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Late Night in Sheffield

John Higgins and Neil Robertson are the only Top 16 members through to the fourth round of PTC 5 in Sheffield so far following an elongated day’s snooker. At the time of writing (2am), Michael White, who had earlier edged Anthony McGill 4-2 in a marathon that finished past midnight,[Read More…]

PTC 5

In a day of relatively few, if any, shocks, Irishmen John Sutton and Douglas Hogan progressed to the final amateur qualifying round of Players Tour Championship 5 in Sheffield. However, former Irish amateur champion Dessie Sheehan was not so fortunate – succumbing to a 4-2 defeat to Zak Surety. Sutton[Read More…]

News Round-up

PTC 5 The fifth Players Tour Championship event of the season gets under way today in Sheffield. Two days of amateur qualifying rounds precedes the first round proper but, after a quartet of tournaments already this campaign, we are beginning to get to know a lot more of the amateur[Read More…]

Murphy Wins in Brazil

Shaun Murphy romped to victory in the inaugural Brazil Masters – the Englishman whitewashing Graeme Dott 5-0 to claim the trophy. The 2005 world champion had earlier defeated Stephen Hendry in a one-sided affair 5-1 and maintained his dominance against an evidently out-of-sorts opponent in the final. Dott beat fellow[Read More…]

A Brazilian World

Four ex-world champions will contest the business end of the 2011 Brazil Masters later tonight. Stephen Hendry showed continued signs of a surge in form as he whitewashed Ali Carter 4-0 in the quarter-finals. The victory followed an opening round win where the Scotsman almost equalled Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 147 record[Read More…]

Figueiredo for Brazil

The first round of the Brazilian Masters was completed yesterday as four ranking event winners made their way into the last eight. Former world number one Stephen Hendry once again showed signs of good form in his 4-1 victory over local wildcard Noel Rodrigues – seeing the Brazilian off 4-1.[Read More…]

Brazil Masters

The first ever professional snooker tournament¬†in South America¬†will be held this week as the 2011 Brazil Masters – also known as the Brazilian Masters – commences on Thursday. Thirteen of the world’s best in the sport will be joined by Brazilian professional Igor Figueiredo and two amateur countrymen as wildcards.[Read More…]

Selby Snatches Shanghai Masters

An enthralling climax to the 2011 Shanghai Masters resulted in Mark Selby winning the last three frames to pip Mark Williams 10-9 to claim the second ranking event title of his career. The victory took on added significance for the Englishman as it guaranteed he will officially become the ninth[Read More…]

Williams and Selby for Number One

Mark Williams and Mark Selby will battle it out in the final of the 2011 Shanghai Masters after coming through contrasting semi-finals in China. Selby demolished surprise opponent Mark King 6-0 in a speedy display and didn’t need to be at his best to overcome the qualifier. King, who has[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the British Open – won by Mark Williams.

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

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