Tag Archive: Michael Holt

Apr 22 2014

Crucible Diary 2014: Day Four

Day four at the Crucible, and following yesterday’s shock win for Michael Wasley against Ding Junhui, the action continued as Alan McManus completed a terrific victory against John Higgins, while Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins also got their campaigns underway…

Apr 18 2014

The Big 2014 World Championship Preview With Neal Foulds

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 …

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Apr 16 2014

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

Tuesday 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 …

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Mar 29 2014

My 10 Years at the Crucible – Part One

The upcoming 2014 World Championship marks not only the 38th time that the tournament will be staged at the iconic Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, but on a personal level, the tenth consecutive year that I will have been lucky enough to have been there to see snooker history made in person. Continue reading then for …

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Mar 08 2014

Bingham Wins AT4, Grand Finals Seedings Set

Congratulations to Stuart Bingham who has today defeated Liang Wenbo 4-1 to win the Asian Tour Four event in Dongguan, his first title of the season and third Asian Tour event overall since their introduction in 2012. The victory means that Stuart will take home the top prize of £10,000, as well as a special …

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Dec 28 2013

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 …

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Sep 18 2013

Shanghai Masters 2013: The Last 16

With the fallout from the Stephen Lee verdict still fresh in the air, it is easy to forget that there is a ranking event currently in progress as the third day of the Shanghai Masters saw the line-up for the last 16 finalised today. Click below for a round-up of the key stories so far…

Aug 11 2013

Shanghai Masters 2013: Qualifying Round-Up

Yesterday saw the conclusion of the 2013 Shanghai Masters qualifiers at the Doncaster Dome and with nine of the 16 ‘seeded’ players losing in the final round, it was something of a day for the underdogs. Click below for a round-up of the action…

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