Bulgaria Eleven30 – Mark Selby is the winner

Mark Selby beat Ronnie by 6-5 again yesterday evening in Plovdiv in another great night of snooker, winning the series as well. But Ronnie wasn’t too disappointed, coming to Facebook after the match with this:

Well played Mark, 2 great nights in Bulgaria, amazing fans. Got edged out 6/5 both nights but getting sharper.

The players were made very welcome and enjoyed a fantastic hospitality:

They also went to “christen” the first snooker table ever to be made available in a school in Romania, which prompted Jason to tweet:

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Opening the first ever table placed in a Bulgarian school, I reckon cueing could be an issue

Here is how the match unfolded, thanks to Jason’s tweets as always:

Ronnie raced to a 4-0 lead, and probably didn’t want the MSI to come. But come it did and Mark rallied and went on a roll himself: he took 5 frames on the bounce. Ronnie forced a decider but it’s mark who took it, with a century, and won.

  • And tonight we pack out this monster!!

  • Officially just announced as the biggest ever crowd for a snooker match in Bulgaria

  • Ronnie has started well, 77 and first frame 1-0

  • Ronnie 2-0 in under 15 minutes… flying

  • Frame 3.. Ros 9 reds 9 blacks…. and counting

  • That’s 12

  • Ends on 104!!! But it’s still 3-0 in 23 minutes

  • Ronnie in again… 63 and counting

  • It’s 4 zip ronnie in 40 minutes

  • 2nd half underway, uphill task for the world champ but he is in the balls…

  • Selby with 77 and it’s 1-4 race to 6

  • Jester fighting back… 84 and it’s 2-4

  • Selby wins another!! 3-4 now

  • Selby 4 in a row!!! 4-4 now

  • Jester going 5-4 up here, been ruthless since the interval… century?

  • Big 138 from Mark

  • Ronnie needs this frame for our second consecutive decider

  • Ronnie forces the decider with a 77

  • Selby has first chance in the decider…

  • Selby has this, going to be 6-5

  • Can we finish with a century?

  • Yes we can!!! 113

  • Looks like @markjesterselby may have to shell out for some excess baggage!! #huge (about the trophy)

  • Thanks Bulgaria for two amazing nights. We will be back, even bigger #promise

Both players will now be heading to Bucharest, Romania where they will start their European Masters campaign tomorrow.