News from the Snooker Planet – Week 5 at the 900, 2022 Scottish Open and Snooker Scene’s comeback

Week 5 at “The 900” concluded on Wednesday and there was more excitement and drama.

Here is what happened:

On Monday

Jamie Curtis-Barrett won day 1 beating Nigel Bond in the final.

On Tuesday

Lee Martin won day 2 beating Daniel Ward, Reanne Evans partner, in the final

On Wednesday

Philip Williams, who plays on the Seniors Tour regularly beat Patsy Fagan in the Final. It’s a remarkable achievement from Patsy, who is 71 years of age. Patsy was the winner of the inaugural UK Championship in 1977 … That was 45 years ago.

Here are some more images…

Ali Carter was in the studio … all smiles.

Wytech is a new sponsor for the series. The company belongs to Mark Jones, Hannah Jones’ father.

Next week we start again with this line-up:

Jason Francis also shared those two short videos on twitter

The Shirt is not impressed…
Richard Emery had to dash around the table…

2022 Scottish Open – Opening day schedule

This was published by WST:

Strong Field For Edinburgh’s Opening Day

Scotland’s top player John Higgins, World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, Mark Williams, Shaun Murphy and defending champion Luca Brecel will all be in action on the first day of the BetVictor Scottish Open in Edinburgh on Monday November 28.

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The tournament will be staged at the Meadowbank Sports Centre for the first time and it will be the first professional snooker event in Edinburgh since 2003. And fans can enjoy watching a stellar field of the world’s top stars. Key first round matches include:

Luca Brecel v Fraser Patrick on Monday November 28 at 10am
Judd Trump v Sanderson Lam on Monday November 28 at 1pm
John Higgins v Anthony Hamilton on Monday November 28 during the afternoon session 
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Bai Langning on Monday November 28 at 7pm
Neil Robertson v Mark Davis on Monday November 28 during the evening session
Kyren Wilson v three-time Women’s World Champion Ng On Yee on Tuesday November 29 during the afternoon session

In all there will be over 70 players in the field, including Scottish potters Stephen Maguire, Anthony McGill and Graeme Dott.

Four-time World Champion Higgins, who lost to Brecel in the final last year, said: “It’s brilliant news for the Scottish players as we have really missed the chance to play in our home tournament over the last couple of years. I think there’s a lot of support for snooker and a lot of people playing the game in Edinburgh. I would love to win it in front of my own fans.

And the great news of today… Snooker Scene is back, with Nick Metcalfe as the new editor