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World Snooker International Championship Last 128 !!!!!!!!

Postby Wildey

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Thursday 29th of September ~ Saturday 1st of October at the Guild Hall, Preston

The International Championship is the Biggest Ranking event ever outside Britain with a first prize of £125,000 and its in its 5th year.

The inaugral winner was Judd Trump in 2012 beating former world Champion Neil Robertson 10-8 in the final since then Ding Junhui, Ricky Walden and last year John Higgins has picked up the trophy.

This year like last year Matches featuring Defending Champion John Higgins, World Champion Mark Selby and two highest ranked Chinese players Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo will be held over to the Main Venue.

But at Preston the Likes of Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy, Stuart Bingham, Neil Robertson and 5 times World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan will be trying to join them.

Who will book their ticket to china?


Selected Last 128 Matches

Martin Gould v Scott Donaldson
Anthony McGill v Thor Chuan Leong
Matthew Stevens v Adam Duffy
Ken Doherty v Allan Taylor
Judd Trump v Hossein Vafaei Ayouri
Ben Woollaston v Zhao Xintong
David Gilbert v Gareth Allen
Dechawat Poomjaeng v James Wattana
Marco Fu v Andy Hicks
Stuart Bigham v Peter Lines
Ronnie O'Sullivan v James Cahill
Mark Allen v Daniel Wells
Neil Robertson v Sam Craigie
Oliver Lines v Liam Highfield
Robert Milkins v Anthony Hamilton
Gary Wilson v Craig Steadman
Andrew Higginson v Jimmy White
Jack Lisowski v Aditya Mehta
Barry Hawkins v Lee Walker
Mark King v Jamie Cope
Peter Ebdon v John Astley




Re: World Snooker International Championship Last 128 !!!!!

Postby PoolBoy

OoNebsoO wrote:Best of eleven already? Outstanding!

Yeah, all-the-way to the semis, when it becomes first to nine. (The Final is first to 10)!

Befitting of a big event - indeed, in terms of frames needed to win the whole thing, it's ahead of the UK Championship. Only the World Championship is bigger in that regard.

(obviously not counting championship league - which isn't a ranking event!)

This tournament also has the 3rd biggest prize money of the 19 ranking events. For me, it's the no.3 competition. For now, I'd still 'just' put the UK ahead of it, simply because of its history and tradition as one of the Triple Crown events.

Re: World Snooker International Championship Last 128 !!!!!

Postby PoolBoy

Jimmy White bows out at the first hurdle! He lost 3-6 to Andrew Higginson...there's a part of me that wishes he would retire! He's not the Whirlwind of an earlier era - he's now just a light-breeze!

A couple of results to raise-an-eyebrow so far - Theppy Un-Nooh lost 5-6 to Jak Jones, and Eden Sharav has eliminated Nigel Bond by a 6-3 score line, but otherwise all the 'favourites' have progressed from the morning's matches.

Re: World Snooker International Championship Last 128 !!!!!

Postby Vallomas

In form David Grace books his place in China after an emphatic 6-1 win over Rhys Clarke! Considering his recent success and that he has only a few pounds to defend from 2014/15 season, the Gentle Giant can reach even the top 32 of the rankings until the end of the season. Amazing (Grace)!

Re: World Snooker International Championship Last 128 !!!!!

Postby Andre147

Ronnie 3-1 up in cruise mode now.

Break of 88, playing quick and good positional shots.

His safety play has been top notch this evening. Seems the 2nd frame might have been the turning point here.

Re: World Snooker International Championship Last 128 !!!!!

Postby Andre147

Ronnie wins 6-4, eventually... :roll:

Played well to lead 5-1, then let it slip a bit, but Cahill took his chances well.

Through to China again. But first he has the European Champs in Romania.