Wednesday, 30 November 2011

PTC 10 Day 2 - Ricky Walden produced First Maximum in career

2008 Shanghai Masters Winner Ricky Walden produced his first maximum break on Day 2 of PTC 10. Congratulations!

Ricky Walden 
Best achievement for Walden was that he beaten Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final to win Shanghai Masters title, his first ranking title to date. It was totally our of people's exceptation, The 29-year-old joined the elite top 16 in 2010 before dropping out this season. Walden reached the final of PTC6 in Warsaw this year but lost to Robertson by 1-4. Today, the former ranking winner made his first maximum after the accomplishment of Mike Dunn and David Grey in this week.

147 is a magic number
Walden produced his first maximum break in the first round match against Gareth Allen which he has won 4-1. He went on to beat Mark King in the decider to meet Mark Williams in last 32, who beaten Li Yan from 1-3 down in the first round. The maximum man won over Mark Williams in decider despite he lost a frame on the respotted black early in the match. Walden to play Dominic Dale on Sunday who edged out Shaun Murphy in second round.

Tian Pengfei defeated Judd Trump by 4-3 in the first round but unfortuantely lose to Dave Harold, failing to move on to play on Sunday's last 16. Harold will play David Grace who won two deciders out of three matches today. Graeme Dott will have a clash against Stephen Lee for last 16.

Sam Baird
Sam Baird edged out Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first round was close to make to last 16 but was defeated by Ken Doherty in last 32. China's Liang Wenbo had three wins to move on to play in last 16 for PTC 10.

Results of PTC 10, Day 3 Monday November 28

9am

46 John Higgins 4-2 David Hogan Round 3
47 Jamie Burnett v Adrian Gunnell w/o Round 3
48 Stephen Hendry 4-2 Daniel Wells Round 3
49 Martin Gould 4-3 Joe Meara Round 3
50 Rory McLeod 4-0 Sydney Wilson Round 3
51 Stephen Maguire 4-2 Zhang Anda Round 3
52 Andrew Higginson 4-3 Ian Burns Round 3
53 Nigel Bond 4-1 Ben Harrison Round 3

Not before 11am

54 Marco Fu 4-1 Reanne Evand Round 3
55 Ryan Day 4-1 Lucky Vatnani Round 3
56 Luca Brecel 1-4 Matthew Couch Round 3
57 Joe Perry 4-0 Paul Metcalf Round 3
58 Stuart Bingham 4-2 Stuart Carrington Round 3
59 Dechawat Poomjaeng 2-4 Andrew Norman Round 3
60 Anthony Hamilton 2-4 Chris Norbury Round 3
61 Matthew Stevens 4-2 James McGouran Round 3

Not before 1pm

62 Jamie Cope 4-2 Adam Wicheard Round 3
63 Andy Hicks 3-4 Nick Jennings Round 3
64 Michael White 0-4 Mike Dunn Round 3
65 Steve Davis 3-4 Liu Song Round 3
66 Adam Duffy 1-4 Scott MacKenzie Round 3
67 Xiao Guodong 4-2 Sean O'Sullivan Round 3
68 Allister Carter 4-1 Chen Zhe Round 3
69 Ben Woollaston 4-2 Kyren Wilson Round 3

 
Not before 3pm

70 Alan McManus 3-4 Ian McCulloch Round 3
71 Michael Holt 4-0 Aditya Mehta Round 3
72 Mark Selby 4-1 Justin Astley Round 3
73 Jack Lisowski 4-1 Sam Craigie Round 3
42 Neil Robertson 4-0 Williams Lemons Round 3
43 Mark Allen 4-2 Shane Castle Round 3
44 Gerard Greene 4-0 Hanzla Zahid Round 3
45 Tom Ford 4-1 Jordan Winbourne Round 3

