Masters Snooker 2018

Discussion in 'general sports' started by stavros, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    The second major of the season starts on Sunday, with the top 16 squaring off over the following week. Selby-Williams is up first, a repeat of the match I saw last year which went to a final frame decider.

    Neil Robertson is the most notable absentee, I presume opting out because of his partner's health difficulties. Youngsters like McGill, Brecel and Wilson are there though.

    I'll be at Murphy-Carter on Wednesday, and I'm well looking forward to it.
     
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  2. blairsh

    blairsh Nope.

    Wasn't in the top16 at the required time.
     
  3. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, I now remember them mentioning that when they did the draw during the final of the UKs.

    Selby-Williams and Allen-Brecel tomorrow. I fear that having starting this thread, I may be too busy watching snooker to comment much on it. That certainly happens every year at the Worlds.
     
  4. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    Murphy at 10/1 - might have a few quid on that!
     
  5. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

  6. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Enjoying this so far. I got lamb1979 and I tickets for the UK Champs in December. But as the tickets won't come till nearer I had to improvise.. One laminated Snooker Bingo later :D

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  7. blairsh

    blairsh Nope.

    Good game between Williams and Selby, both on very good form today.

    I noticed people supping pints in the audience, has it always been the case you can at the Masters?
     
  8. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    :D :D that was hilarious
     
  9. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    You can but I wouldn't want to just in case you get caught busting for a piss in a tedious forty minute frame.
     
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  10. blairsh

    blairsh Nope.

    Just never noticed it at any other tournament either and you're right about the needing a piss bit.
     
  11. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    When the Masters was at Wembley Arena (2007-2011) they used to sell extra seats above the main layout when Ronnie was playing. It was set back from the main spectators' area and there was a lot of drinking and rowdiness going on.
     
  12. blairsh

    blairsh Nope.

    Final frame decider. Fucking brlliant match :cool:
     
  13. blairsh

    blairsh Nope.

    Superb. Great opening match, hope the rest of the tournament is as good as that was.
     
  14. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    This. I'm going to be very shrewd about my liquid intake when I'm there, because I know the above can happen. However, forty minutes doesn't necessarily mean tedium, although it can.

    The cliché count may be down, as I'm not sure if Virgo is there. He wasn't at the UKs, and Taylor, Hendry, Davis and Doherty were doing the punditry today.
     
  15. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    Mark Allen v Luca Brecel on the BBC Red Button now
     
  16. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    Virgos commentating - Bingo Card at the ready :D
     
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  17. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    'Kiss on the brown'
     
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  18. blairsh

    blairsh Nope.

    The end of this seventh frame :eek:
     
  19. blairsh

    blairsh Nope.

    Fuckin hell he finished that quick.
     
  20. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    Fu to win. Osullivan wins too often.
     
  21. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    Nah - 6-3 to Ronnie I reckon
     
  22. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    after that savage opening salvo you may be right
     
  23. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    that was just a straight up massacre
     
  24. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    indeed it was - Bloody Hell!
     
  25. blairsh

    blairsh Nope.

    Just watched this on iplayer having not seen or heard owt results wise today :eek:

    Poor Marco, just :eek:
     
  26. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    Kyren Wilson 6 -- Barry Hawkins 4
     
  27. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    he didn't get out of his chair more than half a dozen times. That was some form from R
     
  28. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    John Higgins v Anthony McGill on the red button and Eurosport2 now - Higgins is 2-0 up

    Did anyone see Shaun Murphy v Ali Carter this afternoon - I was out and missed it.


    e2a: available free online too
    Watch: Masters Snooker - Higgins 2-0 McGill
     
  29. blairsh

    blairsh Nope.

    Four n a row for Mcgill :cool:
     
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  30. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    I love McGill!! When i first saw him play a few years ago he annoyed me, but his eccentricities grew on me and i'd love to see him do really well.
     

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