Author: David Caulfield

Higgins and Trump Sent Crashing

Ronnie O’Sullivan recovered from a slow start to eventually reach the fourth round of the first Players Tour Championship event of the season with ease at The Academy in Sheffield. The former world number one endured a nightmare season last year, a lot of which was down to his own[Read More…]

New Season Under Way

The 2011/12 season is officially under way as the amateur rounds of the first Players Tour Championship event took place this weekend. Tomorrow, the qualifiers lock horns with the professionals as the first round proper gets under way and the rollercoaster of the new campaign begins. Last year the Players[Read More…]

Ones to Watch: Ding Junhui

There was a moment a couple of years ago when people were beginning to seriously doubt the credentials of Ding Junhui. In the summer of 2009, the Chinese Sensation had just endured what can only be described as an atrocious season by his high standards. It all began more than[Read More…]

Wells Claims European Championship

Daniel Wells won the 2011 European Snooker Championship after beating Irishman Vincent Muldoon 7-4 in Sofia. Neither player began the match as an overwhelming favourite as both had excelled in reaching the final of the competition for the first time. However, Wells looked the more at ease throughout and perhaps[Read More…]

Muldoon nears European glory

Ireland’s Vincent Muldoon is in the final of the European Snooker Championship in Bulgaria after a tense 6-4 victory over number one seed Martin O’Donnell. The 20 year-old from Galway will meet Daniel Wells in the final after the Welshman withheld a spirited comeback from countryman Lee Walker to also[Read More…]

Muldoon into Last 4 of Euros

Vincent Muldoon continued his excellent progress in the European Snooker Championship with two 5-2 victories ensuring his passage through to the semi-finals. The Galway potter, who studies and practices in NUI Maynooth, outplayed countryman Robert Murphy in the last 16 to put an end to his fellow Irishman’s quest for[Read More…]

Ones to Watch: Judd Trump

It wouldn’t really make sense having this series without the inclusion of a certain Judd Trump, would it? The 21 year-old youngster from Bristol set the snooker scene alight at the tail end of last season with an outstanding flourish that brought him his maiden ranking event triumph. Quickly following[Read More…]

McCrudden Falls in Last 32

Martin McCrudden was the first Irishman to be knocked out of the 2011 European Snooker Championship as he succumbed to a surprise defeat in the last 32 in Sofia. The 31 year-old had lost only one match and just seven frames in the group stages and was the 9th seed[Read More…]

Ones to Watch: Matthew Stevens

Welshman Matthew Stevens is one of the modern era’s perennial under-achievers. Even though he has enjoyed a pretty successful career so far, he has failed to capitalise on his obvious talent but found a resurgence in his form last season that earned the 33 year-old a return to the Top[Read More…]

Muldoon Still Undefeated in Euros

Two of the three Irish players have surrendered their 100% winning record in the round robin stage of European Snooker Championship but the trio remain well placed to qualify for the last 32 on Tuesday. Former three-time Irish National Senior champion Martin McCrudden lost his first match of the tournament[Read More…]