Not before 5pm

106 Neil Robertson 4-2 Mark Allen Round 4
107 Gerard Greene 4-2 Tom Ford Round 4
108 John Higgins 4-1 Adrian Gunnell Round 4
109 Stephen Hendry 4-1 Martin Gould Round 4
110 Rory McLeod 4-1 Stephen Maguire Round 4
111 Andrew Higginson 2-4 Nigel Bond Round 4
112 Marco Fu 4-3 Ryan Day Round 4
113 Matt Couch 2-4 Joe Perry Round 4

Not before 7pm

114 Stuart Bingham 3-4 Andrew Norman Round 4
115 Chris Norbury 4-1 Matthew Stevens Round 4
116 Jamie Cope 4-0 Nick JenningsRound 4
117 Mike Dunn 2-4 Liu Song Round 4
118 Scott MacKenzie 4-2 Xiao Guodong Round 4
119 Ali Carter 3-4 Ben Woollaston Round 4
120 Ian McCulloch 1-4 Michael Holt Round 4
121 Mark Selby 4-2 Jack Lisowski Round 4

Not before 9pm

138 Neil Robertson 4-1 Gerard Greene Round 5
139 John Higgins 4-3 Stephen Hendry Round 5
140 Rory McLeod 4-1 Nigel Bond Round 5
141 Marco Fu 3-4 Joe Perry Round 5
142 Andrew Norman 2-4 Chris Norbury Round 5
143 Jamie Cope 4-2 Liu Song Round 5
144 Scott MacKenzie 0-4 Ben Woollaston Round 5
145 Michael Holt 4-3 Mark Selby Round 5 

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

PTC 10 Day 1 - Higgins overwhelmed Hendry to meet Robertson in last 16

Players started their competition in PTC10 to get prepare for the UK Championship next week .

Higgins beaten Hendry to set a clash with Robertson
John Higgins versus Stephen Hendry in the last 32 was the match of today. Higgins beaten David Hogan and Adrian Gunnell while Hendry defeated Daniel Wells and Martin Gould in the previous rounds. The two Scotsmen had a cracking clash which they produced eight half-centuires or more in total out of seven frames. The two multiple world champions locked at 3-3 to play a decider while Higgins won it with 67. Higgins now plays Neil Robertson who beaten Mark Allen in second round on Monday.

Fu produced two tons but still lost to Perry
Marco Fu produced two centuires in his match against Joe Perry in last 32 but still lost 3-4. Fu had a good run of snooker today by compiling five centuries in total which he made at least one in every match he played. Rory McLeod overcame Stephen Maguire and Nigel Bond to reach the last 16 on Sunday.

Chris Norbury
Amateur Chris Norbury was the biggest surprise of the day, stunned Anthony Hamilton by 4-2 in the first round, 4-1 against Matthew Stevens and 4-2 over Andrew Norman in the final round of the day. Norbury is going to face 'The Shotgun' Jamie Cope on Sunday.  

Michael Holt shocked the world number 1 in the final round, beaten him in decider from 2-3 behind with 74 and 57 in the last two frames. PTC3 Winner Ben Woollaston was unstoppable today, winning three match to consolidate his top rank in the PTC Merit list, including a win over Ali Carter.


PTC10 Results, Day 1 Monday November 28

9am

46 John Higgins 4-2 David Hogan Round 3
47 Jamie Burnett v Adrian Gunnell w/o Round 3
48 Stephen Hendry 4-2 Daniel Wells Round 3
49 Martin Gould 4-3 Joe Meara Round 3
50 Rory McLeod 4-0 Sydney Wilson Round 3
51 Stephen Maguire 4-2 Zhang Anda Round 3
52 Andrew Higginson 4-3 Ian Burns Round 3
53 Nigel Bond 4-1 Ben Harrison Round 3

Not before 11am

54 Marco Fu 4-1 Reanne Evand Round 3
55 Ryan Day 4-1 Lucky Vatnani Round 3
56 Luca Brecel 1-4 Matthew Couch Round 3
57 Joe Perry 4-0 Paul Metcalf Round 3
58 Stuart Bingham 4-2 Stuart Carrington Round 3
59 Dechawat Poomjaeng 2-4 Andrew Norman Round 3
60 Anthony Hamilton 2-4 Chris Norbury Round 3
61 Matthew Stevens 4-2 James McGouran Round 3

