendry!
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Postby oasisbobo » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:02 pm

Ricky Walden beat the rocket in the final of the Shanghai Masters!! 10-8!!

and what are peoples thoughts about the Grand Prix so far!!!

and im going to it tomorrow so look out for me!!
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Postby cidermaster » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:59 pm

I think John Higgins is getting his form back,he has a great chance of winning here,have a good time oasisbobo!

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Postby oasisbobo » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:50 pm

cidermaster wrote:I think John Higgins is getting his form back,he has a great chance of winning here,have a good time oasisbobo!

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It was the Stephen Hendry vs John Higgins game i was at!! decent game!! but wanted Hendry to win!
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:12 pm

Stephen Hendry showing some signs of from making 5 centuries on the way to the semi-finals of the Bahrain Snooker Championship! and Mathew Stevens made it to the final beating Hendry 6-4 and will face Neil Robertson!!
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:53 pm

The 2008 UK Championship starts tomorrow!!!

here is the draw!

First round draw:

Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) v Rory McLeod (Eng)
Joe Perry (Eng) v Mark Davis (Eng)
Marco Fu (HK) v Barry Hawkins (Eng)
Ryan Day (Wal) v Matthew Stevens (Wal)
Ali Carter (Eng) v Ian McCulloch (Eng)
Peter Ebdon (Eng) v Andrew Higginson (Eng)
Graeme Dott (Sco) v Ken Doherty (Ire)
Mark Selby (Eng) v Mark Williams (Wal)
Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Martin Gould (Eng)
Mark Allen (NI) v Stuart Bingham (Eng)
Mark King (Eng) v Judd Trump (Eng)
Stephen Hendry (Sco) v Stephen Lee (Eng)
John Higgins (Sco) v Joe Swail (NI)
Ding Junhui (Chn) v Steve Davis (Eng)
Neil Robertson (Aus) v Michael Holt (Eng)
Stephen Maguire (Sco) v Jamie Burnett (Sco)

c'mon stephen hendry!!
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Postby cidermaster » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:36 pm

Well the high HELL did this Topic go,typical it comes back after 2 big tournements have been played!!

Well Ronnie won the Masters but the World Title in May looks to be wide openish,i think there are 5 main contenders.

Anyway Darts seems to kicking the Ass of Snooker at the minute.

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Postby oasisbobo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:45 pm

the china open started on monday!!

here are the results and draw so far!

SECOND ROUND (best of 9 frames)
Dave Harold (Eng) v Peter Ebdon (Eng)
Ricky Walden (Eng) v Hendry/Milkins
Ali Carter (Eng) v Pettman
Graeme Dott (Sco) v Selby/Lee
Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Neil Robertson (Aus)
King/Williams v Ryan Day (Wal)
John Higgins (Sco) v Tian Pengfei (Chn)
Xiao Guodong (Chn) v O'Sullivan/O'Brien


FIRST ROUND (best of 9 frames)
Stephen Maguire (Sco) 0-5 Dave Harold (Eng)
Peter Ebdon (Eng) 5-3 Tang Jun (Chn)
Joe Perry (Eng) 2-5 Ricky Walden (Eng)
Stephen Hendry (Sco) v Robert Milkins (Eng)
Ali Carter (Eng) 5-0 Nigel Bond (Eng)
Mark Allen (NI) 3-5 Stuart Pettman (Eng)
Graeme Dott (Sco) 5-3 Yu Delu (Chn)
Mark Selby (Eng) v Stephen Lee (Eng)
Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Cao Xinlong (Chn)
Neil Robertson (Aus) 5-4 Gerard Greene (NI)
Mark King (Eng) v Mark Williams (Wal)
Ryan Day (Wal) 5-2 Jamie Cope (Eng)
John Higgins (Sco) 5-4 Anthony Hamilton (Eng)
Marco Fu (HK) 2-5 Tian Pengfei (Chn)
Ding Junhui (Chn) 3-5 Xiao Guodong (Chn)
Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) v Fergal O'Brien (Ire)


