Tag: Stephen Maguire

Mehta Mounting Bid for Indian Glory

Aditya Mehta became the first Indian to reach the semi-finals of a ranking event yesterday when he overcame countryman Pankaj Advani in a marathon quarter-final affair at the Indian Open. In a match that lasted almost four hours, the 27 year-old beat his compatriot in a decider to continue his[Read More…]

Allen Wins Ruhr Open

Mark Allen won his first title of the season at the fifth European Tour event yesterday in Mulheim, Germany. The Northern Irishman claimed his second PTC event in as many years, and fourth professional title carrying ranking points overall, with a 4-1 victory over Ding Junhui in the final. The[Read More…]

It’s Friday!

My internet is once again down at the moment – beyond a joke now! – so apologies for not writing a report on day two at the International Championship qualifiers. Most of you will know the results by now but I’ll briefly summarise what happened, and the rest of the[Read More…]

Jack Sacks Maguire

Dechawat Poomjaeng thrilled the crowd on his way to causing the shock of the 2013 World Championship so far by beating Scotland’s Stephen Maguire 10-9 in Sheffield. Known as ‘Jack’ among his friends, Thailand’s Poomjaeng became only the third player from Thailand to compete at the Crucible after coming through[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…]

Fantastic Foursome

The China Open has reached the semi-final stage and what a final four we have in prospect. It doesn’t get much higher in quality that Neil Robertson versus Stephen Maguire and Mark Selby against Shaun Murphy. Two World Championships, three UK Championships and four Masters between them and it is[Read More…]

Williams Finds Potting Power

Yesterday at the China Open saw a brace of comebacks from two players at very much different points in the careers. At 4-2 down to Ali Carter, Mark Williams looked to be heading for yet another early exit in what has been a dreadful season for the two-time world champion[Read More…]

Gould Wins C’ship Lge 5

Martin Gould advanced to the Winners Group of the Championship League after victory in Group 5 at Crondon Park. The Englishman had got off to the worst possible start on Monday after losing his opening three matches to Barry Hawkins, Ricky Walden and Stephen Maguire to place bottom of the[Read More…]

Allen Dominates CL Group 4

Mark Allen annihilated the field in the fourth Championship League event to power his way into March’s Winners Group. The Northern Irishman was arguably one of last week’s best players at the Masters despite only reaching the quarter-finals. Allen came to within a whisker of beating Neil Robertson and looked[Read More…]

Ding Denies Trump in League

Ding Junhui triumphed in the third group of this year’s Championship League to join John Higgins and Ali Carter in March’s Winners Group. China’s Ding, who surrendered a two frame lead to Neil Robertson in last week’s Masters almost repeated the blunder in today’s final at Crondon Park as Judd[Read More…]