Not before 1pm

62 Jamie Cope 4-2 Adam Wicheard Round 3
63 Andy Hicks 3-4 Nick Jennings Round 3
64 Michael White 0-4 Mike Dunn Round 3
65 Steve Davis 3-4 Liu Song Round 3
66 Adam Duffy 1-4 Scott MacKenzie Round 3
67 Xiao Guodong 4-2 Sean O'Sullivan Round 3
68 Allister Carter 4-1 Chen Zhe Round 3
69 Ben Woollaston 4-2 Kyren Wilson Round 3

 
Not before 3pm

70 Alan McManus 3-4 Ian McCulloch Round 3
71 Michael Holt 4-0 Aditya Mehta Round 3
72 Mark Selby 4-1 Justin Astley Round 3
73 Jack Lisowski 4-1 Sam Craigie Round 3
42 Neil Robertson 4-0 Williams Lemons Round 3
43 Mark Allen 4-2 Shane Castle Round 3
44 Gerard Greene 4-0 Hanzla Zahid Round 3
45 Tom Ford 4-1 Jordan Winbourne Round 3

Not before 5pm

106 Neil Robertson 4-2 Mark Allen Round 4
107 Gerard Greene 4-2 Tom Ford Round 4
108 John Higgins 4-1 Adrian Gunnell Round 4
109 Stephen Hendry 4-1 Martin Gould Round 4
110 Rory McLeod 4-1 Stephen Maguire Round 4
111 Andrew Higginson 2-4 Nigel Bond Round 4
112 Marco Fu 4-3 Ryan Day Round 4
113 Matt Couch 2-4 Joe Perry Round 4

Not before 7pm

114 Stuart Bingham 3-4 Andrew Norman Round 4
115 Chris Norbury 4-1 Matthew Stevens Round 4
116 Jamie Cope 4-0 Nick JenningsRound 4
117 Mike Dunn 2-4 Liu Song Round 4
118 Scott MacKenzie 4-2 Xiao Guodong Round 4
119 Ali Carter 3-4 Ben Woollaston Round 4
120 Ian McCulloch 1-4 Michael Holt Round 4
121 Mark Selby 4-2 Jack Lisowski Round 4

Not before 9pm

138 Neil Robertson 4-1 Gerard Greene Round 5
139 John Higgins 4-3 Stephen Hendry Round 5
140 Rory McLeod 4-1 Nigel Bond Round 5
141 Marco Fu 3-4 Joe PerryRound 5
142 Andrew Norman 2-4 Chris Norbury Round 5
143 Jamie Cope 4-2 Liu Song Round 5
144 Scott MacKenzie 0-4 Ben Woollaston Round 5
145 Michael Holt 4-3 Mark Selby Round 5

Saturday, 26 November 2011

German Masters Qualifiers Day 4 - Doherty booked Berlin spot by Recovery

Down to the final round of German Masters Qualifiers, Ken Doherty battled to book his spot in Berlin by a great comeback.

Ken Doherty
To the 1997 World Champion, this victory may be one of his most memorable and important victory. His opponent in the match, Sam Craigie who beaten Jack Lisowski and David Grey in the previous rounds was in control in the first four frames. Craigie led Doherty for 4-0 and just one frame away from victory. However, the crafty Ken managed to win four frames in a row after mid session to level. In the decider, Doherty made 43 before Craigie made 44 to lead 58-43. But it was Ken the eventual winner of the 5-hour match on the final pink.

On the contray, Seven-times World Champion Stephen Hendry will miss the first ranking tournament in over 15 years owing to his defeat to James Wattana in the final qualifying round. The Thai succeed with top breaks of 102, 70, 56 and 50 to qualify for German Masters.

