Tag: Mark Williams

2013 Masters Preview

The 2013 Masters gets under way on Sunday as the 16 best ranked players in the world do battle at the Alexandra Palace in London. First staged in 1975, the Masters is now the second longest running professional tournament on the annual calendar – behind only the World Championship itself[Read More…]

Consistently Consistent

In the 1980s Steve Davis dominated snooker and won the majority of the titles each season. The very same, even more so perhaps, could be said about Stephen Hendry’s dominance in the following decade – particularly the first half of it. With the emergence of Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins and[Read More…]

Second APTC Under Way

While most eyes were fixed elsewhere, the second Asian Players Tour Championship got under way on Sunday and the mixed field has already been whittled down to the last 32 in Yixing, China. The snooker community had barely any time to catch their breath following the classic Shanghai Masters final[Read More…]

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…]