Haikou World Open – Day 3 Report

THE THIRD day of the inaugural Haikou World Open produced more surprises as more top seeds were sent packing. There were surprise defeats for top 16 ranked Mark Williams, Matthew Stevens, Stephen Maguire and Martin Gould. Their defeats has certainly opened up for the competition for lower ranked players in search for a major title and more…

Haikou World Open – Last 16 Draw

Matches to be played on Thursday, March 1 John HIGGINS vs Jamie COPE Jin LONG vs Robert MILKINS Graeme DOTT vs Marcus CAMPBELL Stephen LEE vs Neil ROBERTSON Mark KING vs Tom FORD Mark ALLEN vs Judd TRUMP Shaun MURPHY vs Joe PERRY Michael HOLT vs Mark SELBY

Haikou World Open – Day 2 Report

WELSH OPEN winner Ding Junhui has crashed out of the Haikou World Open after a shock defeat to a wildcard entrant. Just nine days after his triumph in Newport, Ding failed to build on his title success in his native China by suffering a surprise and heavy 5-1 defeat to fellow countryman Jin Long. Long, who knocked out qualifier Sam Baird on…

Mike Dunn launches new iPhone snooker app

SNOOKER Pro Mike Dunn has launched a new iPhone application to help lovers of the game boost their skills and develop their game. Dunn, currently ranked inside the top 40 in the world, has been busy working on his new app ‘Mike Dunn’s Snooker Practice’ which gives snooker fans demonstrations of the most popular practice routines in the game. The…

Haikou World Open – Last 32 Draw

John HIGGINS vs Marco FU Martin GOULD vs Jamie COPE Ding JUNHUI vs Jin LONG Stephen MAGUIRE vs Robert MILKINS Graeme DOTT vs Barry HAWKINS Ali CARTER vs Marcus CAMPBELL (Carter has withdrawn from tournament so Campbell makes last 16 stage) Stephen LEE vs Dominic DALE Neil ROBERTSON vs Stephen HENDRY Mark WILLIAMS vs Mark…

Haikou World Open – Day 1 Report

THE OPENING day of the 2012 Haikou World Open saw some surprises as Sam Baird and Nigel Bond crashed out of the competition in the wildcard stage.  Despite both players qualifying for the event at the start of the year, Baird and Bond now have to leave China without reaching the last 32 stage after losing out to homegrown players in the controversial…

World Snooker could make Bournemouth return

TOP-LEVEL snooker could make a return to Bournemouth after more than decade away from the town it has been reported. World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has the famous seaside resort well within his sights to host one of the sport’s big competitions next year. Bournemouth last hosted a major snooker event between 2000 and 2002 when the UK…

China Open 2012 Qualifying – Round 4 Results

This is the final qualifying round. All winners reach the last 32 of the competition and take part in the venue event. Jimmy WHITE 5 – 3 Andrew HIGGINSON Joe PERRY 5 – 1 Anthony HAMILTON Tom FORD 5 – 4 David GRACE Mark KING 5 – 1 Adrian GUNNELL Barry HAWKINS 5 – 0 Liu CHUANG Ricky WALDEN 5 – 3 Sam CRAIGIE Marcus…

Carter withdraws from World Open

ALI CARTER has become the second top 16 ranked player to pull out of next week’s Haikou World Open. Carter has withdrawn on medical grounds and his announcement comes just days after Ronnie O’Sullivan confirmed he would not be taking part for similar reasons. The ranking event begins on Monday (February 27) and the world number 13 was due to…

Premier League Snooker to return with new format

WORLD Snooker has announced a new format for the 2012 partypoker.com Premier League Snooker competition. The annual tournament featuring the sport’s top names is to make its return in August. This year’s tournament will see ten of the world’s top players be drawn into two groups of five. The five players in each group play each other once with…