Tag: John Higgins

Higgins Falls Flat in China

John Higgins put in a poor performance as he went down 6-3 to China’s Cao Yupeng in the last 32 of the International Championship today. As if to underline the content of my article on repeating champions and consistency from last week, Shanghai Masters champion Higgins could not rediscover the[Read More…]

Bingo Hits the Jackpot

Stuart Bingham enjoyed one of the nights of his career as he won two matches in the Premier League 6-0. Not only did he win a thousand pounds for each of his frames but an extra grand for four complimentary centuries ensured that the Englishman ended the evening with an[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…]

PL Wins for Ding and Higgins

Ding Junhui and John Higgins both moved a step closer to the semi-finals of the Premier League with respective 4-2 victories over Mark Selby and Stephen Lee in Great Malvern. As the tournament begins to edge toward the business end of the season, every victory and every frame won could[Read More…]

The Wizard Ends Dry Spell

It was a significantly good day to be nicknamed ‘The Wizard’ on Sunday. As the clock approached midnight, Simon Whitlock finally added a maiden major darts title to a trophy cabinet that many were becoming worried would end barren and neglected. Whitlock comfortably beat Wes Newton in the final of[Read More…]

A Damn Good Thrashing

There were a lot of close matches in the opening rounds of the Shanghai Masters but that certainly wasn’t the order of day four as the last 16 was played out in China. A rare hat-trick of whitewashes were bandied out to unfortunate opponents while only one of the eight[Read More…]

Trump Rallies to Overcome Hawkins

Judd Trump survived a scare but came from 3-0 down to beat Barry Hawkins 5-3 at the Shanghai Masters in China. Trump, who has struggled for consistency ever since winning his first major title at the UK Championship last December, looked to be heading for an early exit when a[Read More…]

Shanghai Masters Preview

The Shanghai Masters gets under way tomorrow as China prepares to host its second ranking event of the season. Ricky Walden somewhat surprisingly took the spoils in the campaign’s opener in Wuxi and indeed the Englishman is a former Shanghai Masters champion as well, signifying an evident love for playing[Read More…]

Prize Money Ranking List in 2014

World Snooker today officially announced its plans to overhaul the current world ranking points system, in favour of a more straight-forward detail based on money earned. Their official website posted this earlier along with a link to how things would stand at the moment if the new structure was implemented[Read More…]

Premier League Returns

This week sees the return of the Premier League to our screens and I’m not referring to the football on Saturday. Tomorrow, the 2012 Premier League snooker campaign gets under way as ten hopefuls go in search of the coveted league title. In the last decade there has been one[Read More…]