Tag: Joe Swail

Doherty Through in Oz Qualifiers

Ken Doherty moved into the penultimate qualifying round for the Australian Open after a 5-1 victory over Sanderson Lam in Crawley on Wednesday. The Irishman controlled the contest throughout despite there being a number of tight frames, before knocking in a 108 in the last to seal victory. The 1997[Read More…]

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…]

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…]

O’Sullivan Ousted by McManus

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s long-awaited return to the Shanghai Masters ended in an early defeat at the hands of veteran Alan McManus in China yesterday. The ‘Rocket’ had only contested the event once since he lifted the trophy back in 2009 but the large expectant crowds were left disappointed after a lacklustre[Read More…]

Shanghai Masters Qualifiers Begin

The Shanghai Masters qualifiers got under way today at the Metrodome in Barnsley. The third ranking event of the campaign is also the second that uses the old flat 128 draw format – the others being the already completed Australian Open won by Judd Trump and the season-ending World Championship[Read More…]

Early Exit for Morris

The opening round of qualifying for the World Championship concluded yesterday with a shock defeat for Ireland’s David Morris. The Kilkenny cueist, who had otherwise enjoyed a fantastic season on his return to the circuit following a one-year absence, was sent crashing out early following a 10-7 defeat to 17[Read More…]

One More Match for Jimmy

Jimmy White comfortably dispatched an out of sorts Xiao Guodong to reach the final qualifying round for the 2013 World Championship in Sheffield last night.  The ‘Whirlwind’ delighted his legion of fans around the world by recording a 10-4 victory over the Chinese youngster, ensuring the Londoner is now only[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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