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Trump Sets Up O’Sullivan Three-Peat

Defending champion Judd Trump defeated David Grace 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open, to set up a blockbuster final with familiar foe Ronnie O’Sullivan. Trump has defeated O’Sullivan in each of the last two Northern Ireland Open finals, both by a 9-7 scoreline. In arguably snooker’s most compelling modern day rivalry,… Read More

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Ding Through With Whitewash Win

Ding Junhui surged to a 4-0 whitewash defeat of Eden Sharav to progress to the second round of the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open. The Chinese number one has a busy fortnight ahead, with the defence of his Betway UK Championship title taking place next week. He was victorious 12 months ago, beating Stephen Maguire 10-6… Read More

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Q School’s Youngest Graduate Wilson Relishing Pro Status

Portsmouth’s 16-year-old cueman Jamie Wilson recently earned a tour card at Q School and now he can’t wait to get his professional career underway next month. Wilson was the youngest of this year’s 12 graduates. He defeated the likes of former professionals Michael Georgiou and Fang Xiongman on his way to the final round of… Read More

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Hancorn Realises Professional Dream

English Amateur champion Ben Hancorn achieved his lifelong ambition of gaining professional status for the first time by successfully coming through the recent Q School event. It’s been a long journey to the big time for 38-year-old Hancorn, who took ten years out of the sport between 2007 and 2017. The hunger and fire was… Read More

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Ricky’s Reds – Top Five Teams

As Liverpool Football Club celebrates the league title after a 30 year drought, fan Ricky Walden names the best five Reds teams of his lifetime… 5. 2013-14 – So Close For Suarez And Co. This team didn’t win anything but it was a brilliant side to watch, with Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge… 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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Matchroom Foundation Donates £50,000 To Jessie May

The Matchroom Sport Charitable Foundation has made an emergency donation of £50,000 to the World Snooker Tour’s official charity partner Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home to help them survive in the current health crisis. Many charities including Jessie May rely on private donations and fund-raising and have seen their income drop dramatically since the… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Florian Nuessle

Continuing our series on the best young amateurs from around the world… Anyone following Florian Nuessle’s Facebook page in recent days would have seen him trying to make a 147 on a live stream – and in fact the 18-year-old Austrian achieved the maximum on Wednesday this week. His intention is to recreate the pressure… Read More

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Coral Donates £5,100 To Jessie May

Coral will be donating £5,100 to WST’s official charity Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home after 51 centuries were made in the first two events of the 2020 Coral Snooker Series. At the beginning of the series, Coral pledged to donate £100 for every century break made across the three events. There were 33 tons… Read More

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Betfred World Championship Postponed

Snooker’s 2020 Betfred World Championship has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The qualifying rounds of snooker’s biggest event were due to run from April 8 to 15 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, followed by the final stages from April 18 to May 4 at the Crucible Theatre. WST intends to… Read More

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