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‘New Kids’ Now On Matchroom Live

New Kids on the Baize was a series filmed back in 1994 when the likes of Stephen Maguire, Barry Hawkins and Paul Hunter were barely into their teens. Several episodes of this fascinating series – presented by Steve Davis and with commentary from a very young Ronnie O’Sullivan – are now on the Matchroom Live… Read More

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WPBSA And WST Provide Best Possible Support For Overseas Players

The World Snooker Tour and the sport’s governing body the WPBSA have made all conceivable efforts to help players from overseas to travel to the UK to compete in the Betfred World Championship. The qualifying rounds of the Betfred World Championship will run from July 21 to 28 in Sheffield and will have a fantastic… Read More

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Young Pinches Hopes To Follow Dad’s Footsteps

Luke Pinches was just three years old when his dad Barry was beating Jimmy White at the 2004 World Championship before losing narrowly 13-12 against Stephen Hendry in the second round at the Crucible. Now age 19, Luke could have few better role models as he targets a career in snooker. If he makes it… Read More

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Hill Ready To Climb Snooker’s Mountain

For any young snooker player who shows potential, many an idle moment is spent dreaming of appearing at the Crucible, but promising Irish youngster Aaron Hill has been doing it since he first picked up a cue. By Michael McMullan The Crucible Snooker Club sits just off Blarney Street in the heart of Cork, round… Read More

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Willie Thorne Memorial Service

A memorial service for Willie Thorne, who sadly passed away last week, will be held at La Zenia new church in Orihuela Costa (Alicante, Spain) at 11.15am on Wednesday 24th June. This will be followed by a celebration of his life at Evolution Bar in La Fuente where Willie held numerous charity events. Anyone who… Read More

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Tributes Pour In For ‘Great WT’

Following the sad death of Willie Thorne this morning, many of his fellow players and friends have paid tribute. Thorne passed away at the age of 66 after a battle with illness. WST Chairman Barry Hearn said: “I had the pleasure of managing the Great WT as part of the Matchroom team in the 1980s…. Read More

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Willie Thorne Passes Away

Willie Thorne, one of snooker’s most charismatic and recognisable figures, has died at the age of 66. Thorne was diagnosed with leukaemia in March this year and spent several weeks battling the illness. Last week he was taken to hospital with low blood pressure, before suffering respiratory failure and being placed into an induced coma…. Read More

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Snooker Continues To Lead Sport’s Return With Tour Structure Plans

Snooker has strengthened its position as the pacesetter for the return of global sport by announcing plans for its qualifying school and the structure of the WST circuit for next season. This month has seen snooker become the first sport other than horse racing to return to live action, by staging the Matchroom.Live Championship League…. Read More

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Aristos Wins Ironing Board Challenge

Aristos Pampouris has won our Ironing Board Challenge with his re-enactment of the moment an intruder entered the arena at the 2017 English Open. We asked fans to recreate a moment from snooker history on their ironing board at home. Here’s the winning video, which was named the best by two of the three judges,… Read More

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Matchroom Live Competition Winners

Matchroom’s biggest ever giveaway competition closed last Sunday and it’s time to announce the winners! All fans had to do to enter was register (free) for fantastic new video platform Matchroom.Live. Congratulations to Adam Shepley who has won the ultimate year of sports tickets with some of the best seats in the house! He’ll be… Read More

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