Congratulations to Neil Robertson for becoming the first ever Australian to win a ranking title at the Royal London Watches Grand Prix in Aberdeen.

Well done also to Jamie Cope for his run in the tournament. There wasn't a great deal of finesse in the way they went about the final but it was entertaining and there were many high quality moments.

Robertson's a fine player, a fearless potter and engagingly sportsmanlike as well. I was pleased for him and pleased as well for Brandon Parker, who is now managing Neil having previously looked after Paul Hunter.

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Anonymous said...


I totally agree!

First Australian finalist since Warren King in 1990, and didn't he do well. It has always been in him, ever since I see him take on Jimmy White in the 2002 Masters and, the match against Dott at Sheffield in April.

And I think you guys tipped him a couple of years ago, when the BBC asked you who would be in the top ten in 5 years time.

Cope, has shown plenty of potential and lets hope it continues. Sure, he'll be disappointed to lose, but thankful for the paycheck...

Thanks, Joe