Tag: David Gilbert

Irish Out of Shanghai

It was a bad day for the Irish contingent as all three went out in the final round of qualifying for the Shanghai Masters. David Morris, who had superbly come through three rounds already to get to this stage, ran out of steam as he succumbed to a whitewash defeat[Read More…]

Williams a Winner Again

Mark Williams ended a two-year barren spell by winning the inaugural Rotterdam Open in the Netherlands yesterday. The Welshman will go down as one of the sport’s greatest ever players but his career has been anything but consistent. A dominant force at the beginning of the century, Williams won two[Read More…]

Robertson Rampant, Hell for Higgins

Neil Robertson became the first player to book his place in the quarter-finals of the World Championship after a hard-fought 13-9 victory over David Gilbert. The players resumed this morning at 5-3 in favour of the Australian and Gilbert missed a huge chance to get back on level terms at[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…]

Double 147

As the opening round of the PDC World Darts Championship gets under way at the Alexandra Palace tonight – the stage for next ¬†month’s Masters – snooker enjoyed a rare double of its own as two maximum 147 breaks were compiled on the same day for the first time in[Read More…]

White Finds Form

Jimmy White produced one of his best performances in the last twelve months to beat Passakorn Suwannawat 6-2 in the second qualifying round of the UK Championship. The ‘Whirlwind’ came into today’s match on the back of surrendering his World Seniors title to Darren Morgan last night but showed no[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…]

Trump out of Oz

Judd Trump made it two defeats and zero wins so far this season after a disappointing display sent him crashing out of the 2011 Australian Open to Mark Davis. In a 5-3 defeat, the World Championship finalist looked thoroughly out of sorts and lacking match sharpness as world number 19[Read More…]

Victory Hands McLeod Qualification

Rory McLeod beat Robert Milkins 5-2 in the final qualifying round to book his place in the Australian Open next month but it will be his post-match actions that will be the talking point of the week. The Englishman, of Jamaican parentage, outplayed his countryman in a one-sided affair but[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the British Open – won by Mark Williams.

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

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