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HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



The Snooker World Championships are under way again in Sheffield.

Seven time champion and old fart Stephen Hendry's attempted comeback was short-lived after beating an even older Jimmy White he lost to young Chinese Xu Si in qualifying. Will Ronnie O'Sullivan defend his title and draw level to Hendry on the old time list? Or will someone not eligible for their bus pass win?

The draw:


How to watch the Betfred World Championship
https://wst.tv/how-to-watch-the-betfred-world-championship-2/

Old Threads:
2016 https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3772472
2017 https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3816633
2018 https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3854859
2019 https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3886779
2020 ???

HappyCamperGL fucked around with this message at 10:25 on Apr 17, 2021

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oh no computer
May 27, 2003



Robertson's playing really well.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



oh no computer posted:

Robertson's playing really well.

he was brilliant at the tour championship the other week. though with him he'll prob have a great first week then fall short in the quarters.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



O'Sullivan came through a routine 10 - 4 win against Mark Joyce. Played well in the evening session.


The Yan Bingtao v Gould match looks a good bet for a nervy decider this morning.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Ants McGill decided to try his hands at billiards

https://twitter.com/WeAreWST/status/1384234404013252618?s=20

Only major casualty so far is Maguire who lost to Jamie Jones. All other seeds safely through.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



first round complete. fourteen of the seeded players made it through, with only ding junhui losing to former champion bingham and maguire to jamie jones. who play each other so there will be only one qualifier in the quarters.

possibly the strongest ever last 16 line up. i could try to pick a tie of the round, but honestly they almost all are

also happy birthday barry hawkins.

HappyCamperGL fucked around with this message at 09:12 on Apr 23, 2021

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Great match between O'Sullivan and McGill. Mcgill makes a ton to force a decider.

He did it. Amazing counter clearance to knock the defending champion out!

HappyCamperGL fucked around with this message at 21:29 on Apr 23, 2021

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



HappyCamperGL posted:

he was brilliant at the tour championship the other week. though with him he'll prob have a great first week then fall short in the quarters.

what did i say; lost to kyren wilson in the quarters.

selby playing really well. hopefully trump's form can pick up for the dream final.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

Really hard to pick a winner this year. Selby does look ominous though.

Loved this break from Williams (even though he got smashed)
https://twitter.com/Eurosport_UK/status/1387373059112329217

Flayer fucked around with this message at 12:46 on Apr 28, 2021

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

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Buglord

Kyren Wilson is playing brilliantly right now, back to back clearance centuries. Fantastic stuff.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



He has played well. Though trying for that red after frame ball and fouling the yellow was a bit careless.

E - Murphy hosed the last red so didn't steal. Only 5 3 down would have been daylight robbery for him.

HappyCamperGL fucked around with this message at 20:56 on Apr 29, 2021

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Proper epic frame. Almost an hour now. Bingham so unlucky to fluke the blue and snooker himself.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

Selby-Bingham turning into a bit of a cracker. Keeps swinging back and forth. Still fancy Selby to pull it out.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Other semi also been quality. Murphy fight back is strong. But he is showing why players are switching to the roll up break off. Leaving a red every time and it could cost him the match.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

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Buglord

It's turning into two classic semis. Wilson looked like cruising it after that first session but you can never be sure in a best of 33.

Couldn't pick a winner out of these 4 at the moment.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

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Buglord

Selby looked to be going through with a strong position on the table and in good form. Got unlucky splitting the reds and played a mediocre safety and Bingham stole the frame a with nerveless counter break. Great semi - 16-15 to Selby and they will have to pick up later this evening.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



murphy wilson getting on with it. so they won't be too late. murphy looks to be stepping up a gear.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

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Buglord

Murphy finishing Wilson off with surely what will be at least one of the top 10 shots of the tournament - the little seen plant double into the centre pocket.

What a turn around in that match where in the first session Wilson played maybe the best session of the tournament, at least in quality if not frame advantage.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

Flayer posted:

Selby looked to be going through with a strong position on the table and in good form. Got unlucky splitting the reds and played a mediocre safety and Bingham stole the frame a with nerveless counter break. Great semi - 16-15 to Selby and they will have to pick up later this evening.
Same thing happened in the first frame back expect Bingham couldn't quite convert after playing it too safe on the last red and going off position on the colour. What followed was a really tense safety battle that swung both ways before Selby nailed a really tough snooker that frustrated Bingham into a giving away position, allowing Selby to clear.

Selby vs Murphy in the final it is then. It's going to be a nailbiter.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Should he a good match. Selby favourite, but whoever wins I'm expecting inordinate numbers of fist pumps.

HappyCamperGL fucked around with this message at 10:10 on May 2, 2021

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Advantage Selby after the first day. Murphy has had plenty chances to pull ahead, but has been unable to kill off frames leaving himself open for the counter. Selby just being mark selby.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



selby 14-11 up going into final session. murphy needs pretty much faultless attacking snooker now.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Great fightback from Murphy to 17-15. But he misses a very difficult red long side cushion to leave Selby right in with the chance to steal and nought safe.

E - Selby does it! Fourth title for the Jester.

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Ghislaine of YOSPOS
Apr 19, 2020



Selby innit?? I knew there was trouble soon as I saw that tight red cushio

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