Tag: Alan McManus

Sheffield Line-up Complete

The qualifying event for the 2013 World Championship came to a conclusion yesterday with a mixture of young and old stealing the headlines. There will be six hopefuls gracing the Crucible Theatre for the first time – four of them under the age of 25 as a new and exciting[Read More…]

The Final Round

In football, it’s gracing the field of a World Cup stadium. In tennis, it’s donning the all-white colours on the luscious green grass of SW19 at Wimbledon. In golf, as is the case this very weekend, it’s performing inside the beautiful surroundings of Augusta National at the Masters. In snooker,[Read More…]

Swail Outlaws Status

Joe Swail won the last five frames against Adam Duffy on Tuesday night to continue his magical run in the 2013 World Championship qualifiers at the EIS Badminton Hall. Having dropped off the Main Tour last season, Swail is now officially regarded as an amateur player and thus had to[Read More…]

Doherty Dumps Higgins

Ken Doherty recorded an excellent 4-1 victory over three-time champion John Higgins in the last 32 of the Welsh Open today. The Dubliner, also a multiple winner of the title when he claimed the spoils in 1993 and 2001, comfortably outplayed his Scottish opponent, who was completely out of sorts.[Read More…]

Morris Marches on in PTC9

David Morris clinched two deciding frame victories before a 4-2 triumph over Peter Lines sent him into the last 16 of PTC 9 in Belgium. The Kilkenny cueist has suffered from shocking form in the last twelve months or so but bounced back with three important wins in Antwerp and,[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…]

Doherty Makes Progress in PTC3

Ken Doherty continued his early season resurgence as he made the last 16 of the third players tour championship event of the season. The former world champion made the semi-finals of the Australian Open last month and furthered his good form in Sheffield. The former world number two beat Martin[Read More…]

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…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Northern Ireland Open – won by Mark Allen.

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

Fin Ruane Snooker Academy