Tag: Shaun Murphy

No Joyce for Champ Trump

Mark Joyce caused the shock result of the season so far as he beat an out-of-sorts Judd Trump 6-5 in the first round of the UK Championship in York. What made the victory even more incredible was that world no.50 Joyce had to win the last four frames, coming from[Read More…]

Trump for Top Spot

The inaugural International Championship is down to its last four players as an enthralling semi-final draw gets under way tomorrow in Chengdu. Unlike most ranking event semi-finals that are played out over a best of 11 match, and in contrast to what is becoming increasingly normal to shorten formats, the[Read More…]

Wildcards Upset the Order Again

The inaugural staging of the International Championship got under way today in Chengdu today as the top players go in search of the lucrative £125,000 top prize. The sum will be the biggest awarded to a champion of an overseas event but it would be ironic if that piece of[Read More…]

A Damn Good Thrashing

There were a lot of close matches in the opening rounds of the Shanghai Masters but that certainly wasn’t the order of day four as the last 16 was played out in China. A rare hat-trick of whitewashes were bandied out to unfortunate opponents while only one of the eight[Read More…]

Premier League Back With a Bang

The 2012 Premier League got off to an excellent start tonight as four of the ten competitors got their league campaigns under way in Skegness. In front of a packed crowd, the foursome provided a night of thorough entertainment and high-quality snooker – with star attraction Judd Trump producing the[Read More…]

Premier League Returns

This week sees the return of the Premier League to our screens and I’m not referring to the football on Saturday. Tomorrow, the 2012 Premier League snooker campaign gets under way as ten hopefuls go in search of the coveted league title. In the last decade there has been one[Read More…]

Murphy and Davis into Six Reds Final

Shaun Murphy and Mark Davis will contest the final of the Six Reds World Championship after respective 7-2 victories in their semi-finals in Thailand. The Englishmen will compete for the top prize of £40,000 in tomorrow’s final and with it the status of being world champion. This is actually nothing[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…]