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Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Wildey

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Monday 25th~ Sunday 31st of July in Yushan, China

Just the end of July and already 3rd Ranking tournament of the season with already Neil Robertson in Riga and Anthony McGill in India claiming silverware.

However this week in Yushan sees the biggest event of the season so far taking place with Shaun Murphy defending the title he won back in 2014 when he beat Mark Selby 10-6 in the final.

Shaun Murphy starting out against Sanderson Lam and World Champion Mark Selby taking on veteran Jimmy White.

Who will reach the last 32 and stay on course for the title?

DRAW

ORDER OF PLAY

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Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Wildey

According to World Snooker these will be on British Eurosport TV


25-31 July World Open
19-25 Sept Shanghai Masters
3-9 Oct European Open
10-16 Oct English Open
23-30 Oct International Championship
14-20 Nov Irish Open
22 Nov – 4 Dec UK Championship
12-18 Dec Scottish Open
15–22 Jan The Masters
1-5 Feb German Masters
13-19 Feb Welsh Open
3-5 March Gibraltar Open
27 March – 2 April China Open
5-12 April World Championship Qualifiers
15 April – 1 May World Championship

On British Eurosport Player Only

25-28 Aug Paul Hunter Classic
30 Aug – 2 Sept Shanghai Masters Qualifiers
5-10 Sept Six Red World Championship
27-30 Sept International Championship Qualifiers
6-9 Dec German Masters Qualifiers
24-27 Jan China Open Qualifiers

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby TheSaviour

Wildey wrote:According to World Snooker these will be on British Eurosport TV


25-31 July World Open
19-25 Sept Shanghai Masters
3-9 Oct European Open
10-16 Oct English Open
23-30 Oct International Championship
14-20 Nov Irish Open
22 Nov – 4 Dec UK Championship
12-18 Dec Scottish Open
15–22 Jan The Masters
1-5 Feb German Masters
13-19 Feb Welsh Open
3-5 March Gibraltar Open
27 March – 2 April China Open
5-12 April World Championship Qualifiers
15 April – 1 May World Championship

On British Eurosport Player Only

25-28 Aug Paul Hunter Classic
30 Aug – 2 Sept Shanghai Masters Qualifiers
5-10 Sept Six Red World Championship
27-30 Sept International Championship Qualifiers
6-9 Dec German Masters Qualifiers
24-27 Jan China Open Qualifiers


A long, long season upcoming.
I feel Matthew Stevens is a one player who will again quickly climb the rankings. To be back there where he actually belongs. He is again very surely polishing off the players who are not 100% confident about their own games. Matthew already qualified to the Indian Open, and now he is here also. He is not too old to be at this best by any means.

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby SnookerFan

Wildey wrote:According to World Snooker these will be on British Eurosport TV


25-31 July World Open
19-25 Sept Shanghai Masters
3-9 Oct European Open
10-16 Oct English Open
23-30 Oct International Championship
14-20 Nov Irish Open
22 Nov – 4 Dec UK Championship
12-18 Dec Scottish Open
15–22 Jan The Masters
1-5 Feb German Masters
13-19 Feb Welsh Open
3-5 March Gibraltar Open
27 March – 2 April China Open
5-12 April World Championship Qualifiers
15 April – 1 May World Championship

On British Eurosport Player Only

25-28 Aug Paul Hunter Classic
30 Aug – 2 Sept Shanghai Masters Qualifiers
5-10 Sept Six Red World Championship
27-30 Sept International Championship Qualifiers
6-9 Dec German Masters Qualifiers
24-27 Jan China Open Qualifiers


Thanks, Wild. That's pretty helpful. :hatoff:

Pity about the Paul Hunter Classic, I enjoyed my weekend watching that last year.

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby SnookerFan

PoolBoy wrote:I'd go the other way and suggest that his slump to mediocrity could see him battling with other 'journeymen' to keep his place on the tour. He's now ranked no. 47 and for good reason.


It's easy to forget how good a player Matthew Stevens actually was.

UK Champion
Masters Champion
Two Crucible finals

Like Jimmy though, he's most remembered for The Crucible finals because lost. (Though to be fair, his ability to bottle leads didn't help.)

I don't see any reason to suggest he might go through a purple patch at this stage of his career. But then, I guess, if Mavis, Hawkins and Bingham can have late career resurgences, why not Matthew?

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Cheshire Cat

SnookerFan wrote:
PoolBoy wrote:I'd go the other way and suggest that his slump to mediocrity could see him battling with other 'journeymen' to keep his place on the tour. He's now ranked no. 47 and for good reason.


It's easy to forget how good a player Matthew Stevens actually was.

UK Champion
Masters Champion
Two Crucible finals

Like Jimmy though, he's most remembered for The Crucible finals because lost. (Though to be fair, his ability to bottle leads didn't help.)

I don't see any reason to suggest he might go through a purple patch at this stage of his career. But then, I guess, if Mavis, Hawkins and Bingham can have late career resurgences, why not Matthew?


This. Stevens was a terrific player.

It was only 2012 when Matthew was in the Semis of the Worlds, and in fairness, he was unlucky to have come up against Ronnie O'Sullivan who was in the beginning of his career resurgence (and Stevens played really well in the match!). I would have fancied Stevens against Ali Carter in the final.

How he lost that final to Murphy I will never know. Shaun was absolutely awful on the first day and really there for the taking (similarly to Matthew's World final against MJW, who was also awful on the first day! Both him and Murphy came out gunning on the second day, and Stevens choked his lead both times.)

