The snooker world was rocked today when Peter Ebdon played a shot in under four minutes. It happened at the Heapey Open Snooker Championship.
I caught up with him as he walked back to his dressing room, being very careful not to step in the trail...
Pool & Billiards-
Pool players prefer to call the game Billiards so it is not confused with a swimming type of pool. And because the pool stick sounds too much like pulls dick, which is what the game is really all about. But players are understandably embarrassed by it and they don't want anyone to know. Try as they might, it's impossible to hide because the symbolism is just too obvio...
QUESTION Recently my wife attended a hen party on the Isle of Wight. After several drinks she began a game with another woman on the pub snooker table. She claims to have had a break of 155. Is this possible?
Additionally she then went on to play darts and claims to have achieved a nine dart finish, whatever that was.
Mr. Nick Swarzkopf
ANSWER Hello Nick. Regarding the snooker, your wif...
The recent World Snooker Championships held at the Crucible, Sheffield were electrifying for all who saw it, with Mark Selby being crowned champion for 2014 after an epic duel with "the Rocket" Ronnie O'Sullivan.
However it's what happened "off t...
As the Snooker World Championships rumble on, and BBC2 views continue to nose-dive, Head of Snooker, Barry Hearn has come up with a plan. According to sources close to Hearn, he's approached snooker god, and cockney charmer Ronnie O'Sullivan to play...
Millions of people around the world have declared themselves clinically depressed at the thought of accidentally switching the channel over to this year's World Snooker Championships.
An unofficial survey of semi-official, machine-washable televis...
Ronnie O'Sullivan, the lovable cockney pocket filler, is back on the professional snooker tour. But his actions during a recent practice session demonstrated that the troubled player's return to health is very much a long shot.
Ronnie re-joined th...
A married couple from Little Divot are the talk of the village after a dispute left neighbours reaching for their earplugs.
Clive and Barbara Peddle, both 45, are well known in the village for their domestic disputes, but locals reckon this is the...
Former Eastender hardman Ross Kemp (Grant Mitchell in the soap) today called on the Olympic Committee to include snooker in the 2016 Games in Rio, Brazil.
In a statement on his website Kemp explained his feelings.
"Some people enjoy watching the...
Thousands of people competing in this weekend's snooker tournament at Sheffield Crucible are being told they face a public transport ordeal.
Heavy crowds are heading to Sheffield bus station where long queues are expected. Most of these snooker pl...
World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is to "take some time off" from competitive snooker after refusing to sign the official players' contract.
Ronnie made the announcement on his official website earlier today.
A spokesman for Ilford High St inte...
More bad news emerged last night for former News of The World and Sun editor Rebekah Brooks when it was leaked that the BBC are to take out a civil prosecution for the attack on her ex-hubby Ross Kemp, who played the actor Grant Mitchell in the flags...
Ronnie O'Sullivan is the 2012 World Snooker Champion after potting his way to a 18-11 win over Ali Carter.
Resuming 10-7 ahead overnight, Rocket Ronnie never looked in danger of surrendering the lead and pocketed a 141 break - the highest in the history of the Final. Ronnie was also the oldest winner, at 36, since Ray Reardon in 1978. Carter did manage three frames in a row during the afternoon...
So today is the first day of the All-Essex Final, between 'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ali Carter 'the unstoppable snooker machine'.
Ronnie reached the final beating three previous world champs in the first three rounds - Peter Ebdon 10-4, Mark Williams 13-6, and Neil Roberston 13-10. In the semi-final he beat Matthew Stevens 17-10.
After a convincing 10-2 win over Mark Davis in the first...
Today is the first day of the semi-finals, which last three days (compared to the two day final)
There was no morning play, so I had to make do with Phil and Holly instead on This Morning. In a real emergency I could watch Ross Kemp In Afghanistan on DVD, but i normally save that for when Ross visits. He gave me a signed copy you know. Might fetch a few quid on ebay.
We are down to one table...
First up, the remaining quarter-final results.
Matthew Stevens beat Ryan Day 13-5
After trailing in the first session, Stevens reeled off 11 frames in a row to progress to the semi-finals, the sixth of his Crucible career, but first since a final defeat to Shaun Murphy in 2005.
Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Neil Robertson 13-10
O'Sullivan overturned a 5-3 first session deficit to win by three fr...
Day two of the Quarter-Finals.
Stephen Maguire beat Stephen Hendry 13-2
After a great start, Maguire finished off Hendry in two sessions, giving him an afternoon session off - but Hendry has plans for even more time off - by announcing his retirement after the match!
After an incredible career, including 27 years at the Crucible, winning seven world titles, 36 ranking tournaments in total,...
Stephen Hendry (Sco) v Stephen Maguire (Sco)
Jamie Jones (Wales) v Ali Carter (Eng)
Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) v Neil Robertson (Aus)
Ryan Day (Wal) v Matthew Stevens (Wal)
All four quarters cue off today, still best of 25, first to 13, and scheduled to last 3 sessions. That could be in doubt with the first match, as Stephen Maguire thumped fellow scot Stephen Hendry 7-1...
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