Tag: Shaun Murphy

Selby Sent Crashing

World number one Mark Selby was defeated 6-2 by fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy in the quarter-final of The Masters at Alexandra Palace. The two-time champion was favourite to see off his close friend and progress to the semi-final for a fourth time but never looked in control of proceedings throughout.[Read More…]

Trump Sets Up O’Sullivan Clash

Judd Trump wasn’t at his best but still had enough in the tank to see off the challenge of Stuart Bingham in round one of The Masters at Alexandra Palace. The UK Champion defeated his fellow Englishman 6-3, claiming the last four frames of a match that, at times, looked[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…]

Trump Takes Group One

Judd Trump is the first man into the Winners’ Group of the Championship League after a 3-2 victory over countryman Shaun Murphy in the final of Group One. Hot off the heels of claiming his first UK Championship crown before Christmas, the Englishman has started the New Year in similar[Read More…]

PTC Climax Commences

The Players Tour Championship series effectively wraps up this week as both of the final two events prepare to be contested. I say effectively because there is an unusual¬†abnormality to the way sequence in which the tournaments will be played. In an odd look, the first half of PTC 12[Read More…]

Fu Shocks Selby

Wednesday served up a day of shocks as both the world number one and two were sent crashing at the second round of the UK Championship in York. A pair of surprise 6-3 defeats were the undoing of Shanghai Masters champion Mark Selby and German Masters winner Mark Williams. Selby[Read More…]

Power Snooker Returns

It was confirmed a couple of weeks ago that snooker’s revolution of Power Snooker will return to our screens in November. Upon hearing rumours yesterday that invitations would be sent out to all of the Top 16 players in the official world rankings, I was apparently a little quick to[Read More…]

Murphy Wins in Brazil

Shaun Murphy romped to victory in the inaugural Brazil Masters – the Englishman whitewashing Graeme Dott 5-0 to claim the trophy. The 2005 world champion had earlier defeated Stephen Hendry in a one-sided affair 5-1 and maintained his dominance against an evidently out-of-sorts opponent in the final. Dott beat fellow[Read More…]

A Brazilian World

Four ex-world champions will contest the business end of the 2011 Brazil Masters later tonight. Stephen Hendry showed continued signs of a surge in form as he whitewashed Ali Carter 4-0 in the quarter-finals. The victory followed an opening round win where the Scotsman almost equalled Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 147 record[Read More…]

Sheriff Guns Down The Rocket

Anthony Hamilton won the final three frames to oust 2009 champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-3 and progress to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters in China. The ‘Sheriff or Pottingham’, named so for¬†his time living in Nottingham, produced his third excellent display of the week as he reached the last eight[Read More…]