The Pink Ribbon 10th Anniversary – Draws and Schedule

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This is the message from Paul Mount yesterday:

394 entries into this years pink ribbon pro am charity snooker competition at SouthWest SnookerAcademy
A big thanks and well done to Andrew Normanand Clive A Brown for all their hard work sorting out the schedule.
Also thanks to World snooker services for installing two extra star tables so we can meet the tight schedule.
We should break through the £100,000 raised barrier at this our tenth pink ribbon event , all of which goes to breast cancer charities.

Indeed with two more tables installed, the tournament director, Clive Brown had to rework the schedule. It’s still a very, very busy schedule!

You will find everything you need by following the links below:

PR19 – Top Half Draw (final v2)

PR19 – Bottom Half Draw (final v2)

PR2019 – Pro Draw L128

PR19 – Summary Schedule (final v2)

 

Snooker in July – (Good) News

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The 370+ entries are a fantastic news for all involved in the Pink Ribbon but it’s also a logistic nightmare. SWSA has ten tables but even so we were facing a 24h non stop play during the week-end at least. World Snooker Services have come to the rescue! 

 

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That’s awsome news! But it also means that the tournament director, Clive Brown, and SWSA manager, Andrew Norman, have to rethink both the draw and organisation of the event. Clive and Andrew are unsung heroes. The work they put in this is incredible.

So the revised draw will be out soon hopefully.

Thank you World Snooker Service and thank you Andrew and Clive. 

I have also heard from Andrew that Worldsnooker has agreed for the event to be streamed. That too is great news. Now, wether Andrew will be able to set that up in the middle of everything else, remains to be seen. I’m 1000% certain that he will try his very best to have it done though!

Mark Allen Classic 2019

This one is underway this week-end.

The scores and results can be followed here: http://live.brackelope.com/t/timg2

Apparently, despite making a 98, Shaun Murphy has lost 4-1 to an amateur… what’s going on there?

Some matches are streamed here The Mark Allen Classic youtube channel

Pink Ribbon 2019 – Draft draw and Schedule

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The Pink Ribbon has attracted a massive turn-up for its 10th Anniversary! This is fantastic news. Over 370 entries, the most ever, and this time a preliminary pro round will be needed as there are more than 32 pro entries! 

This has caused Andrew Norman – the SWSA manager (and defending champion!) – and Clive Brown – the tournament director – a bit of a “draw and schedule” headache but it’s a nice headache to have!

The following draws – amateur rouds only – and schedule are provisional. Every year there are some changes, players who can’t make it, but also players who have entered last minute and not yet in this list. Anyway, here it is!

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You will recognise quite a few names in this draw is you follow the snooker regularly: this is a mix of pure amateurs, former pros, Challenge Tour players, WDBS (Disability) players and WSS Senior players! It has all the ingredients for a great event and … very long days and nights!

 

Great Summer Work and Cleaning

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Whilst others rest … we are working on this site!

We have been chasing broken links and missing videos all over the 2015/16/17 seasons (mainly). As you surely know youtube videos tend to disappear after a while, so a lot of the Eurosport features and punditry had gone missing. With the invaluable help of a dear friend, I have been able to restore a lot of them over the last weeks and it’s still work in progress. We have also found a few “new” ones: those have been added.

Amongst them a series of short Master Classes that Ronnie did during the 2016 English Open. You will find them in the gallery: here is the page

Snooker in July – Pink Ribbon 2019 – 20-23 July 2019

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This is something very close to my heart.

The Pink Ribbon Charity Pro-am will once again be held in the Capital Venue, in Gloucester, at the South West Snooker Academy. This tournament, as many of you surely know, raises money to support various charities in help of breast cancer sufferers and their families. The amateur rounds will start on 20 and 21 July (one half of the draw each day) and the pros enter the fray on Monday 22 July. Amateurs can enter the tournament twice – once in each half of the draw.

This tournament was started in 2009 by Paul Mount to honour the memory of his dear sister Kay Suzanne who was taken away well too soon by this terrible disease. So, yes, it’s the Pink Ribbon 10th Anniversary and we want to make it extra special.

