September 18, 2011

Brazilian Masters Finals Day: A Day for Champions

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 11:46 am

I'm ashamed of myself, I really am.

Four world champions will contest the semi-finals and final of the Brazilian Masters later today as King of the Crucible Stephen Hendry takes on 2005 champ Shaun Murphy and Peter Ebdon who won the big one back in 2002 takes on the man who beat him to the world crown in 2006, Graeme Dott.

I’ll admit that I didn’t watch much of it yesterday after sitting through the entire Ebdon and Selby encounter I felt I had punished myself enough. Though I did end up having that handicap bet on Igor that I wrote about yesterday so all in all this has been a fairly good week bettingwise, but it’s now time to close the satchel and run.

The nostalgists amongst us will be hoping that Hendry can make the final and go on and win it, seeing him holding a trophy these days is becoming something of a rarity and it would go some way to giving him a bit of confidence going into the qualifying matches he will surely be playing to get into the remaining televised ranking events this season. It will be sad not to see him at the Masters but all good things as they say, must come to an end eventually.

Talking of things coming to an end, today sees the last Brazilian girl of the week and this in fact will mark a fairly large gap in the featured girl visuals given that the German Masters isn’t until the other side of Christmas. How will you make it through?

Talking of Germany, I know I have a lot of German regulars on here and Mrs SB and myself are currently looking at our holiday plans for next year and are considering a trip to the Bavaria/Black Forest region. We’re looking at a place called Freiburg as a base at the moment and wondered if anyone had any advice for us?

Anyway, here’s today’s set up with the UK times, if I was having a bet I think I’d take a chance on the two outsiders coming through in Ebdon (5/4) and Hendry (2/1), but like I say, satchel closed on this one for me.


Peter Ebdon 2-5 Graeme Dott


Stephen Hendry 1-5 Shaun Murphy


Graeme Dott 0-5 Shaun Murphy (139) 

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