Author: David Caulfield

Williams and Bingham into Australian Final

Mark Williams and Stuart Bingham will contest the inaugural Australian Open final after respective 6-2 victories over Ken Doherty and Shaun Murphy in Bendigo. Williams easily dismantled the challenge of Irishman Doherty in a largely one-sided contest. The Welshman opened up a 3-1 lead at the interval and, despite a[Read More…]

Delight for Doherty

Irishman Ken Doherty rolled back the years with a 5-3 victory over Mark Selby in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Victoria. The superb win marks the first time since the 2006 China Open that the former world champion has reached the Last 4 in a ranking event. It[Read More…]

Allen Battles with Bingham

Mark Allen defeated Marcus Campbell 5-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but wasted little time in goading his next opponent, Stuart Bingham. Bingham also enjoyed a comfortable victory in the second round today when he whitewashed Tom Ford in a speedy display but will undoubtedly find it[Read More…]

Doherty Finds Form Down Under

Ken Doherty defeated Top 8 player Stephen Maguire 5-2 today to reach the second round of the Australian Open in Victoria. In start contrast to his performance for Republic of Ireland in last week’s World Cup, former world champion Doherty showed signs of his former self as he dominated proceedings[Read More…]

Horror Day for Irish in World Under 21s

Ireland’s representatives at the World Under 21 Snooker Championship suffered a catastrophic day in Montreal yesterday as all four players crashed out. After easing through the round-robin stage of the event in the opening week, the quartet of Vincent Muldoon, Greg Casey, David Cassidy and Jason Devaney would all have[Read More…]

Ticket Home for Higgins

World champion John Higgins was sent crashing out of the 2011 Australian Open this morning after a 5-4 defeat to qualifier Matthew Selt. The world number two led 4-1 and seemed in cruise control despite not playing anywhere near his best in Bendigo. However, 26 year-old Selt won the final[Read More…]

Safe Passage for Irish in World Under 21s

The knock-out stages of the 2011 World Under 21 Snooker Championship will commence later today with all five players from the Emerald Isle still in contention in Montreal. Republic of Ireland’s Vincent Muldoon, Greg Casey, Jason Devaney and David Cassidy have been joined by Northern Ireland’s Declan Brennan in the[Read More…]

Trump out of Oz

Judd Trump made it two defeats and zero wins so far this season after a disappointing display sent him crashing out of the 2011 Australian Open to Mark Davis. In a 5-3 defeat, the World Championship finalist looked thoroughly out of sorts and lacking match sharpness as world number 19[Read More…]

World Cup for China

Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo claimed the 2011 World Cup for China after a 4-2 triumph over Northern Ireland in Bangkok. Earlier in the day, China had overcome top seeds Wales 4-1 in the last four while the Irish edged out Hong Kong in their second successive deciding frame thriller.[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