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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