Tag: Riga Open

Hawkins Wins Riga Open

Barry Hawkins won the Riga Open on Sunday after a 4-1 victory over fellow Englishman Tom Ford in Latvia. Hawkins didn’t enter the Australian Open last month to better prepare for the long new season ahead, and that decision paid dividends as he romped to his maiden European Tour title.[Read More…]

Latvia Loss to Liang for Bingham

China’s Liang Wenbo reached the fourth round of the Riga Open after knocking out world champion Stuart Bingham on Saturday. The 28 year-old’s highest break was just 50 but he recorded a second successive 4-1 triumph to add to an earlier victory over Ireland’s David Morris in Latvia. Except for[Read More…]

Ken Doherty Gibraltar Open

Doherty Downs Selby in Latvia

Ken Doherty knocked out world no.1 Mark Selby en route to reaching the last 16 of the Riga Open on Friday. The Irishman didn’t get this far in any tournament during the 2014/15 campaign but recorded three impressive victories in Latvia to embark on Sunday’s fourth round. After seeing off[Read More…]

Amateurs Complete Line-up in Riga

The preliminary rounds of the Riga Open have been completed with no Irish amateurs being able to reach the last 128 in Latvia. National champion Brendan O’Donoghue suffered a surprising 4-3 defeat to German unknown Roman Dietzel on Wednesday, while countrymen Dessie Sheehan, Daniel O’Regan and Tony Corrigan also exited[Read More…]

Snooker Returns in Riga

Professional snooker returns on Wednesday with the Riga Open as the European Tour kicks off in Latvia. After more than a three-week summer break from the sport, it will be interesting to see how the marquee players perform. In truth, even though there has already been the World Cup and[Read More…]

Boileau Boileau!

I’m delighted to welcome the newest columnist to SnookerHQ, young Irish star Josh Boileau. He’ll be giving us a regular insight into his life both on and off the tour over the course of the season. By Josh Boileau Hi everyone! I won my first qualifying match against Joe O’Connor[Read More…]

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Riga Open Success for Selby

Mark Selby walked away with the inaugural Riga Open title on Sunday evening after a fittingly thrilling climax to what was an entertaining event in Latvia. The world champion returned after the summer break to collect another trophy in style by coming from 3-0 down to opponent Mark Allen in[Read More…]

Riga Open Marks Snooker’s Return

The first European Tour event of the 2014/15 campaign gets under way tomorrow as the Players Championship series welcomes Latvia as a destination for the first time. Capital city Riga will play host as snooker welcomes its newest addition to its growing family as the sport continues its long-term ambition[Read More…]