By Fin Ruane On the eve of this year’s World Snooker Championship, just like the millions of snooker fans across the world, I cannot wait for the action to begin. We all hope for an exciting championship with plenty of headlines for all the right reasons. Many of us think[Read More…]
Tag: Features and Interviews
A Sniper in China
By Johnny ‘Sniper’ Williams – Living in China Chinese ‘Pooker’ Star When I came over to China at first, I literally expected to see snooker tables in every casino or amusements type venue. I was soon to find out this was not the case. I had taken my snooker cue[Read More…]
Dowling Determined Ahead of EBSA Play-Offs
While next week will see the mighty scramble for the 16 qualifying places up for grabs at this year’s World Championship at the Crucible, there will be another important battle taking place simultaneously in Ponds Forge. 16 hopeful amateur players head to the International Sports Centre in Sheffield for the[Read More…]
Fin Ruane: “The amateur game in Ireland is on its knees”
By Fin Ruane There is a saying that a year is a long time in politics. Yet, the fact is it took me just six short months to realise that working for an organisation that represents and acts in such an appalling manner towards the game of snooker and its[Read More…]
Irish Snooker’s Civil War
The RIBSA Grand Prix, the sixth ranking event of the Irish season, will be contested this weekend at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow. Around 40 players have entered as the national governing body continues to fail to attract players in what has so far been a fairly dismal campaign. Rodney[Read More…]
Who Will Be The Next First-Time Ranking Event Winner?
In reaching the final of the Welsh Open on Sunday, Ben Woollaston almost became the first first-time winner of a ranking event in almost three years. It resulted in a question posed on social media website Twitter yesterday – who will be the next? Ok snooker people,Who do u think will[Read More…]
Should Snooker Lose Bookie Sponsorship?
Irish amateur John Sutton’s suspension pending a hearing into an alleged betting scandal once again threw the sport of snooker into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Last week’s German Masters was a superb spectacle, in particular Fantastic Friday’s evening session which produced four out of four deciding frame[Read More…]
Will Snooker be in Tokyo 2020?
On Thursday, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association announced that it has engaged heavily in working alongside the World Confederation of Billiard Sports on a bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The host city in Japan will be able to accept at least one sport as an addition[Read More…]
World Championship Contenders?
Last Sunday not only marked the final of the 2015 Masters that saw Shaun Murphy lift the trophy and become the tenth member of the exclusive Triple Crown club. It also signified the start of the three-month countdown to the season-ending World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield. It feels like[Read More…]
Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2014
2014 is quickly coming to a close and what a memorable year it has been on SnookerHQ. This post will represent the 270th published in what has been the busiest and best year yet for the website. A major makeover in the summer, which included the accompaniment of photos with each[Read More…]