Tag: Michael Holt

Doherty Returns to the Crucible

Ken Doherty has qualified for the World Championship for the first time in two years after beating Dechawat Poomjaeng 10-5 in the final qualifying round in Sheffield. The Irishman put the disappointment of failing to reach the Crucible last season, as well as what has transpired to be a disastrous[Read More…]

Ju Reti for Chinese Domination?

China’s Ju Reti has become the first amateur player to win a Players Tour Championship event. A couple of players have come close before, notably Joe Swail when he reached the final of a European event in Gloucester last year, but Ju broke new ground by overcoming in-form Michael Holt[Read More…]

Final Four in Zhangjiagang

The second Asian Tour event of the season has been taking place this week with four players battling out for the spoils today in Zhangjiagang. Two professionals and a pair of amateurs make up the semi-finalists – three of them Chinese, hoping to collect some silverware on home soil. The[Read More…]

All-Chinese Affair in Shanghai

There’ll be an all-Chinese final in a ranking event for the first time after Ding Junhui and Xiao Guodong won their semi-finals at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday. Both players were made to work hard for their victories despite the seemingly one-sided look of both scorelines. Xiao overcame England’s Michael[Read More…]

Shanghai Masters Quarter-Final Preview

The quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters take place on Friday with markedly different halves of the draw in China. While the bottom section is dominated by established stars of the sport, the top half is a mixture of new blood and season campaigners who perhaps have never fully reached their[Read More…]

World Championship First Round Preview

The eagerly anticipated 2013 World Championship gets under way tomorrow as 32 of the best players on the planet do battle for the biggest prize of them all. The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield plays host to the 17-day marathon for a 37th consecutive year with defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan returning[Read More…]

Berlin Eight

The German Masters is down to the quarter-final stage as the final eight go head-to-head tonight in an effort to reach the business end this weekend in Berlin. The opening couple of days has thrown up plenty of shocks but there are still a lot of big-name players still in[Read More…]

Holt Wins PTC 10

Michael Holt beat Dominic Dale 4-2 to claim the tenth Players Tour Championship event of the season and the second of his career. The Nottingham native played solidly all day and, despite a couple of wobbles late on, had more than enough for his Welsh opponent in the final at[Read More…]

Higgins and Robertson Progress in PTC 10

John Higgins beat fellow Scot Stephen Hendry 4-3 to reach the last 16 of the tenth Players Tour Championship event of the season in Sheffield. The world champion had earlier beaten Irishman David Hogan and Adrian Gunnell of England before disposing of his old rival in a close and entertaining[Read More…]

Solid Start for O’Brien

Fergal O’Brien eased into the first round proper of the 2011 Shanghai Masters following a convincing 5-1 victory over Iran’s Hossein Vafaei in the wildcard round. The Irishman has been enjoying a resurgence in form recently having made solid progress in three of the four Players Tour Championship events held[Read More…]