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Life Of Brian

Brian Ochoiski is the leading player from France and will compete in next week’s European Masters, facing Jack Lisowski in the first round. Last month at Q School, the 21-year-old came close to becoming the first French player to earn a tour card, reaching the final round of event three before losing 4-2 to Farakh… Read More

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Tour Nationalities 2020/21

There are 20 different countries represented by 129 players on the World Snooker Tour this season. Here’s the breakdown…. England (61) Judd Trump Ronnie O’Sullivan Mark Selby Kyren Wilson Shaun Murphy David Gilbert Stuart Bingham Jack Lisowski Joe Perry Barry Hawkins Gary Wilson Ali Carter Tom Ford Matthew Selt Jimmy Robertson Michael Holt Martin O’Donnell… Read More

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Year Off Tour Gives McLeod New Perspective

When Rory McLeod arrived in Berlin for the 2019 German Masters, his only concern was his match against Kyren Wilson the following morning. A few minutes later, as he travelled by taxi from the airport to his hotel, his world was turned upside down. A phone call from Jamaica revealed that his father had passed… Read More

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David Morris: From Wonderkid To Wanderer

David Morris is yet to fulfil his undoubted potential on the baize. But how many snooker players can say they have seen lions hunting on the Masai Mara, ridden a motorbike across the Hai Van Pass in Vietnam or seen temples being built in Kathmandu? Whisper it quietly, but there is more to life than… Read More

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Top Ten Players Of The Season So Far

The 2019/20 season still has two huge tournaments to come – but here’s our top ten performers of the campaign so far. 10. Ronnie O’Sullivan The Rocket still looked snooker’s man to beat when he won the first tournament he contested this season. He landed the Shanghai Masters crown for the third year in a… Read More

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The Outlaw Reflects On His Years In The Saddle

Joe Swail, one of Northern Ireland’s greatest snooker stars, put away his cue and called time on a 28-year professional career at the end of last season. We caught up with the popular cueman to reflect on his fascinating life on the baize… Swail turned 50 in 2019, and having dropped off the tour at… Read More

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Sharp Shooter

Sheffield United footballer Billy Sharp has enjoyed a tremendous time on the pitch, gaining back-to-back promotions with his boyhood club and scoring a late equaliser in the Blades’ first game back in the Premier League earlier this season. However, you may not know that the 33-year-old hitman, who has now notched up over a century… Read More

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Taking The Final Step

Snooker is a sport inextricably bound with nerve shredding tension and psychological pressure. Never is that more apparent than when a player is on the verge of victory. Commentator Clive Everton coined the phrase ‘Clincher’s Disease’ to describe the affliction a player might suffer in those crucial moments where he is trying to close out… Read More

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Snooker’s Room 101

The original Room 101 was a torture chamber in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty Four said to contain the ‘worst thing in the world’. If you could banish one thing from existence by putting it into Room 101, what would it be? We asked a few snooker players the same question… Shaun Murphy Incompetent… Read More

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Yuan Wins First CBSA Title

World number 52 Yuan Sijun defeated Pang Junxu 5-2 in the final of a CBSA China tour ranking event in Huizhou, winning the national title for the first time. The tournament was sponsored by Huizhou Rural Commercial Bank and promoted by Liang Wenbo. Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins and Marco Fu were among the presentation party… Read More

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