Impressive Trump reaches Australian Open final

AN IMPRESSIVE display of break building helped Judd Trump to the brink of major ranking success for the first time in more than 18 months. Trump sealed his place in Sunday’s Australian Open final after beating China’s Xiao Guodong 6-3 earlier today (Saturday). And the Bristol man, who last won major silverware in November 2012…

In-form Robertson continues winning ways on home soil

NEIL Robertson continued his impressive start to the new campaign after winning his first match of the Australian Goldfields Open. After retaining his Wuxi Classic title over the weekend, Robertson stretched his winning run further in his home tournament after coming back from behind to beat Andrew Higginson 5-2. Breaks of 66, 94 and 89 helped Robertson…

2013 Australian Goldfields Open – Day 2 Report

MARK Selby fought back from three frames behind to avoid back to back early exits in major competitions in a competitive second day of the Australian Open. The world number two, who failed to qualify for the Wuxi Classic after a shock defeat to Andrew Pagett just six weeks ago, came back from 3-0 down…

2013 Australian Goldfields Open – Day 1 Report

BARRY Hawkins began his title defence of the Australian Open with an impressive 5-1 victory against Dechawat Poomjaeng. Last season’s World Championship runner-up was in impressive form on the opening day of the competition in Bendigo as four breaks of 50+ saw him ease to the last 16 against the Thai potter. Wuxi Classic winner…

Aussie delight and title joy for Hawkins

BARRY Hawkins claimed his first world ranking title after a convincing victory over Peter Ebdon in the Australian Open final. The 33-year-old captured the title and his biggest achievement in the game since turning professional sixteen years ago by beating the former world champion 9-3 in Bendigo. Hawkins becomes the second ever winner of the Australian Open after…

Australian Open – Day 5 Report

MARK Davis is through to his second consecutive ranking event semi-final after knocking out Martin Gould in the Australian Open quarter-finals. Davis, who before the start of this season failed to reach a ranking event semi-final in his previous 21 years as a professional, has matched his performance in the Wuxi Classic last month in getting to…

Australian Open – Day 4 Report

NEIL Robertson’s hopes of winning a major a ranking event in his homeland of Australia were crushed to the ground earlier today after losing heavily to the in-form Mark Davis. Despite making a solid start with a break of 88 to take the first frame, it all went downhill after that for the Thunder from Down Under in…

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…