• The Outlaw ‘Out Of Jail’
  • Labour Of Love
  • Williams Set For Fresh Start
  • Lam Secures Immediate Tour Return
  • Review Of The Season

The Outlaw ‘Out Of Jail’

Joe Swail came within a frame of having his pro career ended three times at Q School, but still managed to keep his place on the tour. The two-time Crucible semi-finalist was relegated from the tour at the end of last season but bounced straight back with a fresh two-year card. He needed a mixture of luck and determination at Q School and admits he “got out of jail” just…

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Labour Of Love

Ed Miliband talks about his love of snooker and friendship with Ronnie O’Sullivan… Ed Miliband with Dennis Taylor at the Dafabet Masters in January Imagine a world in which the Labour Party had won the 2015 general election. The whole Brexit thing would (probably) never have happened. And even more significantly, we would now (probably) have a Prime Minister who loves snooker. Like most Brits who grew up during the…

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Williams Set For Fresh Start

Mark Williams insists he came close to retirement at the end of last season, but a new coaching method and new cue have given him fresh hope for the 2017/18 campaign. Two-time World Champion Williams missed out on the Crucible this year having dropped out of the world’s top 16. He reached the final qualifying round in Sheffield before losing to Stuart Carrington. Demoralised by his form in recent years,…

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Tour Players 2017/18

Following the conclusion of this year’s Q School event last weekend which saw a further eight main tour places confirmed for next season, we are now little over a week away from the start of the 2017/18 season and the 2017 Kaspersky Riga Masters qualifiers in Preston. With some players having dropped off and others joining (or indeed re-joining) the tour, it is time for an annual look at who…

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Lam Secures Immediate Tour Return

Sanderson Lam has bounced straight back from losing his place on the World Snooker Tour by beating Joe Swail 4-2 in event two of Q School. Q School began with 206 players seeking one of the 12 fresh two-year tour cards. Last Sunday’s four winning event one quarter finalists Lukas Kleckers, Allan Taylor, Ashley Hugill and Billy Joe Castle secured the first places. The next four were determined by today’s…

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Review Of The Season

We’ve come to the end of another season on the World Snooker Tour, which continues to take our sport around the planet. The players have crossed the globe from Bucharest to Bangkok hunting for their share of over £10,000,000 in prize money. Here’s the story of the 2016/17 snooker season… Riga Masters   Winner: Neil Robertson 22nd June –  24th June Latvia was the first stop and Australia’s Neil Robertson got…

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