As 2018 draws to a close for snooker players and fans alike, it’s time to reflect on what has been another enthralling year in the game.
Tag: Yu Delu
It has been announced today that Chinese players Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng have been handed long-term suspensions for match fixing.
Chinese duo Cao Yupeng and Yu Delu, as well as Welshman David John, have all been handed suspensions by the WPBSA following investigations into alleged breaches. In the case of Yu, this relates to manipulating the outcome of five matches he was involved in since 2015, failing to report two[Read More…]
The excitement for this year’s World Snooker Championship is building and the general expectation received another jolt of energy on Monday with the announcement of the qualifying stages draw. A total of 128 players, made up of 113 professionals ranked outside the world’s top 16 and 15 additional wildcard amateurs[Read More…]
Former world champion Ken Doherty took advantage of a depleted field in the Gibraltar Open to reach the fourth round on Friday at the Victoria Stadium. The Gibraltar Open, in its final year of a three-year contract, already lacked the financial pull to attract most of the sport’s top stars[Read More…]
Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins will meet in a Welsh Open quarter-final clash that has all the makings of being a winner-takes-all encounter in Cardiff on Friday. The high-profile duo comfortably emerged from their two rounds on Thursday with a brace of whitewash victories each to set up a sixth[Read More…]
The Scottish Open of the inaugural Home Nations series is down to its final four players in Glasgow. Hopes of a home victory remain high after John Higgins comfortably outplayed Ronnie O’Sullivan in the last eight on Friday. The Scot will play Judd Trump for a place in the final,[Read More…]
After a busy opening few days, the field at the Scottish Open has been whittled down to a final eight in Glasgow. The standout tie is undoubtedly the encounter between two of the sport’s most successful competitors – Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins. The pair rose through the ranks together[Read More…]
The second round of the UK Championship began with a bang at the Barbican Centre in York on Saturday. World champion Mark Selby survived a major scare in overcoming Daniel Wells 6-4 but Stuart Bingham, the world number two, wasn’t so lucky as he fell by the same scoreline to[Read More…]
Veteran Dubliners Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien secured two deciding frame victories on the second day of the Welsh Open to reach the third round. The Irish pair, who together have more than half a century of professional years on the Main Tour under their belt, edged out David Gilbert[Read More…]