Selby targets World Championship crown

MARK Selby has said he will do all he can to win this year’s World Championship and make his dream come true. Selby, who begins his German Masters campaign tomorrow (Wednesday) against Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, has been in superb form during the last few months winning the UK Championship and The Masters – two of the…

Shoot Out glory for quick-fire Gould

MARTIN Gould is the 2013 Betfair Snooker Shoot Out Champion. The world number 19 clinched his hands on the trophy and the £32,000 winning prize after beating Mark Allen in the final of the three-day tournament held in Blackpool. Breaks of 58 and 46 in the ten minute frame saw Gould lift his second trophy…

Hopkin determined to make dream come true

By Nigel Slater theoldgreenbaize@gmail.com NOTTINGHAM youngster Sean Hopkin is on a quest to turn his childhood dream into a reality. From an early age, all Sean has ever wanted to do is to become a professional snooker player and that is very much still the case for the now 16-year-old. And make no mistake about…

Bond wows Derby youngsters with maximum break

YOUNG snooker enthusiasts in Derby were given a lesson to remember when a former world championship finalist compiled a stunning maximum 147 break in front of their very eyes. World number 45 and this month’s World Senior Championship winner Nigel Bond was the special guest at the Jaxx Q Club in Belper, Derby on Saturday…

O’Sullivan eager to progress after tough start

By Nigel Slater theoldgreenbaize@gmail.com THE LAST time The Old Green Baize spoke to talented youngster Sean O’Sullivan was back in June when he was hoping to achieve his ultimate and lifelong dream in becoming a professional player by qualifying through Q School. Five months later, after a brilliant Q School campaign and making his dream…

O’Sullivan out for rest of season

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN has pulled out of the main tour for the rest of the season due to personal reasons, it has been announced. The 36-year-old will not play in any tournaments for the rest of the campaign – meaning he will not defend his world championship title, which he won for the fourth time in May.  World Snooker…

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…

Bluebell Wood announced new charity partner

WORLD Snooker have announced the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield as their new official partner for this season. The hospice, based in North Anston, offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy both in their homes and in the hospice. It provides support to children and their families throughout South Yorkshire,…