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Thumbs up: Selby lands last 2019 ranking event win

MARK SELBY landed the last ranking event final of 2019 and the last of the decade at the 19.com Scottish Open in Glasgow over the weekend. 

Mark Selby
Thumbs up from Selby sealing the second Home Nations win in 2019 in Scotland

The 36-year-old three-time World Champion defeated young talent Jack Lisowski in the final 9 -6 to scoop the 70K first prize and become the first player to win two Home Nations events in one season.

A few months ago he landed the English Open after a dry spell of winning no tournaments for a year or so.

Selby said after about his opponent 28-year-old Lisowski that it was only a matter of time before he would win a tournament as he said he is such a talent and makes the game look easy when it comes to potting balls from anywhere on the table.

[bctt tweet=”Lisowski in the post-match interview said he definitely needed to work on his safety game more but could take lots of positives from his seven days in Glasgow.” username=”@chrisgaynor2″]

Jack Lisowski
A great week in Glasgow for Lisowski: Lots of positives…

Selby landed his 17th ranking title after knocking out the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan in the quarter-finals on the way to his win.

Lisowski knocked out John Higgins and Mark Allen on his way to his third ranking event final.

Home Nations winners of 2019 so far…

  • Mark Selby – English Open, Scottish Open
  • Judd Trump – Northern Ireland Open. 

 

The next major event will be in 2020 in mid-January at the Alexandra Palace in London as Judd Trump defends his Master’s title.

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Mark Selby Racks Incredible Third Career 147

Selby in Maximum Form at the Ricoh in 2018 but has never won the Champion of Champions elite 16 man invitational event…

JESTER FROM LEICESTER Mark Selby has racked a third career 147 in Coventry at the ManBetX Champion of Champions. 

The 35-year-old World number one did it in his first round match between Neil Robertson in the second frame at the Ricoh Arena.

His previous maximums came in 2013 at the UK Championship and the 2009 Jiangsu Classic.

Watch Selby’s UK Championship 147 below…


It’s the 144th in Snooker history with only three to go until someone makes the 147th 147 and is the fifth this season after Ronnie O’Sullivan made his 15th career 147 in the 2018 English Open in Crawley – along with Thailand’s Thepchaiyah Un-Nooh.

It comes as this is the last day (8th November) before we discover the four players who will be competing in the last four and which two will be in the final on Sunday 11th November.

So far Shaun Murphy, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Kyren Wilson are the three known semi-finalists – but by the end of tonight, there will be one more name to make up the list.

Kyren Wilson knocked out the World Champion Mark Williams, who was making a debut in the event since winning three ranking titles including the World Championship last season.

Wilson also thrashed Judd Trump 6 – 1 making two incredible tons on the way to booking a semi-final spot in the hunt for the 100K top prize.

There is no prize for a maximum as the CofC is an invitational event and not a ranking event.

UPDATE: Selby lost the match to Robertson 4 – 3. 

Watch Selby’s third career maximum below…