All images of yesterday’s action in Goffs

The evening session yesterday brought its fair share of surprises and emotions! It was played in front of a huge, enthusiast but fair crowd.

In the first match of the second session Jonathan Bagley found himself 2-0 down, and 52-0 down in the third frame and found a way to turn the match on its head. He went down to win on a black ball shoot-out, ending Ken Doherty’s hopes. Ken was the pre-tournament favourite with the bookies and the crowd. The Irish love their snooker and despite the upset warmly applauded Jonathan. Both players deserved the plaudits as this was an excellent match by all accounts with the most dramatic ending!

In the last match of the day, Steve Davis, an eight times Irish Masters Champion, beat Dennis Taylor by 3-1. With both players miked, there was a lot of banter and laugher, but both wanted to win badly, make no mistake! There was no repeat of the 1985 triumph for Dennis and no black ball drama … however this is how he celebrated the only frame he won!

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Maybe, Steve was fired up by Dennis “statement of intent” during the handshake! Yes, you got it: he climbed on a crate, towering over Steve … and even over Jan! Naughty Dennis!

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All images of yesterday’s action are here

 

World Seniors 2018 – Q6 in Beijing

Apparently the event is played this week-end in Beijing and not at the end of the month as initially scheduled.

Here is the draw and the results as published By Jason Francis on twitter.

The event is covered in CBSA Website: the draw and format page as well as a page where some matches are streamed. If you open those pages with Chrome you can have them translated automatically. However images are not translated so, unless you can read Chinese, you will not be wiser than me about who is playing and winning in this one …

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Jason also shared this table, showing the best breaks made today:

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The event is covered by Rigour on the Superstar Online platform as previously mentioned

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Some infos about World Q6 in Beijing

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The draw for this event, held on 26-28 January 2018 in Beijing, featuring 80 players, will be made during the opening reception. Rigour will stream the matches, or at least some of them, on their Superstar Online Platform. I’m not sure at this stage whether the streams will be available outside China, on the CBSA website. Watch this space.

The Irish Masters 2018 is upon us

Don’t miss out. It will cost you only 10€ to watch the action live, in one of the most iconic venues Snooker ever had: Goffs.

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Jason Francis will try to stream live, on Facebook, as often as possible. I will be there taking pictures, but nothing comes even close to the live atmosphere in that bear pit. And it’s a very rare opportunity to watch Steve Davis playing competitive snooker again, in fact it could be the last one!

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