With wrapping up my course and moving blogs, I have missed out on a few of the key issues over the last couple of weeks so here is a brief round-up of everything important that has occurred recently. Q-School The inaugural Qualifying School came and went with twelve success stories[Read More…]

First Frame

Hello and a heartfelt welcome to my new blog, SnookerHQ. Here I will, funnily enough, be discussing all issues snooker related and hope to comprehensively add to a growing online community for the sport. Some of you may know me already from my days blogging at dcsportonline but DC Sport has[Read More…]

Fourth Title for Higgins

From DC Sport: John Higgins won his fourth World Championship by overcoming future star Judd Trump 18-15 in an enthralling final at The Crucible in Sheffield. The Scotsman completed a comeback from a 10-7 overnight deficit that mirrored his turnaround in fortunes over the last 12 months. This time last[Read More…]

The Final

From DC Sport: Snooker great John Higgins and young pretender Judd Trump contest the World Snooker Championship final today and tomorrow in what promises to be a fascinating contest. Higgins, champion in 1998, 2007 and 2009, has probably suffered the more difficult route to the final but it is his[Read More…]

Higgins Beats O’Sullivan

From DC Sport: John Higgins came from 8-5 behind to oust Ronnie O’Sullivan 13-10 at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield today. The Rocket looked to be in superb form, forcing his uncharacteristically nervy opponent against the ropes early on in their second session and built up an 8-5 advantage.[Read More…]

Magic Monday

From DC Sport: What a night of snooker! What a quarter-final line-up in prospect! Sheffield conjured up one of the special evening’s at a World Championship tonight as first Ronnie O’Sullivan battled to a 13-10 victory over Shaun Murphy before Ding Junhui fought back from the brink of defeat to[Read More…]

Williams Coasts into Last 8

From DC Sport: Mark Williams made light work of Jamie Cope to advance to the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield. The Welshman had the opportunity to win with a session to spare when he led 12-2 but his opponent salvaged some pride in winning the last two[Read More…]

Allen Digs Deep

From DC Sport: Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen looked worryingly disinterested in snooker, and perhaps life in general, at 9-6 down in his first round match against Matthew Stevens but reeled off the last four frames to snatch an unlikely victory at the World Championship in Sheffield. It has been quite[Read More…]

Hendry Clings On

From DC Sport: Stephen Hendry’s life at The Crucible Theatre, and perhaps snooker in general, remains alive after a nail-biting 10-9 first round victory over Joe Perry in Sheffield. The Scot knew that anything other than a win would consign him to dropping out of the elite Top 16 in[Read More…]


World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Welsh Open – won by Jordan Brown.

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

Fin Ruane Snooker Academy