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The Crow
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:48 PM
Yep, it's this time of year again. Starts tomorrow. Can Ebdon do it again? Or will O'Sullivan take his second? In the provisional rankings Williams is the number 1 again. And what can the oldies... White? Davis? Hendry?

Go Doherty!

The Final (best of 35):

Williams (3) bt. Doherty (5) 18-16

Semifinals (best of 33):

Doherty (5) bt. Hunter (9) 17-16
Williams (3) bt. Lee (7) 17-8

Quarterfinals (best of 25):

Hunter (9) bt. Ebdon (1) 13-12
Doherty (5) bt. Higgins (4) 13-8

Williams (3) bt. Hendry (6) 13-7
Lee (7) bt. Fu 13-7

Second round (best of 25):

Ebdon (1) bt. Drago 13-5
Hunter (9) bt. Stevens (8) 13-6

Doherty (5) bt. Dott (12) 13-12
Higgins (4) bt Storey 13-7

Williams (3) bt. Hann (14) 13-2
Hendry (6) bt. Henry 13-10

Lee (7) bt. White (10) 13-11
Fu bt. McManus(15) 13-7

First round (best of 19):

Ebdon (1) bt. Greene 10-3
Drago bt. Swail (16) 10-8

Hunter (9) bt Carter 10-5
Stevens (8) bt. Small 10-3

Doherty (5) bt. Murphy 10-9
Dott (12) bt. Milkins 10-4

Storey bt. Perry (13) 10-4
Higgins (4) bt. McCulloch 10-7

Williams (3) bt. Pettman 10-2
Hann (14) bt. Parrott 10-5

Henry bt. King (11) 10-5
Hendry (6) bt. Wilkinson 10-7

Lee (7) bt. Davis 10-6
White (10) bt. Wattana 10-6

McManus (15) bt Bond 10-7
Fu bt. O'Sullivan (2) 10-6

rand
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:50 PM
I really hop hendry can make it to his old level one more time....

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 18th, 2003, 02:16 PM
if only we could see some ladies playing snooker too ;) :angel: ;)

is that in draw order :eek:
Ebdon vs O'Sullivan in rd2 :o

The Crow
Apr 18th, 2003, 03:14 PM
Eggy, no it wasn't the draw order :o I changed it.

ikke
Apr 18th, 2003, 03:18 PM
Ronnie O'Sullivan :drool: I hope he wins! :hearts:

Same here ;) :bounce:

ikke
Apr 18th, 2003, 03:39 PM
lol, yes he is ;) :p
but I really like the fact that he plays so fast and still so good ;)

GoDominique
Apr 18th, 2003, 03:55 PM
:bounce: It's so great that Eurosport has so much coverage - last year they had nothing.

:D

Princess Fiona
Apr 19th, 2003, 02:57 PM
:wavey:

BIG snooker fan here!! Good luck toooooooo...

KEN DOHERTY :)
Mark Williams http://perso.club-internet.fr/ttle/tennis/gb-cymwink.gif
Matthew Stevens http://perso.club-internet.fr/ttle/tennis/gb-cymwink.gif
Jimmy White
Steve Davis

And lots of other players!! :bounce: Hoping for a good tournament...

I will have to get offline soon and watch it!! :D :D

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif GOOD LUCK KEN DOHERTY!! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif

:bounce: ;)

Cilla
Apr 19th, 2003, 03:08 PM
Good Luck to Ronnie :D Higgins, Stevens & Ebdon :D

And Jimmy ;)

Elke
Apr 19th, 2003, 03:23 PM
Go Steve and Jimmy! :cool:
And Ronnie O'Sullivan of course! :drool:
And good luck to Wendy Jans in the ladies competition...

GoDominique
Apr 19th, 2003, 03:40 PM
First session's scores:

P Ebdon (Eng) 6-3 G Greene (NI)
128-0 (127), 61-73, 94-51 (72), 60-68, 73-1, 21-93 (66), 73-7 (67), 60-46, 135-0 (135)
RESUMES SATURDAY 1900 BST

J Parrott (Eng) 4-5 Q Hann (Aus)
85-0, 51-67, 13-68, 1-67, 0-79 (55), 38-61, 99-0 (67), 53-24, 65-42
RESUMES SUNDAY 1000 BST

Monica_Rules
Apr 19th, 2003, 05:03 PM
God the top half is empty.

If John Higgins doesn't come through that he is a jippo!

GoDominique
Apr 19th, 2003, 05:06 PM
2nd session's scores:

J Perry (Eng) 3-6 S Storey (Eng)
6-54, 17-68 (62), 69-58, 59-25, 43-59, 0-70, 15-79, 77-24 (65), 27-68
RESUMES SUNDAY 1900 BST.

S Hendry (Sco) 6-3 G Wilkinson (Eng)
120-16 (120), 83-8 (50), 1-60, 132-0 (132), 12-56, 81-44 (67), 60-63 (Hendry 60), 75-32 (60), 103-9 (80)
RESUMES SUNDAY 1900 BST.

Princess Fiona
Apr 19th, 2003, 05:11 PM
God the top half is empty.

If John Higgins doesn't come through that he is a jippo!

Hmm, but will Ken Doherty beat John Higgins if they both come through? ;) (I apologise to my Scottish friends on this board... :o ) Ken has always played well here - he won this tournament in 1997... I would like him to win it again!! KEN!! KEN!! KEEEEEEN!!

