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Snooker

Delboy99

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German Masters snooker: Judd Trump makes winning start as Stephen Hendry suffers early exit, Mark Williams wins.

Defending champion Judd Trump hit breaks of 100, 63 and 85 in a 5-1 win over Tian Pengfei in the first round of the German Masters, but Stephen Hendry was dumped out of the event with Gao Yang running out a 5-2 winner against the seven-times world champion in Cannock. Stream top snooker action live and on demand on discovery+, the Eurosport app and eurosport.com​

World number one Judd Trump made a winning start in his quest for a third straight German Masters title with a 5-1 win over Tian Pengfei in the first round.
The defending champion – who defeated Jack Lisowski 9-2 in last season's final and Neil Robertson 9-6 in 2020 respectively – made breaks of 100, 63 and 85 to secure a meeting in the last 64 with Aaron Hill or Anthony Hamilton in Cannock on Thursday.
But seven-times world champion Stephen Hendry is out of the tournament after losing 5-2 to Gao Yang with his opponent winning the final three frames.
Hendry won the opening frame with a 51, but world number 78 Gao contributed 58 and 86 on his way to a comfortable victory after the mid-session interval.
Barry Hawkins watched Matthew Selt compile 125 and 66 to lead 2-0, but the 2013 world finalist made 104 and 51 on his way to leading 4-3 before a concluding 69 denied Selt the chance of a decider after the former Indian Open champion ran in 68 in the penultimate frame.
The last 32 qualify for the final stages, with the Tempodrom in Berlin staging the tournament between 26-30 January 2022, which you can stream live and on demand on discovery+, the Eurosport app and eurosport.com.
In-form two-times German Masters winner Mark Williams booked his place in Berlin in some style with a 5-1 win over Chang Bingyu that included breaks of 128, 91 and 103 with his opponent contributing 111 and 56 in defeat.
World number five Kyren Wilson was forced to the last frame against Li Hang before emerging triumphant in another high-scoring encounter.;)
 

The Hare

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At last some top names lose as Hawkins and Bingham miss out on the winter trip to Berlin. Georgiou has been playing well these last 2 daysm good to see him and Michael White show a little form. Tomorrow sees the return of Mark Allen after last week's glory.

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Delboy99

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At last some top names lose as Hawkins and Bingham miss out on the winter trip to Berlin. Georgiou has been playing well these last 2 daysm good to see him and Michael White show a little form. Tomorrow sees the return of Mark Allen after last week's glory.

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..... I see Mark Allen was saying on one of the forums that he may see none of his winnings at all when he won in Ireland. Looks like they could be all swallowed up in the pile of debt he still has outstanding, and his future in snooker was completely out of his hands in coming events. What a position to be in, really unbelievable.;)
 

The Hare

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..... I see Mark Allen was saying on one of the forums that he may see none of his winnings at all when he won in Ireland. Looks like they could be all swallowed up in the pile of debt he still has outstanding, and his future in snooker was completely out of his hands in coming events. What a position to be in, really unbelievable.;)
Very sad, guess he was just too generous with people and obviously the divorces have not helped. Seems to have motivated his game though.
 

Delboy99

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Very sad, guess he was just too generous with people and obviously the divorces have not helped. Seems to have motivated his game though.
…. Yeah, well the more tournaments he wins, the quicker the debt pile may come down. All wins must surely help his dire position.;)
 

Delboy99

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German Masters snooker: Judd Trump survives scare to book Berlin spot, Barry Hawkins and Stuart Bingham lose.

Judd Trump will continue his quest for a third straight German Masters title after battling past 2017 winner Anthony Hamilton 5-3 on Thursday. The world number one led 3-0 only for Hamilton to level up at 3-3 before Trump won the final two frames to progress from qualifying in Cannock.​

