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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1410 on: August 21, 2021, 08:57:58 PM »
Slessor is executioner tier bald.

Slessor's little chinstrap beard lends him shades of Eavis as well. Upside-down head man.

Ledge's ginger goatee is more Villainous Simon Pegg.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1411 on: August 21, 2021, 09:04:05 PM »
Slessor has a Help for Heroes insignia emblem outside his property. '23 Heroes Gardens'.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1412 on: August 21, 2021, 09:04:06 PM »
I hope Sharter had been planning to spend his maximum break prize on a five-day blueberry and fizzy water bender and now can't because of the Brexit he voted for.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1413 on: August 21, 2021, 09:09:52 PM »
Maybe projection but the match referee always looks way more involved than the others. Lots going on in the eye department.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1414 on: August 21, 2021, 09:15:37 PM »
Ledge cleaning up here like nobody's business. Bye Sellsooelsors mate

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1415 on: August 21, 2021, 09:30:09 PM »
"A couple of big scalps"

Bit harsh there Jill

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1416 on: August 21, 2021, 10:32:20 PM »
I had been considering putting a quid on Jimmy Robertson, thinking about how the Nando's chicken shortage has caused lots of branches to close and the effect this may have had on Mark's mental state, but nah...

https://mobile.twitter.com/markwil147/status/1429138868310351875

..."adopt, adapt and improve" and all that.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1417 on: August 21, 2021, 11:00:52 PM »
Is Ali C a bad'un, then?

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1418 on: August 21, 2021, 11:13:04 PM »
Is Ali C a bad'un, then?

He's a bit UKIP. Brexit Nathan Barley.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1419 on: August 22, 2021, 09:38:44 AM »
All I know of him was that he shoulder-barged Ronnie.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1420 on: August 22, 2021, 02:10:01 PM »
He's an aggressive little twat - he always seems really sullen when he loses, and he gets arsey about it if the run of the ball goes against him during a match. Just seems a generally unpleasant individual. He's had a lot of challenges with his health; he has Chrohn's disease and is a cancer survivor. Whether that's anything to do with it or not I don't know, but he comes across as being really bitter.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1421 on: August 22, 2021, 03:41:52 PM »
Jack Lisowski is also a cancer survivor and he doesn't act like Carter.

I mentioned upthread that thing of Allen and Evans both refusing to watch the table when their opponent was on it and how that was the kind of thing Carter would do. That's because he was refusing to look at Ronnie on the table during the match with the shoulder-barge incident. Just making a show of disrespect but without the excuse of Ronnie owing him child support.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1422 on: August 22, 2021, 08:23:04 PM »
I thought that Allen and Evans turning away was a bit respectful. Mainly Noticed it when Allen had a shot staring down towards Reanne. Would have seemed a good old stare down given the mental baggage would have been a good way to put him off his shot.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1423 on: August 22, 2021, 10:54:12 PM »
Sori Gwlad, I am totally Team Gary here. C'mon you sparkly-shoed ledge.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1424 on: August 23, 2021, 09:30:11 AM »
Where are you watching this? I mean, which channel?

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1425 on: August 23, 2021, 10:51:10 AM »
Well it's finished now, but it was on ITV4.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1426 on: August 23, 2021, 10:56:41 AM »
season is structured weirdly. they had the Champions League over the fortnight before the British Open, which just concluded. This week is the NI Open Quals and then 4 weeks off before the English Open in Barnsley.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1427 on: August 23, 2021, 11:16:42 AM »
season is structured weirdly. they had the Champions League over the fortnight before the British Open, which just concluded. This week is the NI Open Quals and then 4 weeks off before the English Open in Barnsley.

