O’Sullivan pulls out of International Championship

WORLD champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has pulled out of the International Championship citing health reasons. O’Sullivan, who beat Ali Carter to be crowned last season’s World Championship winner, will not participate in the all new ranking event which starts on Sunday in Chengdu. His omission comes after he took a break away from the game on health grounds. In a statement,…

PartyPoker Premier League 2012 – Event 8

PartyPoker Premier League – Event 8, Guildford Stuart Bingham 6-0 Mark Selby John Higgins 4-2 Judd Trump Stuart Bingham 6-0 Neil Robertson STUART Bingham reached the PartyPoker.com Premier League semi-finals in remarkable style after whitewashing both Mark Selby and Neil Robertson in a matter of hours. The Basildon star had a night to remember at…

Snooker chiefs reject Lee’s suspension appeal

STEPHEN Lee’s appeal against his suspension from the game has been rejected by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). Lee was suspended earlier this month after his Premier League match against John Higgins was under investigation over suspicious betting patterns. Lee was already being investigated following match-fixing allegations made back in 2010. The dismissal…

Lee suspended as betting probe is launched

STEPHEN Lee has been suspended by snooker’s governing body amid an investigation into suspicious betting patterns in his match against John Higgins at Malvern on Thursday. The world-number-seven has been banned from all competitions by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association less than 24 hours after his 4-2 loss to the four-times world champion in…

PartyPoker Premier League – Event 6

Party Poker Premier League – Event 6, Malvern Ding Junhui 4-2 Mark Selby John Higgins 4-2 Stephen Lee MALVERN turned snooker loopy last night (Thursday) as four of the world’s top players strolled into town. Top-bill snooker returned to the grand setting of Malvern Theatres for the first time in three years as world-number-one Mark…

PartyPoker Premier League 2012 – Event 5

PartyPoker Premier League 2012 – Event 5, Southampton Group A: Stuart Bingham 4-2 Ding Junhui Group B: Judd Trump 4-2 Peter Ebdon JUDD Trump remained on track to capture his first Premier League title tonight after coming back from behind to beat former world champion Peter Ebdon. After a slow start, last season’s UK Championship…