Tag: Mark Williams

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…]

14 year-old Lu beats Fu

There’s a new rising star in the snooker scene as 14 year-old Lu Haotian of China upset established pro Marco Fu in the wildcard round of the Shanghai Masters this morning. Lu made a name for himself earlier in the summer when he became the youngest ever player to lift[Read More…]

Carter Flies Through

Ali Carter and Mark Williams became the last two players to enter the second round of the World Championship on a quieter day in Sheffield. The opening five days had been swarmed with shock results and controversial press conferences but Thursday proved to be more mundane as the event takes[Read More…]

Doherty Dumped by Defending Champ

Ken Doherty advanced beyond the wildcard round but then suffered a thrashing at the hands of defending champion Mark Williams in the first round of the German Masters in Berlin. The Dubliner easily saw off home favourite Patrick Einsle this morning 5-1 to safely progress into the last 32 but[Read More…]

Selby Sent Crashing

World number one Mark Selby was defeated 6-2 by fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy in the quarter-final of The Masters at Alexandra Palace. The two-time champion was favourite to see off his close friend and progress to the semi-final for a fourth time but never looked in control of proceedings throughout.[Read More…]

Rocket Rallies to Dump Ding

Ronnie O’Sullivan knocked out defending champion Ding Junhui in the opening match of the 2012 Masters at Alexandra Palace. ‘The Rocket’ appeared to be in control of proceedings when he marched into a 4-1 lead but his Chinese opponent didn’t lift the trophy last year by fluke and battled back[Read More…]

The Masters Snooker

The 2012 Masters gets under way on Sunday with arguably the greatest ever field in the history of the illustrious tournament. The invitational event is such that, in any given year, a significant portion of the Top 16 in the world rankings that contest the annual competition could emerge victorious[Read More…]

Trump Through With Angry Allen

Judd Trump came from 4-2 behind to beat Dominic Dale 6-4 and set-up a mouth-watering second round clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan at the UK Championship in York. However, the day will be mainly remembered for controversial comments made by Ulsterman Mark Allen, who launched a scathing attack at World Snooker[Read More…]

The Ronnie League

Ronnie O’Sullivan has been in the final of the last seven Premier Leagues, winning six of those, and last night reached the Play-offs again with victories over Jimmy White and Shaun Murphy. This ensured that, despite going into the night with a slight chance of unexpectedly missing the semi-final stage,[Read More…]

Ding Stoked in Premier League

Ding Junhui leapt to the top of the 2011 Premier League table after winning a dramatic night six in Stoke-on-Trent. The Chinese Sensation came from behind to beat Ali Carter in the final 3-1 having just pipped Londoner Jimmy White in a deciding frame semi-final. Englishman Carter also emerged from[Read More…]