The following professional Players are supporting this years 10th Anniversary Pink Ribbon

Stuart Bingham – 2015 World Champion
Mark Allen – 2018 Masters Champion
Reanne Evans – 12 x World Champion

Past Pink Ribbon Champions

2010 – Michael Holt
2011 – Mark Joyce
2012 – Stuart Bingham
2014 – Peter Lines
2017 – Robert Milkins
2018 – Andrew Norman

Former SWSA OnQ Promotions Pink Army Players

Dominic Dale
Sam Baird
Jamie O’Neill
Michael Wasley
Shane Castle

Plus more pros :

Jackson Page
Ashley Carty
Riley Parsons
Billy Castle
Eden Sharav
Lee Walker

YOU have the opportunity WATCH & PLAY these amazing players by entering Pink Ribbon. You have only till 8th July to get you entry in to us at
www.swsasnooker.com or ring SWSA On 01452 223214

Hotel Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express are over 75% full… please don’t delay as there are other events on in Gloucester the same weekend driving up prices in ALL hotels

Beware! I’ll be there with my camera! 📷

Snooker in July – Mark Allen Classic 2019

Mark Allen can be outspoken at times, but there is a side of him about which he’s very quiet: the amount of work he does for charity, and it’s a lot.

On 12, 13 and 14th of July, he will once again organise the “Mark Allen Classic”, the money raised going to Riverside Special School this time.

Come along if you can, it will be interesting, fun and all for a good cause.

It will be held at:

147 Snooker Club (Antrim)

32 Fountain Street, Antrim
Phone: +44 (0)28 9446 3388

This is the draw for the fist rounds:

Prelims
1. Jamie-Lee Gardiner v Raymond Fry
2. Aaron Hill v Billy Moore
3. Philly Browne v Tom Ford
4. Mick Judge v Roger Smyth
5. John Fry v Joe Perry
6. Barry Hawkins v Jason O’Hagan
7. Stephen Bateman v Raymie Eastwood
8. Patrick Wallace v John Robinson
9. Jason Smyth v Greg Stevenson
10. Matthew Stevens v Peter Doherty
11. Paul Keenan v Snowy Dickson
12. TJ Dowling v Mervyn Campbell
13. Ryan Mcquillan v Jordan Brown
14. Robert Murphy v Michael Georgiou
15. Kevin Quinn v Karl Black
16. Stephen Brady v Shaun Murphy
Last 64
17. Robert Malcolm v winner of match 1
18. Fergal O’Brien v Robbie McGuigan
19. Stephen Ferguson v winner of match 2
20. Mark Allen v bonus ball winner
21. Anto Heaney v winner of match 3
22. Matt Mccullagh v Tasha Magill
23. Stephen Herron v winner of match 4
24. Joe O’Connor v Stan Moody
25. Nathan Curtis v winner of match 5
26. Aaron Mckee v Paul Currie
27. Nigel Clewer v winner of match 6
28. Joe Porter v Dave Lewis
29. Jamie Martin v winner of match 7
30. Kyle Kirkwood v Louis Heathcote
31. Alastair Wilson v winner of match 8
32. Shea Moore v Peter Lines
33. Gregory Cooke v winner of match 9
34. Daniel Wells v Ross Bulman
35. John Duffy v winner of match 10
36. Stephen Finlay v Ronan Fay
37. Paul Lowry v winner of match 11
38. Michael Holt v Brian Milne
39. Raymond Donnelly v winner of match 12
40. Simon Dent v Oli Lines
41. Declan Lavery v winner of match 13
42. Simon Cooke v Rab McCullough
43. CJ Anderson v winner of match 14
44. Peter Logue v Chris McCrory
45. Derek McMillan v winner of match 15
46. Ron Mc Keown v Gerard Greene
47. Qualifier winner v winner of match 16
48. Rodney Goggins v Wesley Savage

I’m the one who put some names in blue. As you can see the event is well supported by Main Tour pros, WSS players and promising talents! You can expect some good snooker!

This is the schedule for the first rounds:

Numbers on the right are the match numbers.

