Irish Snooker

FF: Where Are They Now…Paddy Browne

By Fin Ruane On Friday the old master Steve Davis again rolled back the years by qualifying for next month’s UK Championship. It has to go down as an incredible achievement for the 55-year-old who once again has defied the odds and the pundits by qualifying for one of snooker’s[Read More…]

Irish Scene: Judgement Day

Michael Judge returned to the Irish amateur scene with a gavel bang as he stormed his way to victory in the second ranking event of the season in Letterkenny. 20 years a professional on the Main Tour, Judge dropped off in 2011 but didn’t immediately turn his attentions back to[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: The Wildcard Question

By Fin Ruane At this week’s International Championship in Chengdu, China, the issue of wildcard rounds has once again been the subject of much heated conversation and debate. Originally introduced in invitation events such as the Benson & Hedges Masters and Irish Masters the wildcards were a way of the[Read More…]

Irish Scene: Hogan Back in Business

The 2012/13 Irish Senior amateur season got under way over the weekend as David Hogan returned to these shores with victory in Carlow. The 24 year-old topped the Irish rankings in 2011, ensuring his return to the professional circuit but the Nenagh man endured a nightmare first half to the[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: The Greatest Comebacks

By Fin Ruane After Europe’s incredible Ryder Cup comeback last Sunday, comparisons were soon made alongside other great sporting comebacks. Liverpool’ amazing Champions League Final comeback in Instanbul in 2005 comes to mind as does Manchester United’s in the 1999 Final, but what of the great reverses in snooker? One[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: A Chinese Snooker

By Fin Ruane In Shanghai this week, PTCs aside, the third full ranking event of the new season is taking place. The Bank of Communication Shanghai Masters is now a regular fixture on the calendar, more importantly however is that it’s the second of five ranking events in China this[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the World Snooker Championship – won by Mark Selby.

1. Judd Trump
2. Mark Selby
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Shaun Murphy
6. Kyren Wilson
7. John Higgins
8. Ding Junhui
9. Stephen Maguire
10. Yan Bingtao
11. Mark Williams
12. Mark Allen
13. Barry Hawkins
14. Jack Lisowski
15. Stuart Bingham
16. Anthony McGill

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