Author: David Caulfield

Champion of Champions Unveiled

There was exciting news yesterday as a new Champion of Champions event was revealed by Barry Hearn at the Crucible. The tournament, to be staged in Coventry between the 19th and 24th of November, will see the winners of all the big events this season go head-to-head for bragging rights[Read More…]

Quarter-final Preview

The quarter-final line-up at the Crucible was completed last night with Ronnie O’Sullivan still firmly in the hunt for glory in Sheffield. The reigning champion’s World Snooker Championships odds have been cut to 2/1 as he effortlessly shifted through the gears to overcome Ali Carter in a repeat of last year’s final.[Read More…]

Hawk Eyes World Title

Barry Hawkins dominated the final session to beat world no.1 Mark Selby 13-10 in the second round of the World Championship in Sheffield on Saturday. The Englishman came from 9-7 down to overcome one of the major favourites by three frames, completely taking over the match after his Leicester opponent[Read More…]

Robertson’s World Hopes Down the Toilet

Robert Milkins caused a major shock on Day six of the 2013 World Championship after he knocked out 2010 champion Neil Robertson 10-8 in Sheffield. The Gloucester cueman had already dispatched of People’s Champion Jimmy White in the final qualifying round to reach the Crucible for the first time in[Read More…]

Favourites Begin to Battle

Three of the major favourites for the 2013 World Championship got off to winning starts yesterday as Mark Selby, Judd Trump and Ding Junhui all advanced to the second round in Sheffield. Despite the relatively comfortable looking scorelines of all three, Selby was the only player who was truly never[Read More…]

Jack Sacks Maguire

Dechawat Poomjaeng thrilled the crowd on his way to causing the shock of the 2013 World Championship so far by beating Scotland’s Stephen Maguire 10-9 in Sheffield. Known as ‘Jack’ among his friends, Thailand’s Poomjaeng became only the third player from Thailand to compete at the Crucible after coming through[Read More…]

Talking the Talk

Three days have now passed in the 2013 World Championship and, as always, there have already been many talking points. Three world champions have gone by the wayside in the last couple of days with John Higgins, Mark Williams and Peter Ebdon all suffering early 10-6 defeats. While all three[Read More…]

World Championship First Round Preview

The eagerly anticipated 2013 World Championship gets under way tomorrow as 32 of the best players on the planet do battle for the biggest prize of them all. The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield plays host to the 17-day marathon for a 37th consecutive year with defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan returning[Read More…]

Irish Scene: O’Donoghue in the Double

A little late on the scene following the antics of the World Championship qualifiers during the weekend and the subequent Last 32 draw yesterday but the latest National Senior event finished in Carlow on Sunday. Brendan O’Donoghue won his second Irish ranking title in a row with a 5-0 drubbing[Read More…]