|World Open 2010 - Wall of Fame|
The city of Glasgow received snooker with its arms open wide and it did a great job in making "his highness the Snooker" staying, comfortable! :-))
Yesterday the two semi-finals but also the big final kicked off, so the inaugural edition of the World Open 2010, picked its winner.
The first semi-final and the first battle, was given between The Rocket and Ebbo. The one who broke the ice, was Ronnie, who won the first two frames, in the second one hitting a wonderful 135 break! Ebbo win the third frame with a break of 69 and ... here we were...the next frame was going to be the last one or, the frame Ebbo will turn into a decider. It turned to be quite a tricky frame, for O`Sullivan potted a pink along with a red, committing a foul, so Ebbo came to the table. But Ebbo also committed a foul ...and a miss (four time in a row) so Ronnie took the lead and won the match, 3-1. Yes, Ronnie reached the final!
|Ebbo in the semis|
|Robbo and Williams|
So, at 20:00 UK time, the big final was starting! "The Rocket" followed by "The Thunder Down Under" entered the stage (each of them on their own favorite song). The ref for last night was the Welsh Eiriam Williams, a true example of etiquette, elegancy and professionalism in the snooker world. Let’s play snooker!
Robbo was the one who opened the score, winning the first frame; it was quite a tight one, Ronnie was playing good, but he committed a foul and that gave Neil plenty of time to win the first game. The second frame started with great series of safety shots, but in the end Robbo overcame them and made a very beautiful 107 break to establish the score 2-0.
|O`Sullivan - the Snooker`s Rocket|
Robertson was playing so good, that O`Sullivan was sitting in his chair with nothing to do. He wasn’t given the opportunity to come to the table very often. So the score started to improve for Robbo at 4-1 and finally at 5-1! What an amazing victory for the Australian and current world champion!
It was a victory appreciated and applauded by Ronnie himself, who played well last night, but who didn’t get the chance to prove that very often. Robbo cashed his sixth won final to set up quite a record!
He truly played extraordinary well and he deserved to win. On the other hand, some people were telling me that Ronnie played bad. Not true! He played well, not great, but he definitely didn’t play bad! It’s true he made some mistakes, but he is still the Rocket and during this tournament he showed us he can still play damn good and he’s eager to win!
|The 2010 World Open Champion, Neil Robertson|
Until the UK Championship in December, we shall have to get used not seeing too much snooker on television, only the Premier League on SkySports and the Power Snooker (at the end of October) are the events to be covered by the local television stations. But there’s more snooker going on in the world! We still have the whole series of PTC/ EPTC events and, as always, I’ll be posting the insides of these great tournaments on my blog. We won’t be able to see it on TV, but we can talk snooker as long as we want, right? :-)))
Congratulations to this amazing player from the far, far away Australia- Neil Robertson! He did a spectacular job last night! And the next song is for him (actually is his walk-on song ;-) )