Mar 27 2015

Hill Wins European U-21 Championship


Congratulations to 18-year-old Darryl Hill who yesterday defeated Louis Heathcote 6-3 to win the 2015 European U-21 Championship in Malta.

In winning the title, Darryl, who was born in Leeds (but was representing the Isle of Man), succeeds Oliver Lines as champion and as a result will earn a two-year tour card from the start of next season.

You can view all of the results from Malta here.

Mar 27 2015

O’Sullivan Withdraws From China Open


Ronnie O’Sullivan has pulled out of next week’s China Open world ranking event for health reasons.

O’Sullivan was due to meet either Robin Hull or Yan Bingtao in his opening match in Beijing on the evening of Tuesday March 31, so the winner of that match will receive a bye to the last 32.

The China Open runs from March 30 to April 5.

Mar 24 2015

Maguire Survives, Milkins Exits


Day one of the Players Championship Grand Finals in Thailand and already it has been a potentially significant day in the race for places at the Crucible, with Stephen Maguire surviving what looked to be a tip change at 3-2 down to John Higgins to win 4-3, while Robert Milkins fell at the first hurdle to Chris Wakelin.

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Mar 24 2015

Marteel To Referee Crucible Final


Olivier Marteel will become the first Belgian to referee the Crucible final at the Betfred World Championship, which starts next month.

The 45-year-old from Koksijde in West Flanders will take charge of the final in Sheffield on May 3 and 4.

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Mar 23 2015

Players Championship Grand Finals 2015: Tournament Preview


Hot on the heels of yesterday’s final of the World Grand Prix comes the Players Championship Grand Finals event in Thailand, as Barry Hawkins looks to defend the title that he won 12 months ago in Preston.

Click below for my tournament preview as I look through the draw and identify some of the most interesting match-ups, as well as the potential rankings implications…

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Mar 22 2015

Trump Topples O’Sullivan For Grand Prix Title


It did not always look like it was going to go his way, but Judd Trump has defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-7 this evening to win the 2015 World Grand Prix in Llandudno, taking home the winner’s cheque of £100,000 and breaking his duck against the Rocket in major finals.

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Mar 22 2015

Trump To Face O’Sullivan In World Grand Prix Final


They did it in somewhat contrasting circumstances, but Judd Trump and Ronnie O’Sullivan both came through their semi-finals today in Llandudno to make it to the final of the new World Grand Prix.

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Mar 20 2015

2015 Provisional Calendar Published


As well as the announcement of the return of snooker’s World Cup this summer (see my look at who might be involved in that competition at, World Snooker have also published a provisional calendar the rest of 2015, which you can view here.

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