Stephen Maguire http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33505/all en Snooker: Defending champion Ding out of Wales Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/snooker-defending-champion-ding-out-wales-open <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>Defending champion Ding Junhui of China was knocked out of the Welsh Open on Saturday when England's Stuart Bingham captured their semi-final 6-5.</p> <p>Bingham came back from 4-5 down to claim victory with breaks of 93 and 108 and will face either compatriot Judd Trump or Stephen Maguire of Scotland in Sunday's best of 17-frame final.</p> <p>"I didn't play as well as I did in other matches this week and I had some bad shot selection," admitted Ding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/snooker-defending-champion-ding-out-wales-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ding Junhui Judd Trump Stephen Maguire Stuart Bingham AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757868 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Maguire wins Wales Open title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/snooker-maguire-wins-wales-open-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>Scotland's Stephen Maguire edged out England's Stuart Bingham 9-8 to win the Welsh Open on Sunday after the final had been evenly-poised at 4-4 after the first session.</p> <p>The 31-year-old won a fifth ranking title, but first since the 2008 China Open.</p> <p>"I forgot what it felt like to be a winner at the end of a tournament, it's the best feeling ever," Maguire said. </p> <p>dj</p> China Open Stephen Maguire Stephen Maguire AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:30:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758550 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Thai rookie claims famous scalp at worlds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/snooker-thai-rookie-claims-famous-scalp-at-worlds <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>Thailand's rank outsider Dechawat Poomjaeng held his nerve to edge sixth seed Stephen Maguire 10-9 in the first round of the snooker World Championship late on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old -- ranked 70th in the world -- had had a nervous wait after their match was so slow they had to be taken off so the evening session matches could take place and only returned after they finished.</p> <p>Maguire, a semi-finalist last year but who already had three first round exits to his name at the championships, levelled to 9-9 once they resumed play to take the match into a deciding frame.</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/130424/snooker-thai-rookie-claims-famous-scalp-at-worlds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dechawat Poomjaeng Ding Junhui Stephen Maguire Stephen Maguire AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:16:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5823887 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Joke's on Poomjaeng as Thai star bows out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/snooker-jokes-poomjaeng-thai-star-bows-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>Thailand's Dechawat Poomjaeng saw his crowd-pleasing run at the World Championships brought to an abrupt end on Friday with 13-3 second round defeat against Welsh qualifier Michael White.</p> <p>Poomjaeng had captivated fans at the Sheffield's Crucible Theatre with his entertaining antics during a shock first round win over world number five Stephen Maguire.</p> <p>The 34-year-old ignored snooker's usually hushed and reverential atmosphere during his 10-9 win against Maguire as he played the clown on his debut at the sport's most hallowed venue.</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/130426/snooker-jokes-poomjaeng-thai-star-bows-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dechawat Poomjaeng Stephen Maguire AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:16:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826279 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Joke's on Poomjaeng as Thai star bows out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/snooker-jokes-poomjaeng-thai-star-bows-out-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>Thailand's Dechawat Poomjaeng saw his crowd-pleasing run at the World Championships brought to an abrupt end on Friday with 13-3 second round defeat against Welsh qualifier Michael White.</p> <p>Poomjaeng had captivated fans at the Sheffield's Crucible Theatre with his entertaining antics during a shock first round win over world number five Stephen Maguire.</p> <p>The 34-year-old ignored snooker's usually hushed and reverential atmosphere during his 10-9 win against Maguire as he played the clown on his debut at the sport's most hallowed venue.</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/130426/snooker-jokes-poomjaeng-thai-star-bows-out-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dechawat Poomjaeng Stephen Maguire AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:30:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826327 at http://www.globalpost.com