Belgian Open 2008: Day One Results

Thanks to DerMoment1608 over at The Snooker Forum, I now have access to the results and high breaks from yesterday’s action in Belgium. To view them, please click here to visit the Snookermania forums.

As far as big breaks go, the highlights of the day were Neil Robertson’s excellent 142 break in the afternoon as well as Mark Selby’s attempt at a maximum earlier in the day.

The big result however was the victory of local player Jurgen Van Roy against 1991 World Champion John Parrott in what was the upset of the day. Although Parrott is not ranked as highly as he once used to be, Jurgen must have been delighted to have won the match 2-1 and give the Belgian supporters something to celebrate.

Today the final matches will be played and the places in the next round confirmed so check back later to see how things have finished up.

Belgian Open 2008: Draw and playing times

So today marks the start of the Belgian Open 2008 and here is a link to the draw for the tournament. Note that the top two from each group will progress to the last 32 stage which will begin tomorrow.

Also available for the tournament is a list of playing times for each of the players involved in the group stage. To view that please click here.

And once again to learn about how to watch the event online, please click here for my previous post on the tournament.

I imagine that the Global Snooker Centre will be the first place to provide live scores so keep checking back there to see what is going on. The most interesting story from the first morning appears that Mark Selby was close to a maximum break early on in his first match, what a start to the event that would have been!

Since that point, Neil Robertson has knocked in a 142 to make what I believe to be the highest break of the day so far.

Having trouble finding the full results and latest tables so it’s probably best to keep an eye on GSC for now…