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The Big 2014 World Championship Preview With Neal Foulds

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The three day gap between the conclusion of the final qualifying round for this year’s World Championship and the start of play tomorrow morning at the Crucible makes the job of previewing the tournament ever-more difficult.

But this year I am hopeful that I have been able to do the tournament justice, thanks to the help of former world number 3, turned highly respected snooker analyst Neal Foulds, who spoke with me this morning to help preview each of the 16 opening round matches and offer his thoughts as to who will be lifting the famous trophy on 5th May 2014…

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Crucible Qualifiers 2014: Final Round, Day One Round-Up

McManusTuesday at Ponds Forge saw the confirmation of the first eight qualifiers for the venue stages of this year’s World Championship and there were (on paper at least), some real surprises, with the likes of former champions Graeme Dott and Mark Williams crashing out.

Click below for a round-up of the day’s eight qualifiers, with quotes from all of the day’s big winners…

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Snooker Twitter – Who Are Your Favourites?

Since professional snooker ‘hit’ Twitter two or three years ago, it has given us a fascinating insight into the personalities of a number of the players, officials and other characters involved in the game.

What is interesting to me is the different ways that players use Twitter, for example you have the banter of Mark Williams, the forthright opinions of Michael Holt, the wit of Steve Davis, the insight of Alan McManus and the interaction of Shaun Murphy, to mention just a few.

But which players do you enjoy following on Twitter the most? I asked the question a couple of days ago and you can find the best responses below, with one player clearly coming out on top…

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Australian Goldfields Open 2013: Day Two Wrap

Having crashed out of the Wuxi Classic in the opening round, for a while it looked as though reigning UK and Masters champion Mark Selby would again lose his opening match at a full-ranking event to Preston’s Ian Burns today, but he eventually came back to avoid defeat.

Not so fortunate however were Ricky Walden and Michael Holt, who were the highest ranked casualties of day two in Bendigo…

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