Tag: Barry Hawkins

Move to Strike

The semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship is unique in that it is the only format that is played over the course of three days. In those three days a lot can change, so to get too excited over somebody’s position after the opening session would be foolish. These frames[Read More…]

Semi-Final Preview

We have reached the semi-final stage of the 2013 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield. Four players have each won 36 frames to get this far but there is still a seismic task at hand as they have only barely passed the halfway mark. 35 more frames are needed to become[Read More…]

Quarter-final Preview

The quarter-final line-up at the Crucible was completed last night with Ronnie O’Sullivan still firmly in the hunt for glory in Sheffield. The reigning champion’s World Snooker Championships odds have been cut to 2/1 as he effortlessly shifted through the gears to overcome Ali Carter in a repeat of last year’s final.[Read More…]

Hawk Eyes World Title

Barry Hawkins dominated the final session to beat world no.1 Mark Selby 13-10 in the second round of the World Championship in Sheffield on Saturday. The Englishman came from 9-7 down to overcome one of the major favourites by three frames, completely taking over the match after his Leicester opponent[Read More…]

Talking the Talk

Three days have now passed in the 2013 World Championship and, as always, there have already been many talking points. Three world champions have gone by the wayside in the last couple of days with John Higgins, Mark Williams and Peter Ebdon all suffering early 10-6 defeats. While all three[Read More…]

China Open Preview

The penultimate world ranking event of the 2012/13 season gets under way today with the China Open in Beijing. Peter Ebdon is the defending champion after a heroic effort saw him pip Stephen Maguire in last year’s final 10-9. The encounter started off under dour circumstances with only six of[Read More…]

Berlin Eight

The German Masters is down to the quarter-final stage as the final eight go head-to-head tonight in an effort to reach the business end this weekend in Berlin. The opening couple of days has thrown up plenty of shocks but there are still a lot of big-name players still in[Read More…]

Sky Shoot-Out

It’s fair to say that the Sky Shoot-Out, which returns to our screens tonight for a third successive year, divides opinion. Some see it as some light relief in an otherwise hectic calendar that facilitates an abundance of the traditional format of the game. Others point to its gimmicky premise,[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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