Moon Snooker – Coral Shoot Out

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Coral Shoot Out

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WPBSA Coral Shoot Out Final (1 Frame)

Michael Georgiou (Cyprus) 67

Graeme Dott (Scotland) 56

AT THE WATFORD COLOSSEUM, WATFORD

Cypriot Michael Georgiou won his first ranking title taking the Coral 1 Frame Shoot out. The timed speed event in which 1 Frame is played but if time runs out, the score at that point is final. Over the weekend Georgiou won 6 matches to get to the final and started fast with a break of 52 against Dott, who was in his second ranking final in two weeks after losing at the German Masters.

Georgiou took a 61-0 lead but Dott got his chance to close the gap. He made a break of 51 but missed a long pot when it looked like he might clear up and take it. Dott potted the blue to close to 61-56 which led to a tense battle on the pink which would decide it. Georgiou left Dott in a snooker behind the black, Dott escaped the snooker but left the pink potable in the process which Georgiou duly did to take the title.

As a result the Cypriot moves 35 places up the rankings into the top 32 and earns a place in the upcoming World Grand Prix. A new face to watch or a one off due to the random nature of this tournament? Time will tell.

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Moon Snooker – German Masters

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German Masters

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WPBSA German Masters Final (Best of 17 Frames)

Mark Williams (Wales) 9

Graeme Dott (Scotland) 1

AT THE TEMPODROM, BERLIN, GERMANY

Mark Williams claimed his second ranking title of the season with a dominant display against Scotland’s Graeme Dott in Berlin. Dott was in his first ranking final since the 2010 World Championship final and the time away from the final limelight showed. Williams took the first with a break of 76 as well as a scrappy second. A 64 clearance from Dott made it 2-1 but then Williams pulled right away. William’s reeled off five frames in a row to lead 7-1 at the interval including a break of 110.

Williams wasted no time in the evening session. A break of 66 was enough to claim Frame 9 and go 8-1 up just one away. An early break of 50 put Williams within reach and as the balls ran out for Dott, he eventually conceded Frame 10 to allow Williams to seal a convincing 9-1 win. A great boost for the Welshman who adds the German masters to the title he won in Belfast in November with only a couple of months to go until the World Championship.

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Moon Snooker – UK Masters

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UK MASTERS

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UK Masters Final

Mark Allen (Northern Ireland) 10

Kyren Wilson (England) 7

AT THE ALEXANDRA PALACE, HARINGEY, LONDON

Northern Ireland has a new sporting star as Mark Allen won his first ever major Snooker title at the Alexandra Palace. It was Allen’s second attempt at a major after losing to Judd Trump at the UK Championship in 2014, his opponent Kyren Wilson was appearing in his first major final. A nervy opening session left the contest in the balance. Wilson took a 4-3 lead and should have taken the last of the afternoon session but missed a key brown allowing Allen in the level at 4-4

The two men shared the first two frames of the evening session but at that point Allen opened up the gap. with breaks of 73 and 119 putting him 7-5 ahead. Wilson had a chance in the next but could not take advantage and let Allen in for a 50 break to move three frames up. Wilson showed some character and proved why he was in the final though to win a tight 13th frame and then took another to pull it back to 8-7.

That though would be as close as Wilson would get. A break of 69 meant Allen went one frame away and when he got his chance in frame 17 he made no mistake delivering a break of 71 to get over the finish line at the first attempt and take the title 10-7. The small nation that has given us Dennis Taylor, Carl Frampton & Rory McIlroy has now produced another potential sporting star. Allen has won 3 ranking tournaments in the past but this is by far the biggest victory of his career that could really kickstart his move into the big time going forward.

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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.

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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD

Snooker Results

Gibraltar Open РAt 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 – Coral Shoot Out

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Snooker – Coral Shoot Out

Coral Shoot Out Final – McGill v Goudong

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Scot McGill is king of the shoot out

The annual 10 minute shoot out tournament yet again produced a surprise winner and showed no respect for usual reputations. Former world finalist Andy Hicks and former World Champion Shaun Murphy were dispatched in the semi final to ensure a final between Anthony McGill of Scotland and Xiao Goudong of China. The match lasts 10 minutes with a shot clock to ensure speedy play with whomever had the most points when the time runs out declared the winner.

In the final Goudong got in first but could only score 15. He then missed a red which allowed McGill in to make a break of 59 that ultimately gave him the title. The final few minutes saw McGill playing excellent safety to ensure Goudong could not score any more points allowing McGill to claim the trophy. This is now classed as a ranking tournament, it is McGill’s first, indeed this is the first time he has won more than one match in a tournament. For Goudong this was his second shoot out final, but he has come up short on both occasions.

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Snooker Results

Coral Shoot Out At The Watford Colosseum, Watford (1 Frame shoot out)

Semi Finals

Xiao Goudong (China) 73Andy Hicks (England) 0

Anthony McGill (Scotland) 64Shaun Murphy (England) 41

FINAL

Xiao Goudong (China) 19Anthony McGill (Scotland) 67

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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.

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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 Of Liberty Snooker – German Masters

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German Masters Snooker

German Masters Final in Berlin – Hamilton v Carter

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Nottingham’s Hamilton takes first ranking title in Germany

Anthony Hamilton came from behind against Ali Carter to win his first ranking title of his 26 year career in Berlin.Carter dominated the early stages after defeating defending champion Martin Gould in the semi-final. Carter came out with that confidence flowing and raced into a 5-2 lead. Key to the comeback was Hamilton winning the final frame of the first session to go it only two down out the break.

He stormed forward at the start second session taking the opening frame and hitting a 118 break to level at 5-5. He then took the next two and took advantage of Carter missing a black off the spot to clear up and make it 8-5. Carter did stop Hamilton’s run of six straight frames by winning the 14th frame, but only one away, Hamilton was able to finish the job in the 15th frame ¬†Hamilton trapped Carter in a tough snooker from which came the mistake allowing Hamilton to make a break of 57, enough to claim the frame and title in his first ranking final for 15 years. A triumph for perseverance.

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Snooker Results

German Masters SnookerAt The Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany

Semi Finals (Best Of 11)

Ali Carter (England) 6Martin Gould (England) 2

Anthony Hamilton (England) 6Stuart Bingham (England) 4

FINAL (Best of 17)

Anthony Hamilton (England) 9 –¬†Ali Carter (England) 6

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