Monday, October 16, 2006

Snooker: Grand Prix starts next week

It seems a long time since the first event of the season - The Northern Ireland trophy, but Snooker's main tour is back next week with a brand new format for the Grand Prix.

All of the players that have qualified have been placed into groups. The tournaments first round is in a round robin format with short best of 5 frame matches.

This format gives some of the up and coming stars their chance to shine as shorter matches have surely got to suit them.

The top two in each group progress to the knockout round where normal service resumes.

These are the odds from www.stanjames.com (top 16 odds only)


O'Sullivan, Ronnie 10/3
Junhui, Ding 7/1
Higgins, John 10/1
Hendry, Stephen 12/1
Williams, Mark 12/1
Murphy, Shaun 14/1
Stevens, Matthew 20/1
Day, Ryan 25/1
Doherty, Ken 25/1
Robertson, Neil 25/1
Dott, Graeme 28/1
Maguire, Stephen 28/1
Ebdon, Peter 33/1
Cope, Jamie 40/1
Lee, Stephen 40/1
Selby, Mark 40/1

A nioce couple of outside bets are Peter Ebdon at 33-1 and Stephen Lee at 40-1. No guesses as to who the favourite is but Ding should yet again give Ronnie a run for his money.
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