The 2013 Snooker Betfair Masters
Action got under way today in some style, in a pulsating match defending champion Neil Robertson got the better of Ding Junhui in a 6-5 victory. As the score line suggests The Thunder From Down Under didn’t have it all his own way and had to rally in order to regain the advantage in the match, he did this by winning three frames on the bounce to snatch victory.
Snooker is still undoubtedly a sport struggling without its box office name Ronnie O’Sullivan who is once again sitting out the tournament for personal reasons but with some of the snooker the top 16 have been producing this season his loss isn’t the be all and end all for Snooker. If the rest of the tournament continues the way of the first game we are in for a great high-class, high entertainment, quality tournament this week.
With an opportunity to see all of the top 16 battle it out for the £175,000 top prize this is a tournament not to be missed, I’m definitely aiming to pop down to see the action live later in the week as well as staying up to date with all the action on the BBC and on Eurosport.
Who do I think is going to win? My heart would love Stephen Maguire but if he’s on top form Judd Trump is unstoppable as is John Higgins but I really can’t look beyond Robertson regaining his crown, so that’s my #AidansSnookerShout.
Aidan Fulham (@AidanFulham)