Author: David Caulfield

Murphy Wins in Brazil

Shaun Murphy romped to victory in the inaugural Brazil Masters – the Englishman whitewashing Graeme Dott 5-0 to claim the trophy. The 2005 world champion had earlier defeated Stephen Hendry in a one-sided affair 5-1 and maintained his dominance against an evidently out-of-sorts opponent in the final. Dott beat fellow[Read More…]

A Brazilian World

Four ex-world champions will contest the business end of the 2011 Brazil Masters later tonight. Stephen Hendry showed continued signs of a surge in form as he whitewashed Ali Carter 4-0 in the quarter-finals. The victory followed an opening round win where the Scotsman almost equalled Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 147 record[Read More…]

Figueiredo for Brazil

The first round of the Brazilian Masters was completed yesterday as four ranking event winners made their way into the last eight. Former world number one Stephen Hendry once again showed signs of good form in his 4-1 victory over local wildcard Noel Rodrigues – seeing the Brazilian off 4-1.[Read More…]

Big Interview: Finbarr Ruane

Ireland has had a long relationship with snooker. Headlines from the 1970s and 80s were dominated by Alex Higgins and Dennis Taylor from the North while Dubliner Ken Doherty has taken on the mantle of representing the island since the 1990s. In that time, snooker clubs have come and gone[Read More…]

Brazil Masters

The first ever professional snooker tournament in South America will be held this week as the 2011 Brazil Masters – also known as the Brazilian Masters – commences on Thursday. Thirteen of the world’s best in the sport will be joined by Brazilian professional Igor Figueiredo and two amateur countrymen as wildcards.[Read More…]

Selby Snatches Shanghai Masters

An enthralling climax to the 2011 Shanghai Masters resulted in Mark Selby winning the last three frames to pip Mark Williams 10-9 to claim the second ranking event title of his career. The victory took on added significance for the Englishman as it guaranteed he will officially become the ninth[Read More…]

Williams and Selby for Number One

Mark Williams and Mark Selby will battle it out in the final of the 2011 Shanghai Masters after coming through contrasting semi-finals in China. Selby demolished surprise opponent Mark King 6-0 in a speedy display and didn’t need to be at his best to overcome the qualifier. King, who has[Read More…]

Williams Whitewashes Stevens

Welshman Mark Williams thrashed his countryman Matthew Stevens 5-0 to book his place in the last four of the Shanghai Masters in China. The world number one continues to gallantly defend his status as the world’s best player from the stern challenge of Mark Selby, who also won in contrasting[Read More…]

Sheriff Guns Down The Rocket

Anthony Hamilton won the final three frames to oust 2009 champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-3 and progress to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters in China. The ‘Sheriff or Pottingham’, named so for his time living in Nottingham, produced his third excellent display of the week as he reached the last eight[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Northern Ireland Open – won by Mark Allen.

1. Judd Trump
2. Mark Selby
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. John Higgins
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Mark Allen
10. Ding Junhui
11. Mark Williams
12. Stuart Bingham
13. Yan Bingtao
14. Barry Hawkins
15. Jack Lisowski
16. Anthony McGill

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