Australian Open – Day 3 Report

WORLD-NUMBER-1 Mark Selby has crashed out of the Australian Open after a shock first round defeat to Jamie Burnett. The out-of-sorts two-times Masters champion could not get his A game going against the Scotsman who continued his giant killing ways after knocking out Neil Robertson in the opening round of last month’s Wuxi Classic. A surprise looked to…

Australia Open – Last 16 Draw

Winners advnace to the quarter finals. Matches best out of nine frames. Matt SELT vs Ryan DAY Barry HAWKINS vs Matthew STEVENS Martin GOULD vs Cao YUPENG Mark DAVIS vs Neil ROBERTSON Shaun MURPHY vs Tom FORD Peter EBDON vs Ding JUNHUI Stephen LEE vs Jamie COPE Marco FU vs Jamie BURNETT

Australian Open – Day 2 Report

THE SECOND day of this season’s Australian Open produced a big surprise after defending champion Stuart Bingham was knocked out in the first round. Qualifier Matt Selt came from 4-3 down to beat last year’s winner in a thrilling final frame decider and set up a second round match with Welshman Ryan Day. Two contributions in…

Australian Open – Day 1 Report

WUXI Classic winner Ricky Walden has been knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open on the tournament’s opening day. Just eight days after winning his second career world ranking event, Walden failed to carry on where he left off in China and lost  5-4 to Jamie Cope. Cope came from 3-2 down…

Australian Open – First Round Draw

Matches to take place from Monday, July 9 and will be best out of nine frames (race to five). Wildcard Matches Cao YUPENG vs Johl YOUNGER Alan McMANUS vs James MISFUD First Round Draw Stuart BINGHAM vs Matthew SELT Andrew HIGGINSON vs Ryan DAY Barry HAWKINS vs Xiao GUODONG Matthew STEVENS vs Liang WENBO Martin…

Walden – Good start proved vital in Wuxi win

NEW WUXI Classic champion Ricky Walden has said winning the first few frames was massive in his grand final win over Stuart Bingham. Walden dominated the match throughout and went on to beat his Essex opponent 10-4 to clinch his second world title with his last ranking success coming four years ago in the Shanghai Masters. After his win, Walden collected the…

Wuxi Classic glory for impressive Walden

NOT EVEN a brilliant maximum 147 break from Stuart Bingham stopped Ricky Walden in his tracks to clinch his second world ranking title of his career. Walden completed an impressive week on the baize beating Bingham 10-4 to be crowned Wuxi Classic champion 2012. This is Walden’s second big ranking event win after he was crowned Shanghai Masters champion in 2008. The Chester-born…