Friday 12th July
9am.
1. Paul Keenan v Snowy Dickson 1
2. Kevin Quinn v Karl Black 2
3. Matt McCullagh v Tasha Magill 3
4. Peter Logue v Chris McCrory 4
5. Fergal O’Brien v Robbie McGuigan 5
6. Jason Smyth v Greg Stevenson 10
11:30am
1. Stephen Bateman v Raymie Eastwood 7
2. Patrick Wallace v John Robinson 8
3. TJ Dowling v Mervyn Campbell 9
4. Simon Cooke v Rab McCullough. 6
5. Shaun Murphy v Stephen Brady 11
6. Aaron Hill v Billy Moore 12
2pm
1. Philly Browne v Tom Ford 13
2. Joe O’Connor v Stan Moody 14
3. Joe Porter v Dave Lewis 15
4. Stephen Finlay v Ronan Fay 16
5. Michael Georgiou v Robert Murphy 17
6. Michael Holt v Brian Milne 18
4:30pm
1. Rodney Goggins v Wesley Savage 19
2. Ron McKeown v Gerard Greene 20
3. Paul Lowry v winner of match 1 21
4. Derek McMIllan v winner of match 2 22
5. Joe Perry v John Fry 23
6. Jamie-Lee Gardiner v Raymond Fry 24
7pm
1. Stephen Ferguson v winner of match 12 25
2. Anto Heaney v winner of match 13 26
3. Shea Moore v Peter Lines 27
4. Raymond Donnelly v winner of match 9 28
5. Barry Hawkins v Jason O’Hagan 29
6. Oli Lines v Simon Dent 30
NB 9pm
1. Matthew Stevens v Peter Doherty 31
2. Nathan Curtis v winner of match 23 32
3. Draw winner v Paul Currie 33
4. Jamie Martin v winner of match 7 34
5. Daniel Wells v Ross Bulman 35
6. Robbie Malcolm v winner of match 24 36
Saturday 13th July
9am
1. CJ Anderson v winner of match 17 37
2. Ryan McQuillan v Jordan Brown 38
3. Alastair Wilson v winner of match 8 39
4. Roger Smyth v Mick Judge 40
5. Louis Heathcote v Kyle Kirkwood 41
6. Gregory Cooke v winner of match 10 42
11:30am
1. John Duffy v winner of match 31 43
2. Mark Allen v Aaron McKee 44
3. Winner of match 26 v winner of match 3 45
4. Winner of match 32 v winner of match 33 46
5. Nigel Clewer v winner of match 29 47
6. Winner of match 36 v winner of match 5 48
2pm
1. Winner of match 28 v winner of match 30 49
2. Winner of match 20 v winner of match 22 50
3. Winner of match 18 v winner of match 21 51
4. Stephen Herron v winner of match 40 52
5. Winner of match 11 v winner of satellite 4 53
6. Declan Lavery v winner of match 38 54

Mark Allen himself will be doing some promotion on July 3d

Scotland wins the World Cup 2019

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The day started with the semi-finals.

In the first semi-final of the day, Scotland easily got the better of the China A team, winning by 4-1. Both Scots, Stephen Maguire and John Higgins, were solid. In particular, their tactical game was far better than their opponent’s. Ding was poor all match. Yan played like he had all week, not badly but rarely finishishing a frame in one visit. It was him though who brought the only consolation to the Chinese fans with a great 126 in the double.

The second second semi-final, saw China B narrowly beat England by 4-3. It was a good match overall. There were mistakes on both sides, but there were some good tactical exchanges and some good breaks too: between them they scored 6 breaks over 50: 69, 84 and 51 for England, 62, 69 and 71 for China B. It was also a long match, leaving barely more than an hour to the winners, China B, to refresh and eat something.

In the evening, Scotland totally dominated the final, beating the China B team by 4-0. In 2015, John Higgins and Stephen Maguire had lost to China B, at the time represented by Zhou Yuelong and Yan Bingtao. They took their revenge …

I can’t help but wonder however, how much the semi-finals schedule took out of Zhou Yuelong and Liang Wenbo. Zhou in particular had played really well all week, but was completely out-of-sorts tonight. Anyway…

Congratulations Team Scotland

And here is the bit everyone has been waiting for 😎 …

World Cup 2019: Scotland – China B (trophy ceremony)