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Great snooker. by Ken Dunn on 20 February 2017 9:33am
While resting my injured leg I've found a lot of snooker on the TV to watch. In last nights final with Jason Trump and Stuart Bingham, Jason Trump played this shot:

A red had finished opposite the left middle pocket about 3 inches away from it. This red was the only red with a potting chance on the table. The white (cue ball) had finished at the black ball end of the table about 9 inches from the 'black cushion' and just over half the distance from the near left corner pocket to the black ball which was on its spot. Trump decided to go for this red and I said to myself, 'He'll never get it as it needs such a fine snick on the red to get it to move at almost 90 degrees to the cue ball after it is hit.' He played the shot and the red ball went slowly into the pocket. This means that with a 'stick' he hit a ball towards another ball that was nearly 6 feet away to make the contact to within a millimeter so that the second ball went into the left middle pocket. A brilliant shot. There were some other great shots in the tournament (The Welsh Open) but this one stands out for me.
Re: Great snooker. by Ken Dunn on 27 February 2017 9:41am
I saw some of a timed snooker tournament over the weekend and it was very different from normal snooker. A frame lasts 10 minutes, players have 15 seconds a shot for the first 5 minutes and 10 seconds a shot for the second 5 minutes. The winner is the player with the most points at the end of the 10 minutes. McGill from Scotland won the event beating a Chinese player whose name I can't remember. Great entertainment and a quick turnround in the players from frame to frame.
Re: Great snooker. by Ken Dunn on 20 April 2017 8:21pm
Ronnie O'Sullivan is in great form at the moment In the world championships from The Crucible in Sheffield. Although he has missed a few shots in the first few frames against Sean (Shaun?) Murphy his 135 break was great to watch.
Re: Great snooker. by Ken Dunn on 26 April 2017 3:04pm
John Parrott and John Virgo are commentating on the Stephen Maguire v Barry Hawkins match. To play safe Maguire plays a thin cut (fine snick) on a red near the middle pocket. He cuts it so fine the red moves at righl angles to the cue ball when hit and for a distance of about 1 inch. John Parrott says, "He's cut that a bit fin John. I'm glad he's not cutting my bacon!'
Re: Great snooker. by Ken Dunn on 1 May 2017 6:01pm
Mark Selby and John Higgins are in the final and although Higgins took a big lead in the early part of the match Selby has a 2 frame lead now, going into the final session tonight. Some of the positional, from pocketing a ball, shots are incredible and the way they can make the cue ball (white) do so many different things, depending on where they want it to be, is amazing.

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