Tag: Dominic Dale

Did Someone Say Shocks?

There were four major upsets on Wednesday and that was topped by a quartet of even bigger ones yesterday at the German Masters in Berlin. The action comes thick and fast at the Tempodrom with seven tables in the main arena – an eighth one has also been utilised in[Read More…]

Dale Shoot-Out Champion

Dominic Dale emerged victorious from a field of 64 to win the Sky Snooker Shoot-Out in Blackpool last night. The eccentric Welshman, sporting a bleached blonde hairstyle and entertaining the vibrant crowd with a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ following his triumph, overcame Stuart Bingham in the final. It’s[Read More…]

Shanghai Masters

The Shanghai Masters gets under way today in China with several of the sport’s top stars competing for the 80,000 pounds top prize. The season has been ongoing since the end of May but September is often regarded as the month in which the campaign gathers pace. There are a[Read More…]

Higgins Falls Flat in China

John Higgins put in a poor performance as he went down 6-3 to China’s Cao Yupeng in the last 32 of the International Championship today. As if to underline the content of my article on repeating champions and consistency from last week, Shanghai Masters champion Higgins could not rediscover the[Read More…]

Dublin’s Dynamite Duo do it Again

Ken Doherty saw off stern opposition to reach the last 16 of the third Players Tour Championship event of the season at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. And Fergal O’Brien added gloss to another rare positive day for Irish snooker by winning 12 of his 14 frames to[Read More…]

Holt Wins PTC 10

Michael Holt beat Dominic Dale 4-2 to claim the tenth Players Tour Championship event of the season and the second of his career. The Nottingham native played solidly all day and, despite a couple of wobbles late on, had more than enough for his Welsh opponent in the final at[Read More…]

Wonderful Walden Fires 147

Ricky Walden became the third Englishman in a week to compile a perfect frame of snooker at the tenth Players Tour Championship event in Sheffield. Former Shanghai Masters champion Walden constructed the 147 break in his opening round match with Welshman Gareth Allen following two similar maximums recently by Mike[Read More…]

Solid Start for O’Brien

Fergal O’Brien eased into the first round proper of the 2011 Shanghai Masters following a convincing 5-1 victory over Iran’s Hossein Vafaei in the wildcard round. The Irishman has been enjoying a resurgence in form recently having made solid progress in three of the four Players Tour Championship events held[Read More…]

Allen Battles with Bingham

Mark Allen defeated Marcus Campbell 5-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but wasted little time in goading his next opponent, Stuart Bingham. Bingham also enjoyed a comfortable victory in the second round today when he whitewashed Tom Ford in a speedy display but will undoubtedly find it[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the UK Championship – won by Zhao Xintong.

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

Fin Ruane Snooker Academy