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Cork Teenager Creates History At European U21 Snooker Championship

Aaron Hill

Just days after retaining the European under-18 title in Portugal, Cork teenager Aaron Hill has made history by winning the 2020 EBSA European Under-21 Snooker Championship. Hill, who gained prominence by knocking out world number eight Kyren Wilson in Snooker Shoot-Out last month, defeated Hayden Staniland 5-2 in the final in Albufeira. It is a historic victory for the 18-year-old …

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Ronnie O’Sullivan Loses To Amateur In “Biggest Upset In Crucible History”

Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has been knocked out of the 2019 World Championships 10-8 in a shock defeat to Amateur James Cahill. The loss, which is already being dubbed the biggest upset in Crucible history, came after O’Sullivan had been trailing 5-4 in frames overnight however most felt he would easily bounce back to defeat Cahill on Tuesday. The world number …

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Why Snooker Is Finally Emerging From The Shadows

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)

In the height of the digital age it appears that on the surface there could be no game less appealing to app-obsessed millennials than snooker what with its players dressed in their finery competing in marathon matches with frames ranging anywhere from between five minutes to an hour (or longer if you’re Fergal O’Brien), and the sport itself demanding complete …

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Watch: Snooker Commentator In Trouble After Cursing Live On Air

English snooker player Willie Thorne competing in the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 1988. (Photo by Pascal Rondeau/Getty Images)

The casual sports fan will have noted that the Snooker World Championship has kicked off today. The sport’s pinnacle event in Sheffield is hugely popular every year, as the world’s best players face off. The tournament has gotten off to an interesting start today, but not for on-table reasons. Commentator Willie Thorne was audibly heard on the microphone cursing: @SHendry775 …

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10 Sports Stars Who Became Musicians – Top Ten Thursday

The Eurovision Song contest takes place this weekend, so as part of our weekly Top Ten Thursday series, here at Pundit HQ, we decided to compile ten occasions where the best of sport tried their hand at singing/rapping/screeching. ___ 10) Raymond van Barneveld, Co Stompe, Vincent van der Voort – Dutch Football Anthem The Dutch darts stars paid a hilarious tribute to …

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Snooker Player Talks Trash & Premier League Darts Week 12

Stevie G’s in a spot of bother at the bottom of the table, as we preview week 12 of Premier League Darts in Cardiff. Michael van Gerwen remains top of the Premier League Darts table, despite suffering his first defeat of the competition. The 25-year-old, who won the Premier League in 2013, lost 7-3 to fellow Dutchman and defending champion Raymond van …

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Snooker Porn: Every Minute Of Ronnie O’Sullivan’s Majestic 147

Ronnie O’Sullivan was in exceptional form at the UK Championship on Thursday night. sealing a 6-0 victory over Matthew Selt with an outstanding 147 in York. O’Sullivan is recovering from a broken ankle and added earlier in the week that his ankle was still causing some discomfort. However, the Rocket showed no lasting effects from the injury and pulverised Matthew Selt …

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147 Is Not Snooker’s Maximum Break

Akin to Darts’ 9-dart finish, Cricket’s six sixes, or Bowling’s 300, Snooker’s maximum 147 break is renowned and revered worldwide. Those with only the slightest interest in the sport will tune in to see a replay of a player potting 15 reds paired with 15 blacks, before cleaning up the remaining colours. A player by the name of Murt O’Donoghue …

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John Higgins Fortunate To Still Be Playing Snooker

Many can argue that John Higgins is very fortunate to still be playing on the snooker circuit. Higgins was involved in a match fixing scam in 2010 where he allegedly took a bribe in order to intentionally lose snooker matches. Higgins was cleared of match fixing but fined £75,000 and given a six-month ban on lesser charges which include breaking …

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Three Reasons Snooker Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years

When you look at snooker in the 1980s, one name really comes to mind and that is Steve Davis. He was a dominant force who won the majority of tournaments in a snooker season, not to mention six world titles. This article compares and contrasts many aspects of snooker from the mid 1980s to the snooker world of the present …

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Career Centred by Illness: Ali Carter ‘s Player Profile

Few can argue that Ali Carter has been one of the more unlucky players on the snooker circuit. Although he has been in the elite top 16 players for many years, he is now forced to take a break from snooker having been diagnosed with lung cancer just two weeks ago.Carter, 34, who is also a qualified airline pilot, has been …

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Snooker: Character at the Crucible

The first week of the World Championship has lived up to the expectation of pure Crucible magic.  We have been treated to shock exits, quality play from qualifiers, comebacks, eccentric footwear and even tartan pants (thank you Alan McManus).  What’s more, the upsets so far have proven the depth of talent in the game and that, arguably, increased competition is …

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