China's Yu Delu has qualified for TV stage of ranking tournament for the first time by beating Jamie Cope 5-3 thanks to his century 100 in the sixth frame. Mike Dunn defeated Mark King by 5-3 to qualify for the tournament after he had made 147 in his first qualifying match.

Mark Davis ended Michael White's fantastic run by means of winning 5-2., so did Ryan Day edged out Anthony McGill in the decider. Tom Ford completed another whitewash after his 6-0 victory over Liu Chuang for UK Championship early this month.

German Masters 2012 Draw


Results of German Masters Qualifiers Day 4, Friday November 25

Round three

10am

51 Ken Doherty 5-4 Sam Craigie
52 Peter Ebdon 5-4 Jimmy White
53 Marco Fu 1-5 Adrian Gunnell
54 Jamie Cope 3-5 Yu Delu
55 Joe Perry 5-3 Robert Milkins
56 Andrew Higginson 5-2 Jamie Jones

2.30pm

57 Mark King 3-5 Mike Dunn
58 Marcus Campbell 5-3 Peter Lines
59 Fergal O'Brien 4-5 Liu Song
60 Stephen Hendry 1-5 James Wattana
61 Ricky Walden 5-1 Liu Chuang 

7pm 

62 Barry Hawkins 5-4 Andy Hicks
63 Dominic Dale 4-5 Paul Davison
64 Tom Ford 5-0 Anthony Hamilton
65 Ryan Day 5-4 Anthony McGill
66 Mark Davis 5-2 Michael White

Thursday, 24 November 2011

German Masters Qualifiers Day 3 - On-Fire Milkins shattered The Nugget

Day 3 of the German Masters Qualifers at World Snooker Academy, Sheffield. Today we will know who are going to play in the final round of qualifers tomorrow.

Robert Milkins 
The Nugget Steve Davis successfully qualified for UK Championship but he will not make it to Berlin this season. On-fire Robert Milkins shattered the Nugget 5-1 to play Joe Perry in the final round tomorrow. Adrian Gunnell continued his good form by whitewashing Jimmy Robertson to play Marco Fu tomorrow.


Jimmy White was lucky to survive Stuart Carrington's fight back - The Whirlwind went 4-1 up on Carrington before Carrington closed the gap to 3-4. The Whirlwind finally survived in the eight frame to win 5-3 on the final blue.  Mike Dunn who made his first maximum break two days before continued to stun, he whitewashed Wicheard to set up a match against Joe Perry in the final round.

Liu Chunag
Liu Chuang defeated Liang Wenbo 5-3 from 0-2 down while Michael White had Xiao Guodong sent-off by winning the match 5-2. Andy Hicks and Anthony McGill are the winners in the deciders against their opponent. At the moment, match between Anthony Hamilton and Joe Swail is at

Live Streaming and Match Schedule Info for German Masters Qualifiers

Results of German Masters Qualifiers Day 3,Thursday November 24

Round two

10am
35 David Grace 2-5 Sam Craigie
36 Stuart Carrington 3-5 Jimmy White
37 Jimmy Robertson 0-5 Adrian Gunnell
38 Alfie Burden 2-5 Yu Delu
39 Robert Milkins 5-1 Steve Davis
40 Ben Woollaston 2-5 Jamie Jones

2.30pm 
41 Adam Wicheard 0-5 Mike Dunn
42 Jamie Burnett 3-5 Peter Lines
43 Rory McLeod v Liu Song
44 Andrew Pagett 1-5 James Wattana
45 Liu Chuang v Liang Wenbo

7pm
46 Alan McManus 4-5 Andy Hicks
47 David Morris 3-5 Paul Davison
48 Anthony Hamilton 4-2 Joe Swail (Not yet finished)
49 Adam Duffy 4-5 Anthony McGill
50 Michael White 5-2 Xiao Guodong

German Masters Qualifiers Day 2 - Anthony McGill saw off Li Yan in first round

Second day of the German Masters Qualifiers continued to take place in World Snooker Academy, Sheffield.

