Indian Open 2013 – Day 1 Report

ON A HISTORIC day for snooker and India, it was only fitting one of the nation’s promising stars took the limelight. The first ever Indian Open got underway today (Monday) and home favourite Aditya Mehta delighted the crowd after pulling off an impressive 4-3 win against former world champion Peter Ebdon to make the second…

Kyren – I can be a handful for anybody

SNOOKER star Kyren Wilson has said there is far more to come from him following an impressive performance in his first major event. The 21-year-old was one of the shining stars of last month’s Shanghai Masters after giant-killing victories over Stuart Bingham and Marco Fu earned him a place in the quarter-finals of the major…

Lee banned for 12 years after match-fixing verdict

STEPHEN Lee has been banned from playing any World Snooker event for 12 years after being found guilty of match-fixing. The ban, which is the biggest punishment handed out in the history of the sport, effectively ends Lee’s snooker career given he will be aged 50 when the suspension expires. The 38-year-old was found guilty…

Lee found guilty of match-fixing

STEPHEN Lee has been found guilty of match-fixing charges by the World Professional Snooker and Billiards Association. The verdict comes after Lee, a five times ranking event winner, faced a disciplinary tribunal hearing in Bristol last week following charges over seven matches played in four tournaments between 2008 and 2009 – charges the 38-year-old denied. His…

Davis stuns Robertson to defend Six Reds crown

MARK Davis remained the king of snooker’s shortest form of the game after he was crowned Six Reds World Champion for the second year running. World number 17 Davis collected the £40,000 cash prize and kept hold of the trophy he won last year after defeating world number one Neil Robertson 8-4 earlier today (Saturday).…

Kyle to tackle the baize at Disability Championship

TV’s JEREMY Kyle will swap resolving heated family disputes for life on the baize when he plays a frame of snooker during this year’s Disability Snooker Championship. The ITV star will be the special VIP guest at Gloucester’s The Capital Venue, formerly the South West Snooker Academy, which will play host to the long-standing event…

ITV4 to screen new Champions event

ITV has continued its commitment to broadcast live snooker by screening the all new Champion of Champions event on its ITV 4 channel. As reported on The Old Green Baize earlier in the year, the week-long competition takes place in November and will star the winners of last season’s  major ranking event winners – replacing…

Spick shocked to be back on main tour

LEE SPICK has said his return to snooker has come as a major shock especially after battling with personal problems in his life. The Mansfield-born potter returned to professional status since dropping off the tour in 2010 by winning the third and final Q School event in May. Spick beat Darrell Whitworth, Sanderson Lam, Darren…

Selby named Player of the Year

WORLD number one Mark Selby was named World Snooker’s player of the year at a glitzy end-of-season awards ceremony. The Leicester star was awarded the honour at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Thursday (May 9) after enjoying a superb season winning the UK Championship and The Masters this season as well as two PTC titles in…

New Champions event planned for next season

A BRAND new Champion of Champions competition is to take place next season, World Snooker has today announced. The new six-day event, which will run from Tuesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 24, will be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Winners of this season’s major competitions will take part in the event which…