The Welsh Open – Outright Wins

Well we have 132 players battling it out to become the Welsh Open Champion which starts at 9am Monday and concludes on Sunday with coverage on the BBC.

I am disappointed that its the first to 4 frames for this ranking event as this tournament looks like just another ETC tournament with several tables on the go. If this trend continues I can see myself just betting in the main 3 tournaments as it really is watering down snooker. Ronald O’ Sullivan gave this venue down the banks last year saying that it was like playing in a car boot sale with all and sundry walking around the place as they pleased. That was the first year that the tournament was held here and I am sure that it will run a lot smoother come Monday morning.

I am going to trade 2 players here rather than back them to win outright which basically means that I will back them now and then lay them back after a few rounds to have “free” bets on them on Betfair.

NB – I will update this post only, when I intend on laying them back so do keep and eye on this page. *** Updated at the bottom of this page.

My 2 selections are in different halves of the draw the perfect scenario would be them meeting in the final.

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Judd Trump

Judd has been showing signs that he is coming back to his best after some excellent performances in The Masters and the German Masters. His nearest competition in his quarter are Stuart Bingham and Stephen Maguire and he won’t bump into either of them for a few rounds so I may well lay him back when bumps into 1 of them, see what happens.

Neil Robertson

Neil won back to back tournaments towards the end of 2015 and played well in The Masters. He has a very easy quarter and should make the semi finals in 2nd gear where I intend on laying him back depending who he plays!


BACK Judd Trump to win outright

2 points

9.00 (8/1) Betfair Exchange

BACK Neil Robertson to win outright

2 points

8.00 (7/1) Betfair Exchange


bet £10 & get £30 free


Both have won 3 matches so it’s time to LAY them back now

*** LAY Trump (2 points) at 6.00

*** LAY Robertson (2 points) at 6.00



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