Thanks for the scores GoDominique... :)

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 19th, 2003, 05:59 PM
Ah another year of no personalities, bring back Alex Higgins!

Fancy Paul Hunter this year (not literally) He's a cock, but can see him doing well

Williams, O'Sullivan, Hendry.........noooooooooooooo thank you, all arrogant and huffy when things go wrong

Doherty, Higgins or Ebdon again please

Martian Martin
Apr 19th, 2003, 10:56 PM
I really hope either Jimmy or Steve can have one last great tourney :) Either of them against Ronnie in the quarters, the atmosphere would be great!

Good luck to all the Scots except Small because he supports Hibs, booo :p

Really good to see Tony Drago back again!!

Kart
Apr 19th, 2003, 11:10 PM
Good luck to Alan McManus and Ken Doherty.

I see problems for Alan unfortunately after his first match :mad:.

Obviously though if I could chose who would win it would have to be Jimmy White.

Princess Fiona
Apr 20th, 2003, 12:54 PM
Good luck to all the Scots except Small because he supports Hibs, booo :p

Indeed llama friend... *hissing* ;)

Really good to see Tony Drago back again!!

Yes!! I agree!! And some of the "older" names in the draw - I remember watching players like Gary Wilkinson and James Wattana in the early nineties when I first became interested in snooker... :)

Halardfan
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:03 PM
I like Hann...unpredictable, talented, he has a touch of the John Mcenroe about him. As does Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Princess Fiona
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:59 AM
There was a little feature on Quinten Hann on the BBC yesterday - he commutes to each tournament from Melbourne!! That's a lotta travelling... :eek: :)

I do SO hope that Ken Doherty can come through his match - I very, very much want this to happen...

*lighting my candles* ;)

GO, KEN, GOOOOOOO!!

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif :kiss: :worship:

The Crow
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:53 PM
Updated the scores...

Mark King announced his retirement after his first round loss (and a not so good season) :(

The Crow
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:24 PM
Wow, Steve Davis is leading Stephen Lee after first session :D

Princess Fiona
Apr 21st, 2003, 03:52 PM
Maxine!! :wavey: Great post... :worship: ;)

Thanks for updating the scores, Joris!! :kiss:

I'm sorry that King has retired (:sad: ) but good win for Drew Henry!! (And good for Scotland - does HE support Hibs, Martin? ;) ) I think Drew Henry has nice hair... :) Which is very important, yes? :rolleyes: ;)

Good to hear about the female referee too!! I was reading Ceefax and Drew Henry had some positive things to say about her... :)

The Crow
Apr 21st, 2003, 05:20 PM
Higgins leading 6-3 after he was trailing 3-1.

tfannis
Apr 21st, 2003, 05:33 PM
Ooow yeah snooker :D:bounce:

Gooooooooo Ronnie :hearts::drool::worship:

urgh...I sure hope Williams and Higgins are soon out of there...but I suppose that's wishful thinking :mad:

vaiva
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:10 PM
Wow, Steve Davis is leading Stephen Lee after first session :D

I hope Steve can pull an upset here :)
Best of luck to old good Steve

And go Higgins, the blast at spaghetti factory :D

Princess Fiona
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:16 AM
Ken Doherty beat Shaun Murphy 10 frames to 9!!

breathing sigh of relief...

*SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH*

I'm sorry for Murphy the qualifier to lose such a close match and he made some very gracious comments in the post-match interview!! But Ken, Ken... if Ken had lost I would have been very, very sad!! My interest in this tournament would not have been the same... :sad: But he is through!! I wish him lots of luck against Graeme Dott in the next round!!

GO, KEN, GOOOOOO!! :kiss: :hearts: :D

Sorry Steve Davis was not "successful" against Stephen Lee - close match again... (Congrats to Lee... ) Good to see Steve at the Crucible again though!! :bounce:

The Crow
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:26 AM
Crafty Ken did it again. :bounce: I have a feeling his from isn't good enough though to stand a chance of winning the whole thing :(

per4ever
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:29 AM
What's the highest break in the first rounds??

The Crow
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:30 AM
Peter Ebdon 135

per4ever
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:31 AM
not bad..hope to see a 147 one this tournament :D

The Crow
Apr 22nd, 2003, 10:04 AM
Would be very surprising if this highest break isn't beaten in this tourney...

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 22nd, 2003, 10:57 AM
Ooh Kenneth!!!!!!! Close, but he'll benefit from that.

Has anyone ever seen Stephen Lee smile? All he ever does is smoke and look grumpy ;)

Martian Martin
Apr 22nd, 2003, 11:20 AM
Lol Fiona, not sure about Drew Henry although he'll probably support either Rangers or Celtic (boo) :p

Really close one for Ken, glad he won through!! :)

Shame for Steve going out, just wasn't able to continue his good form from the morning session. Worse because it was Lee that beat him who in a lot of ways is the type of player that makes you just want to turn the tv off when he plays!

Good luck to Jimmy this afternoon!!

The Crow
Apr 22nd, 2003, 12:15 PM
Shame for Steve going out, just wasn't able to continue his good form from the morning session. Worse because it was Lee that beat him who in a lot of ways is the type of player that makes you just want to turn the tv off when he plays!


Why? Ok, I don't like him either, but he's a great break builder... Oh well now we can enjoy Steve with Hazel on the BBC ;)

Nimi
Apr 22nd, 2003, 01:20 PM
I'm kind of a newbie to Snooker. So as i learned tennis i wish to learn this history of the pro tour of snooker. Does this tourny &/or tour has an official site?

