Carter looking forward to snooker return after life-changing battle

INSPIRATIONAL Ali Carter has said he can’t wait to return to the sport he’s loved all his life after spending a life-threatening past few months battling lung cancer. The three-time ranking event winner revealed the full extent of his trauma when he spoke to national radio station Talksport last night (Friday) and said how his…

Maximum delight for Mehta

ADITYA Mehta became the first Indian player to make a maximum 147 in a professional snooker event on the opening day of the Paul Hunter Classic event in Germany. The world number 49, who last year reached the inaugural Indian Open final, made the perfect break during his last 32 match against Stephen Maguire yesterday…

Cue-Psych: Judd Trump’s return path to ranking event glory

IN A NEW series of articles called Cue-Psych, The Old Green Baize explores the psychology side of snooker and how it can vary in many different ways and situations in the game. And on the week of Judd Trump’s 25th birthday – Scott Hassall from psychology consultancy Thought Sport assesses how the Bristol star’s mental…

Shanghai Masters wildcard games announced

FORMER world champions Mark Williams and Ken Doherty are among the names who will have to play a wildcard opponent in next month’s Shanghai Masters. As the major ranking event is on foreign soil, eight players have been drawn to play Chinese wildcard entrants before the first round despite ensuring qualification last week. Williams, who…

Carter targets snooker comeback following cancer treatment

TWO-TIMES World Championship finalist Ali Carter has told snooker fans he plans to return to the game soon after completing chemotherapy for lung cancer. Carter, who reached the Crucible final in 2008 and 2012, has not played any snooker since it was announced he had been diagnosed with the life-threatening condition back in May. But after…

O’Sullivan hoping Riga success is start of tour comeback journey

AMATEUR Sean O’Sullivan hopes his impressive run in last week’s Riga Open is the start of better times ahead as he bids to retain his tour place. O’Sullivan, who suffered relegation from the main tour last season, stormed into the quarter-finals of this season’s first European Tour event after gaining wins against Jamie Burnett, Mark…