Judd Trump will make the trip to Berlin to chase a third straight German Masters title but only after holding off a spirited Anthony Hamilton 5-3 in the last 64 in Cannock.
The world number one – who defeated Jack Lisowski 9-2 in last season's final and Neil Robertson 9-6 in 2020 respectively – defeated Tian Pengfei 5-1 in the first round on Wednesday and looked on course for a similar comfortable outcome as breaks of 57, 72 and 74 saw him ease 3-0 clear in the race to five.
But 2017 German Masters winner Hamilton showed his class to level up at 3-3 with knocks of 74 and 130 bookending a tight fifth frame that the 'Sheriff of Pottingham' edged to close to one behind.
Trump had suffered a similar story in the Northern Ireland Open last eight last week as champion Mark Allen hit back from 3-0 behind to claim a 5-3 win, but he steeled himself superbly with further runs of 58 and 100 sealing his progress to the German capital early next year.
The last 32 qualify for the final stages, with the Tempodrom in Berlin staging the tournament between 26-30 January 2022, which you can stream live and on demand on discovery+, the Eurosport app and eurosport.com.
But there was bad news for last season's German Masters semi-finalist Barry Hawkins, who surprisingly lost 5-3 to former Shoot Out winner Michael Georgiou in the second round, and 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham, who went down 5-1 to Luca Brecel in the first round.
Hawkins rallied from 3-1 down to level at 3-3 with a 119 break helping his mood, but amateur Georgiou, who is off the main tour at the moment, edged the seventh frame before a closing break of 52 sealed his progress.
Bingham and Brecel split the first two frames before the Belgian number one claimed the next four frames to reach the final stages.
UK champion Neil Robertson opened his campaign courtesy of a 5-2 victory over Fraser Patrick.
A 64 break from the Australian saw him move 3-1 clear before the Scotsman compiled 65 to close to 3-2 behind.
Robertson sensed the danger in finishing with runs of 58 and 134 to complete his progress.

Latest German Masters qualifying results​

First round (round of 128)
  • Ben Woollaston 2-5 Zhang Anda
  • Graeme Dott 4-5 Si Jiahui

  • Jamie Wilson 1-5 Wu Yize
  • Stuart Bingham 1-5 Luca Brecel
  • Neil Robertson 5-2 Fraser Patrick
  • Simon Lichtenberg 5-1 Sanderson Lam
  • Ricky Walden 5-2 Jackson Page
  • Jordan Brown 4-5 Michael White
Second round (round of 64)
  • Judd Trump 5-3 Anthony Hamilton
  • Michael Georgiou 5-3 Barry Hawkins
  • Craig Steadman 5-2 Zhang Jiankang
  • Gao Yang 5-4 Xiao Guodong ;)
 

The Hare

Filly
First and Second round action today. Mark Allen continues his great form. John Higgins and Shaun Murphy start out.

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Sunday 1st round - probably no time for 2nd Round games from today First Round winners. Ding plays First game of season.
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Delboy99

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Neil Robertson blitzes Michael White with two century breaks in qualifying for German Masters, Jack Lisowski wins.

The Australian was in sizzling form at the Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock. A bewildered Michael White had no answers to the form of the world number four who made a half century in the first frame, an 88 in the second and followed up with two more centuries to advance to the Tempodrom in Berlin for the final stages.​

Neil Robertson knocked in two centuries as he blitzed Michael White in German Masters qualifying.
A ticket to the final stages at the Tempodrom in Berlin was up for grabs, but there was never any doubt about who would secure it.
Robertson made a steady start, with a break of 52 enough to secure the opening frame.
From there, the world number four went through the gears against a shell-shocked White.
A knock of 88 was enough to take the second frame, with the Australian denied a century when he left the final red in the jaws of the left corner.
He did not have to wait long for another shot at a ton, and he made no mistake with a break of 103. A clearance of 135 followed in the fourth frame, to highlight Robertson’s dominance.
The interval handed White a chance to regroup. He got the better of a safety battle in the fifth and it helped him put a frame on the board.
It proved to be a minor blip, as Robertson stepped in with a break of 73 to complete the 5-1 win.
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh made the third maximum break of his career, but it was in a losing cause against Fan Zhengyi who claimed a 5-3 win over the Thai.
A break of 110 was the highlight of Jack Lisowski’s 5-3 win over Andrew Pagett. The victory set up a meeting with Liam Highfield in the final round of qualifying.;)
 

Delboy99

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Mark Allen was bailed out by his rather sporting opponent Alfie Burden during his German Masters opening round win on Friday.


The Antrim potter was back in action for the first time since winning the Northern Ireland Open last weekend and did so in style, completing two centuries on his way to a 5-1 victory.
However, it didn’t come without a bit of drama when Allen, up to ninth in the world after last week’s win, forgot to bring his cue back to the table following the interval.
"Note to every snooker player out there,” he wrote on social media, “when going back out after the interval in a match always remember your cue.
"Thanks to Alfie for being such a sport and letting me use his cue first shot then go get it. I know many who’d have taken the frame! What a tube.”;)
 
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