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HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


Excuse the webm but the BBC have finally aired a good comedy for the first time in years:

https://my.mixtape.moe/ptrjnq.webm

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Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

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Steve Davis has an amazing deadpan sense of humour, as evinced by his response to the Spitting Image 'Steve "Interesting" Davis' sketch. As I recall he bought the puppet when the show ended, too.

Murphy doing well in this frame, but I think he's up poo poo creek at this point.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Liang V ding is turning into a really good game.

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


Yeah, really engaging finish to that.

asap-salafi
May 5, 2012


I really like Fu and hope he makes a comeback in this game :11tea:

RoboJoe
Dec 30, 2006

We cleanse.
You are the filth.





This session with Fu and Robertson is going to be fantastic, they're very evenly matched. I've no idea who I'd like to go through, I think they're both great.

RoboJoe
Dec 30, 2006

We cleanse.
You are the filth.





Holy poo poo that frame (21st) was amazing, it was crazy

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


They're both playing well below their best and it's making for a real tense affair.

JingleBells
Jan 7, 2007

Oh what fun it is to see the Harriers win away!


HJB posted:

They're both playing well below their best and it's making for a real tense affair.

Don't think I've ever seen a foul given away by a waistcoat - errant elbows and clumsily dropping the cue with the rest, but that's a new one for me - fantastic refereeing to spot it too

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Looks like Fu should win it now. That red to the corner was a great pot under pressure.

Edit. FfS what a horrific kick.

HappyCamperGL fucked around with this message at 21:41 on Apr 24, 2017

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






Well gosh this is tense

e:PISSSSSS

Skarsnik fucked around with this message at 21:51 on Apr 24, 2017

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Snooker. Bloody hell.

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


Aaaaand breathe. That last mini-session will take some beating for drama.

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007

BRAWNY BUTTONS 4 LYFE


Phenomenal stuff. The thousand yard stare on Robertson...

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

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And this is why we watch snooker.

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007

BRAWNY BUTTONS 4 LYFE


Nervy morning session finishes 4-4 between Ding and Ronnie, good stuff

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


Okay here we go, this is the final session from Fu-Robertson for those who want to relive it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9-HUgrGvzg

Frame 21 starts at 1:50:00, and the almighty final frame at about 2:41:00.

Also here's the final session from Ding-Liang:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN6Me1u3bBw

Final frame starts at 2:40:30.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



3 - 3 between Wilson and Higgins. And the warrior has broken his tip miscuing a shot. Nightmare for him.

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


It was a shame to see Fu get torn apart, and he never really got going in any of his matches (maybe the pressure of being my outside pick was too much to bear), but it has to be said this was phenomenal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY8-Eq3s01E

RoboJoe
Dec 30, 2006

We cleanse.
You are the filth.





Great job by Ding in that match. The semi-finals to come should be bloody good to see.

Charles Leclerc
Jul 22, 2014

SUCCHIAMI IL MIO CAZZO DA DIETRO, RANA RAGAZZO



2022 FIA Formula 1 WDC


Was really hoping for Ronnie to get his poo poo together and take the fight to Ding, but it was too little too late.

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007

BRAWNY BUTTONS 4 LYFE


Managed to beat Selby's 143 though

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


So, thoughts as we have our final four. We inevitably have Mark Selby, who has actually been playing well on top of his usual grinding, Ding Junhui, who keeps on improving year on year and is perhaps one mental hurdle away from glory, John Higgins, who hit top form earlier in the season, lost it, but has rediscovered it, and Barry Hawkins, probably the most underrated player in the game right now, who is making a habit of just sort of being there towards the end.

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

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Congratulations to Mark Selby on his third title.

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007

BRAWNY BUTTONS 4 LYFE


Higgins getting to 5 would be nice, I think

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

Proudly supporting vanilla legends 1994-2014



Tsaedje posted:

Higgins getting to 5 would be nice, I think

It would, but I don't think it will happen. There's nobody left who I would dislike to see winning it, but Selby has oddly benefited from the tough top half of the draw as everyone else has beaten each other bloody.

Deteriorata
Feb 6, 2005



Shiver me timbers, Master 'Orkins gonna make the lot of 'em walk the plank.

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


Best session of the tournament last night, Selby and Ding. The H'ins are battling right now.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



I think this morning's session can charitably be described as 'scrappy'.

Noctone
Oct 25, 2005

XO til we overdose..


Selby must be making GBS threads bricks right now.

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007

BRAWNY BUTTONS 4 LYFE


Definitely well set up for a good final I think. Selby will be a wee bit more knackered than Higgins

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


It also happens to be the 10th anniversary of their previous final, where qualifier and rank outsider Selby got turned over by a Higgins who was entering a second period of success pre-ban. Higgins has found a third wind from somewhere but Selby starts as the big favourite this time around. Here for your Saturday evening entertainment is the 2007 final in full, session by session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhOLaZFgIZg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEFpS7pcIRA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-u6kSbb9uE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3RsCTk_sDw

Best viewed in 2x speed-o-vision.

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


Tsaedje posted:

Definitely well set up for a good final I think. Selby will be a wee bit more knackered than Higgins

This has had a pretty major effect eh. He'll be firing again tomorrow but he needs to stick with Higgins here.

E: And with he has stuck.

HJB fucked around with this message at 21:34 on Apr 30, 2017

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Selby only 7 - 10 down. I'd still make him favourite though.

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

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HappyCamperGL posted:

Selby only 7 - 10 down. I'd still make him favourite though.

Definitely. If it was 11-6 Higgins then I'd maybe call it even, but Selby is quite capable of re-enacting Hendry-White 1992.

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007

BRAWNY BUTTONS 4 LYFE


Welp. That sure was a session

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


Ominous, I think is the word.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Are they allowed TV replays? That would have been the faintest of touches.

Edit - the decision stands! That could cost Selby this frame.

HappyCamperGL fucked around with this message at 20:53 on May 1, 2017

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


Blackballgate! It definitely moved by the way.

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HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


https://my.mixtape.moe/dqqkqc.webm

It rocks by just the tiniest teeniest amount. What a massive effect its had as well, this could rumble on.

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