Tag: Ken Doherty

Fin’s Fables: The Beginning

By Fin Ruane My first memory of being around snooker was the World Amateur Championship in Dublin in 1974. I was five years of age and my dad who was chairman of RIBSA at the time brought me to a match. To say I was captivated by the game is[Read More…]

Selby Buried by Burnett

Mark Selby suffered first round defeat in the Australian Open after a shock 5-3 loss to Jamie Burnett in Bendigo today. The world no.1 had come into the event with a great chance of extending his lead at the top of the world rankings given the absence of nearest rivals[Read More…]

15-Reds Returns in Oz

Tomorrow sees the return of regular snooker to the calendar after a week of 6-Reds action in Thailand. A quick word on that and the brilliant 8-4 success for Mark Davis in the final over countryman Shaun Murphy. The shorter format is obviously one that agrees with Davis, who added[Read More…]

Goggins Guns Down Trump

Leading Irish amateur Rodney Goggins continued his excellent week at the Six Red World Championship by beating Judd Trump 5-1 to top his group in Thailand. Goggins had already enjoyed a 100% win success record during the round robin stage and his apparent love affair with the shorter, modified format[Read More…]

Return of Six Reds

Six Red snooker returns to our screens this week as the Six Red World Championship got under way today in Thailand. At the tail end of the much maligned Sir Rodney Walker era in the sport, the introduction of the six reds format was seen as the potential initiative to[Read More…]

Doherty Extends Trip Abroad

Ken Doherty qualified for the second ranking event of the season at the Australian Open after a 5-0 whitewash over Michael Wild yesterday. It continues an excellent start to the season for the former world champion after his success in qualification for the Wuxi Classic last week. Wild, still an[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…]

World Championship Draw

The last 32 draw for the World Championship has just been made on TalkSPORT and what an incredible draw it is. Everyone wanted a Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Peter Ebdon match-up and, guess what, we got our dream wish! 17 year-old Luca Brecel from Belgium will take on Stephen Maguire while[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…]

World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the UK Championship – won by Zhao Xintong.

1. Mark Selby
2. Judd Trump
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. Shaun Murphy
7. John Higgins
8. Mark Williams
9. Zhao Xintong
10. Barry Hawkins
11. Mark Allen
12. Stephen Maguire
13. Stuart Bingham
14. Anthony McGill
15. Yan Bingtao
16. Jack Lisowski

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