Judd Trump leads the race to win the Coral Cup
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Snooker‚Äôs Coral Tour Championship To Run In June On ITV4
Snooker‚Äôs return to live action will continue later this month with the Coral Tour Championship from June 20th to 26th at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
The event was originally due to take place on March 17th to 22nd in Llandudno and then rescheduled for July 21st to 26th. But new dates in Milton Keynes have now been confirmed. The tournament will be behind closed doors with extensive live television coverage from ITV4.
This follows the success of this week‚Äôs Matchroom.Live Championship League, one of the first sporting events to be staged in the UK since March.
Following weeks of detailed liaison with the UK government, strict health and safety regulations, including Covid-19 testing for all players, officials and staff, have been put into place. These regulations have been followed meticulously this week, allowing the tournament to run smoothly.
The same procedures will be followed during the Coral Tour Championship, and the venue in Milton Keynes has again been selected as it has a hotel on site which means that all personnel can isolate without needing to leave the venue.
One day has been added to the original schedule which means that the whole event can be played on a single televised table, with one match on each day including the final on June 26th.
WST Chairman Barry Hearn said: ‚ÄúWe are delighted to confirm dates for this event, coming hot on the heels of the Matchroom.Live Championship League. The feedback we have had this week from the players at the venue in Milton Keynes has been excellent. Any concerns they may have had about their own welfare have been laid to rest ‚Äď in fact one player described it as ‚Äėprobably the safest place on Earth.‚Äô
Posted by admin on Wednesday, May 06 2020 @ 09:34:48 UTC (343 reads)
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Introducing... Matchroom Live
Matchroom Live, our brand new video-first platform giving you access to our portfolio of events, is now available at matchroom.live
The service allows you to delve into the history books of Matchroom‚Äôs major pool events as well as offerings from across our portfolio of sports from Boxing to Darts to Snooker and many more, completely free. Fresh archive footage will be added continuously ensuring countless hours of sport to watch wherever you are in the world.
Fans will also be able to live stream events through a subscription package and pay-per-view options in territories without current broadcast rights holders.
Matchroom Live gives users the ability to cast to virtually any device whether that be a console, Smart TV, or connected device. The services will also allow fans to watch up to four live events at once with ‚ÄėQuadPlay‚Äô.
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Posted by admin on Wednesday, April 01 2020 @ 13:53:38 UTC (548 reads)
The Best Snooker Player of All Time
Who is ultimately the world‚Äôs best snooker player of all time? It‚Äôs a clear cut answer...and that is Ronnie O‚ÄôSullivan. He is considered one of the most successful British sportspeople over the last 20 years.
So who is Ronnie O‚ÄôSullivan and what sets him above the rest? Keep reading to find out more about this snooker legend.
Who is Ronnie O‚ÄôSullivan?
This 44-year-old English professional snooker player has lived in the Chigwell, Essex area.
He is the proud father of three and grandfather to one. Though he has endured many tough times in his life, he has certainly worked hard at creating a name for himself.
After getting into snooker at 7 years of age, Ronnie soon became a competitor to keep an eye on. He won his first club tournament at nine and his first under-16 British Championship at 13.
In 1991, the 15-year-old O‚ÄôSullivan participated in the English Amateur Championship. He proved himself to be the most gifted player in snooker history by making his first maximum break competitively.
Since joining professional ranks at 16-years-old, he has broken many records and won multiple championships. To date, he remains the youngest winner of a ranking tournament, the 1993 UK Championship.
What Makes Him So Great?
O‚ÄôSullivan stands in a league of his own. He is considered the greatest by many snooker fans around the world. Here are the top reasons why.
As a sportsperson, an injury could have a detrimental impact on your career.
Unless you‚Äôre ambidextrous, like Ronnie. His skill as a right-handed player is unmatched, not to mention his left hand. Sometimes he may switch as the shot requires it, other times it‚Äôs just for fun.
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The Greatest Pool Players
Pool is one of the classiest sports known to man. It requires a great deal of focus, accuracy, instinct, and trust in your skills to compete in this sport at a high level. It may not be as physically demanding as some other sports, but it has some areas that require special talents.
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Online casinos also have tons of other games for the people that like to gamble, so if you are a fan of the excitement and thrill, be sure to check them out. They are completely safe and secure and they are known for fast payouts and enforcing fair-play.
Throughout the years of pool‚Äôs existence, we‚Äôve witnessed many terrific players that were setting the bar too high and created standards with the records that they‚Äôve broken. Some of these records remain unbroken to this day. The list of the greatest pool players can go forever and it is based on individual opinions, so we wanted to share our top 3 pool players of all time. Let‚Äôs check them out.
Ralph Greenleaf is one of the most respected pool players in history. He was known as a very elegant and charismatic player who dominated the world of pool in the early 1900s. Ralph was also among the first 3 members who were inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame in 1966. During his career, Ralph Greenleaf managed to win twenty World Pocket Billiard Championships ‚Äď his first was in 1919 against Willie Mosconi and his last was in 1937 against Irving Crane.
Next up, we have the person who lost to Ralph in 1919 and enabled him to win his first World Pocket Billiard Championship. Willie Mosconi was a true legend in this sport. He managed to win the World Pocket Billiard Championship 15 times between the years of 1941 and 1957. In short, Willie dominated every opponent in the mid-1900s. Mosconi also authored an autobiography that was published in 1993 (Willie‚Äôs Game). He died of a heart attack in his home at the age of 80.
Nicknamed ‚ÄúThe Magician‚ÄĚ, Efren Reyes is the greatest pool player to ever grace us with his skills. He is born in 1954 in the Philippines. Among many other achievements in his life, Reyes is also the first player to win world championships in two different pool disciplines. In 1997, Reyes won the largest single-purse reward of $100,000 after he defeated Earl Strickland. Many experts, analysts, and fans put Efren Reyes at the very top on the list of the greatest pool players in history. Efren Reyes was the first Asian inductee in the Billiard Congress of America‚Äôs Hall of Fame.
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