Anthony McGill
Scotland's young talent Anthony McGill saw off Chinese Li Yan, who has qualified for UK Championship early this month by winning four matches in a row. McGill came back from 0-2 to level 3-3 against Li, before he took the victory with 87 and 67 in the last two frames to win 5-3. The Scotsman will face Adam Duffy who survived comeback of Dave Harold to win 5-3.

Welshman Michael White
Welshman Michael White defeated Michael Holt 5-2 to face Xiao Guodong, a 5-3 winner against David Gilbert with a century break 117. Paul Davison beaten Matthew Selt in the decider while his next round opponent had an easy 5-2 win over Gerard Greene. 'Angles' Alan McManus got a walkover from Robin Hull, who did not show up for the match.

Liang Wenbo
James Wattana sent his fellow countryman Passakorn Sunwannawat by 5-2, Andrew Pagett that qualified for the Crucible this year shattered Nigel Bond by 5-1. Liang Wenbo set up a all chinese second round match with Liu Chuang by winning 5-3 over Aditya Metha.


Live Streaming and Match Schedule Info for German Masters Qualifiers

Results of Day 2 German Masters Qualifiers, Wednesday November 23

Round one

10am 
19 Rory McLeod 5-2 Kacper Filipiak
20 Liu Song 5-3 Liam Highfield
21 Nigel Bond 1-5 Andrew Pagett
22 James Wattana 5-3 Passakorn Suwannawat
23 Liu Chuang 5-3 Ian McCulloch
24 Liang Wenbo 5-3 Aditya Mehta

2.30pm
25 Alan McManus w/o Robin Hull
26 Andy Hicks 5-2 Cao Yupeng
27 Gerard Greene 2-5 David Morris
28 Matthew Selt 4-5 Paul Davison
29 Anthony Hamilton 5-3 David Hogan

7pm
30 Joe Swail 5-1 Luca Brecel
31 Dave Harold 3-5 Adam Duffy
32 Anthony McGill 5-3 Li Yan
33 Michael Holt 2-5 Michael White
34 Xiao Guodong 5-3 David Gilbert

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

German Masters Qualifiers Day 1 - Mike Dunn Hit First Maximum in career

Mike Dunn hit first first maximum 147 in his first round match against Kurt Maflin which he won 5-0. This is Dunn's first maximum in his professional career. Congratulations!

Mike Dunn knocked 147 today. WELL DONE!
The world number 40 from Redcar has suffered intense pain from the effects of kidney stones during the summer this year, spending most of his time in hospitals before returning to resume his career in October. The 40-year-old said "I'm trying to be optimistic because I have been living in fear of another episode and ending up back in hospital. Health-wise, the last two months have been the worst of my life." in September. 


Dunn suffered an heart-breaking whitewash by Xiao Guodong 0-6 on the UK Championship qualifiers early this month before turning to play the PTC9 in Antwerp, Belgian and reached the last 16 of the tournament. The player who qualified for the Crucible in 2002 seems to find his way to recover.


Mike Dunn on Shoot-out this year
The Shoot-out semi-finalist archieved his first 147 in the fourth frame against Kurt Maflin today. Dunn is best known as beating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the quarter-finals Shoot-out to reach the semi-finals. The 147 he has made today is the second maximum in the season, right after 147 by O'Sullivan on PTC4. Dunn will be also rewarded with 3500 pounds under the new rolling 147 prize system for his effort. He will face Adam Wicheard in the next round.


Matthew Couch lost to Jimmy white 3-5
Jack Lisowski fell to Sam Craigie in the first round by 1-5, Craigie will play David Grace who beaten Mark Joyce in the decider. Jimmy White was through by defeating Matthew Couch 5-3, so did Steve Davis with the same scoreline. Robert Milkins did a great job for whitewashing Tian Pengfei while another Chinese player came back to beat Barry Pinches 5-4 from 2-4 down in a four and a half hour match.


