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End of Road for Morris and Hogan

Irishmen David Morris and David Hogan exited the Shanghai Masters at the second round of qualifying at The Academy in Sheffield. Hogan must have thought that his luck was in this week when he progressed from his preliminary round over Lucky Vatnani and then his first qualifying round encounter with[Read More…]

Shanghai Qualifiers

Qualification for the Shanghai Masters will get under way tomorrow in Sheffield with 16 players hoping to make the trip to China in September. Because of the extra players on the circuit this season,¬†four unlucky players have to face each other in a preliminary round. That means Ireland’s David Hogan[Read More…]

Street Snooker

With a bit of downtime this week following the early season madness, it is a good opportunity to give a little information on a new initiative that went successfully at the recent 2011 World Championship in Sheffield – Street Snooker. In the last few years, the city of Sheffield has[Read More…]

Beaming Bingham Down Under

Stuart Bingham shocked world number one Mark Williams to win the 2011 Australian Open in unbelievable fashion. The qualifier came from 8-5 behind to pip the German Masters champion in the deciding frame 9-8 and with it claim the first ranking event title of his career. Matthew Huart over at[Read More…]

Williams and Bingham into Australian Final

Mark Williams and Stuart Bingham will contest the inaugural Australian Open final after respective 6-2 victories over Ken Doherty and Shaun Murphy in Bendigo. Williams easily dismantled the challenge of Irishman Doherty in a largely one-sided contest. The Welshman opened up a 3-1 lead at the interval and, despite a[Read More…]

Delight for Doherty

Irishman Ken Doherty rolled back the years with a 5-3 victory over Mark Selby in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Victoria. The superb win marks the first time since the 2006 China Open that the former world champion has reached the Last 4 in a ranking event. It[Read More…]

Allen Battles with Bingham

Mark Allen defeated Marcus Campbell 5-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but wasted little time in goading his next opponent, Stuart Bingham. Bingham also enjoyed a comfortable victory in the second round today when he whitewashed Tom Ford in a speedy display but will undoubtedly find it[Read More…]

Doherty Finds Form Down Under

Ken Doherty defeated Top 8 player Stephen Maguire 5-2 today to reach the second round of the Australian Open in Victoria. In start contrast to his performance for Republic of Ireland in last week’s World Cup, former world champion Doherty showed signs of his former self as he dominated proceedings[Read More…]

Horror Day for Irish in World Under 21s

Ireland’s representatives at the World Under 21 Snooker Championship suffered a catastrophic day in Montreal yesterday as all four players crashed out. After easing through the round-robin stage of the event in the opening week, the quartet of Vincent Muldoon, Greg Casey, David Cassidy and Jason Devaney would all have[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the UK Championship – won by Zhao Xintong.

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. Zhao Xintong
10. Barry Hawkins
11. Mark Allen
12. Stephen Maguire
13. Stuart Bingham
14. Anthony McGill
15. Yan Bingtao
16. Jack Lisowski

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