Author: David Caulfield

O’Sullivan on Course for Double

Ronnie O’Sullivan remained on track for a Players Tour Championship double as he reached the last 16 of PTC 2 at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. The former world number one, who claimed the first PTC event of the new season in June, endured the tougher side of[Read More…]

Stylish Jak Jones Stars at PTC2

Amateur Jak Jones produced a stunning day’s snooker to knock out three professionals and reach the fourth round of Players Tour Championship 2 at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. Welshman Jones had already emerged through two preliminary qualifying rounds before the first round proper and he was intent[Read More…]

Big Interview: Judd Trump

Thursday afternoon, relaxing in hometown Bristol before a weekend trip to Ireland, China Open champion Judd Trump comes to the horrible realisation that he has left his passport in London. Although he has played in Ireland before for the PTC Grand Finals last March, this will be the 21 year-old’s[Read More…]

Shanghai for O’Brien

Fergal O’Brien knocked out former Shanghai Masters champion Ricky Walden yesterday to reach the venue stage of the 2011 event with a 5-1 win. The Irishman looked assured throughout and his hopes of emulating countryman Ken Doherty’s run to the semi-finals of the recent Australian Open increase. Doherty, though, failed[Read More…]

O’Brien Surges Closer to Shanghai

Fergal O’Brien enjoyed a comfortable 5-2 victory over youngster Michael White to advance to the final qualifying round for the upcoming Shanghai Masters. O’Brien failed to make the opening ranking event of the season in Australia but will be hoping to go one better tomorrow when he faces former Shanghai[Read More…]

End of Road for Morris and Hogan

Irishmen David Morris and David Hogan exited the Shanghai Masters at the second round of qualifying at The Academy in Sheffield. Hogan must have thought that his luck was in this week when he progressed from his preliminary round over Lucky Vatnani and then his first qualifying round encounter with[Read More…]

Shanghai Qualifiers

Qualification for the Shanghai Masters will get under way tomorrow in Sheffield with 16 players hoping to make the trip to China in September. Because of the extra players on the circuit this season,¬†four unlucky players have to face each other in a preliminary round. That means Ireland’s David Hogan[Read More…]

Street Snooker

With a bit of downtime this week following the early season madness, it is a good opportunity to give a little information on a new initiative that went successfully at the recent 2011 World Championship in Sheffield – Street Snooker. In the last few years, the city of Sheffield has[Read More…]

Beaming Bingham Down Under

Stuart Bingham shocked world number one Mark Williams to win the 2011 Australian Open in unbelievable fashion. The qualifier came from 8-5 behind to pip the German Masters champion in the deciding frame 9-8 and with it claim the first ranking event title of his career. Matthew Huart over at[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

Fin Ruane Snooker Academy