Crucible Diary 2013: Day One

So it begins, the 2013 World Championship in underway, Ronnie O’Sullivan having entered the arena this morning to a rapturous round of applause for the start of his match with Marcus Campbell.

Click below for the first part of my daily World Championship diary from the Crucible, which during the course of the 17 days will contain the latest post-match quotes, as well other other snippets of insight from what promises to be another thrilling tournament…

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Crucible Debutants – My Thoughts at Eurosport

Starting on Saturday (as if you didn’t know), the 2013 World Championship will see six players make their Crucible débuts, the highest number since the eight of 1999.

With that in mind, the people at have very kindly asked me to offer a little insight into the likes of Jack Lisowski and Ben Woollaston, which I am pleased to say you can now read here.

Tomorrow will see the second part of my preview published, as I consider the prospects of Michael White, Matt Selt and Thailand’s Dechawat Poomjaeng.

Many thanks to for the opportunity to bring PSB to the masses!

China Open 2013: Higgins and Trump Fall

Following a relatively quiet opening day yesterday as six of the tournament’s seven wildcard matches were played, today saw some of the big hitters hit the baize in Beijing and for John Higgins and Judd Trump in particular, all would not go to plan.

Click below for a round-up of the day’s action, together with an explanation as to how results will affect the World Championship draw as it stands…

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