The Snooker Thread


#4183

What a chance now…


#4184

Oh John…

Misses a red he should have potted.

But he’s back to 14-10.

This final is very much on again.


#4185

Big shot, big miss for john


#4186

Just home to catch the last frame. Big one for Mark to win. Real character. 5 frames a more than handy lead going into the final session.


#4187

Hard to see Williams fucking this away now.

What way were the boys priced Pre Tournament?


#4188

Mark Williams takes the final frame of the session to go in 15-10 up.

He’ll be hugely relieved to have taken that frame.

Had John taken all four frames after the interval, Williams would have been reeling.

Not over yet, but that last frame makes a huge difference.


#4189

Naturally I’m not looking at this but it has always been terribly boring shite. The Billiards Council or whoever regulates the process might think of staging a referee heart-attack or a fucking row in the gallery top boost ratings. They’re terribly in-imaginative really.


#4190

Each player should be allowed break their cue over their opponent’s head once a match. It’s unlikely it would be done until towards the end of the match which would add to the drama especially at the business end of the competition.


#4191

Good start for John in this final session as he reduces the deficit to 15-11.

Very nervy opening attempt at a long pot from Mark - he was nowhere near it.


#4192

131 break there for the Wizard. A big statement.

And a very poor break off from Mark at the start of frame 27 as he hits the blue on the way back.

Is the Bhoy beginning to smell blood?


#4193

Chance for Welshman now though. Potential frame-winning opportunity.


#4194

Huge get of jail shot for Williams as he spots a plant to the middle and makes it after a poor positional shot on the pink.


#4195

Williams misses a red to the middle on 57.

This is a clean up chance for John to steal this frame.


#4196

Come on John roar the crowd. He is so popular


#4197

Unreal clearance there. Position for the yellow was some shot.


#4198

Cracking clearance by our bhoy.

Come on


#4199

Abhoy John. :clap:


#4200

Another epic clearance from John!

One of the shots of the championship to get from brown to yellow. Then yellow to green to brown.

Magnificent stuff.

Another pivotal frame in the psychological stakes. He is so good at pinching those frames.


#4201

Big chance for Williams here.


#4202

That was a great pink from Mark. Hopefully he can wrap it up in one visit this time.