2015 World Grand Prix (the final) - Rocket leads after first session

18:47:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

The big final of this year's World Grand Prix is underway and after the first session of cues-crossing Ronnie O'Sullivan has a slight advantage of leading Judd Trump 5-4.

The battle for the trophy (which looks very much like Aladdin's lamp on a bigger scale) started with Trump and his runs of 26 and 34 that were winning him the opener. What followed next though, was a typical case of  "Rocket taking off".

Ronnie used a 90 break to level the match and made the most of a 42-minute 4th frame that saw some really tactical play performed. At one point most of the reds, next to the pink were all crowded near the left pocket making it almost impossible to develop something useful out of them.

Still, in the end Ronnie managed to put his nose in front and add breaks of 56 and 105 to go 4-1 up. Believe it or not that 105 is Ronnie's first century break this week!

An out-of-sorts Trump still found the strength to battle back and with just a break of 50 was winning his second frame of the match to trail by 4-2.

A bit more confident he scored with runs of 46 and 36 to pull back yet another frame and another 50 break to level the match. The master of comebacks was back into this match! Mark Selby would be so proud of ya son!

Despite losing no less than three frames in a row "Rusty" Ronnie found the cure and "de-rusty-nated" himself with a brilliant 89 clearance to go up in front once more, 5-4 as the session was coming to an end.

In all fairness both players are far from their best, but they are still producing some really entertaining snooker and a pretty awesome show so they'll be back for the final session tonight from 7pm (UK time).

Don’t you dare to miss on the boys playing!