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…

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…

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…