Tag: Fin Ruane

Irish Snookerbacker Event Pulled

Yesterday it was announced that the Dublin qualifying leg for the 2013 Snookerbacker Classic in CrossGuns is to be cancelled, with insufficient numbers and a lack of paid entry fees being cited as the primary reasons. It is a great shame because the event has been a big success over[Read More…]

Merry Christmas

Well, 2012 is almost coming to a close and I would just like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a very Happy Holiday period wherever you may be. Your continued support and readership over the last twelve months have been the primary motivation to maintain and update[Read More…]

FF: Where Are They Now…Paddy Browne

By Fin Ruane On Friday the old master Steve Davis again rolled back the years by qualifying for next month’s UK Championship. It has to go down as an incredible achievement for the 55-year-old who once again has defied the odds and the pundits by qualifying for one of snooker’s[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: The Wildcard Question

By Fin Ruane At this week’s International Championship in Chengdu, China, the issue of wildcard rounds has once again been the subject of much heated conversation and debate. Originally introduced in invitation events such as the Benson & Hedges Masters and Irish Masters the wildcards were a way of the[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: The Greatest Comebacks

By Fin Ruane After Europe’s incredible Ryder Cup comeback last Sunday, comparisons were soon made alongside other great sporting comebacks. Liverpool’ amazing Champions League Final comeback in Instanbul in 2005 comes to mind as does Manchester United’s in the 1999 Final, but what of the great reverses in snooker? One[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: A Chinese Snooker

By Fin Ruane In Shanghai this week, PTCs aside, the third full ranking event of the new season is taking place. The Bank of Communication Shanghai Masters is now a regular fixture on the calendar, more importantly however is that it’s the second of five ranking events in China this[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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