snooker world championship final

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Are people leaving the audience yet? I happen to know the last bus up Ecclesall Road left fifty minutes ago.

caek (caek), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

EBDON LEAVES THE LAST RED IN THE JAWS!

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

ebdon blows it!

ken c (ken c), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

Dott gets it, gets on the black, nearly explodes with joy, and he pots that... it's over.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

dott has gone through the value of doubts and emerged the other side.

kisses the trophy before the game is finished. don't like that

ken c (ken c), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

Dott's going dotty.

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

You've got to admire Dotts mental toughness at the end.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy (Kerr), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

"2006 is the year Dott". Oh, good one, whatshername.

Good night.

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

also: got to love that tobacco sponsorship is not allowed, so snooker gets sponsored by gambling instead! yay!

ken c (ken c), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

And the second twee-est snooker player in the world is the champion (twee-est being Pinches, obv.)

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

(Pam earlier tonight: "Can we move to wherever Dott is from so Ava can acquire that accent?")

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

i thought david gray was a bit twee

ken c (ken c), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

Congratulations to Graham Dott and all of his supporters on a tremendous achievement.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 1 May 2006 22:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

It was worth staying up for in the end. Great comeback by Ebdon and great clearances at the end by Dott. Last session was fairly exciting as the game was always in the balance.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy (Kerr), Monday, 1 May 2006 23:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

Imagine how good he'll be when he grows up!

Onimo (GerryNemo), Monday, 1 May 2006 23:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

I have now turned off the stream, so tragically I'll never know if they greeted the victory by showing highlights of his play intercut with the video to "Nothing Compares 2 U".

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 1 May 2006 23:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

Please don't give Ava that voice. Horrific. Well done, anyway, Graeme. After a Hearts fan and a Celtic fan, finally a Rangers fan wins the world championship.

Ally C (Ally C), Monday, 1 May 2006 23:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

WBS, they cut straight to a Doug Mountjoy trick-shot comp soundtracked by a breakbeat-hampered version of Russ Conway's "Side Saddle".

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Monday, 1 May 2006 23:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

After a Hearts fan and a Celtic fan,

Two Celtic fans, if the publicity machine at Celtic Park is to be believed, i.e. drape a Celtic flag round Ken Doherty's neck, send him out to do the half-time raffle, hurrah, we have another celebrity fan.

I did stay up and watch it, but my laptop is knackered so I went off to bed and watched it on the portable. I never want to see an hour-plus frame of snooker again as long as I live (though the will to live may well desert me and leave me with little choice should that ever come up again). Well done Graeme. Not a bad first tournament to start your trophy haul with.

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 06:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
not quite the right thread but.. masters final. 8-3 to ronnie, ding looks to be giving up, shook ronnie's hand at the midsession interval looking like he's about to cry, ronnie puts arm around ding and they both went back to ronnie's dressing room.

this is surely staged to compete with big brother?

ken c (ken c), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

:(

I thought Ding would be favourite. He's the new god of sport.

to scour or to pop? (Haberdager), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

Poor little guy! I think he's having a right panic, and just needs a hug.

However, he can at least console himself with that £35,000 he got from making a 147.

Suedey (John Cei Douglas), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

Louis - your boy's got no heart.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

that 147 was truly brilliant, and I saw it live! :D

hmm, this kinda thing was probably always going to happen eventually. he keeps his emotions so cooped up, so hidden, that such an outpouring was practically inevitable were things to go really, really badly.

to scour or to pop? (Haberdager), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

apparently he may have got upset by something the crowd has said

ken c (ken c), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

jade's in the crowd

ken c (ken c), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

probably finally had enough of 'ding' puns.

ken c (ken c), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

poor ding

ken c (ken c), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

lol at ronnie's "If ya feelin' me MAKE SOME NOISE!!!!" hand gestures.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

that was pretty comprehensive, then.

to scour or to pop? (Haberdager), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

O'Sullivan's on another level, man. The only man that can beat him is himself. Unfortunately he does that quite a lot.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

I reckon Ding will be at that level pretty soon, personally. He'll be, as Ronnie says, a World Champion, and probably within 3 or 4 years.

to scour or to pop? (Haberdager), Sunday, 21 January 2007 21:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

O'Sullivan's on another level, man. The only man that can beat him is himself. Unfortunately he does that quite a lot.

that's how he practices his cue action innit, beating himself and that.

ken c (ken c), Monday, 22 January 2007 00:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
IT'S HERE

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 11:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

Graeme Dott (Sco) 7-10 Ian McCulloch (Eng)
Anthony Hamilton (Eng) v Marco Fu (HK)
Stephen Maguire (Sco) v Joe Perry (Eng)
Mark Williams (Wal) v Joe Swail (NI)
John Higgins (Sco) v Michael Holt (Eng)
Barry Hawkins (Eng) v Fergal O'Brien (Ire)
Neil Robertson (Aus) v Ryan Day (Wal)
Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) v Ding Junhui (Chn)
Ken Doherty (Ire) v Mark Allen (NI)
Matthew Stevens (Wal) v Joe Delaney (Ire)
Steve Davis (Eng) v John Parrott (Eng)
Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Judd Trump (Eng)
Peter Ebdon (Eng) v Nigel Bond (Eng)
Stephen Lee (Eng) v Mark Selby (Eng)
Ali Carter (Eng) v Andy Hicks (Eng)
Stephen Hendry (Sco) v David Gilbert (Eng)

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 11:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, Dott is out, so at least we're guaranteed a mildly interesting final. Although blah blah blah final in the first round blah blah blah. S'a shame L***s J****r is too busy trying to rebuild family bridges to post here anymore, it'd be nice to hear him try and defend his boy as O'Sullivan guts him again.

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 11:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

Can't wait for Ronnie-Ding re-match!

Hoping Hendry gets knocked out early..

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 22 April 2007 11:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

A decent run for Judd Trump would be interesting as well, considering he's snooker's great white hope.

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 11:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

Wow, this is an evenly matched and balanced encounter.

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 15:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

Great sense of timing ;-) Ding has just gone on to make a 100 break.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 22 April 2007 15:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

I can't predict shit.

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 15:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

nah you were doing ok - looked like 5-2, but Ronnie got the last, I think he's moving in for the kill now.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 22 April 2007 16:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ding's not playing badly, but on form O'Sullivan is always gonna be >>> on form Ding.

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 16:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

I dunno I don't get the impression Ding ws up for this today...but now that O'Sullivan has got going that is probably that.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 22 April 2007 16:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

We saw this in December though, he's mentally weak. I suppose that's what happens when you're a superstar with 200 million cheering you on in your home country, and then you turn up as a stranger in a strange land and you're on your own.

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 16:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

Eight frames in, and O'Sullivan has a 98% pot percentage.

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 16:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

Not sure about that - he is really young, and has coped really well with the pressure so far, as in he has won a few tournaments and not disappeared.

I wonder how much the crucible venue plays into it.

I think at the Masters O'Sullivan gave an awesome display but also Ding doesn't appear to have a plan B if things are going wrong. The way he plays suits Ronnie just fine.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 22 April 2007 16:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

Davis vs Parrott, paradoxically, is a cracker of a match. More sports need old guys hanging around for ages refusing to retire.

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 22 April 2007 16:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

How did that end-ah!? Davis vs Parrott?

t**t, Monday, 23 April 2007 17:03 (7 years ago) Permalink


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