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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 12:25 pm

The Crucible opens its doors to snookers greatest players on the planet for 17 days but who will end it holding the world crown?

The tournament (as is tradition) starts with the champion opening proceedings and Bingham is having early problems trailing Ali Carter 3-1. On the other table Marco Fu is in command against former champion Peter Ebdon leading 5-1.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 12:58 pm

Bingham staring down the barrels. Ali Carter goes into a 5-1 lead. Is the Crucible curse going to strike again where no first time champion has returned to defend his crown?
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 1:20 pm

Bingham survives a scare and gets a frame back to trail 5-2. If he can get out of this session trailing 5-4 he will be delighted.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 1:21 pm

Fu leads Ebdon 5-2 on the other table.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 1:28 pm

Bingham looking a little more settled now and a 50+ break gets him the 8th frame and he hauls it back to a 5-3 deficit.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 1:43 pm

And Bingham reels off another frame and ends the first session trailing 5-4 after he had trailed 5-1. Fu looks set to go 6-2 up against Ebdon.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 3:15 pm

Murphy V McGill and Maguire V McManus underway now.

Murphy takes the opener with a break of 61 and McGill takes the second frame with a break of 119. Maguire leads McManus 1-0.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 4:20 pm

Maguire the enigma leads McManus 3-1 whilst Murphy and McGill are level at 2-2.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 4:52 pm

McGill edges into a 3-2 lead after a tense fifth frame. McManus, renowned for his grit, has hauled it back to 3-3.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 5:05 pm

Murphy levels at 3-3 and McManus now looking poised to go 4-3 up against Maguire.
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Post by EdWoodjr on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 5:08 pm

Is that Uncle Albert standing behind JP & The Nugget ?

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 5:17 pm

Murphy with a century goes back into the lead - 4-3.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 16 Apr 2016, 5:18 pm

EdWoodjr wrote:Is that Uncle Albert standing behind JP & The Nugget ?

Not unless Buster Merryfield has been re-incarnated.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 9:28 am

The Crucible curse strikes again as reigning champion Stuart Bingham is dumped out in the First Round by Ali Carter. Marco Fu hammers Peter Ebdon to progress into the Second Round.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 12:54 pm

McGill beats Murphy 10-7. Anthony McGill certainly enjoys The Crucible.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 3:08 pm

McManus now leads Maguire 7-3 and Gilbert and O'Sullivan level at 1-1.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 3:18 pm

Ronnie leads 2-1 now and Maguire has pulled back a frame to trail McManus 7-4.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 3:32 pm

Ronnie leads 3-1. On the other table McManus and Maguire involved in a scrappy frame.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 4:10 pm

Maguire fighting back and now trails 7-6 and O'Sullivan leads Gilbert 3-2.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 4:40 pm

McManus stops the rot and leads 8-6. Gilbert with a century but he still trails Ronnie 4-3.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 5:00 pm

Ronnie extends his lead to 5-3 and Alan McManus on the brink of victory. He leads Maguire 9-6.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 5:17 pm

Ronnie closes his first session leading 6-3 whilst Maguire clings on by his fingertips and now trails 9-7.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 5:39 pm

Alan McManus seals a great 10-7 win over Steven Maguire and so another visit to The Crucible again ends in disappointment for Maguire.
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 3:37 pm

This thread has gone a bit Tumbleweed

Trump fighting back against Liang, taking four frames in a row to level at 7-7. Liang played some great stuff early on, but Trump has improved his safety and Liang has started missing a few pots as a result.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 4:54 pm

A lot of dross served up in the Fu V McGill match. Fu leads 5-3 after the first session of their Second Round match.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 11:14 am

McGill reels off the first three frames of the morning and leads Fu 6-5. Fu really all at sea. On the other table Michael Holt has won the first three frames of his Second Round match against two times World Champion Mark Williams.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 11:45 am

Fu pinches the 12th frame and heads to the mid-session interval level at 6-6. Williams gets his first frame on the board to trail Michael Holt 3-1.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 12:25 pm

