Tag: John Higgins

UK PTC 2 Under Way

The second UK Players Tour Championship has been up and running since yesterday as the top pros join the fold tomorrow in Gloucester. In the midst of the mayhem and madness that is the Olympics Games in London – coming to its conclusion this weekend – snooker’s long season continues[Read More…]

Hendry Ousts Hapless Higgins

Stephen Hendry wasted little time in completing his demolition job on defending champion John Higgins to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship for the 19th time. Hendry won seven of the eight frames in last night’s second session – one in which Higgins arguably played the worst snooker of[Read More…]

Robertson Rampant, Hell for Higgins

Neil Robertson became the first player to book his place in the quarter-finals of the World Championship after a hard-fought 13-9 victory over David Gilbert. The players resumed this morning at 5-3 in favour of the Australian and Gilbert missed a huge chance to get back on level terms at[Read More…]

Day of the Scots

John Higgins beat Liang Wenbo 10-9 to complete what will surely be remembered as the best opening day of the World Championship ever. In a day dominated by two legendary Scotsmen of snooker, Higgins came from 8-6 behind to snatch victory against his Chinese opponent after countryman Stephen Hendry had[Read More…]

Ding Denies Higgins

Ding Junhui sent defending champion John Higgins crashing out of the Welsh Open after a topsy-turvy second round tie in Newport. Both in need of a decent run in a tournament following equally mediocre campaigns by their own very high standards, Ding raced into a 2-0 lead and looked to[Read More…]

Davis Does it Again

Steve Davis beat Ali Carter 4-3 in the opening round of the Welsh Open today in Newport to once again prove his remarkable ability, temperament and standing in the sport. At 54 years of age, Davis is by far the oldest player remaining on the tour – only Jimmy White[Read More…]

Welsh Open Preview

With the qualifying stages complete, the attention now turns to the Welsh Open this week in Newport. The Welsh Open has, throughout the years, been perhaps unfairly chastised as being one of the least important ranking events on the annual calendar. However, the 2012 edition marks the 20th anniversary of[Read More…]

Masters Robertson or Murphy

Neil Robertson played perfect matchplay snooker to beat Judd Trump 6-3 in the semi-finals of The Masters at Alexandra Palace. Shaun Murphy will be the Australian’s opponent in the final after a brilliant 6-4 victory over world champion John Higgins in the second semi-final. Robertson was in complete control throughout[Read More…]

Terrific Trump Ousts O’Sullivan

Judd Trump was at the top of his game in beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of The Masters at Alexandra Palace. The UK Champion continued his quest for back-to-back major titles with a convincing display of potting and break-building to defethe crowd favourite in London. The quarter-final[Read More…]