Тема в разделе 'Снукер', создана пользователем Eurosport Team, 17 дек 2007.
А нечего расслабляться, когда народ хочет слышать слова... ага...
вот тут еще старенькую нашла...
они в тот день ничьей были довольны как никогда
/cмотри какой здесь Тота искреннe веселый/
А туфелька то целая
я бы даже сказала, до не приличия веселый....как говорится, с кем поведешься, то и курить будешь....
аллочка! как всегда спасибо за фотки ! зайдешь - и прямо душа радуется :d
а что это у нас не задокументирована главная новость недели?
с блога дэйва:
O`SULLIVAN TO PLAY IN CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE
Ronnie O`Sullivan will compete in this season`s Championship League regardless of whether or not he wins the Premier League.
The world no.1 will enter the event in group 2 next January. It is played down the road from his Chigwell home at Crondon Park Golf Club in Essex and shown free on the internet through various betting websites.
The first group sees world champion John Higgins, last season`s CLS winner Judd Trump, Stephen Maguire, Shaun Murphy, Mark Selby, Ryan Day and Ali Carter do battle.
O`Sullivan joins the fray in the following group alongside Neil Robertson and Marco Fu.
Stephen Hendry, Mark Allen, Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo and Steve Davis are among the players entering in the later groups.
The players will compete for a £200,000 total prize fund with a place in the Premier League up for grabs for the ultimate winner.
Unlike the last two years, all matches will be best of five frames so this time around a draw is not possible.
The action starts on January 4.
анализ последнего снукерного 10-летия от дэйва хендона:
итак, ронни - абсолютный чемпион десятилетия!
THE 2000s: INTRODUCTION
I shall, in the coming weeks on this blog, be looking back at the last ten years in snooker as the decade comes to an end.
It was a decade that began with snooker still in fine fettle. There was an undisputed ‘big four’ of John Higgins, Stephen Hendry, Mark Williams and Ronnie O’Sullivan and the circuit was awash with tournaments, both ranking and invitational, both in the UK and beyond.
But the warning signs were there too. The election of the Labour government in 1997 meant the end of tobacco sponsorship in 2003, with the World Championship exempt until 2005.
As it transpired, there were 77 ranking events staged during the decade compared with 90 in the 1990s.
Here’s who won the most:
Ronnie O’Sullivan – 15
Mark Williams – 9
John Higgins – 8
Peter Ebdon – 6
Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty, Stephen Maguire, Neil Robertson – 4
Shaun Murphy, Ding Junhui, Stephen Lee – 3
And here’s who appeared in most ranking tournament finals:
Ronnie O’Sullivan – 22
Mark Williams, John Higgins – 14
Stephen Hendry – 12
Ken Doherty – 9
Peter Ebdon – 8
Shaun Murphy, Stephen Maguire – 6
Stephen Lee, Graeme Dott – 5
All of the above figures of course exclude next month’s UK Championship.
They provide a snapshot of who has performed best in the biggest events, although don’t include the premier invitation tournaments.
Of these, O’Sullivan and Paul Hunter each won the Masters three times, O’Sullivan and Higgins won two Scottish Masters titles apiece, Higgins captured two Irish Masters crowns and O’Sullivan was victorious in a remarkable seven stagings of the Premier League.
There were 35 maximums recorded in competitive play, nine more than in the 1990s. O’Sullivan was responsible for six of them and Higgins five.
In 2004, Jamie Burnett compiled the first break of more than 147 with his 148 in the UK Championship qualifiers.
In 2003, Mark Williams picked up the biggest ever first prize when he landed a cheque for £270,000 for winning the World Championship but overall prize money is lower than it was at the turn of the decade.
Only six players who were in the elite top 16 when the 2000s began are still there.
Higgins was first and is now fourth, Stephen Hendry was second and is now tenth, Williams was third and is now 15th and O’Sullivan was fourth and is now first.
Peter Ebdon was 13th and is now 14th; Mark King was 14th and is now 16th.
In the case of Williams and King, they each dropped out of the top 16 before returning.
O’Sullivan was world no.1 for a total of five years, Williams for three, Higgins for two and Hendry for one.
The biggest single viewing audience in the UK was the 7.8m who tuned in for the climax of Ebdon’s 2002 Crucible victory over Hendry but this is dwarfed by viewing figures recorded in China.
We lost many well known faces. Hunter succumbed to cancer at just 27 while stars of an earlier era – John Spencer, Eddie Charlton and Bill Werbeniuk – also died.
David Vine, a face synonymous with TV snooker for a generation of fans, passed away as did other members of snooker’s supporting cast, including referees John Smyth, John Street and Colin Brinded, Imperial Tobacco supremo Peter Dyke and TV commentator Jack Karnehm.
Snooker became big in China following Ding Junhui’s extraordinary capture of the 2005 China Open title in Beijing.
