Tag: Ding Junhui

Determined Ding Wins in Wales

Ding Junhui won the 2012 Welsh Open after a high quality final with world number one Mark Selby ended 9-6 in Newport. In an absorbing contest, the Chinese Sensation always looked to be in control after edging the opening session 5-3. That said, it could have been very different had[Read More…]

O’Sullivan Overcomes Trump

Ronnie O’Sullivan gained revenge on Judd Trump for a series of recent defeats with a confident 5-3 victory in the quarter-finals of the Welsh Open in Newport. In a typical master versus pupil scenario, the latter seemed to have carried on from where he left off in the duo’s three[Read More…]

Ding Denies Higgins

Ding Junhui sent defending champion John Higgins crashing out of the Welsh Open after a topsy-turvy second round tie in Newport. Both in need of a decent run in a tournament following equally mediocre campaigns by their own very high standards, Ding raced into a 2-0 lead and looked to[Read More…]

Davis Does it Again

Steve Davis beat Ali Carter 4-3 in the opening round of the Welsh Open today in Newport to once again prove his remarkable ability, temperament and standing in the sport. At 54 years of age, Davis is by far the oldest player remaining on the tour – only Jimmy White[Read More…]

Rocket Rallies to Dump Ding

Ronnie O’Sullivan knocked out defending champion Ding Junhui in the opening match of the 2012 Masters at Alexandra Palace. ‘The Rocket’ appeared to be in control of proceedings when he marched into a 4-1 lead but his Chinese opponent didn’t lift the trophy last year by fluke and battled back[Read More…]

The Masters Snooker

The 2012 Masters gets under way on Sunday with arguably the greatest ever field in the history of the illustrious tournament. The invitational event is such that, in any given year, a significant portion of the Top 16 in the world rankings that contest the annual competition could emerge victorious[Read More…]

Cope-ious Amount of 147s

The 147 bonanza continued today with yet another 147 in the eleventh Players Tour Championship event of the season. Yesterday, Ding Junhui recorded his fourth career maximum – second in three days – en route to reaching the last 16 while Stoke’s Jamie Cope repeated the feat this evening with[Read More…]

Double 147

As the opening round of the PDC World Darts Championship gets under way at the Alexandra Palace tonight – the stage for next  month’s Masters – snooker enjoyed a rare double of its own as two maximum 147 breaks were compiled on the same day for the first time in[Read More…]

Trump Beats O’Sullivan in Decider

Judd Trump edged Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the UK Championship in York today. There was never  more than a frame between the two entertainers in the entire encounter as the lead traded hands on several occasions. The result mirrors the contest the duo served up a[Read More…]

Higgins Through in Decider

Defending champion John Higgins made it through the opening day of the 2011 UK Championship in York after a 6-5 defeat of tenacious Rory McLeod. It was a fantastic opening day in York, the first time the second major has been held in the city since 2006, despite the controversial[Read More…]