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Life In The Fast Lane

Four snooker stars were at Silverstone last week to experience the thrill of driving single-seater cars around the famous track. Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy, Michael Holt and Kyren Wilson took their place behind the wheel of the cars billed as the closest thing to Formula 1 – capable of accelerating from 0 to 60mph in… Read More

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Cue Zone Into Schools Visits Ralph Allen

Steve Davis and the team visited Ralph Allen School in Bath this month as part of the Cue Zone Into Schools programme, featuring Functional Snooker. The team were joined by 64 youngsters who took part in snooker competitions, together with off the table activities. Davis played youngsters throughout the day and entertained everyone present with… Read More

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Bluebell Wood Pockets From Partnership

South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood, is going snooker loopy having pocketed over 152,000 pounds from its long-standing charity relationship with World Snooker. The two-year partnership began in the 2012/2013 season when World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn read about the hospice, which is based in Sheffield, the city of snooker and home of the… Read More

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Snooker With Kazakhs

When intrepid travel photographer David Baxendale visited a remote tribe of nomads in the Altai Mountains, he made a remarkable discovery… Glasgow-based David was in the far west of Mongolia in early July on a photography expedition. During the trip he travelled to a valley close to the Chinese border that had never previously been… Read More

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Celebrity Snooker Fans – Shane Filan

Westlife’s snooker-loving Shane Filan won’t budge from the arena when he comes to watch the final at the Crucible this year. It will be his second trip to the home of snooker – he came for a few days in 2008 and saw the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, Mark Selby and Peter Ebdon… Read More

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Celebrity Snooker Fans: Ron Vlaar

As captain of Aston Villa, Ron Vlaar has spent most of the current season enduring the pressure of battling against relegation. Pic: Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images. So it’s a great relief for the 28-year-old Dutchman to be able to take his mind off football by playing or watching his favourite other sport…snooker…. Read More

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Have I Got News For Huw

BBC news journalist Huw Edwards talks about his passion for snooker. Edwards loves the green baize game and played virtually every day in his youth, but with a high break of 37, a professional career did not beckon. However, he certainly fulfilled his talent as a news journalist. Since 2003 he has presented the BBC’s… Read More

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Celebrity Snooker Fans – Carl Froch

When muscle-bound fighting machine Carl Froch is pummeling the life out of the likes of Andre Dirrell and Arthur Abraham, it’s difficult to imagine him poised delicately over a snooker table, finessing a tricky red into a corner pocket. Yet his two favourite sports are boxing and snooker – which might seem at first to… Read More

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Celebrity Snooker Fans – Bernard Butler

Rock star Bernard Butler was once the subject of the extraordinary headline in the New Musical Express: ‘I’ll quit music to play snooker’. The former Suede guitarist and one half of McAlmont & Butler may be a huge fan of the game but his chances of joining Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry on the professional… Read More

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Celebrity Snooker Fans – Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver is one of the world’s most renowned female novelists. Her 2005 book, We Need To Talk About Kevin, won the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction. Her American agent might not know it yet, but her next novel has a curious subject matter…snooker. Shriver’s interest in the green baize began when she lived in… Read More

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