Tag: International Championship

Joe Swail comeback

Swail Outlaws Robertson

Joe Swail caused yet another upset as he sensationally came from 3-0 and 5-3 down to oust world no.2 Neil Robertson in the last 32 of the International Championship. The Northern Irishman displayed all of his usual grit and determination, the never-say-die attitude that has typified his entire career, to[Read More…]

Robertson and Trump Through

Neil Robertson, Judd Trump and Shaun Murphy remained in the bottom half of the International Championship after contrasting victories in Chendgu on Monday. Trump, in a lacklustre display, was pushed all the way by Haining Open semi-finalist Jimmy Robertson but eventually prevailed in a final frame decider 6-5. The encounter[Read More…]

Ronnie Up and Running in Chengdu

Pre-tournament favourite Ronnie O’Sullivan is into the last 32 of the International Championship after a come-from-behind victory over Ben Woollaston in Chengdu. The ‘Rocket’ started slowly and found himself 3-1 down at the mid-session interval but he fought back strongly to win the contest 6-4. After reducing the deficit to[Read More…]

International Championship Preview

Sunday announces the start of the International Championship as the 64 qualifiers begin battle for the lucrative £125,000 winner’s cheque in Chengdu. Now in its third year on the calendar, the International Championship has quickly become a firm favourite with both the players and the fans alike. Its longer format[Read More…]

Snooker in October

From the start of the season in May until now at the end of September, the snooker season has been a stop-start motion right the way through. This is in stark contrast to last season when it felt like there was no respite almost from beginning to end, until Mark[Read More…]