Former world No 5 Marco Fu among those opting outNone of current top 16 are among the withdrawalsSnooker’s governing body has confirmed that “several” players have withdrawn from this year’s world championship, which begins later this month in Sheffiel…
Ding Junhui will play in the World Snooker Championship, meaning the top 16 players in the world will compete at the Sheffield event.
Mark Allen says suggestions that this year’s World Championship should be cancelled because of Covid-related withdrawals is “laughable”.
Stephen Maguire wins £250,000 thanks to a 10-6 victory over Mark Allen in the Tour Championship final in Milton Keynes.
Mark Allen beats Mark Selby 9-2 to reach the final of The Tour Championship at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.
Stephen Maguire beats world number one Judd Trump 9-6 to reach the final of the Tour Championship in Milton Keynes.
Shaun Murphy loses 9-8 to Mark Allen in the quarter-finals of The Tour Championship despite scoring six centuries.
World champion Judd Trump eases into the semi-finals of the Tour Championship with a 9-4 victory over John Higgins in Milton Keynes.
Stephen Maguire says he played his best ever snooker in beating Neil Robertson 9-5 to reach the semi-finals of the Tour Championship.
Following on from his quiz about football in the 1980s, Steven Pye has 15 questions about other sporting occasions of the decadeAt which football ground in London did Barry McGuigan beat Eusebio Pedroza to win the world featherweight title in 1985?Wemb…
Hong Kong’s Marco Fu will not enter this year’s World Championship as he feels it is “unsafe to travel to the UK”.
Given all his talent and maximum breaks, Willie Thorne should have won more titles. But at least we have the Classic in 1985By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogWillie Thorne had a lot of doubters to prove wrong at the start of the 1984-85 snooker s…
Speaking on BBC Midland’s Straight Talk programme in 1986, snooker player Willie Thorne talks about his approach to the game, making maximum breaks and his unusual fan club.
Popular snooker player with enormous ability but a fragile temperamentAn instantly recognisable star of what might be termed the golden age of snooker, Willie Thorne, has died aged 66 after suffering from leukaemia. With his bald head, magnificent mous…
Remembering Willie Thorne, part of the Matchroom Mob during snooker’s boom and one of the sport’s most popular characters.