Tag: World Grand Prix

Players Championship to Break Off

Tuesday marks the opening day in the 2016 Ladbrokes Players Championship in Manchester. Half of the last 32 matches will be played out today while the remaining first round encounters take place on Wednesday. Much like the World Grand Prix in Llandudno a couple of weeks ago, the early stages[Read More…]

Framing Formats

There has been a lot of chatter lately on social media surrounding the various formats used in events. Since the beginning of the Barry Hearn era around six years ago, there has been a dramatic influx of tournaments on the calendar. This has been widely hailed as a huge success,[Read More…]

Last Four in World Grand Prix

Ding Junhui came from 3-1 down to deny Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in a quarter-final decider in the World Grand Prix on Friday. The Chinese sensation compiled breaks of 51, 65 and an excellent 108 in the last to see off the Thai and maintain his recent resurgence. Remarkably, this marks Ding’s[Read More…]

Ding and Bingham into Last Eight

Ding Junhui is into the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix after a strong 4-0 victory over Peter Ebdon on Thursday in Llandudno. The Chinese 11-time ranking event champion has struggled for much of the last two campaigns, resulting in him plummeting down the rankings. As a result, the 28[Read More…]

Holt Halts Rocket

Michael Holt stunned Ronnie O’Sullivan in a first round decider of the World Grand Prix on Tuesday. The Englishman raced into a 3-0 lead with breaks of 88 and 119 but watched as his opponent rallied to force a final frame. There, one would have backed O’Sullivan to continue his[Read More…]