Snooker (and other cue sports)

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

  1. polysmut

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    Judd Trump is the new world snooker champion after18 years as a professional.

    The 18-9 scoreline in the World Championship final doesn't accurately reflect runner up & 4 time world champion John Higgins' performance, both players were incredible. 11 century breaks were scored in the final, a record for all professional snooker matches ever played.

    Trumps performance in the final, & the run up to it, was up there with anything I've ever seen on a snooker table. If I think of the all-time greatest players I've watched, the names that immediately spring to mind are Hendry, Higgins & O'Sullivan. If Trump continues at this standard in the future he could even surpass those names.

    "I was the lucky one, I didn't have to pay for a ticket there" said John Higgins in his post match interview, a comment on his opponent's astonishing display.

    The players each had a close attempt at the maximum break of 147 in the Monday afternoon session.

    Trump becomes the 11th player to achieve the triple crown having now won titles at the World Championship, UK Championship & the Masters.

    Mark Williams attended hospital earlier during the tournament with chest pains. I wish him well.
     
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  2. cjr3559

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    After a year of construction our pool room/man cave is just about complete. Or at least the most important part is ready. :) After 30 years of waiting the dream is finally complete.

    And can’t forget to move the racing rig eventually. I’m sure it will be happier in here than the spare bedroom.

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  3. polysmut

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    An interesting shot from today.
     
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  4. Touring Mars

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    I feel for him... that’s exactly the kind of luck I have when playing pool :ouch:

    Speaking of which, I played American pool at the weekend with my mate, and we were pretty evenly matched... I, however, threw a game in the most ridiculous way... we both had one ball left and he fouled on his shot, leaving me able to place the cue ball anywhere (US rules), and so placed it so I had a pretty unmissable black, albeit with the rest. I duly potted the black, only for my mate to look at me slightly puzzled - that’s when I noticed/remembered that I still had a regular ball to pot first :ouch: Of course, you couldn’t make this mistake in UK pool...
     
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  5. Tired Tyres

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    I've done that. I had drunk quite a lot of lager though..
     
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    Too bad the white went down.
     
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