Tag: Luca Brecel

Qualifiers Book Australian Open Spots

The Australian Open qualifiers concluded on Tuesday with 16 players booking their flights Down Under. Now in its fourth season on the calendar, the ranking event is one of only a few that has retained the old format of seeded stages. This ensured that the lower ranked players were forced[Read More…]

White Wins Again in China

Jimmy White took a further step to safeguarding his place on the Main Tour after 5-3 victory over Alfie Burden in the China Open on Wednesday. The ‘Whirlwind’ knocked in breaks of 110, 91 and 60 en route to a second win this week, and third overall having qualified for[Read More…]

Who’s Going to Australia?

The final qualifying round for the Australian Open takes place later today as 16 players seek to book their trip to Bendigo next month. For many reasons, the Australian Open hasn’t really captured the imagination of most of the top competitors. One reason for this is the low prize fund[Read More…]

Brecel Bows out to Murphy

Shaun Murphy narrowly beat Luca Brecel 6-5 in a match of huge drama to reach the semi-finals of the UK Championship in York. After sharing the opening eight frames in a topsy-turvy affair, Brecel took the lead in the ninth as it became evident that his more experienced opponent was[Read More…]

Maximum Drama in York

Mark Davis beat John Higgins 6-5 in a thrilling contest that saw the Scot make a 147 break but miss what was effectively match ball pink in the decider at the UK Championship in York. The last 16 encounter had everything in what proved to be the match of the[Read More…]

King Banishes Williams, Brecel Beams

Mark King beat Mark Williams 6-3 to cause the fourth big shock of the week as the first round of the UK Championship came to a conclusion in York. With a surprisingly strong record over the Welshman – six wins from their previous twelve encounters – King was always going[Read More…]

Hicks Hits Max

Andy Hicks compiled a 147 break in his 6-2 victory over Daniel Wells to make it two maximums in a week following Tom Ford’s knock last Friday. Hicks, a former semi-finalist at all three of the most prestigious events on the Main Tour, the Worlds, UK and Masters, fired in[Read More…]

Brilliant Brecel Downs Donaldson

Luca Brecel won the last three frames to deny Scott Donaldson in a decider and advance to the second round of qualifying for the UK Championship. The teenage wonder kid from Belgium found himself 5-3 down only to crank up the gears in spectacular fashion with back-to-back tons – having[Read More…]

World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the World Snooker Championship – won by Mark Selby.

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

Fin Ruane Snooker Academy