Eleven30 Series – Judd wins leg 6 but Ronnie wins the series.

Judd won the last leg of the first Eleven30 series by 6-4, bringing the score to 3-3, but Ronnie wins the series, on “tons scores”:  he made 10 centuries to 3 to Judd.

Ronnie made the strongest start, leading 3-1 at the MSI, and adding two centuries to his tally. At that point he had already won the series because Judd couldn’t possibly make 7 centuries in five frames … So all credit to Judd who kept fighting to win the leg, despite having already lost the series.

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Here is how the evening in Preston Guild Hall unfolded (thanks to Jason Francis on twitter)

  • Underway in Preston and the rocket is in

  • Ronnie 102 to open

  • Judd looking good for 1-1 here. 69 up, 67 on

  • Ronnie going 2-1 up here

  • 102 from Ronnie, century 10 3-1 up

  • Lovely quote from @judd147t in the interval claiming he is ahead of Ronnie in this series for 20 breaks!!

  • 70+ from Judd 2-3 now

  • Ronnie potted the brow to go 24 up… Went in off. Judd cleared 3-3 now

  • Judd 84 and he now leads 4-3

  • Judd looking strong here

  • 4-4 now..best of 3

  • Judd at the table, chance for 5/4

  • And he does it!! 5-4 now Judd

  • Judd wins 6-4 tonight!! 3-3 the series

  • Both @judd147t and @ronnieo147 want a decider so is any country or county wants to stage it GET IN TOUCH @Dafabet

  • Credit to @judd147t for fighting back tonight

  • Ronnie takes the 30k because he made more centuries

Both players hugely enjoyed the challenge, and they now want a decider …

Judd tweeted this, right after the match

Cracking series with @Snookerlegends really enjoyed it. Ronnie the much better scorer overall tho. Well done @ronnieo147

And Ronnie replied

@judd147t @Snookerlegends top man really enjoyed it,  keep entertaining people with your style of snooker, they love it

Which earned him this rather egnigmatic answer answer …

@ronnieo147 thanks ron shave your eyebrows for next time tho

Django Fung, Judd’s manager also showed his appreciation

I’m not sure if I can stand any more of this. So exciting. Bradford was amazing last night, how was tonight?

This series is different atmosphere, haven’t seen anything like it. You two want to play a decider?

Jason Francis concluded by

Too many people to thank for taking the idea of eleven 30 and turning it into reality. formats next outing is BULGARIA! @markjesterselby