BAIZE WATCH: Episode 8

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Robertson Rules In Riga

Neil Robertson won the first ranking title of the 2018/19 season by beating Jack Lisowski 5-2 in the final of the Kaspersky Riga Masters. Australia’s 36-year-old Robertson collected the trophy and a cheque for £50,000 after winning six matches in the Latvian capital. World number ten Robertson brings his career tally of ranking titles to… Read More

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Murphy Through – But Misses Max

Shaun Murphy eased to a 4-0 win over David Lilley at the Kaspersky Riga Masters, but failed to convert a golden chance of a 147 maximum break. All results There was a possible £12,000 up for grabs for any player making a magic maximum, and world number eight Murphy looked set fair in the opening… Read More

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The Riga Champions

The Kaspersky Riga Masters was first held in 2014…here’s a look back at the four previous stagings of the tournament. In 2014, Mark Selby was the inaugural winner of the tournament – then called the Kaspersky Riga Open – when it was first staged in the Latvian capital four years ago. Selby looked as if… Read More

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Day Ready For Riga Defence

Ryan Day ended a 19-year quest for his maiden ranking title at last season’s Kaspersky Riga Masters, now the Welshman is looking forward to returning to the Latvian capital to defend ranking silverware for the first time in his career. We caught up with Day before he jets off for this weekend’s curtain raiser to… Read More

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Kaspersky Riga Masters – Eurosport Schedule

Here’s the Eurosport TV broadcast schedule in the UK for this week’s Kaspersky Riga Masters in Latvia. In other countries check local listings. Friday July 27 1330-2130 (ES2) Saturday July 28 0200-0400 (ES2) 0800-1515 (ES2) 1645-2030 (ES2) Sunday July 29 0200-0315 (ES2) 0900-1200 (ES1) 1700-2140 (ES2) You can also watch snooker throughout this season on… Read More

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Kaspersky Riga Masters Draw And Format

The draw and format for the final stages of the Kaspersky Riga Masters is now available. Click here for the draw Click here for the format Latvia’s Rodion Judin and Maris Volajs have been handed wild card places in the tournament, which runs from July 27 to 29 to Riga. Ryan Day will be defending… Read More

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Double Winners

The 2018/19 season got underway with the Kaspersky Riga Masters and Yushan World Open qualifiers. These are the players with two out of two wins so far: Barry Hawkins Kyren Wilson Ali Carter Mark Allen Luca Brecel Stephen Maguire Marco Fu Joe Perry Xiao Guodong Jack Lisowski David Gilbert Ricky Walden Anthony Hamilton Michael Holt… Read More

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Fu Claims First Win Since Return

Marco Fu registered his first tour victory since a layoff due to eye problems, defeating Elliot Slessor 4-1 at Kaspersky Riga Masters qualifying in Preston. The three-time ranking event winner missed several months of 2017/18 campaign after he underwent laser eye treatment for retinal degeneration. He made his return at the World Championship, but lost… Read More

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Pistol Fires In Preston

Mark Allen got his season underway with a 4-2 defeat of Daniel Wells at Kaspersky Riga Masters qualifying in Preston. The Pistol enjoyed the defining moment of his career so far at the Masters in January, lifting a Triple Crown title for the first time. The 32-year-old will be hoping to reach similar levels of… Read More

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Niu Stuns Bingham

Niu Zhaung pulled off a shock 4-0 whitewash of 2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham to clinch his Kaspersky Riga Masters spot at qualifying in Preston. China’s Niu is embarking on his second season on the World Snooker Tour, having endured a difficult maiden year. He won only seven matches last term, but is off to… Read More

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