Tag: Ali Carter

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…]

Selby Leaves it Late Against Lee

Mark Selby withstood a spirited comeback from Stephen Lee to eventually prevail 6-4 in the first round of The Masters at Alexandra Palace. The ‘Jester from Leicester’ was all smiles when he led 4-0 at the mid-session interval but would have struggled to find the funny side when his opponent[Read More…]

The Masters Snooker

The 2012 Masters gets under way on Sunday with arguably the greatest ever field in the history of the illustrious tournament. The invitational event is such that, in any given year, a significant portion of the Top 16 in the world rankings that contest the annual competition could emerge victorious[Read More…]

Trump Takes Group One

Judd Trump is the first man into the Winners’ Group of the Championship League after a 3-2 victory over countryman Shaun Murphy in the final of Group One. Hot off the heels of claiming his first UK Championship crown before Christmas, the Englishman has started the New Year in similar[Read More…]

Ding Stoked in Premier League

Ding Junhui leapt to the top of the 2011 Premier League table after winning a dramatic night six in Stoke-on-Trent. The Chinese Sensation came from behind to beat Ali Carter in the final 3-1 having just pipped Londoner Jimmy White in a deciding frame semi-final. Englishman Carter also emerged from[Read More…]

Rocket Flies to Top of Premier League

Ronnie O’Sullivan rose to the top of the 2011 Premier League table after a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Ali Carter on night four in Doncaster. ‘The Rocket’ had earlier easily dispatched of Matthew Stevens in the semi finals before Carter repeated the 3-0 outcome against an out-of-sorts Ding Junhui in[Read More…]