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Gridlock

Wildey wrote:According to World Snooker these will be on British Eurosport TV


25-31 July World Open
19-25 Sept Shanghai Masters
3-9 Oct European Open
10-16 Oct English Open
23-30 Oct International Championship
14-20 Nov Irish Open
22 Nov – 4 Dec UK Championship
12-18 Dec Scottish Open
15–22 Jan The Masters
1-5 Feb German Masters
13-19 Feb Welsh Open
3-5 March Gibraltar Open
27 March – 2 April China Open
5-12 April World Championship Qualifiers
15 April – 1 May World Championship

On British Eurosport Player Only

25-28 Aug Paul Hunter Classic
30 Aug – 2 Sept Shanghai Masters Qualifiers
5-10 Sept Six Red World Championship
27-30 Sept International Championship Qualifiers
6-9 Dec German Masters Qualifiers
24-27 Jan China Open Qualifiers

And still no legit streaming service for the rest of the world.

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Dan-cat

SnookerFan wrote:Zhang Anda is playing a guy called Hu Hao in the Wild Card round.

Who is Hu? Imagine he played Fu. Fu vs Hu.


Hu, Fu, Barney Mcgrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb?

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby SnookerFan

Dan-cat wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:Zhang Anda is playing a guy called Hu Hao in the Wild Card round.

Who is Hu? Imagine he played Fu. Fu vs Hu.


Hu, Fu, Barney Mcgrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb?


Were Cuthbert and Dibble two characters, or was there one guy whose full name was Cuthbert Dibble?

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Dan-cat

SnookerFan wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:Zhang Anda is playing a guy called Hu Hao in the Wild Card round.

Who is Hu? Imagine he played Fu. Fu vs Hu.


Hu, Fu, Barney Mcgrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb?


Were Cuthbert and Dibble two characters, or was there one guy whose full name was Cuthbert Dibble?


No... it was "Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub."

Pugh and Pugh were twins. Brilliant!

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Dan-cat

SnookerFan wrote:I love the venue for this is the Yushan Number One Middle School.

We gonna see a bunch of kids, a few teachers and a dinner lady sat in the crowd?


What - triple the usual audience?

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby SnookerFan

Dan-cat wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:I love the venue for this is the Yushan Number One Middle School.

We gonna see a bunch of kids, a few teachers and a dinner lady sat in the crowd?


What - triple the usual audience?


Yeah, that's a point.

With the ticket prices that they charge in China, ordinary people like teachers can never afford to go.

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Dan-cat

SnookerFan wrote:
With the ticket prices that they charge in China, ordinary people like teachers can never afford to go.


Is this actually true? Would it not be better to have a full house paying next to nothing? I do wonder about this quite a bit. Certainly for the PR aspect when watching on Eurosport.

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby SnookerFan

Dan-cat wrote:
Is this actually true? Would it not be better to have a full house paying next to nothing? I do wonder about this quite a bit. Certainly for the PR aspect when watching on Eurosport.


It's what the commentators tell us in the UK.

Whenever there is an empty house, the explanation given is that a lot of fans can't afford to go as the ticket prices cost what the average worker makes in a week. So you get a few people who are loaded turn up to the venue, then millions watching it on TV.

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Wildey

The 4th staging of the World Open gets underway tomorrow 2.30am BST.

With 2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham playing Stuart Carrington and Liang Wenbo v Chris wakelin first up on Player with first TV Matches tomorrow 7am Mark Selby v Jimmy White and Marco Fu v Sam Craigie and at 12.30pm Ding Junhui playing Michael Georgiou and defending champion Shaun Murphy playing Sanderson Lam.

Other Matches tomorrow includes Stephen Maguire v Xiao Guodong, Kyren Wilson v Zhang Yong, Andrew Higginson v Mark J Williams among a further 14 matches.

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby Wildey

SnookerFan wrote:Mark Selby vs Jimmy White?

:shock:

I didn't realise Jimmy had even qualified.

He won't beat Selby, sadly.

he hasent qualified he was just lucky to be drawn against Selby and the match was carried over to the venue

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby SteveJJ

Wildey wrote:in recent weeks Barry Hearn has made a habit of cocking up in great fashion however as snookerfan says what was the alternative?


Oh I agree that there wasn't an alternative and I'm sure he's taking the pragmatic view but it does make him look a bit of a lemon having trumpeted this contract only 3 months ago at the press conference where the Eurosport bods were making such a big deal about how important snooker was to them. So important it seems you don't show half of the final on your live channel.

I'm not generally anti-Hearn. I agree or at least accept most of his changes (save for the shootout being a ranker and the plethora of best of 7's, I guess my comment came from the disappointment that despite the growth of the sport in recent years,that the sport isn't in as strong a bargaining position with broadcasters yet as we'd all like.

But as you say, this is the best option at the moment and a lot better than our non Europe snooker watchers have.

Re: Hanteng Autos World Open WC, Last 128 and Last 64 !!!

Postby motorhead

Wildey wrote:
On British Eurosport Player Only

25-28 Aug Paul Hunter Classic
30 Aug – 2 Sept Shanghai Masters Qualifiers
5-10 Sept Six Red World Championship
27-30 Sept International Championship Qualifiers
6-9 Dec German Masters Qualifiers
24-27 Jan China Open Qualifiers

Is there such a thing as British Eurosport player? I thought the ES player was the same for all.