Anyways go Higgins & Ebdon :)

The Crow
Apr 22nd, 2003, 02:29 PM
0-3 Awful start for Jimmy :(

Princess Fiona
Apr 22nd, 2003, 02:48 PM
Martin, did you hear my SCREAMS in Scotland when the score was 9 frames all? Oh, it was horrible... :sad: I was looking at Teletext and watching the "Millionaire" show, but I could not concentrate on "Millionaire" because I wanted to know about the Doherty vs. Murphy match... Hmm, is Graeme Dott a Hibs supporter by any chance? *cough* *cough* ;)

Good work Matthew Stevens!! http://perso.club-internet.fr/ttle/tennis/gb-cymwink.gif http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif ;)

The Crow
Apr 22nd, 2003, 02:50 PM
0-3 Awful start for Jimmy :(

Make that 0-4 :rolleyes: He better wake up during the interval or his tourney could be over after the first session :(

Drago - Swail also 4-0 :eek:

Central
Apr 22nd, 2003, 03:52 PM
Eurosport's showing it when I'm in class :(

I hope Stephen Hendry wins :bounce:

JoeyWinson3.0
Apr 22nd, 2003, 04:35 PM
Is it me, or does Stephen Lee look like a great big baby?

Martian Martin
Apr 22nd, 2003, 11:32 PM
Why? Ok, I don't like him either, but he's a great break builder... Oh well now we can enjoy Steve with Hazel on the BBC ;)

Yeah that's true, I guess with Lee it's just because there is no personality or anything about him! Yay for Hazel too, I remember when she was a local sports reporter here in Scotland ;)

Martian Martin
Apr 22nd, 2003, 11:34 PM
Well Jimmy 6-3 down :( It doesn't look good for him, it was that start because he played so bad :sad:

Unbelievable night for Ronnie, a 147 but he trails 6-3 :eek: Lol apparently it was the 2nd fastest 147 in history!

Fiona, I did hear some screams south from here ;) I thought it might be you ;) I'm sure Graeme Dott is a Rangers fan, Chris Small is a Hibs fan and in typical Hibs fashion, he's losing!! :D

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 10:20 AM
Wooha! 147 in under 7 minutes (again ;)). And if he isn't carefull he will be out in first round with a maximum :eek: :eek:

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 10:36 AM
Matthew Stevens is through.

Jimmy White took the 3 first frames of this morning's session to level it 6-6 :)

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 23rd, 2003, 11:14 AM
I would LMAO if Ronnie goes out 1st round after a 147

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 11:29 AM
Jimmy 5 frames in a row to go 8-6 up :eek: :eek:

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 12:40 PM
Jimmy :eek: 7 frames in a row this session to go from 3-6 to a 10-6 win :D :D James Wattana :( :sad:

Central
Apr 23rd, 2003, 01:17 PM
Wattana :o Sorry if anyone feels offended, but, what a loser. I mean, he's great, but, you just can't...

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:09 PM
Marco Fu leads Ronnie 9-4 :eek:

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:39 PM
Ronnie as good as out :eek: :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:43 PM
9-6 now
Marco's had chances in last two but blown them

its on BBC2 now

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:51 PM
Hope he doesn't let this slip! Go Marco!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:55 PM
he's a gonner
Marco's cleaned up big style

10-6 win

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:57 PM
Yes! Way to go Marco!!

Ronnie out with a 147 :eek: :eek: (lmao)

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:33 PM
Paul Hunter 8-0 up :eek:

Princess Fiona
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:35 PM
Congrats Marco!! But Ronnie... :eek: Wow... :eek:

Graeme Dott is a Rangers fan Martin? Aaaah... :) He, of course, is Mister Doherty's next opponent!! *cough* ;) Congrats to Matthew Stevens for winning, and Jimmy, and Alan M!! :)

Stephen Lee looks like a big baby? Hmmmm... *thinking* ;)

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:51 PM
haha @ Ronnie, as for Paul Hunter, like i said he could do it, but like i said the guys a cock

Hopefully Higgins or Doherty or Ebdon or someone new.......................

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:08 PM
Strange sessions today though: Hunter 8-0, White 7-0 and Ronnie out :eek:

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 08:34 PM
Swail-Drago 8-7 Close finish!

Kart
Apr 23rd, 2003, 09:00 PM
Yay all my faves won :D.

Go Alan now Ronnie is out you can go far except you can lose to Jimmy as long as one of you gets to the final.

As for Ken the path to the final is there.

The Crow
Apr 23rd, 2003, 09:01 PM
Swail-Drago 8-8

The Crow
Apr 24th, 2003, 10:54 AM
Today first matches second round start with Hendry-Henry and Ebdon-Drago

Cilla
Apr 24th, 2003, 11:54 AM
Ronnie :eek: :(

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 24th, 2003, 02:12 PM
Hendry about to go 0-3 down

Martian Martin
Apr 24th, 2003, 03:17 PM
Great wins yesterday for Jimmy and Tony!! :D

Still in shock about Ronnie though :eek:

The Crow
Apr 24th, 2003, 03:26 PM
Hendry fighting back: 2-3.

per4ever
Apr 24th, 2003, 03:28 PM
C'mon Stephen!!!!!!!

