Stephen Maguire and John Higgins have done Scotland proud by winning the Snooker World Cup 23 years after Hendry, Higgins and McManus had been crowned champions. Being joint tournament favourites can always add pressure but huge bottle is amung both players leading attributes. Maguire led the way winning the first frame against China B’s Zhou…

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So we reach the quarter-finals stage of the Snooker World Cup and what a mouthwatering lineup we have. Wales were first up against Scotland and it really was a tough battle of nip and tuck. Williams stole the first off Higgins but before long Scotland were back in the driving seat and took a two…

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Another day and another series of matches on Day 5 at the World Cup with China B who are currently on the table taking on the promising Wales team. With both sides tangling each other in snookers at the end of the first frame and China B just making it over the line. The second…

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As the World Cup rolls on this biannual tournament gets better and better. Scotland in today’s play were smooth and like a fine malt, improve as the competition progresses. In their match against Malaysia, the Higgins/Maguire formula was formidable, now being dubbed “The Untouchables”. Scotland have only dropped two frames in two matches and this…

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As expected Day 3 at the World Cup in Wuxi didn’t disappoint and we were treated to a feast of international snooker. Team Malta had to weather a tirade of pots by the Welsh squad of Ryan Day and Mark Williams with Williams potting faster than it takes for his tattoo ink to dry. Alex…

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The World Cup is warming up on day 2 at the event and like a fine wine that is left to breathe just gets better for the one that savours it. The two television table events didn’t disappoint with Scotland producing a vintage performance in a battle of the more mature players against a similar…

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With the start of the snooker season yesterday came the welcome return of the World Cup hosted in Wuxi, China. The event began with 24 countries competing made up of teams with easily recognised and less so known names and faces. Now known as the Beverly World Cup, it seems like the other day but…

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Thailand’s Waratthanun Sukritthanes and Baipat Siripaporn made snooker history by becoming the first ever Women’s World Cup winners. It was assured the locals would have a team in the final when the Thailand A and B team met each other in the semi final with the A team running out 4-0 winners with breaks of…

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The International championship is the second biggest Chinese tournament on our calendar and the qualifiers for this year’s tournament are being held at Ponds Forge leisure centre in Sheffield. Snookerfans.co.uk sponsored player Kurt Maflin (pictured above) made it 2 wins from 2 qualifiers with a convincing 6-1 victory over Chinese prospect Long Zehuang. Maflin was in…

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As the start of the snooker is only days away I thought it was only right to preview the first event; the Snooker World Cup. Now a recent addition to the tour, the previously played event has been agreed to be a permanent feature with the tournament being played every two years, guaranteed for the…

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