Tag: Stephen Maguire

Magical Maguire Buries O’Brien

Stephen Maguire fired in three consecutive centuries and a break of 70 to complete a 6-2 victory over Fergal O’Brien on the opening day of the 2012 UK Championship. Neither of the duo played particularly well in sharing a stagnated first four frames but Maguire will feel lucky to have[Read More…]

Maguire Ends White Run

Stephen Maguire became the first player into the semi-finals of the Gdynia Open after a brace of 4-1 victories sealed his last four berth in Poland. Maguire, who has performed very well in the PTC series since its introduction in 2010, winning twice alongside three runners-up spots, looked in good[Read More…]

PTC Trio Poland Bound

The three Players Tour Championship winners from this season so far all booked their seats on the flight to Poland today for the Gdynia Open in October. Stephen Maguire and Martin Gould, champions of the two UK PTCs staged so far, and inaugural Asian PTC winner Stuart Bingham all came[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: The Season So Far

By Fin Ruane So three months into the new snooker season and with the first ranking cut off last weekend it’s time to run the rule over the winners, movers and shakers of the 2012 /2013 season. With qualifiers starting for the Wuxi Classic and Australian Open just a couple[Read More…]

A Goulden Moment

As the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony encapsulated the worldwide audience last night, Martin Gould claimed his maiden professional title with a 4-3 victory over Stephen Maguire at UKPTC2 in Gloucester. Gould had of course won Power Snooker at the tail end of 2011 but this was in a brutalised and widely[Read More…]

Lisowski and Maguire Seeking Next Push

Jack Lisowski will more than likely have woken up this morning feeling disappointed after his tight defeat to Stephen Maguire in the opening UK PTC event of the season. His deflated emotions will be natural having come so close to win his maiden professional title in only his second final.[Read More…]

Maguire Ends Hendry Career

Stephen Maguire demolished countryman Stephen Hendry 13-2 to reach the semi-finals of the World Championship in Sheffield for the second time. But the breaking news on day 11 of this year’s tournament is that King of the Crucible Stephen Hendry has officially announced his retirement from professional snooker. The Scot[Read More…]

Hendry Ousts Hapless Higgins

Stephen Hendry wasted little time in completing his demolition job on defending champion John Higgins to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship for the 19th time. Hendry won seven of the eight frames in last night’s second session – one in which Higgins arguably played the worst snooker of[Read More…]

Robertson Rampant, Hell for Higgins

Neil Robertson became the first player to book his place in the quarter-finals of the World Championship after a hard-fought 13-9 victory over David Gilbert. The players resumed this morning at 5-3 in favour of the Australian and Gilbert missed a huge chance to get back on level terms at[Read More…]

Carter Flies Through

Ali Carter and Mark Williams became the last two players to enter the second round of the World Championship on a quieter day in Sheffield. The opening five days had been swarmed with shock results and controversial press conferences but Thursday proved to be more mundane as the event takes[Read More…]