The Crow
Apr 24th, 2003, 04:29 PM
4 frames in a row for Hendry. He leads 4-3

The Crow
Apr 24th, 2003, 04:29 PM
Make that 5-3 ;)

per4ever
Apr 24th, 2003, 04:39 PM
Keep going Hendry :)

I hope he can reach his best level again here :)

Martian Martin
Apr 24th, 2003, 05:00 PM
I know it's early days but you have to think that whoever wins the probably Hendry v Williams match in the quarters will go on to at least make the final

The Crow
Apr 24th, 2003, 07:06 PM
First round is complete. Summary: 4 seeded players out: Perry, Swail, King (retired from snooker) and of course O'Sullivan.

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 24th, 2003, 07:17 PM
Hendry is actually playing poor stuff, even his century break was after Henry (Thierry's bro? ;)) missed chances, poor snooker in that match

The Crow
Apr 25th, 2003, 01:13 PM
After this morning sessions:

Hendry - Henry 9-7
Higgins - Storey 6-2

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 25th, 2003, 01:50 PM
Lee v White and Drago v Ebdon just started

Lee and Ebdon will win these i think

The Crow
Apr 25th, 2003, 02:02 PM
Lee and Ebdon are clear favourite. Drago matched Ebdon in the first session, if he can do it again in the second, he has a chance though. And you never know with Jimmy ;)

Sammm
Apr 25th, 2003, 02:04 PM
What happened/ what's happening in the Hendry- Henry match??

The Crow
Apr 25th, 2003, 04:16 PM
What happened/ what's happening in the Hendry- Henry match??

Updated scores in the first post of this thread ;) Stephen Hendry leads 9-7 after 2 sessions.

Jimmy 4-2 up :D Ebdon running away from Drago now 9-5

The Crow
Apr 25th, 2003, 04:17 PM
Ebdon running away from Drago now 9-5

Make that 10-5 :D

GoDominique
Apr 25th, 2003, 04:18 PM
LOL, Tony Drago has just given up a frame at 10-30 when there were still about 10 reds on the table. :o Then when Ebdon returned from a toilet-break Drago applauded him sarcastically.
He would probably like to break his cue in half. ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 25th, 2003, 04:43 PM
I know ...... that was pretty funny
Tony is rather pissed off

Jimmy White leads 5-3 vs Lee

The Crow
Apr 25th, 2003, 05:13 PM
Tony :o

Nice start for Jimmy :)

The Crow
Apr 25th, 2003, 06:35 PM
Henry-Hendry 9-9

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 25th, 2003, 06:39 PM
The standard this year is very poor. The commentators and studio guests are blaming the cloth and the cushions, easy excuse, maybe the players are just not playing that well

The Crow
Apr 25th, 2003, 06:47 PM
I haven't seen that much this year. Only Ronnie's 147 and Ken's last frame in the first round.

The Crow
Apr 25th, 2003, 07:22 PM
Even if it's not good, it's close: Henry-Hendry: 10 all

Central
Apr 25th, 2003, 07:39 PM
Hendry leads 11-10... huge frame he's played :bounce:

Central
Apr 25th, 2003, 08:05 PM
Hendry 12 - 10 up... , but sort of messed it up at the beginnig of the 23rd...

Central
Apr 25th, 2003, 08:25 PM
He's just won it 13-10... good recovery on the last one.

Good luck Steph on the next round :D

Princess Fiona
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:21 AM
Awww... Congrats to Stephen, but a leeeetle part of me was hoping for the upset there? I like what I've seen of Drew Henry... :)

Keep going, Jimmy!! :bounce: What was going on with Ebdon? You know, I caught a little of it on the TV yesterday evening... Ebdon is leading by what seems to be an "Ebdonish" performance!!

Aaaand...

*drum roll*

GOODLUCKKENDOHERTY!! :hearts: :drool: :kiss: ;)

I'm a fan of this player, don't you know? :rolleyes: *slump* ;)

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:49 AM
Tony Drago was so funny, quitting with all them reds left and Ebdon kept going for the trotts i bet.

Princess Fiona
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:37 AM
Stephen Lee beat Jimmy White 13-11... :sad: (I don't have anything against Mr. Lee but I want Jimmy to do well; win!! If Jimmy could win that first World Champs title... :) )

Aaaand...

*very deep breath*

Ken "Great One" Doherty is trailing Graeme Dott 2-6!! Nooooo!! *cries* Pleeease come back in this match, Ken... :hearts: ;)

:wavey:

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 10:43 AM
Jimmy :sad:

Saw Drago lol, that man is so funny! :D

Ken :( Pick it up man! Should have been 8-8 last night :(

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 10:43 AM
Women's final: Kelly Fisher bt. Lisa Quick 4-1 :)

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 11:41 AM
lmao, Hann took the 2 first frames against Mark Williams and then lost 13 frames in a row :eek: :eek:

Martian Martin
Apr 28th, 2003, 01:33 PM
Still gutted about Jimmy's loss :sad: I really thought he was going to do it :( Lol just makes me like Lee, even less now :mad:

With everything he did in the tourney, I remember why I like seeing Tony Drago play! ;)

I just hope Stephen can beat Mark Williams. Although not too hopeful :(

GoDominique
Apr 28th, 2003, 01:34 PM
LOL, tonight's session features Williams vs. Hann (already over) and Hunter vs. Stevens (12-4). :o Poor people with tickets for that. ;)

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 01:35 PM
Yeah indeed Lee :mad:

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 03:19 PM
Fu beat McManus 13-7. Alan :sad: But way to go Marco. Hope he takes Lee out as well.

