Monday, October 17, 2005

Snooker result

Scotland's John Higgins put on a record-breaking display as he blew away Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-2 in the final of the Preston Grand Prix. Higgins set a new record for a ranking event of four centuries in a row to move 8-2 ahead and also posted a new mark of 494 unanswered points.

I watched this and it's the best game of snooker I've seen Higgins play in a long time. Not a lot of people like him and he has had some bad form the past few years but he was on fire! NO ONE has ever played four centuries in a row during any match, let alone in a ranking event.

Ronnie 'The Rocket' O'Sullivan was booed by the crowd when he entered the arena and most think it's because of his remarks the day before after playing Barry Hawkens. His comments of "snooker is boring" and that he "wished he was digging up roses instead" didnt go down well with most people who love the sport and while Higgins was clearing the table, he was sitting looking very bored! Next year he'll be in America playing pool...IMHO, I dont think he'll make anything of it but we'll wait and see.


Graham said...

It's only fair. I forget how many times over the past few years that Ronnie has spanked Higgins, and Higgins is such a class player. When he won the world championship he looked unbeatable. Sadly that was a while ago.

After Ronnie, talent wise, it's fair to argue John Higggins is the next best.

nenni said...

fingers crossed that he does well in other events coming up