World Snooker Championships http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29431/all en Snooker: German Masters results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/snooker-german-masters-results-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Masters results on Friday:</p> <p>Quarter-finals</p> <p>Ali Carter (ENG) bt Michael Holt (ENG) 5-2</p> <p>Neil Robertson (AUS) bt Shaun Murphy (ENG) 5-4</p> <p>Marco Fu (HKG) bt Matthew Stevens (WAL) 5-3</p> <p>Barry Hawkins (ENG) bt Mark Selby (ENG) 5-1</p> <p>Last 16</p> <p>Mark Selby (ENG) bt Ding Junhui (CHN) 5-3 </p> <p>Ali Carter (ENG) bt Anthony Hamilton (ENG) 5-2 </p> <p>Shaun Murphy (ENG) bt Graeme Dott (SCO) 5-4</p> <p>Marco Fu (HKG) bt Peter Lines (ENG) 5-3</p> <p>afp</p> Championship League Masters World Snooker Championships AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:30:22 +0000 5743742 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan will defend world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to end his snooker exile and defend his world title in April this year, the English cuemaster announced at a news conference in London on Tuesday.</p> <p>Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with snooker and had until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closed.</p> <p>As reigning champion, O'Sullivan will be the top seed at the World Championship, which starts at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern England, on April 20.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan World Snooker Championship World Snooker Championships AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:15:34 +0000 5766905 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan will defend world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to end his snooker exile and defend his world title in April this year, the English cuemaster announced at a news conference in London on Tuesday.</p> <p>Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with snooker and had until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closed.</p> <p>As reigning champion, O'Sullivan will be the top seed at the World Championship, which starts at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern England, on April 20.</p> <p>jdg/phz</p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan World Snooker Championship World Snooker Championships AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:16:21 +0000 5766920 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan will defend world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to end his snooker exile and defend his world title in April this year, the English cuemaster announced at a news conference in London on Tuesday.</p> <p>Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with snooker and had until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closed.</p> <p>As reigning champion, O'Sullivan will be the top seed at the World Championship, which starts at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern England, on April 20.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Members of the Order of the British Empire Ronnie O'Sullivan Sport in the United Kingdom World Snooker Championships AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:16:28 +0000 5766922 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: World championship results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/snooker-world-championship-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World championship results on Saturday:</p> <p>1st rd (best of 19 frames):</p> <p>Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) bt Marcus Campbell (SCO) 10-4</p> <p>To finish Sunday:</p> <p>Ricky Walden (ENG) leads Michael Holt (ENG) 8-1</p> <p>Shaun Murphy (ENG) leads Martin Gould (ENG) 5-4</p> <p>Barry Hawkins (ENG) leads Jack Lisowski (ENG) 6-3</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ricky Walden Ronnie O'Sullivan World Snooker Championships AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:00:54 +0000 5821271 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: World championship results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/snooker-world-championship-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World championship results on Sunday:</p> <p>1st rd (best of 19 frames):</p> <p>Ricky Walden (ENG) bt Michael Holt (ENG) 10-1</p> <p>Michael White (WAL) bt Mark Williams (WAL) 10-6</p> <p>Shaun Murphy (ENG) bt Martin Gould (ENG) 10-5</p> <p>Barry Hawkins (ENG) bt Jack Lisowski (ENG) 10-3</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> World Snooker Championships AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:00:36 +0000 5821868 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Former champ Higgins crashes out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/snooker-former-champ-higgins-crashes-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four-time winner John Higgins was knocked out of the World Championship at the Crucible on Monday after a 10-6 defeat at the hands of journeyman professional Mark Davis.</p> <p>Scotland's Higgins trailed 6-3 overnight and was unable to rescue the match when play resumed on Monday, with the world number 16 from Sussex in southern England advancing to the second round.</p> <p>Higgins, who won the World Championship in 1998, 2007, 2009 and 2011, also lost to Davis at the UK Championship in December.