Doherty took first 3 frames to go 10-9 in front against Dott :) Go Ken!!

Libertango
Apr 28th, 2003, 03:47 PM
Go Marco Fu! :hearts:

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 03:52 PM
Ken leads 4-0 in the final session and leads Dott 11-9 :D Keep it going Ken!

per4ever
Apr 28th, 2003, 03:56 PM
I hope he's playing a bit more aggressive now...I saw several frames yesterday..and Ken was playing so defensive :mad:

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 04:25 PM
K, this was because of his play in the first session. He played horrible. And I think that makes him so good, that even when he's playing bad, no break-building at all, he can still take some frames by playing a bit more defensive.

Or like Hazel would say, we don't call him crafty Ken for nothing ;)

Central
Apr 28th, 2003, 05:19 PM
Hey guys, do you know some place where I could find some scores from this Champs? I don't mean updated every 10 seconds scores, but at least, something that could help no to have wait until one of you post them in here...

It's quite frustrating when Eurosport has stopped showing Doherty-Dott at 11-10 ... :(

per4ever
Apr 28th, 2003, 05:21 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/snooker/live_scores/2959759.stm

Central
Apr 28th, 2003, 05:22 PM
Wow, that was quick :worship:

per4ever
Apr 28th, 2003, 05:24 PM
at your service ;)

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 05:43 PM
Doherty-Dott 12-12 :eek: Come on Ken!!

per4ever
Apr 28th, 2003, 05:45 PM
C'mon Ken win that final frame!!!!!!!!

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 05:54 PM
Anyone watching this?

The Crow
Apr 28th, 2003, 06:18 PM
OMG Crafty Ken did it again :D :D :D :bounce: :bounce:

per4ever
Apr 28th, 2003, 06:20 PM
way to go Ken :D

Martian Martin
Apr 28th, 2003, 06:24 PM
He's living so dangerously but Fiona will be happy which is good!! :D

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 28th, 2003, 07:10 PM
Well that was a match. Very poor standard though, each player could have won the last 5 frames 10 times each, never thought it would end

Martian Martin
Apr 28th, 2003, 11:39 PM
So the quarter final line up:
Ebdon v Hunter
Higgins v Doherty
Hendry v Williams
Lee v Fu

With the way they've played this tourney, it should be Hunter v Higgins and Williams v Fu in the semis.

I just hope the two Scots win and that Fu wins, don't really care about the other one.

The Crow
Apr 29th, 2003, 09:49 AM
Hope for Ebdon-Doherty, Hendry-Fu
Think it'll be Ebdon-Higgins, Williams-Fu

per4ever
Apr 29th, 2003, 09:50 AM
Go Hendry!!!!!!!!!! :D

The Crow
Apr 29th, 2003, 10:29 AM
Nice start by Ken. He leads John Higgins 3-0.

Mark Williams leads Stephen Hendry 2-1

The Crow
Apr 29th, 2003, 10:34 AM
Wow Ken 4-0 up at the mid-session interval :eek: :D

per4ever
Apr 29th, 2003, 10:39 AM
Mark-Stephen 2-2

per4ever
Apr 29th, 2003, 10:49 AM
Stephen already made 5 centuries in this tournament...that's clearly better then all the rest

GO STEPHEN WIN THIS ONE!!!!!

per4ever
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:04 AM
Ken Doherty leads 5-0
Mark Williams leads 3-2

Darran
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:18 AM
Go Higgins!!!!!!! can't believe he is losing so badly :(

per4ever
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:18 AM
3-3 Stephen-Mark

The Crow
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:20 AM
Ken :confused: :D

per4ever
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:21 AM
6-0 Ken :o

The Crow
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:23 AM
6-0 :bounce: :bounce: *pinching myself* :bounce: :bounce:

Keep going!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:23 AM
wow Ken is killing the Terminator :o

Princess Fiona
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:42 AM
:wavey:

Ken is leading 6-0? Wowwwww... *fainting* ;) Martin, yes, Ken's progression has made me very happy indeed!! :bounce: :bounce: It has been a little "stressful" at times but I guess with his long matches I can see more of him on TV... *cough* :rolleyes: ;)

Keep going Ken!! And good luck also to Mark Williams http://perso.club-internet.fr/ttle/tennis/gb-cymwink.gif!!

Martin, I'm just sorry that Ken and Mark are playing Scots - we'll still be friends at the end of this? *drawing breath* :sad: :)

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KEN!! :hearts: :hearts: :D

per4ever
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:49 AM
5-3 Mark Williams :mad:
7-0 Ken :o

C'mon Stephen!!

Princess Fiona
Apr 29th, 2003, 11:52 AM
Ken is 7-0? OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!

The Crow
Apr 29th, 2003, 12:19 PM
8-0 :D :D :D Who could of thought?? Especially with Ken's struggling in the past matches and John relative ease of getting through the first 2 rounds :eek: :eek:

Central
Apr 29th, 2003, 01:59 PM
8-0 ??? Are you serious? I left when they were 4-0, and it was unbelievable then...

