Solid Selby stays in control to knock out Carter

MARK Selby’s hopes of winning the World Championship for the first time are still very much intact after he moved into the quarter-finals with victory over Ali Carter. The Jester from Leicester ensured a place in the last eight at the Crucible after beating Carter 13-9. Selby will next play either Alan McManus or Ken…

O’Sullivan in danger as Perry maintains lead

RONNIE O’Sullivan’s two-year defence of the World Championship title lies under threat after Joe Perry continued to defy the odds in their second round battle. Perry, who led 5-3 following Thursday’s opening session, will go into Saturday morning’s final session just needing four more frames to knock out the five-times world champion after maintaining his…

Impressive Perry earns lead over defending champion

JOE PERRY showed the Crucible crowd why he is enjoying his best season on tour after gaining an overnight 5-3 lead against Ronnie O’Sullivan.  Gentleman Joe, as he is nicknamed, put on an impressive display in the first session of the second round tie against the defending champion and left the Sheffield venue with a…

Dominant Robertson closer to centuries landmark

NEIL Robertson increased his chances of becoming the first ever player to make 100 century breaks in a single season after dominating his opening session in this year’s World Championship. The world number one took a commanding 7-2 overnight lead against Robbie Williams and in the process fired in his 94th and 95th century breaks…

Davis and Hendry to be invited back on main tour

WORLD Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has revealed legends including Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry will be invited to play in major rankings events should places be available for them. Hearn announced on Wednesday the pair, as well as other legends of the game, will receive ‘World Snooker Invitations’ to play in events over the next…

Trump scrapes through against battling Ford

JUDD Trump secured his place in the second round of the World Championship but was forced to do it the hard way after an impressive fightback from Tom Ford. Trump, bidding to win his world title, looked in danger of a shock first round exit when Ford battled back from 6-2 down overnight to level…

Trump and Fu make solid starts in Crucible openers

JUDD Trump and Marco Fu built themselves into a solid position to reach the last 16 after enjoying dominant displays in their first round games. Trump, who reached the final of the World Championship three years ago, accelerated away from Tom Ford to lead 6-2 going into the final session. And this season’s Australian Open winner Fu…