Snooker (and other cue sports)

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Megasoft Office, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Sureboss

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    Good final, I thought Ronnie would win it after his Quarter and Semi dominations, but he never fired yesterday. Credit to Selby, long overdue champion.
     
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  2. MUSC4EVER

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    Brilliant by Selby, really happy for him and it was a great tournament I thought...
     
  3. Touring Mars

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    Missed this on the Guardian last night...

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...hip-final-live#block-5367fc14e4b08e5e93d2415d

    Also, was this the shot of the tournament?

    Please excuse the commentary, but it's the only clip I could find of the shot!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-0M4E7TWA4#t=4m52
     
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  4. Liquid

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    Haha, just like Tyson Homosexual.

    For me, shot of the tournament was in the final; that yellow tight along the right side cushion from the baulk into the bottom right pocket. Simply amazing.
     
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  5. RJS

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    O'Sullivan fan here, but he made so many mistakes, and Selby took advantage on that. Great win and congratulations for him. The semi-final with Robertson was amazing. Always head-to-head.

    The shot ot the tournament, for me was the one that Liquid said. That yellow ball was amazing.
     
  6. Sureboss

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    I'm backing TM and Selby's blue, to generate that position from being so straight on the blue was impressive.
     
  7. Liquid

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    That was a super shot, truly stunning, but for me pots tight along the cushion are astonishing and to do it from one end of the table to another was extraordinary.
     
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    I did see that on his way home to Essex straight after the final Ronnie totalled his Audi R8 on the motorway, looks like that £125,000 he won will be buying a new car :lol: No one was hurt.
     
  9. Liquid

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    No love for this thread since the WC last year! It's Bingham vs Murphy in the final and Murphy takes the opening frame.
     
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  10. polysmut

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    4-4 after the 1st session. Murphy was 3-0 ahead earlier.
    I've seen much less of the tournament than I would have liked; Trump, O'Sullivan, Murphy & Bingham all looked good in the bits that I did see.
    The 2nd session of the final starts in just under 2 hours...

    BBC's shot of the championship is underway now too.
     
  11. Liquid

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    I can't look beyond Murphy right now. Even though I'd quite like Bingham to win, Murphy is on fire.
     
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  12. Touring Mars

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    Yep, Murphy is looking solid - Bingham has been brilliant but has made a couple of mistakes already. I'm hoping he can win this mini-session to keep the final close, but Murphy could easily run away with it from here.
     
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    8-4 down to only 9-8 down. Bingham clawed his way back in the second session but at the end of the first day Murphy has the advantage.

    Really looking forward to tomorrow.
     
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    If Bingham hadn't made a few poor shot choices, he could be well ahead in this final already - looking forward to a great finale tonight, although Bingham has been the more variable of the two (by some margin!). I want Bingham to win though - when he has been playing well, he's been incredibly impressive - I also like his manner alot - he shows his emotions and clearly has a good sense of humour, something top-level snooker players rarely show, esp. in a match of such importance.
     
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  15. polysmut

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    Bingham is currently on 13 reds & blacks. One of the remaining reds looks very tough though.

    Edit: End of break, he's 11-9 ahead of Murphy.
     
  16. Touring Mars

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    :( Such a shame - so close to getting that last red over the pocket - what a break!
     
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  17. Touring Mars

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    Tonight I'm mostly watching the 31st frame of the World Snooker final...

    edit: :lol: They've stopped for a toilet break mid-frame - I've never seen that before :lol:

    edit 2: Epic frame, 64 minutes! :crazy:
     
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  18. Liquid

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    Some people really don't like snooker and find tactical play boring but I thought frame 31 was incredible to watch!

    Also, John Virgo is filth. With his gravely Manchester tones he says;

    Disgusting.
     
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  19. polysmut

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    Normally lock-in's are great but I'm missing the final because my wife is chatting to the pregnant landlady about her upcoming pregnancy & all kinds of other stuff. If I go outside for a cigarette I'll be within range of the home wifi to watch it but then I'll be in trouble for smoking. You just can't win sometimes. 3G inside the pub but I'm not gonna start streaming.
     
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    Wow... Murphy just got an incredible fluke after a miss that would have let Bingham in to play for the match...

    Both commentators shouted 'Hang on!' at the same time as the missed red came back toward the pocket :lol:

    edit: Murphy misses another and now Bingham is on a break - he needs 69 points for the title.
     
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    Argh clean forgot about the final - just tuned in. Shaun's a good man but wow it'll be just fantastic if Stuart can pull this off. Feeling very tense for him right now!
     
  22. Liquid

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    It's there! Bingham is the world champion!

    Get in. Thoroughly deserved and what a second day from him in this awesome final.
     
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    Well that was an enjoyable, er, 10 minutes of snooker I got to see :p But fabulous to see him lift the trophy.

    Although I don't think he's in the frame for being amongst the greatest sporting quotes..........

     
  24. Touring Mars

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    Fantastic :cheers:

    Bingham was superb - I thought Murphy had him a couple of times in the final, but that 31st frame was pivotal... Bingham had Murphy on the ropes and outplayed him at good old-fashioned snooker, plus his potting has been better throughout... a deserving champion.

    Once again, the Crucible delivers a fantastic spectacle... and how many other sports does the winner get a standing ovation from the entire crowd? Brilliant :D
     
  25. polysmut

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    In 2010 I was at the Crucible for the World Championships & it was absolutely outstanding throughout. For this week, I turned down trips to Sheffield for the snooker, Barbados for the cricket (which I went to in 2009 & it was even better than the snooker) & Budapest for a stag do (never been there before). All so I could miss the snooker in exactly the same pub as I missed the end of the final in last year. :irked:
    I'll try to get the presentation on iplayer.

    Edit: Here's a picture of the new world champion with the trophy, Stuart Bingham.
    _82764089_stuartbingham_trophy_getty.jpg
     
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  26. Liquid

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    I live two and a half hours away from Budapest by train. This would have been the best option to take.
     
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    I met the guy when I used to work for William Hill, and found him a pleasant and polite man.

     
  28. Liquid

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    I knew Willie Thorne had these issues in the past but I didn't know he was still struggling now. Sad.

    The anecdote I read was that one time, Thorne placed a £38,000 bet that John Parrott would lose; Parrott had lost his favourite cue. But after a slow start, Parrott stormed back to win the match, exasperating Thorne who was commentating on it!
     
  29. Sureboss

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    Time to give this a little bump again. The ever efficient Selby winning his second world title earlier in the year, which was great to see, I think he takes a lot of flack in the game.

    Ali Carter won a title over the summer too, which is superb.

    My season kicks off in next few weeks, been on the table a bit, going okay. With setting a new highest break of 88 last year, my target this year is 12 more. I'm also playing billiards this season, which will be interesting.
     
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  30. polysmut

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    Is that a local league? I'm guessing that from your 88 high break. I used to make the occasional 24 but never played more than casually. The guys I played with were capable of centuries.

    I like a game of billiards from time to time too. I used to be ok at 9-ball so I tend to fancy myself on the cannons.