The former world champion announced his retirement from snooker at the age of 49 on Thursday.
Tag: World Under-21 Championship
It’s a quiet month on the baize but it’s perhaps an appropriate time to introduce a new regular feature this season – the “Weekly Round-up in Snooker”.
Fan Zhengyi won five out of the last six frames to beat Luo Honghao 7-6 and become the 2017 world under-21 champion on Sunday in China. The all-Chinese affair guaranteed a second successive world under-21 title for China, and its fourth in the last six years in the tournament. Luo[Read More…]
China’s Xu Si dramatically defeated Alexander Ursenbacher in the World Under-21 Championship final in Belgium on Thursday. The 18 year-old fought back from 5-3 down to deny the Swiss in a decider with a break of 69. Xu had earlier dispatched of German Lukas Kleckers in the last four while[Read More…]
The World Under-21 Championship has been going on in Belgium over the last week and four players remain as junior global glory is in sight. Two Europeans and two Asians face off against each other in the semi-finals, safe in the knowledge that a couple more victories will all but[Read More…]
By the time the next World Championship comes around in April and May it’ll be 20 years since Ken Doherty’s famous Crucible triumph. Irish snooker is still waiting for a young talent to emerge and compete with the records that the Dubliner set – a world champion, a six times[Read More…]
Thailand’s Boonyarit Kaettikun won the World Under-21 Championship in Romania after a dramatic victory over Jamie Clarke in the final on Sunday. Kaettikun had been the top seed following the initial round robin stage having dropped only a single frame in his opening league encounters. It inevitably became tougher for[Read More…]
The IBSF World Under-21 Championship is heading into its final weekend with Ireland’s Josh Boileau still in strong contention in Romania. The 20 year-old is hoping to go one better than his runner-up placing in 2014, when he lost to Iran’s Hossein Vafaei Ayouri in the final, and he has[Read More…]
The 2015 IBSF World Under-21 Championship gets under way on Saturday in Romania. Ireland will be represented by five young players hoping to make a big impression on the global amateur stage. In a strong team, Kildare’s Josh Boileau leads the way and will be seeking to go one further[Read More…]