Tag: John Higgins

Higgins Through in Decider

Defending champion John Higgins made it through the opening day of the 2011 UK Championship in York after a 6-5 defeat of tenacious Rory McLeod. It was a fantastic opening day in York, the first time the second major has been held in the city since 2006, despite the controversial[Read More…]

Holt Wins PTC 10

Michael Holt beat Dominic Dale 4-2 to claim the tenth Players Tour Championship event of the season and the second of his career. The Nottingham native played solidly all day and, despite a couple of wobbles late on, had more than enough for his Welsh opponent in the final at[Read More…]

Higgins and Robertson Progress in PTC 10

John Higgins beat fellow Scot Stephen Hendry 4-3 to reach the last 16 of the tenth Players Tour Championship event of the season in Sheffield. The world champion had earlier beaten Irishman David Hogan and Adrian Gunnell of England before disposing of his old rival in a close and entertaining[Read More…]

Allen Finds Form

Mark Allen reached the last 16 of the Alex Higgins International Trophy to the loss of just one frame on day two in Killarney. The Northern Irishman whitewashed Paul Davison and Mike Dunn before seeing off England’s Dave Gilbert 4-1 to reach the fourth round. The Antrim man has struggled[Read More…]

Higginson Wins PTC 5

Andrew Higginson claimed the first title of his professional career with an excellent 4-1 triumph over world champion John Higgins in the final of the fifth Players Tour Championship event of the season in Sheffield. The Englishman was the clear underdog before the encounter but controlled proceedings with a confident[Read More…]

Late Night in Sheffield

John Higgins and Neil Robertson are the only Top 16 members through to the fourth round of PTC 5 in Sheffield so far following an elongated day’s snooker. At the time of writing (2am), Michael White, who had earlier edged Anthony McGill 4-2 in a marathon that finished past midnight,[Read More…]

Sheriff Guns Down The Rocket

Anthony Hamilton won the final three frames to oust 2009 champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-3 and progress to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters in China. The ‘Sheriff or Pottingham’, named so for his time living in Nottingham, produced his third excellent display of the week as he reached the last eight[Read More…]

Premier League

The 2011 Premier League gets under way this Thursday as ten tournament champions from last season contest a revised format of the invitational event. In recent years, seven players played each other once in a best of 6 format with points awarded for a win or draw and nothing for[Read More…]

Ticket Home for Higgins

World champion John Higgins was sent crashing out of the 2011 Australian Open this morning after a 5-4 defeat to qualifier Matthew Selt. The world number two led 4-1 and seemed in cruise control despite not playing anywhere near his best in Bendigo. However, 26 year-old Selt won the final[Read More…]