Sunday, 16 December 2007

Snooker: O'Sullivan and Maguire In The Final

Maguire played some good snooker to beat Murphy and get through to the final of the UK Championship. In the end Maguire took the victory by 9 frames to 5. I thought Murphy would have put up more of a fight but he let Maguire build up too much of a lead.

Ronnie claimed his final spot with a really gritty fightback against Mark Selby eventually winning the match in the deciding frame with a maximum. I'm quite gutted to have missed this match and after talking to a few snooker friends, they say it was a real cracker. You could see what the match and the max meant to Ronnie when he clenched his fist in delight as the last black dropped. I think I'm going to have to start re-arranging my life round Ronnie's snooker matches as there seems to be moments of magic every time he plays these days!! For those of you who missed the maximum, or simply want to see it again, it is.


Gwynston said...

I watched the last few frames of this match live, so luckily saw this maximum. In the context of the deciding frame, it was an brilliant break! I don't think Ronnie ran out of position once, and after the initial black, he didn't have a single tricky pot to make! Great stuff, and it really meant a lot to him.

I was surprised to hear that he equaled Hendry's 8 maximums in tournament play. I didn't realise Hendry had got that many!

andy said...

Yeah it was great to see the punch from Ronnie, ...he sometimes pretends that he doesn't care, well, think again! :o)