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Trump out of Oz

Judd Trump made it two defeats and zero wins so far this season after a disappointing display sent him crashing out of the 2011 Australian Open to Mark Davis. In a 5-3 defeat, the World Championship finalist looked thoroughly out of sorts and lacking match sharpness as world number 19[Read More…]

World Cup for China

Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo claimed the 2011 World Cup for China after a 4-2 triumph over Northern Ireland in Bangkok. Earlier in the day, China had overcome top seeds Wales 4-1 in the last four while the Irish edged out Hong Kong in their second successive deciding frame thriller.[Read More…]

Northern Ireland Stun Scotland

Northern Ireland continued their excellent form in the quarter-finals of the 2011 Snooker World Cup by edging out ‘Dream Team’ Scotland 4-3 in Bangkok. There was no such luck for south of the border, though, as Republic of Ireland’s erratic journey came to an end with a disappointing 4-1 defeat[Read More…]

Australian Goldfields Open Preview

The inaugural Australian Goldfields Open will get under way on Monday but the new event has already been clouded with the withdrawal of Ronnie O’Sullivan. World Snooker announced today that the fan favourite made it all the way to Bangkok in his journey Down Under but subsequently experienced neck and[Read More…]

Doherty Delivers at the Death

Ken Doherty gave his Republic of Ireland team a place in the quarter-finals of the Snooker World Cup with a gritty last gasp performance in Thailand. After Pakistan – the nation who shocked the Irish in the opening day of the tournament last Monday – won the last two frames[Read More…]

Ireland Hang On

Republic of Ireland slightly eased their qualification woes in the Snooker World Cup after beating Germany 3-2 in Thailand today. Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien edged another lengthy battle that sends the Dublin duo into second place in Group A and the Germans of Patrick Einsle and Lasse Munstermann back[Read More…]

Ireland Win Marathon

Republic of Ireland got their World Cup campaign back on track today with an elongated 4-1 victory over Egypt in Group A. Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at the hands of Pakistan on the opening day but are back in a strong position following a[Read More…]

Top Seeds Dominate Day Two

The three top ranked nations at the 2011 Snooker World Cup got their campaigns successfully under way today. Top seeded team Wales recorded the first whitewash of the event by overcoming Egypt 5-0 in Bangkok. The Welsh pairing of world number one Mark Williams and Matthew Stevens did not actually[Read More…]

First Day Defeat for Ireland

The Republic of Ireland suffered a shock 3-2 defeat to Pakistan in the opening day of the Snooker World Cup in Thailand today. Despite a century each from Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien, the Dublin duo lost three scrappy frames to lose their first group stage encounter. Indeed, Pakistan’s Sahid[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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