In its traditional base in the UK there was a downturn in interest as snooker clubs – including many that had been home to young kids who went on to become big stars – closed down in large numbers.
Snooker’s media profile decreased in Britain but grew elsewhere, particularly in Europe following a landmark broadcast deal with Eurosport.
There was the usual political wrangling as the players rejected first a breakaway circuit and then a serious investment offer.
Snooker started to embrace the internet as a tool for growth and provided many memorable television moments.
New faces appeared, old faces disappeared, the snooker world continued to turn and, through it all, the game remains intact.
Over the next few weeks I will be examining the players, the matches and the controversies that have marked out the last ten years on the green baize.
O’Sullivan was world no.1 for a total of five years
...Стив Дэвис - 7... Стивен Хендри - 8... - причём это подряд (!!!!!).. а всего - 9... Стив, кстати - также подряд
Каким по счёту Ронни в этой номинации?
Ой... чуть не забыл.. Марк Вилльямс - 5 раз...
Воистину, заслуженно, Trisia!
дэйв продолжает...и как с ним спорить?
THE 2000s: PLAYER OF THE DECADE
Ronnie O’Sullivan was the player of the decade, in terms both of most titles won and in the way in which he bestrode the sport as its biggest draw and brightest star.
The 2000s began with O’Sullivan in some personal distress. He checked himself into the Priory Clinic to receive treatment for addiction and depression but despite some well publicised blow ups, kept himself on an even enough keel to realise his full potential as the decade wore on.
On the final night of the 2001 World Championship, O’Sullivan watched as former winners of the title took part in a ‘Champions Parade.’
Ridiculously, Jimmy White was invited to take part, despite the fact he had never won the title.
O’Sullivan looked on as his friend, six times the Crucible runner-up, took his applause and resolved never to put himself in the same position.
He would beat John Higgins in arguably the highest quality of all 10 world finals staged during the decade. Theirs was a rivalry born out of friendship and mutual respect. At the end of the final, Higgins told him he was happy for O’Sullivan’s father that he had won the title, a gesture much appreciated by Ronnie junior.
More titles came: a total of three world crowns, two more UK trophies to add to the two he had won in the 1990s and three more Masters victories in addition to his 1995 success.
But there were slumps as well, including a two and half year gap between winning ranking titles at the 2005 Irish Masters and 2007 UK Championship.
O’Sullivan took instantly to the Premier League’s shot-clock and, with one to go, has hoovered up every title under the format – five in a row, taking his total haul from the decade to seven.
He achieved a level of consistency hitherto lacking in his career and spent a total of five years as world no.1.
There were, of course, headlines for other reasons, ranging from the explosive to the bizarre.
O’Sullivan was extremely unwise to bad mouth Stephen Hendry in such graceless terms before their 2002 Crucible semi-final, which Hendry devoted every conceivable ounce of energy and concentration into winning.
In 2006, he walked out of his match against Hendry at the UK Championship, a gross lapse in professionalism to some, proof of the debilitating effects of his depression to others.
In China in 2008 his crude behaviour in a press conference was front page news, although it soon began to look like a lot of fuss about very little.
The cracks in his fragile character were laid bare at the Crucible in 2005 when he went to pieces as Peter Ebdon grimly ground him down in their World Championship quarter-final.
Yet it is these very human qualities that have endeared O’Sullivan to so many. And it is he, more than any other player, who has drawn new fans to the sport, particularly in areas such as Europe and China where snooker has grown in considerable ways in the last ten years.
O’Sullivan cannot boast the consistent record Hendry enjoyed in the 90s but has been responsible for many of the most memorable moments of this decade.
In 2007, he made a century in each of the five frames he won against Ali Carter in the Northern Ireland Trophy.
The same year he ended an epic UK Championship semi-final against Mark Selby with a maximum.
He lost two terrific Masters finals in deciders, first to Paul Hunter in 2004 and then to Higgins in 2006.
And he destroyed Higgins in the 2005 Wembley final and then Ding Junhui in 2007, putting together snooker Steve Davis described as “unplayable.”
For O’Sullivan, this was a decade in which, for all his frailties and love-hate relationship with snooker, he came of age as a player.
Our sport should consider itself lucky to have him.
а вы не согласны, что заслуженно.... ? )))
талант не пропьешь!....
на ронни даже смотреть приятнее, чем на дэвиса или хендри... к их игре не придерешься, но важна ведь не только техника, но и душа...... ))
Харизма в нем есть.
..... и талант! )))
Берите ширШе, на него приятнее смотреть чем на любого другого снукериста.
И даже не снукериста.....
вдвойне приятно, что на моей родине (в молдове) тоже есть поклонники ронни и снукера вообще)))))))))))))))))))))
Имена участников (разделяйте запятой).