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General Cup

Postby Wildey

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12th- 18th of October in the General Snooker Club, Hong Kong

The General Cup was first held in 2004 and won by Issara Kachaiwong beating Dominic Dale 6-3 in the final since then there has only been another 4 stagings of the event.

Previous Winners
2004 Issara Kachaiwong 6-3 Dominic Dale
2009 Ricky Walden 6-2 Liang Wenbo
2011 Stephen Lee 7-6 Ricky Walden
2012 Neil Robertson 7-6 Ricky Walden
2013 Mark Davis 7-2 Neil Robertson

This year defending champion Mark Davis and former champion Ricky Walden are there in the draw once again.

Group A
Mark Davis
Ricky Walden
Joe Perry
Jimmy White

Group B
Shaun Murphy
Marco Fu
Allister Carter
Liang Wenbo or Wild Card

Liang Wenbo Will be involved in a Best of 11 Match with a Local Wild Card on the 12th of October to determine who takes the final place in Group B.

Top two in each Group will go in to the Semi Finals.

Who will Win this year?

Re: General Cup

Postby TheSaviour

You would assume that Shaun Murphy will win it this time :clap: But how about Jimmy then?

Re: General Cup

Postby Clara8633

TheSaviour wrote:You would assume that Shaun Murphy will win it this time :clap: But how about Jimmy then?


There's the Walnut though, he's reached the final three times so he might very well get to another one and win.

Re: General Cup

Postby Dan-cat

Clara8633 wrote:
There's the Walnut though, he's reached the final three times so he might very well get to another one and win.


The Walnut hahahaha I haven't heard that before :)

Re: General Cup

Postby Clara8633

Dan-cat wrote:
Clara8633 wrote:
There's the Walnut though, he's reached the final three times so he might very well get to another one and win.


The Walnut hahahaha I haven't heard that before :)


Walden's the walnut :-D I really like his nickname.

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

This tournament isnt on the the Main Tour its a independent event but with 2 weeks without Main Tour action it gives players playing opportunity and as it stands Ali Carter first action of the season.

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

It kicks off today at 11am BST when Liang Wenbo takes on Lin Yongzhi of China.

Lin Yongzhi has played in 8 Asian Tour events winning just 3 Matches and in the Haining Open next week Lin Yongzhi will play former Pro Sean O'Sullivan in the Last 128.

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Liang Wenbo won the match 6-4 and goes forward in to the Round Robin stage in Group B With Shaun Murphy, Marco Fu and Ali Carter.

Re: General Cup

Postby Clara8633

I knew Liang Wenbo would win ^-^

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Defending Champion Mark Davis took a convincing step towards towards winning it again with a 4-0 win over Joe Perry in Group A.

In Group B Shaun Murphy takes a early 2-0 advantage over Liang Wenbo

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Shaun Murphy beats Liang Wenbo 4-1 ....in the 5th frame Liang Wenbo was chasing a max but broke down and Murphy took the frame and the match.

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

OoNebsoO wrote:Is this streamed somewhere?

dont think so

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Ali Carter has stormed back from his cancer battle and leads Marco Fu 3-0

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Marco Fu stopped the rot but stil trails carter 3-1

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Ali Carter wins 4-1 on his comeback

Re: General Cup

Postby Dan-cat

w00t nice one Ali :)

Re: General Cup

Postby Clara8633

Nice to see Carter back and playing well :)

If it weren't for snooker island, I wouldn't know any of the scores in this tournament. Then again, if it wasn't because of snooker island I'd be searching for those results elsewhere, lol.

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

in the Final Match of the day Ricky Walden defeats Jimmy White 4-2

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

In the first match of the day Shaun Murphy beat Ali Carter 4-1 with a top break of 92 in the opening frame.

in the second match Jimmy White pulled back from 3-0 down to 3-3 with a 5th frame 86 against Mark Davis and in the decider jimmy is 30-0 down but back in

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Jimmy White wins 4-3

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

After 2 Matches played and winning one match 4-3 Jimmy White is still in 3rd place in Group A on frame difference.

leading Group A is Mark Davis having played 2 Matches but on 1 point ....Ricky Walden is the only player yet to lose a match and will play Joe Perry at 1pm BST today

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Final 2 matches today Liang Wenbo beat Marco Fu 4-3 and Joe Perry beat Ricky Walden 4-0.

that means that the only guy guaranteed in the Semi Finals is Shaun Murphy with 2 wins out of 2.

with no wins so far Marco Fu is hanging by a thread but there is a thread there for him.

as Mignon pointed out there is no action tomorrow the next match is Ricky Walden v Mark Davis at 7am BST on thursday.

Re: General Cup

Postby Clara8633

And Marco Fu's the home favourite, too. O_o

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

First Match of the final day of the Group stage Mark Davis leads Ricky Walden 3-1.

who ever wins in this Group today goes through to the Semi finals its basicly a Knockout in this group with everyone starting the day on 1 point.

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Mark Davis wins 4-1.

Next Match is from Group B Ali Carter vs Liang Wenbo and the Winner of this Match will go through to the Semi Finals with Shaun Murphy.

Marco Fu is already out.

Re: General Cup

Postby Clara8633

Good luck to Ali Carter.

Re: General Cup

Postby Wildey

Ali Carter beat Liang Wenbo 4-2 from 2-0 down with a top break of 105 to join Mark Davis and Shaun Murphy in the semi finals.

only 1 place up for grabs in the semi finals Joe Perry v Jimmy White is up next.

with the final Match of the day Shaun Murphy v Marco Fu a dead rubber but it could determine who plays who in the semi finals

Re: General Cup

Postby Clara8633

That was a great comeback from Ali Carter.

It would be interesting if Jimmy White reached the semi-finals too.