Turkish Open was main tournament in the gap but had to be pulled.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1428 on: August 23, 2021, 12:37:22 PM »
Turkish Open was main tournament in the gap but had to be pulled.

ah right. maybe they can do something on OnlyFans.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1429 on: August 23, 2021, 12:41:27 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/58301127

One for misleading headlines. Shock as Mark Williams didn't win a tournament that didn't exist for 17 years.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1430 on: September 05, 2021, 02:04:05 PM »
Much like his similarly comb-overed namesake, Trump is going to Atlantic City... for the US Open Pool Championship:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/58414917

tbh I would actually watch this is it was televised.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1431 on: September 06, 2021, 10:39:58 AM »
I like a bit of 9-ball; it's a lovely game to watch. Haven't seen any for years. I would imagine that Trump's foray into it will go about as well as Ronnie and Steve Davis managed; they got a few victories but pretty much got thrashed by the better players. Although it's a much simpler game than snooker, the top level players are very good at it, and it's a savage, cut-throat game. I assume they're still using the format where the winner of the previous frame breaks - a good player can string together several frames in a very short time and overwhelm their opponent. If you're not used to the conditions and aren't well versed in the finer points of the game, you're easy pickings for someone who's been playing for years. I think if a good snooker player properly devoted themselves to it they could become very successful at it in a fairly short space of time, but it would be a case of focusing on pool to the exclusion of snooker and nobody has been prepared to do that so far. My prediction would be that Trumpy goes out in the first round and comes back to the UK with his tail between his legs.

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« Reply #1432 on: September 06, 2021, 10:44:27 AM »
the article (badly explained, given the dozens of pool variants) suggests it might be 8-ball as Darren Appleton is our big name in 8-ball. I think Trump has a shout of winning something. I watched a vid of US pool player Shayne van Bohnen playing in a Russian Pyramid match against a mid-level player and once he figured it out he started to look good.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1433 on: September 06, 2021, 01:18:10 PM »
Hmm, I'm pretty sure it is 9-ball as the US Open is a famous 9-ball tournament. It is a really poor article.

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« Reply #1434 on: September 06, 2021, 01:22:15 PM »
looked it up - yes, it is 9-ball. interesting decision by Trump then, as you say, they're different beasts as sports. Double elimination format, so he's got a life if he loses a match. I'd back him to beat some players, but he might get bang-bang against a couple of lifers.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1435 on: September 06, 2021, 01:38:14 PM »
Happened to watch the Color of Money yesterday, basically based around this tournament.

Main takeaway was how massive the tables were. Could play a big bounce going down the side cushion and still easily get into the corner pocket.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1436 on: September 06, 2021, 01:42:12 PM »
yeah I play Virtual Pool 4 quite a bit. it's quite easy to make long banks too because you just have to knock the ball into a general area if the pocket is open. on the flip side it is far easier to go in off, leave things on, and harder to play safe.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1437 on: September 06, 2021, 01:56:06 PM »
looked it up - yes, it is 9-ball. interesting decision by Trump then, as you say, they're different beasts as sports. Double elimination format, so he's got a life if he loses a match. I'd back him to beat some players, but he might get bang-bang against a couple of lifers.

Apparently there's a field of 256 players! Given that, he might be able to make some headway but I'd be very surprised to see him get to the business end of the event.

tbh I would actually watch this is it was televised.

From what I can gather it's only available to us on matchroom.live - I'm considering chucking Bazza & Son a fiver for a monthly pass so I can watch it, not so much for Trumpy but just to see some 9-ball. It's a fun game to watch.

Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1438 on: September 14, 2021, 08:04:36 AM »
Trump wins round 1 9-0. Dunno if his opponent was anyone or just a guy who paid the entrance fee, but the highlights are on YouTube. Trump looked good.

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Re: Snooker 2021
« Reply #1439 on: September 14, 2021, 09:10:18 AM »
Ah, that Magee dude - I did have a look at the draw a few days ago; the only google results I found for Magee were in articles about the Trump match so I assumed he was just some buster. Surprised to hear he got thrashed by such a wide margin though. I'll check out the highlights!

Edit: Trump is apparently playing Dhruvalkumar Patel today, another unknown by the looks of things - seems like the Trumpster will have a fairly easy route through the first round. It'll be interesting to see him come up against a seasoned player. Fingers crossed he gets drawn against Earl Strickland (who won his first match 9-1) at some point!
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