Masters finalist Ali Carter had a birthday to forget as he crashed to a surprise defeat in the World Championship qualifiers.
It got the entire snooker world talking – it was an incident that pundits in the game said they had never seen before. Let’s take you back to the Crucible two years ago.
Neil Robertson is through to this weekend’s European Masters final after beating Ali Carter 6-1 in today’s semi-final.
Stuart Bingham could not hide the tears after he was crowned Masters champion following a thrilling final against Ali Carter.
Not many snooker fans would have anticipated this being the final of this year’s Masters when the first cueball was struck a week ago.
Ali Carter has reached the semi-finals of the Masters after beating John Higgins – but all the talk was on one major controversial incident in the quarter-final tie.
Ali Carter caused the second big Masters shock of the tournament’s opening day as he battled his way to a 6-4 win over Mark Selby.
Ali Carter will not compete in next month’s Masters.
Former Paul Hunter Classic champion Ali Carter says it “seems strange” how recent winners of the tournament are considered “major” ranking event holders while previous winners are not.
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has said the weekend’s memorable shoulder barge incident between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ali Carter made him feel proud.