Tag: World Championship

Doherty and O’Brien One Win Away from Crucible

Dubliners Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien moved one step closer to a Crucible place after coming through their penultimate World Championship qualifying rounds in Sheffield. Snooker legends Steve Davis and Jimmy White are out, though, after contrasting but equally crushing defeats in Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. 1997 world champion[Read More…]

Ebdon and White Out

Former world champion Peter Ebdon is out of this year’s tournament after losing 10-7 to Stuart Carrington in the penultimate qualifying round in Sheffield. Hotly fancied young star Michael White was also an unexpected casualty on Sunday, going down 10-5 to Englishman Craig Steadman. Ebdon’s fate seemed sealed when he[Read More…]

Should Evans Get a Tour Wildcard?

There has been a lot of media attention surrounding ten-time ladies world champion Reanne Evans this past week. The Englishwoman received an invitation to compete in the men’s edition of the World Championship but narrowly lost 10-8 to 1997 champion Ken Doherty in the opening round of qualifiers in Ponds[Read More…]

Mixed Fortunes for Irish Duo

Ken Doherty survived a scare before seeing off 10-time ladies world champion Reanne Evans 10-8 in the opening qualifying round for the World Championship on Thursday. The 1997 Crucible champion began nervously and found himself trailing 3-1 at the first mid-session interval as Evans took advantage of her big opportunity[Read More…]

White Survives but Gould Out

Martin Gould became the first high-profile casualty of the World Championship after a 10-6 loss to Adam Duffy on day one of the qualifiers in Ponds Forge. The Englishman fell 3-0 behind early on and was never able to get back on level terms as Duffy, an amateur invited to[Read More…]