Come on Stephen!!! :(

The Crow
Apr 29th, 2003, 04:31 PM
Close quarterfinals till now (well except for the Doherty-Higgins one obviously ;))

Hunter - Ebdon 4-3
Lee-Fu 4-3 (Fu gave a 3-1 advantage away :()

The Crow
Apr 29th, 2003, 05:16 PM
Hunter-Ebdon and Lee-Fu both 4 all :)

Martian Martin
Apr 29th, 2003, 05:19 PM
Don't worry Fiona, we'll still be friends ;) Friendship is more important than snooker ;)

Higgins has to win tonight's session at least 6-2 to have a chance and I'd say that Hendry can't lose his session tonight, otherwise both Scots will be out :(

per4ever
Apr 29th, 2003, 08:19 PM
9-6 Williams
4-10 Doherty

C'mon Stephen fight back!!!

Cilla
Apr 29th, 2003, 09:21 PM
C'mon Higgins :D

Cilla
Apr 29th, 2003, 09:29 PM
10-5 :D Nice fightback John ;)

Martian Martin
Apr 29th, 2003, 09:29 PM
Williams 10-6 :(
Ken only leads 10-6 now, John took the last 6 frames!! :D

Cilla
Apr 29th, 2003, 09:32 PM
10-6 :eek: :D

Cilla
Apr 29th, 2003, 09:33 PM
:wavey: Martin lol. Guess you're watching it too ;)

Martian Martin
Apr 29th, 2003, 09:41 PM
Hehe yep Cilla ;) Would be fantastic if he could somehow come back!! :D

Hope you are doing ok btw!! :) :kiss:

Cilla
Apr 29th, 2003, 09:57 PM
Yes I'm fine hope you're keeping well :D Off to bed so cheer on Higgins for me :bounce: Is it their session resuming at 11:20 or another QF?

:wavey:

Martian Martin
Apr 29th, 2003, 10:04 PM
No that's it for tonight, I think it resumes again tomorrow afternoon. Also no more snooker tonight, I think it could just be the highlights on at 11:20

Sleep well!! :) :wavey:

gentenaire
Apr 30th, 2003, 09:23 AM
Looks like Stephen will win this frame, it'll be 10-7 then. Come on, Stephen!!

per4ever
Apr 30th, 2003, 09:50 AM
12-7 it's almost over :sad:

FIGHT STEPHEN FIGHT

The Crow
Apr 30th, 2003, 10:04 AM
It's over for Stephen I think.

Doherty-Higgins must be one of the strangest matches I've ever seen. Very curious how the last session will go ;) Go Ken!

The Crow
Apr 30th, 2003, 10:05 AM
It's over. Mark Williams won 13-7.

per4ever
Apr 30th, 2003, 10:30 AM
Stephen :sad:

Now I can only hope that Ken wins the title :)

Princess Fiona
Apr 30th, 2003, 11:30 AM
Don't worry Fiona, we'll still be friends ;) Friendship is more important than snooker ;)

:) :wavey:

What a fight back from John Higgins!! What a strange match... I don't think my nerves can take this any more... Tssch, I have to be strong... ;)

Congrats to Mark!! Commiserations to Stephen...

And Goooooo Ken!! ;)

The Crow
Apr 30th, 2003, 12:30 PM
Ebdon - Hunter 8-8. Close match :)

Darran
Apr 30th, 2003, 02:04 PM
Keep fighting Higgo. :D

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 30th, 2003, 03:13 PM
Forza Ebdon!

Princess Fiona
Apr 30th, 2003, 03:22 PM
I am nervous, nervous... :o :o :o :o ;)

The Crow
Apr 30th, 2003, 03:43 PM
It's over for Stephen I think.

Doherty-Higgins must be one of the strangest matches I've ever seen. Very curious how the last session will go ;) Go Ken!

So the last session was disappointing cause it was a normal session ;)

But Ken won!!! :bounce: :bounce: 13-8 :D Good fight John!

The Crow
Apr 30th, 2003, 03:46 PM
Marco Fu lost the first 4 frames this session :( He's 8-4 behind :(

Come on Marco! Wake up!

Martian Martin
Apr 30th, 2003, 06:31 PM
Nooo for John and Stephen :( I hope Ken goes on to win the thing :)

Come on Marco, we don't want Lee in the semis :mad:

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 30th, 2003, 09:52 PM
I said Hunter from the start, and stick by it to a point, although i'm not sure he'll handle the pressure of a final.

Williams though is on top form, i'll say Williams to win it, he can handle the pressure

Kart
Apr 30th, 2003, 10:30 PM
Hendry out :(

McManus out :(

White out :(

Doherty still in :D

Princess Fiona
May 1st, 2003, 02:04 PM
I do not know what the scores are right now... I am going to take a "deep breath" and have a look soon... :)

I saw the final frame of Peter Ebdon vs. Paul Hunter yesterday!! The crowd was really supporting Paul because he is a "Yorkshire boy"... Peter said some very nice things in the post match interview... :)

(I am hoping for Ken to win the tournament - ken he do it?)

*groan* :rolleyes: :o ;)

ikke
May 1st, 2003, 02:06 PM
Hunter is leading with 2-0. In the second frame Doherty tried to play a safety shot, but he played it really really bad :eek:

GoDominique
May 1st, 2003, 07:39 PM
Paul Hunter - Ken Doherty 6-2

Mark Williams - Stephen Lee 5-0 *yawn*

Poor Stephen is nervous as hell and plays like shit. I smell a bagel here. ;)

Mercury Rising
May 1st, 2003, 07:50 PM
Go Paul and Mark, I watched Paul for hours today on BBC, he's good.

vaiva
May 1st, 2003, 08:40 PM
Wake up Ken :mad:

And although I enjoyed Mark today, please Stephen, make this semi a little bit more entertaining ;)

The Crow
May 2nd, 2003, 11:18 AM
Paul 10-5 :( Come on Ken wake up man! :mad:

Mark Williams is in excellent form. Don't really see how he can be stopped.