WILDCARD & FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND
Tang Jun (Chn) 5-3 Judd Trump (Eng)
Joe Swail (NI) 4-5 Robert Milkins (Eng)
Cao Kaisheng (Chn) 0-5 Ricky Walden (Eng)
Cao Yupeng (Chn) 2-5 Stuart Pettman (Eng)
Yu Delu (Chn) 5-3 Rod Lawler (Eng)
Cao Xinlong (Chn) w/o John Parrott (Eng) * Parrott withdrew
Tian Pengfei (Chn) 5-1 David Gray (Eng)
Xiao Guodong (Chn) 5-3 Michael Holt (Eng)


QUALIFYING MATCH
Liang Wenbo (Chn) 2-5 Robert Milkins (Eng
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Postby oasisbobo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:25 pm

www.snookermanager.com

check it out and maybe join!! :D
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Postby DoctorClaw » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:44 pm

Does anyone know of a website that reveals how many century breaks the professionals have made in their careers to date and is regularly updated? I have tried searching but to no avail.
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:03 pm

DoctorClaw wrote:Does anyone know of a website that reveals how many century breaks the professionals have made in their careers to date and is regularly updated? I have tried searching but to no avail.
http://www.cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Centuries.htm

and

http://www.snookermanager.com has all the players info!!
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Postby DoctorClaw » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:53 am

Many thanks. 8-)
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:07 am

DoctorClaw wrote:Many thanks. 8-)
no problem! and maybe join SnookerManager! it is great fun! :D
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:19 am

Peter Ebdon and John Higgins in the final!! reminds me of the 90s! :lol:
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:26 pm

Peter Ebdon wins 10-8! after a long final to win his 8th ranking title!
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Postby cidermaster » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:15 pm

John Higgins is keeping his best for a Third World Title.

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Postby oasisbobo » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:07 pm

Betfred.com Named Title Sponsor for the World Snooker Championship
Betfred.com today announced a new exciting partnership with World Snooker to become the main Sponsor of the World Snooker Championship for the next four years.



The sport's most prestigious tournament will now be known as the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship.



The event at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield runs from April 18 to May 4 and is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and features all of snooker's top players, including defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, seven-times winner Stephen Hendry, John Higgins, Steve Davis, Shaun Murphy, Mark Selby and Ali Carter.

Announcing the deal Betfred boss Fred Done said:

“It’s always been an ambition of mine to sponsor a World Championship and this is a competition with so much history. When it comes to snooker this is the pinnacle of the sport and I look forward to watching the world’s greatest 32 players.”

World Snooker chairman Sir Rodney Walker said:

“We are extremely pleased to have entered into a long term partnership with Betfred.com. Betfred.com is a fantastic company for our sport to be associated with and once again they have demonstrated their support to the benefit of all fans. The fact that we have been able to secure a four year agreement within the current economic climate is testament to the popularity of snooker, in the UK and internationally. We look forward to working together with Betfred.com to build and develop the sport further over the coming years.”

Betfred.com are no strangers to the world of sport and have already secured deals with Wembley and Manchester United to be their exclusive online bookmaking and gaming partners.

After successfully sponsoring Snooker’s Premier League, the players are very pleased with the announcement.

Snooker legend Stephen Hendry said:

“I’m delighted that we have found a sponsor for the World Championship. I’ve known the people at Betfred.com for several years so I know that snooker will be able to build a great relationship with them.”



Last year’s Crucible runner-up Ali Carter said:

“It’s great news for snooker and all the players. The World Championship is our biggest event and having a major sponsor in Betfred.com adds to the prestige, so it’s brilliant to have that secured for the next four years.”
Rising star Mark Selby, last year’s Masters champion, added:

“So many millions of people in the UK and internationally love snooker. The amount of TV coverage and viewing figures are very strong, and obviously Betfred.com has realised that. Everyone can now look forward to a great tournament.”

