Author: David Caulfield

Gould Comeback Stuns Ding

Martin Gould staged an unbelievable fightback from 3-0 behind to beat home favourite Ding Junhui 5-3 at the Shanghai Masters in China. Both players started the match in a nervy manner but Ding clinched a scrappy opener and took the next two to appear on his way to a very[Read More…]

Carter Sent Flying

Defending champion Ali Carter was sent crashing out of the 2011 Shanghai Masters today following a 5-4 defeat to Mark King. Neither of the Englishmen were at their best throughout a lengthy battle but King produced his most positive result of the season to ease his hopes of remaining inside[Read More…]

Solid Start for O’Brien

Fergal O’Brien eased into the first round proper of the 2011 Shanghai Masters following a convincing 5-1 victory over Iran’s Hossein Vafaei in the wildcard round. The Irishman has been enjoying a resurgence in form recently having made solid progress in three of the four Players Tour Championship events held[Read More…]

Shanghai Masters

The second ranking event of the season gets under way tomorrow as the fifth annual Shanghai Masters commences in China. The first round proper begins on Tuesday after the eight lowest ranked qualifiers must dispel the challenge of eight wildcards. The wildcard system has been an ever-present aspect to events[Read More…]

Williams Wins Second Premier League Night

Mark Williams won the second Premier League night of the 2011 campaign by overcoming Shaun Murphy in the final 3-1 at Guildford Spectrum. The world number one was nowhere near his fluent best but still had enough in reserve to overcome his English opponent and join fellow Welshman Matthew Stevens[Read More…]

Snookerbacker Classic Ireland Bound

It has been announced today that a qualifying event for the inaugural Snookerbacker Classic will be coming to Ireland early next year. The new tournament, which is being initiated by the renowned¬†Snookerbacker Blog,¬†is a unique opportunity for amateurs in the sport to gain invaluable experience and win a very special[Read More…]

The Enigma of Ronnie

Around this time last year, Ronnie O’Sullivan was being touted by World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn as the sport’s flag-bearer for the new era. However, as has been the case on frequent occasions throughout Ronnie’s career his mentality drifted, resulting in him missing a succession of tournaments throughout the 2010/11[Read More…]

O’Brien Battles into Last 16

Fergal O’Brien showed grit and determination in the Paul Hunter Classic as he came from 3-1 behind to oust Chinese Sensation Ding Junhui in Furth. The fearless Irishman had earlier in the day endured a marathon encounter with countryman Joe Delaney – eventually prevailing on the final black in the[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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