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Hawkins will be raging, he absolutely battered Wilson in the first session. Keeping an eye on the Ding v Trump game. Been a poor quality affair for the most part and Maguire has the winner.

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Hawkins will be raging, he absolutely battered Wilson in the first session. Keeping an eye on the Ding v Trump game. Been a poor quality affair for the most part and Maguire has the winner.

 

Hawkins scoring disappeared and for a number of frames couldn't get a 40 break whilst Wilson clawed back the deficit eventually winning.

 

I think it's 16 sessions if playing all of them to win the tournament, something like winning 71 frames (my maths might be way out) and however many you lose. It's why the World Championship is such a b*****d to win as most players don't need to play as much to win a good number of the other tournaments on the circuit throughout the season. Some tournament matches are first to 4 which might not even be a mini session here. It's exhausting and so what might appear to be big leads can be overturned as it's a totally different mindset at times.

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1 hour ago, meanmistermustard said:

 

Hawkins scoring disappeared and for a number of frames couldn't get a 40 break whilst Wilson clawed back the deficit eventually winning.

 

I think it's 16 sessions if playing all of them to win the tournament, something like winning 71 frames (my maths might be way out) and however many you lose. It's why the World Championship is such a b*****d to win as most players don't need to play as much to win a good number of the other tournaments on the circuit throughout the season. Some tournament matches are first to 4 which might not even be a mini session here. It's exhausting and so what might appear to be big leads can be overturned as it's a totally different mindset at times.

Agree with all that. And I also think it's why we don't see young world champions much now.

The last 10 year's it seems to be old heads lifting the trophy. Guys with the experience and mental fortitude that know how to manage such a heavy tournament.

Most of the young guys are playing these short format tournaments week in week out so I think the world's is a shock to the system. The guys in their 30s and 40s still remember a time when tournaments were much more sparse and you could properly prepare for the marathon in Sheffield.

I fancy it will be another 30+ winner again this year though it's not sticking my neck out much, must be only Trump and Wilson left to buck the trend. 

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Glad I haven’t got any money on Bingham here as I’d have launched something at the telly by now. Ffs, how many times can he miss the black off its spot with the frame at his mercy.

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Ten years ago it looked certain that Ding would win at least one World Championship, and maybe even half a dozen. I don't think he will ever win it, now. 

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Higgins is the greatest big match player of all time. What. A. Clearance. 

He's the best ever at that.

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2 clearances of the highest calibre sees Higgins go 11-9 up.

That man is fucking granite.

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Exceptional from Trump in beating Ding, totally blew him away tonight and never looked in doubt by the end until he missed a tricky blue.

33 minutes ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

Ten years ago it looked certain that Ding would win at least one World Championship, and maybe even half a dozen. I don't think he will ever win it, now. 

Hendry was basically saying the same at the end.

2 hours ago, GiGi said:

Agree with all that. And I also think it's why we don't see young world champions much now.

The last 10 year's it seems to be old heads lifting the trophy. Guys with the experience and mental fortitude that know how to manage such a heavy tournament.

Most of the young guys are playing these short format tournaments week in week out so I think the world's is a shock to the system. The guys in their 30s and 40s still remember a time when tournaments were much more sparse and you could properly prepare for the marathon in Sheffield.

I fancy it will be another 30+ winner again this year though it's not sticking my neck out much, must be only Trump and Wilson left to buck the trend. 

There is a demand by at least some of the players and fans for the longer matches and which is why the Tour Championship now exists and hopefully more are forthcoming. I get why the matches are usually so short and it's easier for some of the lower ranked players to get thru, giving them a nice payday, but it doesn't help with the quality at times nor being able to really get into the match, for the players or the fans.

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I'd rather the UK Championship went back to best of seventeen and maybe best of twenty-five in the final. Other than that, I don't mind the shorter frame tournaments.. 

The World Championship should always be the best and I like that it is much longer than all the other events, the biggest challenge by far. 

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2 minutes ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

I'd rather the UK Championship went back to best of seventeen and maybe best of twenty-five in the final. Other than that, I don't mind the shorter frame tournaments.. 

The World Championship should always be the best and I like that it is much longer than all the other events, the biggest challenge by far. 

The UK is now not much of anything. Too short to get the quality long matches allow, instead I feel they drag on a bit. Not even sure it should be considered one of the three big tournaments as it stands.

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4 minutes ago, meanmistermustard said:

The UK is now not much of anything. Too short to get the quality long matches allow, instead I feel they drag on a bit. Not even sure it should be considered one of the three big tournaments as it stands.

Make the China open a longer format and there's your next biggest tourny. 

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Out of interest, 

Why does BBC Wales get permission to show the Welsh Open yet BBC Scotland doesn't show the Scottish or NI the Irish? Is it so they can torture the Welsh by allowing Willie Thorne a few days in the commentary booth whilst he can still claim he's still got what it takes. Their coverage is bizarre tho as they even turn off the online coverage during frames if the broadcast is due to end on the TV.

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16 minutes ago, meanmistermustard said:

Out of interest, 

Why does BBC Wales get permission to show the Welsh Open yet BBC Scotland doesn't show the Scottish or NI the Irish? Is it so they can torture the Welsh by allowing Willie Thorne a few days in the commentary booth whilst he can still claim he's still got what it takes. Their coverage is bizarre tho as they even turn off the online coverage during frames if the broadcast is due to end on the TV.

Not sure, maybe it is to do with how much they spend on sport in each nation?

Scotland has Sportscene, I assume BBC Northern Ireland shows the odd hurling or gaelic football? 

BBC used to have the Scottish Championship in the eighties when only Scots were allowed to enter. Saw coverage of Ted Lowe commentating on Hendry winning it as a teenager. 

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Higgins wins, great match that was. Those two clearances before the interval did the trick. 

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Here we go then. QF time :) 

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Both getting thrashed by their opponents, Higgins is fortunate to have come out 3-1 down.

Maguire is currently getting destroyed, 5 - 0 behind.

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Two toughest draws tbf, but aye the Scottish contingent look like they're on their way home.

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