Snooker

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
A nice break of 38 is encouraging. Looks like he needs to get used to the speed of the cloth. Lost the ball and ended up arse end of nowhere a couple or three times.
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
Waiting till I get to switch to Eurosport - doesn't look too shabby so far, judging from the score line.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Stephen Hendry will have to change his twitter name. Can that be done? I don't use that stuff. Hendry adds to the century count after being stuck on 775 for 9 years.

He's still got it. :p
 
Any Snooker fans here?

Hoping to see Ronnie play the Masters and other tournaments thereafter since he pulled out of the UK champs even when he was the defending champ :eek:


Ronnie and Judd are my 2 fav players
What is snooker? It is a British game? I have heard of it, I think. Does it have to do with pool or billiards?
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Yeah, that might be a bit extreme. Wait and see if he can win the next one first. If he wins tonight then he equals Mark Williams on ranking titles. Yes, all ranking titles are not created equal.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
The best of 7 through the whole tournament. I feel a bit sorry for Jack Lisowski. Put all that work in and then misses an easy pink. Trump gets in and punishes. 3-0.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
I have finally advanced to hard level on snooker 19. The Highest break is now 125.

It's actually hard. @K-H You know how Top Spin hard isn't actually hard. In this, my world championship semi against Wilson. He breaks off and traps me behind the brown. I managed to get out of it some way but leave one red on. Frame over. I do like the challenge. All good since I ended up winning 6-5-. Dream final against Trump.
 

-NN-

G.O.A.T.
Can see Trump being the more dominant player of the next 5 years really. He's been prolific recently but still has a lacklustre record in the Triple Crowns. I think this is something he'll surely rectify. A player of Trump's class should have really already bagged at least 5 of them by age 31 but he's only at 3. At the same age, Ronnie was at 8, Selby at 5, Higgins at 6, Hendry at a whopping 18 (and would never go on to win another).

Time for Trump to get a move on. In general tournament victories he's on a great pace, prolific, has more ranking titles than Selby even. Time to bag the Majors.
 

K-H

Hall of Fame
I have finally advanced to hard level on snooker 19. The Highest break is now 125.

It's actually hard. @K-H You know how Top Spin hard isn't actually hard. In this, my world championship semi against Wilson. He breaks off and traps me behind the brown. I managed to get out of it some way but leave one red on. Frame over. I do like the challenge. All good since I ended up winning 6-5-. Dream final against Trump.
Wow 125 is pretty impressive. I remember when you first started. Didn't seem like 125 was even imaginable...
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Wow 125 is pretty impressive. I remember when you first started. Didn't seem like 125 was even imaginable...
Loyal follower of my journey. :p Eventually, I got used to the angles and stopped leaving the white ball in the middle of nowhere as much. Still, the 125 was a bit of an out-of-body experience. I don't think I'll be challenging the century record any time soon.

It was mainly due to watching Youtube videos of a snooker 19 master. Seemed to be that I was hitting the ball too hard a lot of the time.
 

K-H

Hall of Fame
Rigged?

I'm not even surprised. Higgins is a legend. His peak is on par with Ronnie and hendry. Unlucky with the triple crown total
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Ronnie's win against Higgins was his first win against him in a two session match since 2005 masters. 8-B Cue crisis could not stop him.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
How are you supposed to have the right cue action when your cue is rekked? Despite this, Ronnie looked much better against Higgins this time. Higgins wasn't at his all conquering best, but Ronnie wasn't looking like he had to go to the well so much.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
I would expect Trump in the semi. :cool:

Funny listening to Ronnie talking about Milton Keynes

''I am just glad that I haven’t got to come back to Milton Keynes this season O'Sullivan was quoted as saying.I am done there now… I have done my time! I am not sure I could ever come back to the place.

I was lucky, I didn’t stay here as much as some of the other players depending on how strict the bubble was.

I suppose Barry Hearn might have an idea. Maybe he has done a job lot deal and will stage snooker, darts, pool, ping pong and fishing all there at once.

You’d have to build a lake for the fishing, maybe they’ll stick a little lake out there in the car park. But let’s hope not.''
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
Tour Championship is what the UK Championship should be

multisession matches, not the crap we have now. UK Championship used to be the 3rd biggest tournament after the WC and Masters, now it's a shell of its former self.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Rigged draw and all. :p

Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry will play each other in the first round of the world championship qualifying.

Speaking about the draw to ITV4, Hendry said: "I can't believe it.

"All those finals and now we're starting off at rock bottom playing each other in the very first round, it's incredible.

"We have been practising together but that will end now."
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
Rigged draw and all. :p

Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry will play each other in the first round of the world championship qualifying.

Speaking about the draw to ITV4, Hendry said: "I can't believe it.

"All those finals and now we're starting off at rock bottom playing each other in the very first round, it's incredible.

"We have been practising together but that will end now."
Strange as it may sound but I found myself rooting for Whirlwind.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
Trump out, Hawkins through SF

Ronnie will get through but fear he may lose another final if he doesn't bring his A game vs Selby or Robertson in the other half, especially Selby

5th final loss would suck, can't be taking this tournament easily, it's big. Probably the 4th biggest tournament. Also he has to make the most of these opportunities when Trump isn't around. At this stage of Ronnie's career he isn't gonna get a lot of those.

Trump has his number right now.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
Oh and Hendry vs Jimmy was definitely rigged. I doubt those 2 names were even in the draw. They were just put aside.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Can understand Barry Hawkins when he says ''3-0 don't mean shizzle against Ronnie.''

Ronnie has his matchplay head on today. Hawkins will be happy to get out of here at 4-4.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Crud might be a bit harsh but I'm never feeling confident when a long one is on. Fair play to Bazza. He got in and did the job. Reds spread around so lovely. No wonder Ronnie was raging. No farts today. This is serious business.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Ronnie ain't giving up. A lovely clearance there after not potting for about 45 minutes.

Barry leads 9-7. He should have been doing the post match interview now.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
What a match. Poor Barry will be thinking about that 9-6 frame. Then on the final frame he goes in off on his first shot leaving Ronnie with a good table. Still had some drama at the end when Ronnie couldn't put away the final red. I kept thinking one of those snookers would get him. But no, Ronnie makes it through.

Great comeback from Ronnie though. :giggle:
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
Gonna be devastated if ROS loses another final and this isn't a small final like Home Nations, it's big, he's gonna have to improve more if he's gonna stand a chance vs Robertson who destroyed Selby

Ronnie is winning a lot of these matches with his B game. I want to see prime Ronnie turn up tomorrow.
 
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