The Crow
May 2nd, 2003, 12:31 PM
Hunter-Doherty 11-5 :( :( :(
Williams-Lee 7-1 :)

Think we already know the final :(

Kart
May 2nd, 2003, 12:41 PM
Ken out as well now :rolleyes: :(.

That's it for me I'm not watching anymore.

Princess Fiona
May 2nd, 2003, 01:02 PM
Ken out? Congrats to Paul (what a great tournament from him!!), but...

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: from me...

Martian Martin
May 2nd, 2003, 01:16 PM
Same with me, I'm not watching anymore :( Not a good tourney for me at all :sad:

The Crow
May 2nd, 2003, 01:32 PM
Ken's not out yet (and as long as there's hope blablabla ;)). Go Ken!!!!

Princess Fiona
May 2nd, 2003, 01:58 PM
I'm sorry... :o I am stupid, stuppppid... :sad: Ken is not out yet?

*eyes light up*

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif GOOOO KEN!! C'MON!! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif

;)

ikke
May 2nd, 2003, 02:18 PM
Seems like I'm the only one who wants that Paul wins!!! Go Paul!!! :bounce:

BritneySpearsIsHot
May 2nd, 2003, 02:50 PM
Stephen Lee on the comeback.........7-5 now

GoDominique
May 3rd, 2003, 04:31 PM
Hey, what's going on here ? Already bored after only 2 weeks of Snooker ??? ;)

Williams leads 16-8 - will be an exciting last session :p

Hunter leads Doherty 16-14 :eek:
When session started it was Hunter leading 15-9, but Doherty took the first 5 frames. Then Hunter took the 6th frame.

GoDominique
May 3rd, 2003, 04:40 PM
16-15 :eek: Don't choke, Paul. :(

Wimanna
May 3rd, 2003, 04:55 PM
16-15 :eek: Don't choke, Paul. :(

I don't want Paul to lose this!!!!

GoDominique
May 3rd, 2003, 05:03 PM
16-16 :o final frame will decide. What a choke. :rolleyes:

Shedevil
May 3rd, 2003, 05:07 PM
did hunter win? :worship:
he's kinda cute :drool:

shirley
May 3rd, 2003, 05:08 PM
http://216.40.249.192/s/kao/otn/pcheerleader.gif for Ken

Shedevil
May 3rd, 2003, 05:10 PM
Seems like I'm the only one who wants that Paul wins!!! Go Paul!!! :bounce:
no you're not :D
paul :lick:

GoDominique
May 3rd, 2003, 05:14 PM
Doherty def. Hunter 17-16 :mad: :rolleyes:

Doherty won last session 8-1 :rolleyes:

shirley
May 3rd, 2003, 05:16 PM
Well Done Ken :bounce:

Shedevil
May 3rd, 2003, 05:17 PM
damn, Hunter was doing a good job, last time I checked he was leading 15-11 :sad:

ikke
May 3rd, 2003, 05:18 PM
damn, Hunter was doing a good job, last time I checked he was leading 15-11 :sad:

Indeed, I feel so bad for him :sad:
Poor Paul :sad: (and a little bit poor me ;) )

Wimanna
May 3rd, 2003, 05:24 PM
Paul :sad: :sad: from 15-9 to 16-17 :sad:

shirley
May 3rd, 2003, 05:28 PM
You have to give Ken credit. What a comeback :D

per4ever
May 3rd, 2003, 06:03 PM
Way to go Ken :eek:

ikke
May 3rd, 2003, 06:21 PM
You have to give Ken credit. What a comeback :D

That's true, congrats Ken for that :worship:
But still :sad: Paul

GoDominique
May 3rd, 2003, 06:29 PM
Williams def. Lee 17-8

Now that was a rather short session. :o

BritneySpearsIsHot
May 4th, 2003, 12:15 AM
There will be nothing left of Ken after this tournament, all this close stuff will make him lose weight off his already fragile frame ;)

Shedevil
May 4th, 2003, 08:03 AM
lol, He'll vanish into nothing :D

Cilla
May 4th, 2003, 09:06 AM
Congrats Ken, but Paul :sad:

baico
May 4th, 2003, 10:07 AM
when will be the final played, Brussels time?

Princess Fiona
May 4th, 2003, 12:38 PM
I am sorry for Paul Hunter and his fans - he seems like a really nice guy!! He had a great tournament, such a great tournament... But for Ken? :hearts: I'm sorry, I am a little "predictable"? :o ;) This tournament he has had - amazing!! I am so pleased for Ken to reach the final... :) I wish him soooo much luck against Mark Williams!! If Ken wins the "final" it'll be like a thousand Christmasses for me!! :o ;) But he has done so well, and made this fan very very very happy... :D :D :)

:wavey:

I read on a website that it's 9-7 in Williams' favour!! Goooo Ken... *lighting the candles again* ;)

baico, the TV Guide says that the final starts 3 pm on BBC TV (so that's 4 pm for you... ) - however, I would check... I am going to check!! :eek: ;)

BritneySpearsIsHot
May 4th, 2003, 04:07 PM
Anyone hear Willie Thorne get in a right huff?

