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Mark King eliminated from UK Championship after forgetting cue
Mark King misses out on a second ranking title in a week after falling to defeat against Sam Craigie in bizarre circumstances in the UK Championship.
Nov 23, 21:24
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Leo Fernandez suspended from snooker for 15 months after admitting corruption charge
Irish snooker player Leo Fernandez receives a 15-month ban from the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association after admitting corruption charges.
Jul 6, 17:25
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy and his son Ronnie after beating Barry Hawkins of England to win the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2013
Ronnie O'Sullivan escapes fine for skipping media duties at World Championship
Ronnie O'Sullivan escapes with just a slap on the wrist after snubbing a mandatory post-match press conference following his first-round win at the World Championship.
Apr 19, 15:15
Steve Davis of England smiles during his match against Mark King of England during the Betfred.com World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre on April 20, 2010
Steve Davis announces retirement
Steve Davis calls time on a snooker career that saw him clinch 28 rankings titles, six of which were World Championships.
Apr 17, 14:54
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Joe Perry during their second round match in The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 26, 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan focused on World Championship after Welsh Open joy
Welsh Open champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says that he plans to 'chill out' for the next month ahead of the 2016 World Championship in Sheffield.
Feb 21, 22:20
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy and his son Ronnie after beating Barry Hawkins of England to win the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2013
Ronnie O'Sullivan wants to try darts-type atmosphere at snooker
Ronnie O'Sullivan wants to bring the raucous party atmosphere of a darts crowd to a snooker event.
Jan 1, 14:54
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York Barbican retains UK Championship
World Snooker reveals that York's Barbican Centre will host the 2016 UK Snooker Championship for a sixth successive year.
Dec 8, 16:36
Neil Robertson in action during his first round match against Robert Milkins during their World Snooker Championship on April 25, 2013
Neil Robertson makes 147 maximum break
Australia's Neil Robertson scores the third 147 of his career in the final of the UK Championships.
Dec 6, 16:10
Ding Junhui of China looks on in his match against Barry Hawkins of England during the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on April 30, 2013
Angry Ding Junhui facing disciplinary action
World number nine Ding Junhui produces an expletive rant following his early exit from the UK Championship in York.
Nov 25, 13:36
Shaun Murphy of Great Britain celebrates after winning his semi-final match against Mark Allen of Great Britain on day seven of the 2015 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace on January 17, 2015
Former world champion Shaun Murphy beaten by 15-year-old amateur Yan Bingtao
Former world champion Shaun Murphy succumbs to a 4-2 defeat in Coventry's Champion of Champions event at the hands of 15-year-old Chinese amateur Yan Bingtao.
Nov 12, 22:57
Stephen Lee at the table during the Masters against Mark Selby on January 18, 2012
Disgraced snooker player Stephen Lee starts academy in China
Disgraced snooker player Stephen Lee sets up an academy to mentor children in China.
Sep 14, 15:53
Referee, Michaela Tabb looks on ahead of the semi final match between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump during the Semi Final match of the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 4, 2013
Referee reaches settlement with World Snooker over sex discrimination case
Referee Michaela Tabb agrees an out-of-court settlement with World Snooker after accusing the body of sex discrimination and unfair dismissal.
Sep 8, 14:01
Referee, Michaela Tabb looks on ahead of the semi final match between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump during the Semi Final match of the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 4, 2013
Former referee starts court case against World Snooker
Former referee Michaela Tabb's court case against World Snooker for sex discrimination, unfair dismissal and breach of contract, gets underway.
Sep 5, 06:07
Ali Carter in action against Mark Selby during the second round of The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 25, 2014
Ali Carter wins first title since cancer all-clear
Ali Carter wins his first professional title since he was given the all-clear after battling with lung cancer, beating Shaun Murphy in the Paul Hunter Classic.
Sep 1, 06:13
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Snooker misses out on Tokyo 2020 spot, karate and surfing make shortlist
Snooker fails in its bid to make the shortlist for potential sports at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Jun 22, 12:29
Ali Carter in action against Mark Selby during the second round of The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 25, 2014
Amateur player John Sutton banned for six years
Amateur player John Sutton is banned for six years after being found guilty of match-fixing and passing on inside information.
May 27, 18:16
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Joe Perry during their second round match in The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 26, 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan: I wasn't "controversial" at World Championship
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan hits back at suggestions that he was "controversial" at this year's World Championship.
May 20, 13:42
Britain's Stuart Bingham reacts during the final of the Snooker Shanghai Masters against Mark Allen of Northern Ireland in Shanghai on September 14, 2014
Stuart Bingham named 2015 Player of the Year
Stuart Bingham is named as the Player of the Year for the 2014-15 campaign after winning his first world title earlier this week.
May 8, 10:44
Britain's Stuart Bingham reacts during the final of the Snooker Shanghai Masters against Mark Allen of Northern Ireland in Shanghai on September 14, 2014
Stuart Bingham: 'Prize money doesn't mean anything to me'
Stuart Bingham insists that the £300,000 prize money that he has earned for becoming world champion 'doesn't mean anything to him'.
May 6, 10:43
Britain's Stuart Bingham reacts during the final of the Snooker Shanghai Masters against Mark Allen of Northern Ireland in Shanghai on September 14, 2014
Stuart Bingham hails "unbelieveable" Crucible victory
Stuart Bingham describes his World Snooker Championship success as an "unbelieveable" moment.
