Tag: Matthew Stevens

Premier League

The 2011 Premier League gets under way this Thursday as ten tournament champions from last season contest a revised format of the invitational event. In recent years, seven players played each other once in a best of 6 format with points awarded for a win or draw and nothing for[Read More…]

Northern Ireland Stun Scotland

Northern Ireland continued their excellent form in the quarter-finals of the 2011 Snooker World Cup by edging out ‘Dream Team’ Scotland 4-3 in Bangkok. There was no such luck for south of the border, though, as Republic of Ireland’s erratic journey came to an end with a disappointing 4-1 defeat[Read More…]

Doherty Delivers at the Death

Ken Doherty gave his Republic of Ireland team a place in the quarter-finals of the Snooker World Cup with a gritty last gasp performance in Thailand. After Pakistan – the nation who shocked the Irish in the opening day of the tournament last Monday – won the last two frames[Read More…]

Ireland Win Marathon

Republic of Ireland got their World Cup campaign back on track today with an elongated 4-1 victory over Egypt in Group A. Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at the hands of Pakistan on the opening day but are back in a strong position following a[Read More…]

Top Seeds Dominate Day Two

The three top ranked nations at the 2011 Snooker World Cup got their campaigns successfully under way today. Top seeded team Wales recorded the first whitewash of the event by overcoming Egypt 5-0 in Bangkok. The Welsh pairing of world number one Mark Williams and Matthew Stevens did not actually[Read More…]

Early Exit for Stevens

Matthew Stevens was the only higher ranked player to be defeated in the opening round of the Wuxi Classic as he was beaten by Yu Delu 5-4 today. Welshman Stevens enjoyed a successful season last year, highlighted by his return to the winner’s enclosure by claiming the Championship League and[Read More…]

Ones to Watch: Matthew Stevens

Welshman Matthew Stevens is one of the modern era’s perennial under-achievers. Even though he has enjoyed a pretty successful career so far, he has failed to capitalise on his obvious talent but found a resurgence in his form last season that earned the 33 year-old a return to the Top[Read More…]