The Masters 2020 has seen a big surprise first up after Joe Perry upset the odds to beat UK Championship winner Ding Junhui in the opening match.
It’s been another year of immense drama on the World Snooker circuit. From history making moments to huge shocks, Snooker Chat looks back at some of snooker’s biggest highlights during what has been an eventful 2019 on the baize.
Ding Junhui’s worrying lack of form was the big talking point among snooker fans after he suffered a shock early exit at the Northern Ireland Open.
Ding Junhui made it through to the semi-finals of this year’s Masters – but he was forced to do it the hard way after he sensationally forfeited a vital frame for fouling three times in a row.
Ronnie O’Sullivan further closed in on becoming the first ever player to make 1,000 century breaks in professional snooker after a dominant display at the Masters.
Martin O’Donnell’s surprise win piles on more UK agony and frustration for Ding Junhui
Jack Lisowski produced a strong signal of intent on the opening day of the UK Championship by storming through to the second round.