Championship League Snooker 2009: Group Six News

Group Six gets underway today as the Championship League continues in Essex…

Again, while I do usually like to cover these matches in detail, with the World Championship going on at the moment unfortunately I do not have the time to do so this week.

You can however find all the latest scores here over at the Matchroom Sport website, or here at Global Snooker.

Also for my tournament preview post, please click here.

Wednesday News

After his excellent performances in Group Five, Ken Doherty came back down to earth with a bump today, losing two of his three games to find himself in the drop zone going into tomorrow. It was a similar story for Graeme Dott who props up the table, though he has only played two matches so has time to improve.

At the top of the table, John Higgins and Steve Davis have enjoyed a good day, both remaining unbeaten during their four matches and sitting at the top of the table with six points. Higgins also made the highest break of the day with a classy 130 against Steve Davis in their 2-2 draw this evening.

Thursday News

Steve Davis rolled back the years again today as he remained unbeaten to top the group, but it was Scotland’s John Higgins who got the better of him in the final to progress to the winners group. It was a fine day’s work for Steve, highlighted by an excellent comeback against Jamie Cope where at 1-0 and 59-0 down, he made a clearance of 67 to steal the frame and eventually won the match 3-1. Higgins in the final though was far too strong, restricting Steve to just one point and he knocked in breaks of 83, 93 and 86 to win.

Exiting the competition meanwhile were Ken Doherty and surprisingly for me, Jamie Cope who despite winning two matches, lost the other four to finish bottom of the table. It was the Davis match that probably finished him off as after that he went down 4-0 to Graeme Dott who by winning so comfortably, ensured that he would be back for the final group later this month.

Joining the competition in Group Seven will be Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo and Ricky Walden, three players bang in form…