Good morning Reigning world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has a tough match on his hands in the second round of the World Championship as he is locked at 4-4 with Anthony McGill after a fascinating opening session at the Crucible - but he still delivered plenty of magic on Thursday.
World Snooker Championship - Ronnie O'Sullivan looked 'formidable', says Neal Foulds at the Crucible
Ronnie O'Sullivan "looked unbeatable" in the early stages of his second-round match against Anthony McGill at the World Snooker Championship, according to Eurosport's Neal Foulds.The Rocket went into the first interval with a three-frame lead after stroking in a glorious 138 and he looked to be in sublime form in the early stages of the match at the Crucible.
Judd Trump has criticised players who play negative break-off shots and urged them to remember snooker is entertainment.The world number one was speaking after Mark Williams caused a stir at the World Championship, starting his match with Sam Craigie by rolling the cue ball down the table so it nestled underneath the reds.
Louis Heathcote landed one of the most memorable pots in snooker history during his World Championship qualifier with Ryan Day.Faced with a gruesome snooker, pinned under the black and trying to find a yellow down the table, he pulled off the seemingly impossible.Heathcote powered the cue ball into the jaws of the bottom right pocket and spinning up the table – not only making contact with the yellow but, incredibly, sending it rolling into a pocket.
There was a quite incredible fluke on Tuesday as Ken Doherty got much more than a slice of luck against his opponent, Lee Walker, in World Championship qualifying.
Jimmy White returned to his chair during his World Championship qualifier with Stephen Hendry after potting a ball – and then followed it up with a horrible miscue.
World Championship snooker 2021 – 'Neil Robertson is man to beat, don’t count out Ronnie O’Sullivan'
Jimmy White and Neal Foulds make Neil Robertson favourite to win the World Championship, but believe it would be foolish to write off defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Ronnie O'Sullivan 'never ceases to amaze', while Stephen Hendry taking on Jimmy White in the World Championship qualifiers is a 'great win for snooker', according to Eurosport's Neal Foulds.
Ronnie O’Sullivan and Neil Robertson are level at 4-4 after a stunning first session of the Tour Championship final on Sunday afternoon.Both men made two centuries over the first eight frames, which largely lived up the billing of the blockbuster final many were expecting.
Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White will meet in the first round of qualifying for the 2021 World Snooker Championship, reigniting their old Crucible rivalry as they both battle to return to the iconic Sheffield venue.
Stephen Hendry made a century in the second frame of his much-anticipated comeback, but was beaten 4-1 by Matthew Selt in the first round of the Gibraltar Open.
Ronnie O’Sullivan cheekily asked the referee what the highest break was during the Welsh Open final – only to find out he had already blown his chance to equal it.
Snooker Welsh Open : Selby laughing about missing the pink while making a 147 attempt Image credit: Eurosport Mark Selby cracked on the penultimate shot as he threw away a maximum opportunity in dramatic scenes at the Welsh Open in Newport. The three-time world champion had compiled a masterful break of 134 when he lined up the final pink into the middle left pocket. Unbelievably though, he undercut it and sent it into the jaws of the pocket and bouncing away to safety. "Oh you’re kidding," said a stunned
Liang Wenbo beim Shootout Image credit: Eurosport Liang Wenbo crashed out of the Snooker Shoot Out to David Gilbert after committing an unfortunate, bizarre foul. The Chinese star was 23 points down, but at the table after being let in by Gilbert. Liang needed the rest for the shot, but after stroking in the red he hit the pink when lifting it off the table. O'Sullivan: Hendry will be plunged straight into a rat race 'There was a glitch' - VAR steps in to save Wenbo He was immediately called for a foul, much
Sam Craigie Image credit: Eurosport Sam Craigie advanced to the second round of the Snooker Shoot Out, but only after making "a huge blunder, one of the worst I’ve seen in Shoot Out history", according to Eurosport commentator Neal Foulds. Craigie was 38-33 ahead of Phil O’Kane and at the table with the clock inside the final 10 seconds of the match. All Craigie needed to do was make contact with a red and ensure either cue ball or object ball hit a cushion to confirm a legal shot. Inexplicably, he went
Judd Trump at the German Masters (World Snooker) Image credit: Eurosport Every so often a snooker player produces a shot that is so good, all you want to do is watch it again and again. There are a couple a of tell-tale signs when this has just happened. Firstly the commentators will immediately start giggling and blushing like schoolchildren and the second is that there will be replays of every angle. A shot of this magnitude was played by the world number one Judd Trump on Friday afternoon during his match
‘He was in a trance-like state’ – Foulds waxes lyrical after Higgins brilliance Image credit: Getty Images Neal Foulds said that John Higgins had entered a trance-like state such was his brilliance against Ronnie O’Sullivan in their Masters quarter-final. O’Sullivan took the first frame but then was reduced to role of spectator for the remaining 47 minutes of the first session at a fan-less Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes as The Wizard of Wishaw reeled off the next three frames in an exhibition of