Tag: Joe Swail

Swail Outlaws Status

Joe Swail won the last five frames against Adam Duffy on Tuesday night to continue his magical run in the 2013 World Championship qualifiers at the EIS Badminton Hall. Having dropped off the Main Tour last season, Swail is now officially regarded as an amateur player and thus had to[Read More…]

The Wind Gathers Momentum

Jimmy White won his first qualifying round match for this year’s World Championship with a 10-7 victory over China’s Tian Pengfei on Monday night. The ‘Whirlwind’ played well in spells and was generally the more composed of the pair in a contest that was error strewn throughout. 50 year-old White,[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…]

Consistently Consistent

In the 1980s Steve Davis dominated snooker and won the majority of the titles each season. The very same, even more so perhaps, could be said about Stephen Hendry’s dominance in the following decade – particularly the first half of it. With the emergence of Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins and[Read More…]

Trump Ends Another Swail Run

The main draw of the third UK Players Tour Championship event of the season got under way today with the top half whittled down from 64 players to 8 at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. Judd Trump showed a little bit of form in stringing together a trio[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: Surviving the Cut

By Fin Ruane The retirement of Stephen Hendry during last season’s World Championship raised quite a few eyebrows. The seven-time world champion stunned the snooker community with his announcement after his quarter-final defeat to Stephen Maguire. Many thought, including myself, that he still had a lot to offer the game[Read More…]

Outlaw Swail Surrenders to Selby

Mark Selby successfully defended the Paul Hunter Classic after ending a remarkable run from Joe Swail to claim the trophy for a second time in Furth. The world no.1 looked in good nick throughout the final day and was rarely troubled after requiring a deciding frame to edge rookie Robbie[Read More…]

The Irish Crucible Crusade

Since 1977, The Crucible in Sheffield has staged the annual marathon of the mind that is the World Snooker Championship. In that time, fifteen different nationalities have graced the famous theatre – a low number in reality but one that has the potential to rise dramatically in the next decade[Read More…]

White Finds Form

Jimmy White produced one of his best performances in the last twelve months to beat Passakorn Suwannawat 6-2 in the second qualifying round of the UK Championship. The ‘Whirlwind’ came into today’s match on the back of surrendering his World Seniors title to Darren Morgan last night but showed no[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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