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Robertson Claims Alex Higgins Trophy

Neil Robertson beat Judd Trump 4-1 to win the Alex Higgins International Trophy in Killarney. The Australian’s victory is his second Players Tour Championship event success in recent weeks having claimed the Warsaw Classic earlier in the month. The final was a scrappy affair, not at all what had been[Read More…]

Crafty Ken Through in Killarney

Ken Doherty was the star attraction on day three of the Alex Higgins International Trophy and progressed to round four after three successive deciding-frame victories. The Irishman has been involved in some dramatic encounters down the years – World Championship finals included – but put his home fans through the[Read More…]

Allen Finds Form

Mark Allen reached the last 16 of the Alex Higgins International Trophy to the loss of just one frame on day two in Killarney. The Northern Irishman whitewashed Paul Davison and Mike Dunn before seeing off England’s Dave Gilbert 4-1 to reach the fourth round. The Antrim man has struggled[Read More…]

Killarney Kicks off

The Alex Higgins International Trophy got under way today with the preliminary rounds with mixed day for the Irish amateurs. Recent international representatives Greg Casey, David Cassidy and Colm Gilcreest were all sent tumbling before the main rounds, as was Dubliner Joe Delaney – losing 4-2 to Kyren Wilson near[Read More…]

Power Snooker Returns

It was confirmed a couple of weeks ago that snooker’s revolution of Power Snooker will return to our screens in November. Upon hearing rumours yesterday that invitations would be sent out to all of the Top 16 players in the official world rankings, I was apparently a little quick to[Read More…]

Alex Higgins International Trophy

The eighth Players Tour Championship event of the season gets under way on Thursday with snooker continuing its welcomed return to Ireland. The 2011 PTC  Grand Finals at The Helix in Dublin was the first time a professional ranking event had been held in the country in six years and[Read More…]

Snooker Set-up

There was an interesting discussion over on the Snooker Island forum yesterday that proposed the use of a sets format in a ranking event. The use of sets is something that has, to the best of my knowledge, not been tried before in the sport and it is a wonder why[Read More…]

Ding Stoked in Premier League

Ding Junhui leapt to the top of the 2011 Premier League table after winning a dramatic night six in Stoke-on-Trent. The Chinese Sensation came from behind to beat Ali Carter in the final 3-1 having just pipped Londoner Jimmy White in a deciding frame semi-final. Englishman Carter also emerged from[Read More…]

O’Sullivan Tickled Pink

Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Matthew Stevens 4-2 to win the seventh Players Tour Championship event of the season in Gloucester. The ‘Rocket’ was in a buoyant mood throughout the entire weekend and when he is content with himself he usually emerges victorious. Nobody forced the former world champion into a deciding[Read More…]

In Form Ronnie at Pink PTC

Ronnie O’Sullivan cruised into the fourth round of the Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup to the loss of only a single frame in Gloucester. Two whitewash wins over Jordan Winbourne and Aditya Mehta preceded a 4-1 triumph new Top 16 member Martin Gould. ‘The Rocket’ has long advocated for a less[Read More…]