Tag: Ronnie O’Sullivan

Unstoppable Ronnie

If anyone needed reminding, Ronnie O’Sullivan proved once more last night why, while the rankings may not testify to the fact, he is the best player in the world. The likes of Neil Robertson, Ding Junhui and Mark Selby are brilliant players, worthy of being crowned champion of any event,[Read More…]

Robertson vs Allen: Part Four

The final two first round ties get under way on Wednesday with the world no.1 taking centre stage at the Alexandra Palace in London. Yesterday saw one former champion be eliminated and one progress as there were mixed fortunes for favourites Ding Junhui and Ronnie O’Sullivan. Four-time champion O’Sullivan had[Read More…]

2013 Snooker Highs and Lows

2013 was another action-packed year on the baize. There were many highs, lows and all that comes in between as comebacks, victories, defeats and scandals dominated the snooker headlines. Such is the enormity of the calendar these days that there is barely a respite throughout the entire 12 months. Indeed,[Read More…]

Mighty Maxes but Rocket Runs Empty

It has only been five days since Mark Selby’s landmark 147 break that was the 100th made in professional competition. Yet, there has already been two further maximums compiled since that memorable moment – both coming in the German Masters opening round. The Berlin event doesn’t get under way properly[Read More…]

Rocket Roaring but Ding Dumped

Ronnie O’Sullivan is into the quarter-finals of the UK Championship after a bruising victory over Robert Milkins but Ding Junhui’s incredible run of success is over. O’Sullivan, Champion of Champions winner a couple of weeks ago, is on course to win back-to-back trophies after dismantling a hapless Milkins at the[Read More…]

Favourites Flying High

Barry Hawkins and Stephen Maguire are into the quarter-finals of the UK Championship after respective victories over former world champions in York yesterday. Crucible runner-up Hawkins emerged from a 6-5 thriller with Shaun Murphy while 2004 champion Maguire saw off fellow Scotsman John Higgins 6-3. Murphy had struggled for form[Read More…]

Seeds Starting to Dominate in York

Several of the top players flexed their muscles on Monday as the UK Championship begins to heat up nicely. Four former champions booked their place in the last 16 and they were joined by a trio of other ranking event winners. The match of the day featured Liang Wenbo and[Read More…]

UK Championship Preview

The hectic snooker schedule continues today as the 2013 UK Championship gets under way at the Barbican Centre in York. The flat 128-player draw that was newly introduced for most of the ranking events this season means that the tournament this year will be 13 days long. This is quite[Read More…]