Last year, the tournament received 127 hours of coverage from BBC Sport, with 24.5 million adults watching at least five minutes of consecutive action. It also received extensive coverage around the world with a reach of over 60 million individuals on Eurosport, and a peak audience of over 10 million CCTV5 (China) alone.

Betfred Company Facts
* Established 1967 by brothers Fred and Peter Done.
* World's biggest independent bookmaker and one of the top four in the UK.
* Official bookmaker and gaming partner of both Wembley Stadium and Manchester United.
* More bonuses, consolations and early-priced horse races than any other bookmaker.
* UK's biggest independent high street retailer with 800 shops across the UK.
* Annual turnover in excess £1.5 billion.
* Over 3,000 employees.
* £70 million being spent on expansion in next five years.


You can also follow the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship on Twitter @ BetfredSnooker ( http://twitter.com/BetfredSnooker )


Betfred.com World Snooker Championship Outright Odds:


O'Sullivan, Ronnie 9/4

Selby, Mark 7/1

Maguire, Stephen 8/1

Higgins, John 12/1

Carter, Allister 12/1

Murphy, Shaun 14/1

Junhui, Ding 16/1

Williams, Mark 25/1

Robertson, Neil 25/1

Day, Ryan 25/1

Ebdon, Peter 33/1

Fu, Marco 33/1

Perry, Joe 33/1

Allen, Mark 33/1

Hendry, Stephen 50/1

Cope, Jamie 50/1

Dott, Graeme 66/1

Walden, Ricky 66/1

Wenbo, Liang 80/1

Lee, Stephen 125/1

Swail, Joe 125/1

Hawkins, Barry 150/1

Holt, Michael 150/1

Bingham, Stuart 200/1

King, Mark 200/1

Higginson, Andrew 200/1

Greene, Gerard 300/1

Davis, Steve 300/1

Gould, Martin 300/1

Bond, Nigel 500/1

Mcleod, Rory 500/1

Burnett, Jamie 500/1
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Postby cidermaster » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:08 am

My two tips are John Higgins and Stephen Maguire,one of those will win it,both could well time their form for this event.

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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:35 pm

I'd love to see a scot win! :D especialy Stephen Hendry! with Hendry you never know whos gonna turn up! he could play amazing and get to the semis!! or he could lose in the first round!! i'd also like to see Gerard Greene do well! :D
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:01 pm

Snooker to trial shorter format

A new shorter form of snooker is set to be trialled at the World Championship in Sheffield later this month.

The reduced version - provisionally titled 'Super6s' - will feature the same number of colours per frame as the regular format but only six reds.

It is hoped the new format will help snooker replicate the success of Twenty20 cricket.

It will be trialled with a contest between a legends team and a rising star side at the Crucible event.

"As an observer of snooker you cannot churn out the same diet year after year," said the chairman of World Snooker, Sir Rodney Walker. "Look at what Twenty20 has done for cricket.

"It has brought in a whole new audience so what we have in mind we think would be appealing to a younger audience.

"The working party who looked into this thought that a six-ball tournament with matches that take an average of six to seven minutes to play, with maybe the best of five, best of 10 frames," he added in the Guardian.

World Snooker has come in for some criticism of late for not doing more to keep the sport fresh or appealing.

World number one Ronnie O'Sullivan branded snooker a "dying" sport and called for it's governing body to seek ways to revitalise it.

Two-time world champion John Higgins has been particularly critical of the inability of the WPBSA to promote snooker overseas.

In August last year, the sport's two biggest sponsors - World Championship backers 888.com and Saga Insurance who supported the Wembley Masters - terminated their contracts, costing the game £1.5m.

However, on Wednesday, World Snooker announced online bookmakers Betfred.com had signed a four-year deal to sponsor the World Championship.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_s ... 991487.stm
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Postby DoctorClaw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:50 pm

oasisbobo wrote:World Snooker has come in for some criticism of late for not doing more to keep the sport fresh or appealing.
That annoys me. I mean why do some people think that everything has to be messed about with for the sake of it?

Keep the forever changing scenarios for Formula One etc and leave snooker well alone!
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