Tag: Jack Lisowski

The Big Lisowski

Jack Lisowski followed his landmark TV victory over Mark Selby in Galway with a second successive win over a world no.1 at the China Open in Beijing yesterday. The 21 year-old produced an excellent performance to knock out 2011 champion Judd Trump in the last 32 – eventually coming from[Read More…]

China Open Preview

The penultimate world ranking event of the 2012/13 season gets under way today with the China Open in Beijing. Peter Ebdon is the defending champion after a heroic effort saw him pip Stephen Maguire in last year’s final 10-9. The encounter started off under dour circumstances with only six of[Read More…]

Outlaw’s on Fire

The Players Tour Championship Grand Finals got under way with a bang last night in Galway as two dramatic encounters ended in nervy deciding frame thrillers. Firstly, Northern Ireland’s Joe Swail, technically considered an amateur player these days, produced a vintage display to come from three down to Stephen Maguire[Read More…]

Ford Fires in Fast 147

Tom Ford recorded his second career 147 break en route to a 4-1 victory over Matthew Stevens in the Bulgarian Open today. The Englishman was in the third round after victories over John Parkin and Robert Milkins and came out of the blocks all guns blazing against his Welsh opponent[Read More…]

Lisowski and Maguire Seeking Next Push

Jack Lisowski will more than likely have woken up this morning feeling disappointed after his tight defeat to Stephen Maguire in the opening UK PTC event of the season. His deflated emotions will be natural having come so close to win his maiden professional title in only his second final.[Read More…]

Doherty Extends Trip Abroad

Ken Doherty qualified for the second ranking event of the season at the Australian Open after a 5-0 whitewash over Michael Wild yesterday. It continues an excellent start to the season for the former world champion after his success in qualification for the Wuxi Classic last week. Wild, still an[Read More…]

Chinese Contingent Get the Chop

It was a bad day at the office for all of the Chinese players attempting to qualify for the first of their five home ranking tournaments on the calendar this season. The Wuxi Classic had established itself in recent years as one of the top invitational events and has now[Read More…]

Fearless Fergal Falls Flat

Fergal O’Brien couldn’t inspire himself with home advantage as he went down 4-0 to Joe Perry in the first round of the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals at the Bailey Allen Hall in Galway. From a purely selfish point of view, it may have been a better thing for the[Read More…]

World of Snooker in 2012

First and foremost, Happy New Year to one and all. And what a year we have in prospect for snooker in 2012. 2011 was one of the sport’s greatest years – particularly in terms of the last couple of decades – with a further influx in new tournaments and an emergence[Read More…]

Morris Marches on in PTC9

David Morris clinched two deciding frame victories before a 4-2 triumph over Peter Lines sent him into the last 16 of PTC 9 in Belgium. The Kilkenny cueist has suffered from shocking form in the last twelve months or so but bounced back with three important wins in Antwerp and,[Read More…]