Jamie Jones knocked out Andrew Norman thanks to his break of 95 when Jamie Burnett outplayed Thai Dechewat Poomjaeng with two century breaks, 112 and 108. 


Live Streaming and Match Schedule Info for German Masters Qualifiers

Results of Day 1 German Masters Qualifiers, Tuesday November 22

Round one

10am

3 Mark Joyce 4-5 David Grace
4 Jack Lisowski 1-5 Sam Craigie
5 Joe Jogia 4-5 Stuart Carrington
6 Jimmy White 5-3 Matthew Couch
7 Jimmy Robertson w/o Bjorn Haneveer
8 Adrian Gunnell 5-1 Sam Baird

2.30pm

9 Alfie Burden 5-2 Scott MacKenzie
10 Barry Pinches 4-5 Yu Delu
11 Robert Milkins 5-0 Tian Pengfei
12 Steve Davis 5-3 Joe Meara
13 Ben Woollaston 5-1 Rod Lawler

7pm

14 Jamie Jones 5-2 Andrew Norman
15 Tony Drago 2-5 Adam Wicheard
16 Mike Dunn 5-0 Kurt Maflin [Dunn made 147]
17 Jamie Burnett 5-2 Dechewat Poomjaeng
18 Peter Lines 5-2 Simon Bedford

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

German Masters 2012 Draw

Here is German Masters 2012 Draw, which runs from 1-5 February, 2012 in Berlin. Mark Williams is the defending champion of the tournament this year, beating Mark Selby 9-7 in the final. German Masters Qualifers will be played in World Snooker Academy from November 21-25, 2011
Updated: German Masters 2012 Results/Draw, Live Streaming & Match/TV Schedule

Williams was the winner
*Live streaming for qualifiers (2 tables): 
Table 1: http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-2/12/124/v-332494.html 
Table 2: http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-2/12/124/v-332551.html
[Go to http://www.sportlemon.tv/ if the links do not work --> find 'German Masters Snooker 2012 (Table 1/2)' OR Live Scores from World Snooker]


Match Schedule and Results of Qualifers:
http://www.worldsnooker.com/page/NewsArticles/0,,13165~2324947,00.html

Upper draw:
Last 32
Last 16
Quarter-finals
Semi-Finals
Mark Williams v
Ken Doherty/WC1



Stuart Bingham v
Peter Ebdon
Stephen Lee v
Adrian Gunnell/WC2

Ding Junhui v
Yu Delu/WC3
Ali Carter v
Joe Perry


Ronnie O'Sullivan v
Andrew Higginson
Matthew Stevens v
Mike Dunn/WC4

Neil Robertson v
Marcus Campbell

Williams may meet Stuart Bingham in the last 16 again after their ranking final in Australia this July, which Williams lost the match 8-9 from 8-5 up. Ronnie O'Sullivan did not participate in the tournament last season, if he makes through to the next round he may face The Captain Ali Carter. Neil Robertson was out in the first round to Anthony Hamilton with regret last season, will he win his first match in Berlin this time?

Mark Selby v
Liu Song/WC5



Graeme Dott v
James Wattana/WC6
Martin Gould v
Ricky Walden

Shaun Murphy v
Barry Hawkins
Judd Trump v
Paul Davison/WC7


Mark Allen v
Tom Ford/WC8
Stephen Maguire v
Ryan Day 

John Higgins v
Mark Davis

Mark Selby v Graeme Dott was the semi-finals of the event last season, it may happen again in the last 16. Judd Trump against Mark Allen will be a great entertainer if they both through to last 16. The latest Power Snooker winner Martin Gould may make his debut in Berlin this season.

