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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by SunnyLeslie View Post

    It turns out that the game season has dragged on? Or how should it be understood correctly?
    I don't think that it has "dragged on" to be honest.

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  • SunnyLeslie
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    I thought that World Snooker was the end of the season, but I saw on the Red button the seniors tournament that was on last week. Dennis Taylor and Hendry had a go but lost in earlier rounds.

    It was a Lillywhite final because David Lilley played Jimmy White - Lilley won over JW (who always seemed to be the Billy Fury of snooker - i.e. always seemed to end second and not quite get to number one).
    It turns out that the game season has dragged on? Or how should it be understood correctly?

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  • George 1978
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    I thought that World Snooker was the end of the season, but I saw on the Red button the seniors tournament that was on last week. Dennis Taylor and Hendry had a go but lost in earlier rounds.

    It was a Lillywhite final because David Lilley played Jimmy White - Lilley won over JW (who always seemed to be the Billy Fury of snooker - i.e. always seemed to end second and not quite get to number one).

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  • Moonraker
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post

    And it happened again in Round One at the Crucible this year - Kyren beat Gary, and Kyren stayed in until beaten by Shaun Murphy in the semi-finals. It made me think as he was mentioned as K Wilson in round one and just Wilson after that - I would have thought it was have caused confusion as a result from the second found onwards.

    Anyway, congratulations to Mark "The Jester from Leicester" Selby on his fourth win at the Crucible - saw it on BBC Two until the finish at 10.30 pm. Nice that an East Midlander wins again.
    Slight anti-climax for me. Murphy should not have attempted the red on the cushion, which cost him the championship. I was looking forward to a possible final frame.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    I have got the snooker on BBC 2 from Ally Pally and both players are called Wilson - Kyren and Gary. I can't remember any professional match where two players with the same surname have played against each other, although I am sure it has happened in the past.
    And it happened again in Round One at the Crucible this year - Kyren beat Gary, and Kyren stayed in until beaten by Shaun Murphy in the semi-finals. It made me think as he was mentioned as K Wilson in round one and just Wilson after that - I would have thought it was have caused confusion as a result from the second found onwards.

    Anyway, congratulations to Mark "The Jester from Leicester" Selby on his fourth win at the Crucible - saw it on BBC Two until the finish at 10.30 pm. Nice that an East Midlander wins again.

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  • NeverEnough
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    Originally posted by darren View Post
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    You also had from australia michael campbell and warren king and canadians kirk stevens ,bill werbiniuk.


    Silvino and peter francisco from sth africa and dene o kane from new zealand.
    Silvino was banned fo
    r 5 yrs for match fixing
    I think it was actually Peter who was banned.

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  • George 1978
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    I have got the snooker on BBC 2 from Ally Pally and both players are called Wilson - Kyren and Gary. I can't remember any professional match where two players with the same surname have played against each other, although I am sure it has happened in the past.

    Steve Davis must have played Mark Davis at some point, as well as Dennis and David Taylor, although Alex Higgins were from different eras and probably didn't meet professionally.

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  • George 1978
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    I was watching the current snooker championship just now and there are two players who can call themselves J Jones - Jak Jones and Jamie Jones, and Jak Jones had to be listed at the bottom of the screen by both first and last name.

    The only other example would be Dennis Taylor and David Taylor, but did they ever officially play in the same tournaments together?

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  • tex
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    So as much as i enjoyed watching the final of the welsh open it was over disappointingly fast with Murphy crushing Wilson 9 frames to 1, Wilson diden't play terribly he was simply outclassed by Murphy who was on brilliant form

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  • Richard1978
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    I remember Denis Taylor being in an advert for the Today newspaper, putting on a massive pair of his trifocals & playing at a snooker table with far more reds in the triangle as usual.

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  • George 1978
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    Hearn did make snooker popular in the 1980s - without him it would have been an underground sport. He was responsible for a lot of eighties names such as Kirk Stevens, Tony Meo, Doug Mountjoy, Drago, and others.

    Appearances outside the sport really helped boost their profiles - remember the 1980s BBC quiz show Pot the Question? It was on around seven or eight years before Big Break started and a lot of Barry Hearne names guested on there. And of course, they made appearances in adverts at the time as well - the Carling Black Label one from the mid 1980s with Len Ganley crushing the cue ball in dust is one example. Steve Davis was everywhere in the 1980s - he made cameos in drama series, children's TV (Blue Peter, and perhaps a Dramarama?), adverts (Heinz Bakes Beans and Cross and Blackwell come to mind), and other places.

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  • darren
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    ITS THNKS TO BARRY HEARN.

    U HAVE THE CORAL SERIES HOME NATIONS SERIES TRIPLE CROWN SERIES.

    GO BACK 10 YRS YOU ONLY HAD SIX RANKING EVENTS NOW YOU HAVE 16 PLUS MANY INVITATIONAL EVENTS.

    EVENTS YOU CAN ONLY QUALIFY FO
    R BY WINNING OTHER EVENTS.

    TOURNAMENTS WHERE ONLY THE TOP 8 OR 16 PLAYERS WHO HAVE WON THE PRIZE MONEY GET INTO.

    TOURNAMENTS IN COUNTRIES UD NEVER HAVE EXPECTED.



    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    It's so great having all thes
    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    e snooker tournaments on every week!

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by tex View Post
    I like to dip in and out, same with the darts
    Let's hope it's not dipping in and out the pockets. Geddit?

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  • tex
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    It's so great having all these snooker tournaments on every week!
    I like to dip in and out, same with the darts

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  • George 1978
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    It's so great having all these snooker tournaments on every week!

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