Clive Everton 'There are snooker players who have won it, and those who haven't'

Willie Thorne later in commentary when coming in 'Well i dunno about John but i think i was a good player, and Jimmy White too, i find Clive's comment unbelieveable'

or words to that effect

Willie in a right huff!

Princess Fiona
May 4th, 2003, 07:00 PM
7 - 1...

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

I apologise, Mark Williams, my fellow Welsh!! My heart is just a "Doherty heart"... :sad: :sad: ;)

JDIH, no, I didn't see Willie Thorne - I think, I will only jinx my "beloved" if I watch this coverage!! *not wanting to watch* ;) And I see you are a Linda Barker fan? :D She's coming across well in IACGMOOH2 yes... :)

Come on, Keeeeeen... *lighting another candle* *falling to knees* ;)

BritneySpearsIsHot
May 4th, 2003, 07:59 PM
Come on Ken ;)

You like Linda too? :D

Princess Fiona
May 4th, 2003, 08:11 PM
:wavey:

Yes, I like Linda... :) She seems really nice!! I have the show on TV right now and poor John Fash is about to do one of those horrible bush trial things... I feel sorry for him...

Goooooo Ken... ;)

*visualising a great Ken comeback* ;)

BritneySpearsIsHot
May 4th, 2003, 08:29 PM
*Fears for Ken*

I have the show on too, Linda :D

Giuliano
May 4th, 2003, 08:43 PM
I got hooked this year. I'm watching it now. I couldn't have imagined that snooker was that interesting. :D

Martian Martin
May 4th, 2003, 09:42 PM
That's so funny about what Willie Thorne said!! He was a decent player but certainly not good enough for a world champion He can't compare himself with Jimmy, he's done 10 times more in the game than Willie did, lol!

Williams 11-5 :( at least Ken took the last frame and is still hanging in there!

Julien, you are now watching a good sport! I was going to say you should try playing it sometime but I guess there aren't many snooker tables in Austria ;)

Princess Fiona
May 4th, 2003, 10:53 PM
Hang in there, Ken... :) You can do it!! I have hope... :)

Ugh, IACGMOOH2? I'd have stopped watching it if poor John Fashanu had had to do another task!! I felt sick for him with his head in those tanks of spiders and rats... I don't think Linda's been in contention for one of the Bush Tucker Trials yet JDIH... :)

(Go Ken!! Go Linda!! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif ;) )

Sorry for going off topic a little bit!! :o ;)

Come on Ken!! Keeeeen... :D :bounce:

gentenaire
May 5th, 2003, 03:21 PM
Ken is at it again!! It's 4-0 for Ken in this session. He came back to 11-9!!

per4ever
May 5th, 2003, 04:00 PM
11-10!!!

gentenaire
May 5th, 2003, 04:27 PM
11-11

per4ever
May 5th, 2003, 04:27 PM
Ken makes it 11-11

per4ever
May 5th, 2003, 05:09 PM
12-12..what a final :eek:

Shedevil
May 5th, 2003, 05:48 PM
sooo? who won? :bounce:

per4ever
May 5th, 2003, 06:08 PM
final session starts in 45 min ;)

Shedevil
May 5th, 2003, 06:11 PM
oh thanks ;)

Nimi
May 5th, 2003, 06:52 PM
SheDevil, sorry for going a bit off topic here, but i know your siggy in a slightly better version ;):

fucking's nice, fucking's funny, people always fucked for money
if you think that fucking's funny, fuck yourself & save the money

Shedevil
May 5th, 2003, 07:00 PM
oooh lol, well, I got this thru email :o

Princess Fiona
May 5th, 2003, 08:27 PM
*daring to look*

14-14!! :eek: :eek:

(Steve Davis and John Parrott are both looking very smart... :) )

gentenaire
May 5th, 2003, 09:44 PM
16-16 :eek:

Both have missed a few balls, nerves must be running extremely high now.

gentenaire
May 5th, 2003, 09:53 PM
17-16 for Williams! Come on, Ken, make it 17-17 and let the last frame decide.

gentenaire
May 5th, 2003, 10:03 PM
It's over, Mark Williams wins! 18-16

carot
May 5th, 2003, 10:04 PM
Impressive run from Ken lol jeez, all those comebacks in all those matches, but congrats Mark with his second! :)

per4ever
May 5th, 2003, 10:05 PM
Ken :sad:

Princess Fiona
May 5th, 2003, 10:34 PM
Congrats Mark and fans!! :)

Ken... :sad: :sad: :sad:, :sad: :sad:, :sad: :sad: :saaaaad:

(Congrats to Ken on reaching the final and making such a comeback!! :) )

BritneySpearsIsHot
May 6th, 2003, 12:03 AM
Good final, in terms of excitement more than quality.

Grandpa Griffiths will be pleased

The Crow
May 6th, 2003, 10:28 AM
OMFG!!!

Congrat to Mark. I have to admit he deserved this win. He has been the best throughout the championships, and he survived a "Ken-comeback" :eek: ;) And that last frame was just brilliant, with that kind of pressure ;) Ken didn't even had a 'real' chance in that frame.

But OMFG Ken! Great semi and final :D :D You have made this world championships one of the most interesting ever. Too bad he couldn't go all the way, but it was a great effort! :)

Mercury Rising
May 6th, 2003, 11:03 AM
:sad: Ken, but a wonderfull tournament :worship:

Congrats Mark.