All matches before semi-finals are all in best of 9 (including qualifiers), semi-finals is in best of 11 while final will be best of 17. German Masters qualifiers are in a special format, only three qualifying rounds will be played. All Players outside top 32 needs to play two rounds before facing the players ranked from 17 to 32 to qualify for the main draw.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Power Snooker 2011 - Gould defeated O'Sullivan to win Power Snooker

Martin Gould claimed Power Snooker Masters Trophy 2011 by beating Ronnie O'Sullivan by 268-258 in the final. Well done Martin! (Tournament results can be found here)

Gould claimed Power Snooker 2011 title
I still remember Gouldy said 'Money is no object to me' before his match against Stuart Bingham in quarter-finals and today he won it. This final is Gould's second final after PTC Grand Final in March this year, unfortunately losing Murphy 0-4. This time Gould held his nerve to win the first ever title in his professional career.

The Pinner Potter
Ronnie was once 234-138 up after the three racks but the turning point of the final came in the fourth. When the crowd thought that the defending champion would win the title again, Ronnie missed the power ball straight to the central pocket and Gould was back in. He caught the chance to make the match upside down, beating the defending champion by 268-258 to lift up the trophy.


Gould: "The trophy means a lot to me because it's my first. The money doesn't matter at all,"I've loved every minute of it. It's a different game but at least I know I'm cueing well, which bodes well for the next few tournaments.'' After losing a Power Snooker match for the first time, Ronnie congrated Martin: "he played a brilliant game. I had chances and missed a couple, he took advantage and held his bottle."


Ronnie was nearly out in the quarter-finals
Be honest Ronnie tried his best for the tournament because he was on the edge to be stopped by Graeme Dott in the quarter-finals. Dott led Ronnie for more than 100 points when the match was ten minutes away from the end. The miracle happened - Ronnie grabbed more than 100 points in just 6 minutes and potting the black to win 185-182. Later Ronnie even produced a victory 519-157 in semi-finals against Neil Robertson which kept the highest score of the event so far.


Great tournament
This is a very convincing tournament victory for The Pinner Potter. He defeated Judd Trump out of everyone's surprise in the first round and then Stuart Bingham, lastly the world number one Mark Selby in the semi-finals. A good start for Gouldy to look out for the coming ranking tournaments in the next two months.


The Jester is admirable
The spirit of Selby is admirable. He persisted in his way of playing Power Snooker: playing safety when he was holding advantage, and this strategy brought him the boo from the crowd. This winning tactics was widely used by players such as Selby and Robertson. I believe Selby was doing the right thing. There is nothing wrong with his action, not even breaking the rules. The audience should respect different types of players.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Power Snooker 2011 - Commentator O'Sullivan promoted to QFs

First day of Power Snooker Masters Trophy in Manchester, guest commentator and the defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was promoted to quarter-finals. (Results, TV and Match Schedule and Live Streaming can be founded here)

Guest commentator Ronnie for Power Snooker
The Rocket Ronnie O'Sullivan surprisingly made his guest appearance in the commentary box for the opening match of the event, Mark Selby v Matthew Stevens. Ronnie has done an awesome job to turn the match in the next level. His commentary received positive feedback from many fans, will he consider to become a member of the commentary team after his retirement? ;P

Selby looks great in red shirt :)
Back to the Selby v Stevens match, both players did not get use to the fast speed of the table although Selby played in the event last year. Stevens missed the very last chance to win the match in the last rack. Eventually the world number one Selby won the match by 243-196.

Mark Allen
Mark Selby is going to play Mark Allen in the quarter-finals who beaten John Higgins in the first round. Allen led Higgins by 85-45 after the first rack before being rewarded ball in hand for Higgin's foul in break-off shot of the second rack. Nevertheless, Higgins caught the chance left by Allen to trail 122-128. Allen potted Power Ball in the third rack to extend his lead for over 60 points. Hope of Higgins was gone when his cueball was off in the last minute of the match. Allen successfully defeated Mr. John Moustache by 255-177.

Gould impressed the audience as well as Trump
The Ace Judd Trump and Martin Gould entered the arena shortly to play their match. Trump was predicted as the winner of the match but the results varied from their expectations. Gould impressed the audience by striking Trump 332-229 to get through to next round. It was The Pinner Potter's showtime after the second rack, Gould built up his advantage for more than 130 points when only four minutes was left. There was no way turning back for Trump and Gould was the clear winner.

