Tag: Ali Carter

The End is Nigh

Today, the final two sessions of the 2012 World Championship will be played and, with it, comes the conclusion of a jam-packed and memorable season. Ronnie O’Sullivan grafted a three-frame overnight cushion over Ali Carter following yesterday’s intriguing battle to lead 10-7. Neither player were at their imperial best but[Read More…]

Superb O’Sullivan into Semis

Ronnie O’Sullivan produced some scintillating snooker to see off Neil Robertson and reach the semi-finals of the World Championship for the first time since 2008. Of course, that year the ‘Rocket’ went on to claim his third title against Ali Carter and he is arguably in his best form since[Read More…]

Maguire Ends Hendry Career

Stephen Maguire demolished countryman Stephen Hendry 13-2 to reach the semi-finals of the World Championship in Sheffield for the second time. But the breaking news on day 11 of this year’s tournament is that King of the Crucible Stephen Hendry has officially announced his retirement from professional snooker. The Scot[Read More…]

Carter Flies Through

Ali Carter and Mark Williams became the last two players to enter the second round of the World Championship on a quieter day in Sheffield. The opening five days had been swarmed with shock results and controversial press conferences but Thursday proved to be more mundane as the event takes[Read More…]

After Eights

Eight Top 16 seeds have now been knocked out of the first round of the World Championship in Sheffield – equalling the record set in 1992. World no1 Mark Selby and Chinese Sensation Ding Junhui have joined the growing casualty list in this spectacular tournament that has now been thrown[Read More…]

Carter Flying in China

Ali Carter ended the spirited run of amateur wild-card Lu Ning with a 5-1 victory over the 18 year-old in the last 16 of the China Open. Carter has struggled with form and illness over the course of this season, leading him to suffer a dramatic fall in the world[Read More…]

Stun-Ning Performance Shocks Murphy

18 year-old wildcard Lu Ning produced a remarkable display to send former world champion Shaun Murphy crashing out of the China Open in Beijing. Lu had already beaten promising professional Jamie Jones 5-3 in the wildcard round and backed it up with a superb performance over one of the sport’s[Read More…]

Welsh Open Preview

With the qualifying stages complete, the attention now turns to the Welsh Open this week in Newport. The Welsh Open has, throughout the years, been perhaps unfairly chastised as being one of the least important ranking events on the annual calendar. However, the 2012 edition marks the 20th anniversary of[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

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