Archive for 'Tournament Reports'

2nd Annual Southern Classic

Posted on 28. Jun, 2013 by .


The summer version of the Derby City Classic is happening right now in Tunica, Mississippi. The Southern Classic is being streamed by the excellent folks at Accu-Stats.

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The 9-ball is wrapping up in the next couple of days. Winners of the first two divisions were Alex Pagulayan winning the banks and Justin Bergman winning the one-pocket.

My favorite shirt appearing on the stream is the classic worn by Efren Reyes.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan defeats Judd Trump to advance to finals

Posted on 04. May, 2013 by .


The defending world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan prevailed 17-11 over Judd Trump for a chance to repeat.

Yesterday, there was some commotion in the session when referee Michaela Tabb warned him for making a lewd gesture with his cue stick. I captured these photos while they discussed the indecent. Ronnie said he simply had to wipe down his cue.


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Jonesing for some time on the baize!

Posted on 03. May, 2013 by .


Watching all this world-class snooker has me itching to play a few frames. I can’t tell you it was lucky for me there were no cues laying about in the practice room. I was in there alone for a while examining the equipment. If there had been so much as a broomstick, I’d have been busted for sure.

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The Emotions of Ronnie O’Sullivan

Posted on 02. May, 2013 by .


Tortured Genius

Defending world snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan dropped another small surprise in the press conference yesterday after advancing to the semi-finals over Stuart Bingham. O’Sullivan revealed he’s really not missed snooker after taking a year off, but he missed the money. Citing his children’s private school tuition as his primary reason for jumping back in the ring for the 2013 Betfair World Snooker Championship.

The press conference had an emotional feel as O’Sullivan seemed to open up and unburden himself with the truth of why he’s playing this year. He’s committed to playing 10 events of his choosing next season to fulfill his contract with his vodka company backer.

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