Tag: Xiao Guodong

Mighty Morris into Last 32

Ireland’s David Morris held off a stern challenge from Gary Wilson of England to progress to the last 32 of the Wuxi Classic in China yesterday. The Kilkenny cueist was never behind but needed the final pink in the decider to secure a tight 5-4 victory. With the help of[Read More…]

Quarters in Galway

The quarter-final line-up for the 2013 Players Tour Championship Grand Finals in Galway has been confirmed and what an intriguing round it promises to be. A mixture of proven champions, journeymen and up-and-comers ensures that the climax to the series at the Bailey Allen Hall should be an exciting one.[Read More…]

Lee’s Glee with the PTCs

Stephen Lee won the second Asian Players Tour Championship event of the season this morning after a comprehensive 4-0 victory over home favourite Ding Junhui in the final. Earlier, the Englishman had beaten another local hero in Cao Yupeng 4-2 while Ding defeated compatriot Xiao Guodong by the same scoreline[Read More…]

Doherty Extends Trip Abroad

Ken Doherty qualified for the second ranking event of the season at the Australian Open after a 5-0 whitewash over Michael Wild yesterday. It continues an excellent start to the season for the former world champion after his success in qualification for the Wuxi Classic last week. Wild, still an[Read More…]

O’Sullivan’s Disappearing Act, Again

Ronnie O’Sullivan pulled out of the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals in Galway at the last minute today, leaving his legion of fans disappointed. The three-time world champion was already on the plane to make the trip over but apparently felt a recurrence of his glandular fever symptoms from earlier[Read More…]

Fearless Fergal Falls Flat

Fergal O’Brien couldn’t inspire himself with home advantage as he went down 4-0 to Joe Perry in the first round of the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals at the Bailey Allen Hall in Galway. From a purely selfish point of view, it may have been a better thing for the[Read More…]

Chinese Eye Home Event

Five Chinese players made it through the second round of qualifying on Wednesday for their home event, the China Open. Of course, there will soon be five “home” events for China’s finest but that doesn’t make it any less special or important for them to make their mark in front[Read More…]

Arcaden Shopping Open

The twelfth and final Players Tour Championship event of the season concludes tomorrow in Munich as the remaining 16 players battle it out for the last Grand Final positions that are up for grabs. The tournament also enjoys a sub-plot with a triumph for Ricky Walden enough to see him[Read More…]

World of Snooker in 2012

First and foremost, Happy New Year to one and all. And what a year we have in prospect for snooker in 2012. 2011 was one of the sport’s greatest years – particularly in terms of the last couple of decades – with a further influx in new tournaments and an emergence[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the British Open – won by Mark Williams.

1. Mark Selby
2. Judd Trump
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. Shaun Murphy
7. John Higgins
8. Mark Williams
9. Stephen Maguire
10. Ding Junhui
11. Mark Allen
12. Barry Hawkins
13. Stuart Bingham
14. Jack Lisowski
15. Yan Bingtao
16. Anthony McGill

Fin Ruane Snooker Academy