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/snooker-former-champ-higgins-crashes-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Higgins John Higgins Members of the Order of the British Empire World Snooker Championships AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:15:44 +0000 5822443 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: World Championship results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130427/snooker-world-championship-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Second-round results on Saturday from the snooker World Championships:</p> <p>2nd rd (best of 25 frames)</p> <p>Barry Hawkins (ENG) bt Mark Selby (ENG) 13-10</p> <p>Judd Trump (ENG) bt Marco Fu (HKG) 13-7</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Marco Fu Place of birth missing World Snooker Championships AFP Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:30:13 +0000 5826864 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: World Championship results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/snooker-world-championship-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Second-round results on Sunday from the snooker World Championships:</p> <p>2nd rd (best of 25 frames)</p> <p>Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) leads Ali Carter (ENG) 9-7</p> <p>Ding Junhui (CHN) leads Mark King (ENG) 9-7</p> <p>Ricky Walden (ENG) leads Robert Milkins (ENG) 9-3</p> <p>Stuart Bingham (ENG) leads Mark Davis (ENG) 7-5</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker Shoot-Out World Snooker Championships AFP Sun, 28 Apr 2013 20:30:05 +0000 5827305 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Ding out of worlds as Hawkins wins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-ding-out-worlds-hawkins-wins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ding Junhui's hopes of becoming the first Chinese player to win the world snooker title will have to be put on hold for another year following a 13-7 quarter-final defeat by England's Barry Hawkins at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Tuesday.</p> <p>The match was still in the balance, with Hawkins only two frames in front at 9-7, when the best of 25-frame contest resumed Tuesday. But Hawkins made short work of former UK and Masters champion Ding by reeling off the four frames he needed to claim his second major scalp of the tournament.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-ding-out-worlds-hawkins-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barry Hawkins Ding Junhui World Snooker Championships AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 12:15:39 +0000 5829163 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Ding out of worlds as Hawkins wins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-ding-out-worlds-hawkins-wins-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ding Junhui's hopes of becoming the first Chinese player to win the world snooker title are on hold for another year following a 13-7 quarter-final defeat by England's Barry Hawkins at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Wednesday.</p> <p>The match was still in the balance, with Hawkins only two frames in front at 9-7, when the best of 25-frame contest resumed on Tuesday. But Hawkins made short work of former UK and Masters champion Ding by reeling off the four frames he needed to claim his second major scalp of the tournament.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-ding-out-worlds-hawkins-wins-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barry Hawkins Ding Junhui World Snooker Championships AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 13:00:17 +0000 5829181 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Ding out of worlds as Hawkins wins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-ding-out-worlds-hawkins-wins-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ding Junhui's hopes of becoming the first Chinese player to win the world snooker title will have to be put on hold for another year following a 13-7 quarter-final defeat by England's Barry Hawkins at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Wednesday.</p> <p>The match was still in the balance, with Hawkins only two frames in front at 9-7, when the best of 25-frame contest resumed Tuesday. But Hawkins made short work of former UK and Masters champion Ding by reeling off the four frames he needed to claim his second major scalp of the tournament.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-ding-out-worlds-hawkins-wins-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barry Hawkins Ronnie O'Sullivan World Snooker Championships AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 15:16:54 +0000 5829275 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: World Championship results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-world-championship-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Quarter-final scores on Wednesday from the snooker World Championships:</p> <p>Quarter-finals (best of 25 frames)</p> <p>Barry Hawkins (ENG) bt Ding Junhui (CHN) 13-7</p> <p>Judd Trump (ENG) bt Shaun Murphy (ENG) 13-12</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ding Junhui World Snooker Championships AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 18:30:34 +0000 5829391 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: World Championship results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/snooker-world-championship-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the snooker World Championships at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Sunday:</p> <p>Final (best of 35 frames):</p> <p>Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) leads Barry Hawkins (ENG) 10-7</p> <p>Match concludes Monday</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Crucible Theatre Ronnie O'Sullivan World Snooker Championships AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 21:45:17 +0000 5831537 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: World Championship result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/snooker-world-championship-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the snooker World Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Monday:</p> <p>Final (best of 35 frames)</p> <p>Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) leads Barry Hawkins (ENG) 13-9</p> <p>Match ongoing Monday</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Barry Hawkins Ronnie O'Sullivan World Snooker Championships AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 16:30:15 +0000 5831910 at http://www.globalpost.com