FOOTBALL – Allen wins Noppon and is in the final of the Grand Prix (Snooker)

Northern Irishman Mark Allen, 36 years outdated, fifth in the reigns, is the first to finish the World Grand Prix of the 2022/23 season working till Sunday in Cheltenham (England), beating Thai Noppon Saengkham, 30. outdated, of Only 32 in the management, and 6-1, in the first semi-final of the event, and achieved the fourth final of the season in which he had already received two tournaments (Northern Irish Open and UK Championship) and misplaced the event. final duel of the British Open (7-10 towards Welshman Ryan Day).

After ‘transport’ with three world champions in the final three rounds – English Mark Selby in the ‘sixteenth’ (4-1), and Ronnie O’Sullivan in the ‘eighth’ (4-2), in addition to. The Welshman Mark Williams in the ‘quarters’ (5-3) -, Noppon, the Asian lover, couldn’t defeat the ‘man of the second’, the most certified participant at the time, ‘The Pistol’ Allen, who was well-known. , in Saengkham’s fifth semi-final in ten years as an expert, denying him to the final place of the competitors, the final.

“Half” in which Allen, skilled, and data of 73 and 66, shortly reached 2-0, then 3-1 at the break, as a result of of the ‘break’ of 78 factors, Noppon entered 58. pointed to the third quarter, then pulled to 1 -2.

At the restart, Mark shot a century (‘break’ of 127 factors) for 4-1, and 5-1 got here later, to be one away from the victory, which got here quickly: 6-1.

Finally, Mark Allen has to defeat the world champion… 00 native time, similar time in mainland Portugal) in the second half of the World Grand Prix. In phrases of direct conflicts, in historical past with Murphy, Allen has an issue: 15 wins for the Englishman to 9 for the Northern Irishman in 24 video games. As for Judd Trump, in 31 conferences, and in addition to drawing (in the Premier League), The Englishman received 14 and the Northern Irishman the remaining 16.

This is as a result of in the afternoon session this Friday, and in the final two matches of the quarterfinals, ‘The Magician’ Murphy, 40 years outdated, surpassed the ‘black’ (5-4) Scottish Anthony McGill, 31 years outdated. , nineteenth in the management , when ‘The Ace in the Pack’ (Judd Trump), 33 years outdated, defeated the Chinese Xiao Guodong, 33 years outdated, 33 in the nationwide desk (5-3).

The second ‘half’, between Murphy and Trump, is nonetheless performed on Saturday till 11 ‘frames’: they go to the World Grand Prix final, Sunday, the first to win six (6-0 to six-5 doable 6-5). ).

The final, Sunday, may have two periods (13:00 and 19:00, eight periods will probably be performed throughout the day, and doable 11 at night time) and is the greatest of 19 ‘frames’: the first to win. ten (out of 10) will probably be the hero -0 to doable 10-9).

The World Grand Prix, World Snooker’s 2023/24 season reserved for the ‘prime 16’ in the one-yr rating, will probably be held at The Centaur, the most important corridor of Cheltenham Racecourse (England) till the twenty second.

The competitors gives £380,000 (€433,790) in prize cash, of which £100,000 (€114,155) to the future winner and is broadcast in Portugal (EuroSport).

Quarterfinals (listed in black):

Mark Allen, IrN -Jack Lisowski, Eng, 5-4

Noppon Saengkham, Tai – Mark Williams, Gal, 5-3

Shaun Murphy, Ing – Anthony McGill, Esc, 5-4

Judd Trump, Ing – Xiao Guodong, Chn, 5-3

Semi-finals (checked in black):

Mark Allen, IrN – Noppon Saengkham, Tai, 6-1

Shaun Murphy, Ing -Judd Trump, Ing / Xiao Guodong, Chn (Sat, 7pm)

World Grand Prix Final:

Mark Allen, IrN – Shaun Murphy, ING / Judd Trump, ING (Sunday 1pm & 7pm)

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