The 2019/20 Irish senior amateur campaign got under way last weekend with Brendan O’Donoghue winning the Barracks Classic for the first time since 2016.
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The 2019 EBSA European Championships get under way this weekend at the U Magic Palace Hotel in Eilat, the southernmost city in Israel.
Over the course of this season, Jonathan “Sniper” Williams has been conducting a series of interviews with players from the Irish snooker scene. Many thanks to Jonathan for his contributions to SnookerHQ and to all the players who have agreed to take part in this feature. We hope you enjoy it.[Read More…]
As 2015 draws to a close it’s time to reflect on what has been another enthralling year in snooker. There have been many talking points over the course of the last 12 months both on and off the table. Tomorrow, we’ll take a look at the best moments to come[Read More…]
As we prepare for a new season that amazingly starts in a mere few days, there’s still just about enough time to reflect on the 2014/15 campaign. Over the last few years on SnookerHQ I have always done an end of season review in May and this year will be[Read More…]
Six months? Two years? Six years? Eight years? Twelve years? Which is it? Over the last decade there have been several match-fixing allegations which have resulted in players being handed suspensions. But the length of terms above prove that there has been little consistency with the sentences given. Of course each case[Read More…]
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association yesterday released a statement confirming that amateur Irishman John Sutton has been found guilty of match-fixing. Specifically, the Disciplinary Committee decided that Sutton was “in breach” of four WPBSA Members Rule after a hearing on the 24th March. Namely; 2.1.2 Corruption: 126.96.36.199 to[Read More…]
Rodney Goggins collected his third trophy of the Irish season after narrowly beating Brendan O’Donoghue 4-3 to win the RIBSA Grand Prix in Carlow. The 147 Wexford club player gained a modicum of revenge over O’Donoghue, having lost to him by the same scoreline in the final of the Irish[Read More…]
Irish amateur John Sutton’s suspension pending a hearing into an alleged betting scandal once again threw the sport of snooker into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Last week’s German Masters was a superb spectacle, in particular Fantastic Friday’s evening session which produced four out of four deciding frame[Read More…]
WPBSA earlier released the following statement: As a result of suspicious betting patterns on the match between John Sutton and Jamie Burnett at the International Championship in Barnsley on 24th September 2014, Nigel Mawer, the Chairman of the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee, launched an investigation supported by the International Centre for Sport[Read More…]