Looking for Wins in Wales

The World Grand Prix concluded on Sunday night – in Cheltenham of allplaces – and the Welsh Open began on Monday morning. The Snooker road-show is clearly very congested, meaning there is precious little time for players to rediscover lost form in-between competitions. From a punting viewpoint, this hectic schedule makes life a lot simpler and allows us to draw a line through John Higgins and Mark Williams when trying to identify the winner of the Welsh Open. And you have to question where Mark Allen’s head is at given he conceded a frame and match with 11 reds still…

From Rocket to Riches at English Open

I hate backing favourites, I really do. But I have to back and recommend Ronnie O’Sullivan in the Betvictor English Open which starts on Monday, live on Eurosport.  Here’s why:  This competition features a ‘best of seven’ format until the quarter finals (when it becomes ‘best of 9’, then 11 and finally 17) and ‘The Rocket’s’ 2017 record in ‘best of sevens’ is a remarkable 16 wins from 17 games played. Ronnie is the defending champion, winning this competition in 2017, the first of four ranking tournaments he won during the course of the season. We have seen O’Sullivan once…

Blog – Snooker, Darts, Politics and Racing

Blog from Roy The Boy and he has his eye on a few up-and-comers: Snooker's Jack Lisowski, Dart's Jeffrey de Zwaanhas and the Liberal Democrats' Layla Moran. (more…)

Surprises Expected in This Week’s Darts & Snooker

Smith Can Out Battle Barney It’s the final round of Phase 1 games in Dart’s Premier League on Thursday. Gerwyn Price is already eliminated, and either Mensur Suljovic or Peter Wright will be playing their last game on the night. Wright should not be sat in eighth position in the current table, such is his talent, but he is and he has won just one of eight Premier League games he has played this season. Remarkably that win came against Michael van Gerwen. It’s clear that Peter Wright is not a player you can back, or lay, with confidence in…

Kyren Wilson and Ali Carter among English Open Snooker Bets

Roy The Boy previews the English Open snooker and has bets including Kyren Wilson and Ali Carter. (more…)