Day of the Scots

John Higgins beat Liang Wenbo 10-9 to complete what will surely be remembered as the best opening day of the World Championship ever. In a day dominated by two legendary Scotsmen of snooker, Higgins came from 8-6 behind to snatch victory against his Chinese opponent after countryman Stephen Hendry had[Read More…]

King Hendry

Stephen Hendry rolled back the years with a phenomenal performance to lead Stuart Bingham 8-1 after the opening session of their first round encounter at the World Championship. But a superb opening day will be remembered for the Scotsman’s third Crucible maximum. In doing so, he equals Ronnie O’Sullivan’s record[Read More…]

What Do You think?

A really lazy but I think worthwhile post on the eve of snooker’s World Championship. I’ve given some of my predictions over the course of the last week. For the record, for anyone who doesn’t yet know, I’m tipping Neil Robertson to beat Shaun Murphy in the final and the[Read More…]

Pink Ribbon to Return in 2012

Amidst the rumble and tumble of World Championship excitment, there was a press release today signalling the return of the annual Pink Ribbon pro-am event in Gloucester. Read below for more details… ______________________________________________________ South West Snooker Academy is delighted to announce the launch of the 2012 Pink Ribbon Pro Am,[Read More…]

World Championship Preview Podcast

CrossGuns’ Finbarr Ruane and myself got together again for a special SnookerHQ podcast on this year’s World Championship in Sheffield To listen to our thoughts on this year’s tournament, listen to the podcast on Soundcloud by clicking here.

World Championship Draw

The last 32 draw for the World Championship has just been made on TalkSPORT and what an incredible draw it is. Everyone wanted a Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Peter Ebdon match-up and, guess what, we got our dream wish! 17 year-old Luca Brecel from Belgium will take on Stephen Maguire while[Read More…]

Brecel Breaks Record

Luca Brecel will become the youngest ever player to compete at the Crucible after coming through four rounds of World Championship qualifying. The Belgian had already knocked out season pros Ian McCulloch, Barry Pinches and Michael Holt earlier in the week – the latter in a dramatic decider – and[Read More…]

World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the World Grand Prix – won by Ronnie O’Sullivan.

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

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