Stuart Bingham
Stuart Bingham set up a clash against Gould by beating Shaun Murphy 376-112. Bingham was in the complete control throughout the match. Stephen Lee beaten Mark Williams who has his ankle hurt early this week by 17 points difference.

This is Neil Robertson!
Neil Robertson was happy to beat Stephen Maguire by 238 - 174. His action on the above picture could tell you how excited he was! Ronnie O'Sullivan made it through after beating The Captain 335 - 245 after getting 24 foul points for a foul and miss. Carter once led The Rocket 111-8, 245-231 but he could not hold the Rocket. Ronnie said he was lucky to claim this victory. 

The Rocket
 The last match was brought you by runner-up of the event last year Ding Junhui and Graeme Dott. The match was pretty close and invovled number of safety shots. Ding closed the gap to 180-185 in the third rack but Dott potted Power Ball in the last rack to help him winning the match 288-182. 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Elite Top 16 Up For Power Snooker in Manchester

The elite top 16 players will play for the two-day Power Snooker Masters Trophy 2011 in Trafford Centre, Manchester starts from today. Results and live streaming links for Power Snooker are located below.


The defending champion 'The Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan will no doubt be picked as one of the players to win the championship this year. However with the more fierce competition which the number of players is doubled from 8 to 16 this year. Players in attacking style such as Judd Trump and Mark Allen are also seen as the hot picks.

9 reds with Power Ball in the middle
The rules of Power Snooker is still the same: 30-minutes match with 20s shot-clock which scores is counted instead of frames, nine reds only in diamond shape with a Power Ball in the middle.  Potting the Power Ball scores two points and triggers a two-minute Power Play, during which every ball potted counts double. The area behind the baulk line is the Power Zone – if the cue ball is struck from within the Power Zone, any ball potted counts for double and during a Power Play, quadruple. Player will be awarded ball in hand if his opponent play a foul shot. 




The first event last year was very entertaining and successful commercially. Some fans found it enjoyable but some were not happy about the noisy crowd and the format of the game itself. Will the event better with more players participate in?

Live coverage will be provided by ITV4. Match and TV Schedule is as followed: (Latest Results will be updated)

Live Streaming: http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-2/12/106/v-330659.html OR http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-2/12/108/v-330898.html (If the links are not working, please go to http://www.filmon.com/tv/flashmain/ --> Picking ITV 4 on the left)


Saturday: Live on ITV4 1pm – 4.30pm and 6.00pm – 9.30pm
1.10pm
Match 1
Mark Selby 241 - 196 Matthew Stevens
2.00pm
Match 2
John Higgins 177 - 255 Mark Allen
3.00pm
Match 3
Judd Trump 229 - 332  Martin Gould
4.00pm
Match 4
Shaun Murphy 112 - 376 Stuart Bingham
6.10pm
Match 5
Mark Williams 211 - 228 Stephen Lee
7.00pm
Match 6
Neil Robertson 238 -174 Stephen Maguire
8.00pm
Match 7
Ali Carter 245 - 335 Ronnie O’Sullivan
9.00pm
Match 8
Ding Junhui 182 - 288 Graeme Dott

Sunday: Live on ITV4 1pm – 4.30pm and 6.00pm – 9.00pm
1.10pm
Quarter-final 1
Mark Selby 398 - 56 Mark Allen
2.00pm
Quarter-final 2
Martin Gould 247 - 180 Stuart Bingham
3.00pm
Quarter-final 3
Stephen Lee 125 - 272 Neil Robertson
4.00pm
Quarter-final 4
Ronnie O'Sullivan 185 - 182 Graeme Dott

6.00pm
Semi-final 1
Mark Selby 246 -253 Martin Gould
7.00pm
Semi-final 2
Neil Robertson 157 - 519  Ronnie O'Sullivan

8.00pm
The final
Martin Gould 268 - 258 Ronnie O'Sullivan