Moon Of Liberty Snooker – Gibraltar Open

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Gibraltar Open Final – Murphy v Trump

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Murphy continues great form to win on the Rock

Shaun Murphy followed up his Semi Final apparent last week at the Shoot Out by winning his first ranking title of 2017. He defeated Jud Trump in the best of seven Final at the Tercentenary Sports Hall. They shared the first two frames before Trump’s break of 86 gave him the lead. Murphy leveled again with a break of 56 then took the key fifth which was a cagey affair with some fine safety play. Murphy eventually got the chance to clear yellow to pink to take a 3-2 lead. Trump nailed a long range red early in the sixth but missed his chance missing a further red later on. This let Murphy in for a match winning 96 to claim his seventh career title. It is Trump’s second final defeat this year after falling short at the Welsh Open. Meanwhile Murphy’s form is on the up not far away from Sheffield.

Report (WorldSnooker.com)

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Snooker Results

Gibraltar Open – At The Tercentenary Sports Hall, North District, Gibraltar

Semi Finals (Best of 7)

Shaun Murphy (England) 4Nigel Bond (England) 0

Jud Trump (England) 4Ryan Day (Wales) 2

FINAL (Best of 7)

Shaun Murphy (England) 4Jud Trump (England) 2

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Moon Of Liberty Snooker – World Grand Prix – Hawkins v Day

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World Grand Prix Final in Preston – Hawkins v Day

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Hawkins takes third ranking title

Barry Hawkins produced some top class snooker to take his third ranking title against Welshman Ryan Day. Hawkins scored four centuries in the first session and it was credit to the dogged resistance of Day that the lead was only 6-3 going into the evening. Breaks of 128 and 85 helped Hawkins take the first three frames of the evening session to move 9-3 away and just one frame from the title. Hawkins should have sealed it in frame 13 but missed a straight forward red letting Day in to take it. Day then launched a mini comeback taking the next three frames to pull it back to 9-7. Day then lead by 31 points in frame 17 but Hawkins laid a snooker on the final red that led to Day opening the balls up for Hawkins to clear the table and take the title 10-7. and claim his second World Grand Prix title as he won here in 2014.

Full Report (World Snooker.com)

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Snooker Results

World Grand Prix – At The Guild Hall, Preston

Semi Finals (Best of 11)

Barry Hawkins (England) 6Liang Wenbo (China) 1

Ryan Day (Wales) 6Marco Fu (Hong Kong) 4

FINAL (Best of 19)

Barry Hawkins (England) 10Ryan Day (Wales) 7

2017 World Grand Prix ChampionBarry Hawkins (England)

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Moon Snooker – Coral Shoot Out

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Coral Shoot Out

Finn Robin Hull the unlikely shoot out king

Reading saw the return of the Coral Snooker Shoot Out this weekend, where the top 64 players are invited to take part in a knock out competition. The rules, it is a 15 game in which the person with the highest score of the frame wins. If the frame is completed, the balls a re-set and the game re-started until the 15 minutes are up with the player with the most points being the winner.

The title was taken by an unlikely source, the world number 56 from Finland, Robin Hull defeated Belgian Luca Brecel in the final. Hull had beaten Judd Trump and Mark Williams to get to the final and took an early lead with a break of 29. Hull lead by 43 points with 7 minutes left and Brecel got in with a chance. Brecel missed a red with 30 seconds left as he was looking to clinch it in the final seconds which handed the win to Hull in the end by 50-36.

For Brecel it was his second final defeat in a week after losing to Martin Gould in the Final of the German Masters. For Hull, already easily the best ever player to come out of Finland, the challenge is to find similar form in the more traditional tournaments.

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2016 Coral Shoot Out 

At The Hexagon Theatre, Reading

Results from the Quarter-Finals

Quarter-Finals

Ryan Day (Wales) 7Robin Hull (Finland) 78

Luca Brecel (Belgium) 27 – Rod Lawler (England) 18

Mark Williams (Wales) 39 – Andrew Higginson (England) 20

Joe Swail (England) 23 – Robert Milkins (England) 8

Semi-Finals

Luca Brecel (Belgium) 38 – Joe Swail (England) 34

Mark Williams (Wales) 41 – Robin Hull (Finland) 68

Final

Luca Brecel (Belgium) 36 – Robin Hull (Finland) 50

Champion

Robin Hull (Finland) Wins the 2016 Coral Shoot Out

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Moon Snooker – German Masters

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German Masters

Martin Gould wins his first ranking title

Londoner Martin Gould took his first ranking title by defeating Belgian Luca Brecel in the German Masters Final in Berlin. Brecel was aiming to become the first European player outside of the UK and Ireland to win a ranking tournament but it was Gould who led at the end of the first session 5-3 and made a 110 break in the first frame of the finals session and then dominated the next to extend his lead to 7-3.

Gould had a chance in the next but missed a tricky pink. Brecel cleared with a 55 break to narrow the gap. The next two frames were shared and Brecel was left with a chance if he could drop a long red, but he missed and Gould stepped in to get the extra points required to seal the victory 9-5. Gould who was back in action after suffering with an ear infection will be hoping to take this form into TV tournaments going forward after also getting wins this week against Jud Trump and Graeme Dott on the way to the title.

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German Masters Snooker at The Neues Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany

Results from the Quarter-Finals

Quarter-Finals (Best of 9)

Stephen McGuire (Scotland) 1 – Graeme Dott (Scotland) 5

Judd Trump (England) 4 – Martin Gould (England) 5

Luca Brecel (Belgium) 5 – Mark Joyce (England) 4

Kyren Wilson (England) 5 – Ryan Day (Wales) 4

Semi-Finals (Best of 11)

Graeme Dott (Scotland) 2 – Martin Gould (England) 6

Luca Brecel (Belgium) 6 – Kyren Wilson (England) 3

FINAL (Best of 17)

Martin Gould (England) 9 – Luca Brecel (Belgium) 5

CHAMPION 

Martin Gould (England) – Wins the 2016 German Masters

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