Author: David Caulfield

New Venue for World Championship Qualifiers

The qualifying rounds of snooker’s biggest tournament, the World Championship, will be held at the prestigious Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield next year. Ponds Forge stages a range of national and international sporting events every year and will host snooker for the first time with the World Championship[Read More…]

Ding Wins Three in a Row

Ding Junhui has won the International Championship to become the first player in two decades to capture three consecutive ranking event titles. In a thoroughly dramatic and topsy-turvy final with Hong Kong’s Marco Fu, Ding came from 9-8 down to prevail in a decider 10-9 and add to the Shanghai[Read More…]

Asia’s Best Contest International Final

Arguably the best two Asian players of all time go head-to-head for the International Championship title in Chengdu on Sunday. Unquestionably, China’s Ding Junhui is the greatest cueman to come out of the continent, highlighted by his abundance of success at such an early age already. And the only other[Read More…]

Ding’s Dominance Continues

Ding Junhui remains on course for a rare hat-trick of ranking event titles after he came through a tough test with Peter Ebdon to reach the semi-finals of the International Championship. The Chinese sensation had already become the clear favourite to collect the trophy in Chengdu after the defeats of[Read More…]

Judd’s Trumped

Defending champion Judd Trump was sent crashing out of the International Championship in the opening round in Chengdu. The 24 year-old compiled two centuries but was powerless as he went down 6-5 to veteran Alan McManus. The defeat means that Trump continues an undesirable run whereby he has failed to[Read More…]

Liang Wenbo Wins Maiden Title

Liang Wenbo captured his maiden individual professional title yesterday after beating compatriot Lu Haotian in the final of Asian Tour Event Three. Liang was able to emerge from the first two close frames unscathed before dominating the contest to complete a resounding 4-0 whitewash triumph. It marks the 26 year-old’s[Read More…]

International Championship Preview

The International Championship returns on Sunday for a second outing in Chengdu with one of snooker’s most lucrative prize funds up for grabs. Last year’s inaugural event was a great success, thanks in large part to the longer format that we are now so unaccustomed to. Like the UK Championship,[Read More…]

Sterling Ding Seeking Silverware

On Friday, Ding Junhui became the first man in ten years to win back-to-back ranking event titles in a single season. Ding added the inaugural Indian Open to the Shanghai Masters title he captured in China last month. It had been a long time since this feat has been achieved,[Read More…]