Tag Archive: Joe Swail

Nov 22 2014

UK Championship 2014: Tournament Preview

Following a weekend in Germany for the Ruhr Open, the snooker circus heads to York on Tuesday for the start of the second most prestigious ranking event on the calendar, the UK Championship in York. Click below for my thoughts on the tournament in general, as well as the shape of the draw and confirmation …

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Oct 27 2014

International Championship 2014: Last 64 Wrap

Two days down in Chengdu and the tournament is down to the last 32 stage, with eight of the world’s top ten players amongst the winners. Click below for a round up of some of the most eye-catching results from the second round stage…

Sep 28 2014

Tour Survival 2014/15 – Player by Player

Last season a very popular feature here at PSB proved to be my in-depth, player by player updates on the race for main tour places for the 2014/15 season, as I attempted to untangle the various overlapping ranking lists and orders of merit. Although we are still only in September, already taking a look at …

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Apr 05 2013

World Championship Qualifiers 2013: Members Round Wrap

The last two days have seen the start of the 2013 World Championship, with the traditional pre-qualifying ‘members round’ being played out at the EIS, Sheffield. From tomorrow however, the real action begins as the first round of the main draw begins, with matches to be played over the best of 19 frames as the …

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Mar 05 2013

Swail Excited For Galway Finals

Belfast’s Joe Swail admits he has missed playing in snooker’s biggest tournaments as he looks forward to the Dafabet Players Tour Championship Grand Finals in Galway. Swail will be one of 32 players battling for the £100,000 top prize in the event at the Bailey Allen Hall at the National University of Ireland in Galway …

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Aug 26 2012

Selby Defends Paul Hunter Classic

Mark Selby has struggled to find his best form in recent events, but today he responded in fine style by defeating surprise finalist Joe Swail 4-1 in the final of the Paul Hunter Classic, to successfully defend the title which he won twelve months ago in Furth. Click below for a round-up of the day’s …

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Aug 18 2012

Gdynia Open – ET2 Down To 32

Somewhat under the radar, the last couple of days has seen the early rounds of ET2, also known as the Gdynia Open, take place at the EIS in Sheffield to decide the 32 players who will compete at the venue. Click below for a round-up of the main stories and a discussion as to the suitability …

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Apr 02 2012

Rankings Watch 2011/12: World Championship Preview

Following Peter Ebdon’s victory at the 2012 China Open, there is just one tournament remaining of the 2011/12 season – the World Championship. While all eyes will be on the Crucible Theatre as the sport’s latest world champion is crowned, there are also a number of important ranking issues to be decided, particularly at the …

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