October 19, 2015

SB Classic: Rock Solid Robertson into Grand Finals

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 8:42 am

Sunday saw the start of another season of Snookerbacker Classic qualifying events and this time for the first year we kicked off in Liverpool at George Scotts on a day which was very much dominated by local players.

 All four semi-finalists hail from the local area and it was current Mersey Masters Champion Brian Robertson who came through an entertaining final against Clayton Humphries, who had come through in fine style with three 4-0 whitewashes, including in the semi-finals over previous SBC Quarter Finalist Anthony Jeffers who himself had earlier in the day come back from 3-1 down to knock out the defending champion Brett Miller.

Brian is the first player into this season's Grand Finals in Gloucester.

Brian is the first player into this season’s Grand Finals in Gloucester.

 Brian has been close to the Grand Finals before, two years ago he lost in a final qualifier to Mitchell Mann, so it’s no surprise to see him go one further this season and make it to Gloucester. This means that he is now guaranteed a minimum payout of £250 and is now just 4 wins away from the £3000 first prize and a chance to play at The Crucible as part of a Snooker Legends night.

For those unfamiliar with Brian, he’s an extremely solid match player and makes very few errors. He is also very good at winning and has a number of regional titles to his name. Rumour has it that a few of his friends have taken some of the big odds about him in the outright book and that Boyles are standing to lose a 5 figure sum should he end up as overall champion.

The next qualifying heat will be in Glasgow on November 1st and all the details of this year’s tournament can be found here.

All Sunday’s results are here and the SBC Score Centre, including the ongoing Order of Merit and Highest Break table, both headed by Clayton Humphries after Event 1 can be found here.   

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