Ronnie is the Welsh Open 2016 Champion

Ronnie beat Neil Robertson by 9-5 to become the Welsh Open 2016 Champion.


Ronnie came back from 5-2 behind to win the Welsh Open 2016 by 9-5. He won every frame of the final session, finishing with a great 141, his 10th century of the tournament.


Ronnie has now won the Welsh Open four times, on par with John Higgins . This is his twenty-eighth ranking title, same as Steve Davis and John Higgins, all joint second behind Stephen Hendry on thirty six.


Some quotes from the interview in front of the crowd:

“I just tried to stay in there and stay patient. I’ve had a fantastic week and played so much better here than at the Masters.” 


Reactions from fellow pros and commentators on twitter: 

Peter Ebdon@pdebdon

Ronnie wins the Welsh Open to equal John Higgins and Steve Davis, with 28 ranking event titles. A tremendous achievement.

David Hendon@davehendon

Ronnie was magnificent all week.

Neal Foulds@fouldsy147

Just one more thing, Ronnie is the greatest snooker player of all time #WelshOpenSnooker

Mark Williams MBE@markwil147 

I can say i turned pro at the same time as the best player ever, and 27 years on hes still the best in the world. Awesome @ronnieo147

More will follow tomorrow, quotes, images, videos, statistics … but for now it’s time to celebrate!

Well done Champ!

3 thoughts on “Ronnie is the Welsh Open 2016 Champion

  1. I’m delighted by the game Ronnie showed this week. He recalls the way he played on 2012 and 2013. I’ve never seen such a happy Ronnie receiving the trophy. He ties Steve Davis and John Higgins on 28 ranking titles. Another milestone in his record-book.
    Stephen Hendry has won the Welsh Open three times.

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