• Murphy Hopes To Stay On Trophy Trail
  • Shanghai Masters to Become Most Lucrative Non-Ranking Event in History
  • Fu Replaced By Clarke In Belfast
  • WSF News – UAE Joins the World Snooker Federation
  • O’Sullivan And Higgins To Clash In Semis

Murphy Hopes To Stay On Trophy Trail

Shaun Murphy is determined to keep his hot streak going as he looks ahead to the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open, which starts on Monday. Murphy picked up his first piece of silverware this season by beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-8 in the final of the Champion of Champions a week ago. And the world number five is looking forward to getting back on the baize at the Belfast Waterfront at the…

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O’Sullivan Wins 30th Ranking Title

Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Judd Trump 10-3 in the final of the Shanghai Masters to win the 30th ranking title of his career. O’Sullivan did the bulk of the damage in the first session by going 7-0 ahead, and he shared the next six frames to secure the trophy and £150,000 top prize. The Chigwell cueman moves ahead of John Higgins – who he beat in yesterday’s semi-finals – to second…

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Shanghai Masters to Become Most Lucrative Non-Ranking Event in History

The Shanghai Masters will become the richest invitation event in snooker history next year. The tournament has been a ranking event since 2007 but from 2018 it will become a 24-man invitation event with a total prize fund of £725,000. A new five-year agreement between World Snooker, promoter Juss Sports and the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association will see prize money increase to £750,000 in 2019, £775,000 in 2020, £800,000…

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Dafabet Northern Ireland Open – Eurosport And Quest Schedules

Here are the Eurosport and Quest TV schedules in the UK for the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open. In other countries please check local listings. Eurosport Monday November 20 1245-0000 (ES1) Tuesday November 21 0330-0530 (ES2) 0830-0930 (ES1) 0930-1100 (ES2) 1115-0000 (ES1) 0020-0200 (ES2) Wednesday November 22 0400-0530 (ES2) 0830-0945 (ES1) 0930-1100 (ES2) 1115-0000 (ES1) 0000-0200 (ES2) Thursday November 23 0400-0530 (ES2) 0800-0930 (ES2) 1115-0000 (ES1) 0015-0200 (ES2) Friday November 24 0400-0530 (ES2) 1000-0000 (ES1) 0000-0200 (ES2) Saturday November 25 0400-0530 (ES2) 0730-0900 (ES2) 1130-1600 (ES1) 1800-0000 (ES1) 0000-0130 (ES2) Sunday November…

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O’Sullivan Floors Higgins To Earn Trump Final

Ronnie O’Sullivan moved a step closer to a 30th career ranking title by beating John Higgins 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters. It’s O’Sullivan’s third win over Higgins within a month as the Rocket beat his fellow snooker legend 4-3 at the English Open and 6-0 at the Champion of Champions. O’Sullivan and Higgins are tied on 29 ranking titles but now the Englishman has the chance to…

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Fu Replaced By Clarke In Belfast

Jamie Clarke was the highest ranked player on the Q School ranking list to accept the place in Belfast Marco Fu has pulled out of next week’s Dafabet Northern Ireland Open, replaced by amateur Jamie Clarke. Hong Kong’s Fu was due to face Mike Dunn on Tuesday at 10am at the Belfast Waterfront so Welshman Clarke will now take his place and the match will be played during the afternoon…

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WSF News – UAE Joins the World Snooker Federation

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) is today delighted to announce that the UAE Billiards & Snooker Association (UAEBSA) has become the latest national federation to become a full member of the WSF. A delegation of President Jason Ferguson and Vice President Nigel Mawer QPM from the WSF recently visited Dubai to meet with representatives from the UAEBSA including Khalid Ali Al Khaili and former professional snooker player Mohamed Shehab, on…

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Trump Into Shanghai Final

Judd Trump reached the final of the Shanghai Masters for the third time by beating Jack Lisowski 6-3 in the semis on Friday. Trump will meet Ronnie O’Sullivan or John Higgins in Saturday’s final with first to ten frames to take the £150,000 top prize. World number three Trump will be chasing his ninth career ranking title and second of the season having won the European Masters last month. Bristol’s…

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O’Sullivan And Higgins To Clash In Semis

O’Sullivan is two wins away from his 30th career ranking title…as is John Higgins Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins will go head to head for the third time within a month on Friday when they meet in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters. O’Sullivan cruised to a 5-1 win over Mark Williams in the quarter-finals in China while Higgins saw off Martin Gould by the same scoreline. The two snooker…

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Allen Hopes To Bring Sporting Cheer Back To Belfast

Snooker ace Mark Allen hopes he can give sports fans in his homeland a boost with success in next week’s Dafabet Northern Ireland Open. A keen football fan, Allen was disappointed to see Northern Ireland miss out on a place at the World Cup when they lost their play off tie against Switzerland earlier this week. But the world number six is determined to give local fans something to cheer…

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