May 4, 23:46
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Joe Perry during their second round match in The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 26, 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan expects "changing of the guard"
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan reveals that he felt "way off the pace" during his quarter-final defeat to Stuart Bingham at the World Championship.
Apr 30, 16:28
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy and his son Ronnie after beating Barry Hawkins of England to win the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2013
Ronnie O'Sullivan: 'I've settled at five world titles'
Five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says that he is not as hungry for success as he used to be.
Apr 28, 05:31
Shaun Murphy of Great Britain celebrates after winning his semi-final match against Mark Allen of Great Britain on day seven of the 2015 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace on January 17, 2015
Shaun Murphy: "I'm playing best snooker of my life"
Shaun Murphy admits that he is relishing the chance to match his achievement of 2005 by going all the way in this year's Snooker World Championship.
Apr 27, 15:45
Mark Selby in action during his first round match against Matthew Selt during the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on April 24, 2013
Mark Selby: 'No embarrassment in losing to Anthony McGill'
Defending champion Mark Selby insists that he has "no embarrassment" in losing 13-9 to qualifier Anthony McGill in the second round of the World Snooker Championship.
Apr 24, 22:59
Matthew Stevens of Wales in action during his semi final match against Ronnie O'Sullivan of England during the Betfred.com World Championship at Crucible Theatre on May 5, 2012
Matthew Stevens: 'Victory over Mark Williams was bittersweet'
Matthew Stevens admits that beating Mark Williams at The Crucible "is not nice" due to the close bond he holds with his fellow Welshman.
Apr 22, 16:15
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Joe Perry during their second round match in The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 26, 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan risks fine after playing in socks
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan plays part of his first-round match at the World Championship in socks, risking a fine after breaking the designated dress code.
Apr 22, 10:21
China's Ding Junhui plays a shot during his first round match against England's Shaun Murphy on day three of the Masters Snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 14, 2014
Ding Junhui blows chance to make 147 after Crucible gaffe
A loss of concentration at The Crucible proves costly for Ding Junhui, as he misses out on the chance to make a 147 in a comical fashion.
Apr 21, 14:14
Barry Hawkins of England in action against Ricky Walden of England during the Semi Final match of the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 4, 2013
Barry Hawkins "delighted" to avoid shock early exit
Barry Hawkins praises qualifier Matthew Selt for pushing him all the way in this afternoon's Snooker World Championship first-round clash at The Crucible.
Apr 20, 16:52
John Higgins of Scotland in action during his first round match against Mark Davis of England during the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on April 22, 2013
John Higgins: "I'm feeling confident about my game"
Four-time world champion John Higgins hopes that he has hit form at just the right time, heading into snooker's showpiece tournament at The Crucible.
Apr 18, 12:45
Mark Selby in action during his first round match against Matthew Selt during the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on April 24, 2013
Mark Selby to face Kurt Maflin at World Championship
Defending champion Mark Selby will begin his 2015 World Championship campaign against Norwegian qualifier Kurt Maflin.
Apr 16, 12:41
Steve Davis of England smiles during his match against Mark King of England during the Betfred.com World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre on April 20, 2010
Steve Davis, Jimmy White fail to qualify for the World Championship
Veterans Steve Davis and Jimmy White fall in the second round of qualifying for the World Championship.
Apr 14, 05:21
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Joe Perry during their second round match in The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 26, 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan pulls out of China Open due to "health problems"
Ronnie O'Sullivan pulls out of the China Open due to "health problems".
Mar 28, 20:56
Judd Trump plays a shot in his quarter final match against Neil Robertson at the Crucible Theatre on April 30, 2014
Judd Trump beats Ronnie O'Sullivan to win World Grand Prix final
Judd Trump comes from behind to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-7 to win the World Grand Prix snooker final in Llandudno.
Mar 23, 09:57
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Top woman Reanne Evans to face men in World Snooker Championship qualifying
Women's world snooker champion Reanne Evans is given a place in the qualifying rounds of this year's men's World Championship.
Mar 3, 14:47
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Joe Perry during their second round match in The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 26, 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan: 'Welsh Open venue in Cardiff is like a shopping mall'
Ronnie O'Sullivan criticises the venue of the Welsh Open by describing the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff as like a "shopping mall".
Feb 17, 09:23
Ali Carter in action against Mark Selby during the second round of The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 25, 2014
Amateur snooker player John Sutton suspended over alleged betting
Amateur snooker player John Sutton is suspended from competition over alleged betting activity.
Feb 10, 09:57
Shaun Murphy of Great Britain celebrates after winning his semi-final match against Mark Allen of Great Britain on day seven of the 2015 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace on January 17, 2015
Shaun Murphy heaps praise on Liang Wenbo
Shaun Murphy says that it is a "privilege" to watch snooker grow as a sport in Germany following his victory over Liang Wenbo in front of 2,500 spectators in Berlin.
Feb 7, 21:22
Ali Carter in action against Mark Selby during the second round of The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 25, 2014
Snooker player Lee Spick dies aged 34 following liver-related illness
Snooker player Lee Spick dies at the age of 34 after suffering from a liver-related illness.
Jan 27, 09:52
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Snooker submits official bid to be Olympic sport for Tokyo 2020
Snooker could become an Olympic sport in 2020 after the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association submitted a bid to the IOC on Thursday.
Jan 22, 16:11
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Joe Perry during their second round match in The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 26, 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks Stephen Hendry century record
Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks Stephen Hendry's all-time century record during his 6-1 victory over Marco Fu at The Masters.
Jan 15, 18:39