Much better from Marco Fu as a century break puts him 7-6 ahead of Anthony McGill. On the other table Holt leads Williams 4-1 though Williams in with a good chance to pull a frame back.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 1:18 pm

McGill needed two snookers in frame 14, got them and steals the frame to level at 4-4. Mark Williams has hauled himself back into his Second Round match and ends the first session 4-4 against Michael Holt.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 1:42 pm

Fu returns the favour by pinching the next frame to lead 8-7.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 2:11 pm

Weird match this one between Fu and McGill. Both looked very good in the First Round but have struggled badly in this match. Fu goes into their final session leading 9-7.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 4:15 pm

In this afternoon's matches Ali Carter and Alan McManus share the first four frames of a scrappy session and Carter leads 7-5. On the other table Sam Baird looks set to level it up at 2-2 against Mark Selby in the first session of their match.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 5:39 pm

Sam Baird hanging on in there against Mark Selby and he looks set to end their first session level at 4-4. McManus battling away and trails Ali Carter 8-7 as they play the final frame of the session.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 6:01 pm

Carter ends the session leading McManus 9-7 going into their final session.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 7:18 pm

Anthony McGill takes the first frame of the final session against Marco Fu to trail 9-8. On the other table Mark Williams now leads Michael Holt 5-4.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 7:36 pm

Fu restores his two frame lead at 10-8 and needs three more to seal a QF spot. Mark Williams now leads Holt 6-4.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 8:12 pm

Marco Fu on the brink of the QF's as he leads McGill 12-8. On the other table Williams is level at 6-6 with Michael Holt.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 8:46 pm

Marco Fu was a couple of pots away from sealing a win and missed and McGill nipped in to clear up and pinch the frame and hang in the tournament by his fingertips. Fu leads 12-9.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 8:52 pm

Fu seals a 13-9 win and is the first man into the Quarter-Finals.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 10:42 am

Alan McManus wins the first frame of the morning on the black ball and trails Ali Carter 9-8. Sam Baird is causing Mark Selby problems and leads 5-4.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 10:58 am

McManus takes nine reds and eight blacks before having to settle for a blue but wraps up the frame with a break of 119 to level the match at 9-9. On the other table Mark Selby is on the brink of edging ahead 6-5.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 11:13 am

Ali Carter, known as 'The Captain of the Ship', is all at sea this morning. Positional play awful, safety play sub-standard and break-building non-existent (by professional standards by the way and far beyond what I could achieve) and McManus wins the third frame of the morning and leads 10-9.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 11:28 am

Sam Baird goes into a mid-session interval level at 6-6 against Mark Selby.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 11:35 am

Cracking break under pressure from Ali Carter of 61 but misses the last red along the side cushion and McManus steels himself to pinch the frame and lead 11-9 at the mid-session interval. That will hurt Ali who is going through the emotional grinder.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 12:01 pm

The mid-session interval has allowed Carter to clear some mental demons from his head and takes the 21st frame and trails 11-10. Selby leads Baird 7-6.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 12:26 pm

Mark Selby now taking control and leads Sam Baird 9-6. On the other table a critical 22nd frame is well underway. Carter has a healthy 35 point lead and both players have had chances in this frame. If Carter wins it to go level he is right back in the match and possibly goes favourite but if McManus wins it then I'd be very surprised if he should lose from there.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 12:40 pm

McManus wins the crucial tense 22nd frame and leads 12-10 and is one frame away from the Quarter-Finals.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 12:44 pm

Baird wins the last frame of the session to trail Selby 9-7.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 12:49 pm

Carter playing more care-free snooker with his back to the wall and wins the 23rd frame with a 100 break to leave him trailing Alan McManus 12-11.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat 23 Apr 2016, 1:20 pm

Alan McManus holds his nerve to seal a 13-11 win over Ali Carter and move into the Quarter-Finals. Got to feel for Ali though - he went through mental torture with kicks, bad bounces, poor luck and general poor play by his standards.
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