Snooker

  • Gary Wilson in action during his during 1st round match against Ronnie O'Sullivan on day one of the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

    Season Review: Gary Wilson

    May 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    The 2018 Welsh Open was undoubtedly the standout performance of the season for Wallsend born snooker player Gary Wilson, as he reached the semi-finals of the tournament. But the 32 year old has been involved in a host of memorable matches, including wins over John Higgins, Stephen Maguire and six-time […]

     
  • Elliot Slessor of Gateshead

    Season review: Elliot Slessor

    May 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    The 2017/18 season was certainly a breakout one for Gateshead born snooker player Elliot Slessor. The 23-year-old recorded two famous victories over five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, a 4-1 victory in the last 32 of the Northern Ireland Open, and a 6-2 win months later in the China Open. The […]

     
  • Slessor through to Scottish Open second round

    Slessor through to Scottish Open second round

    December 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Gateshead’s Elliot Slessor booked his place in the second round of the Scottish Open for the first time, after beating Scotland’s Rhys Clark 4-2 on Tuesday. Clark set the tone of the match with a quick-fire start, winning the first frame 64-15, with Slessor struggling to get going. Slessor then responded perfectly, […]

     
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan poses with the trophy after winning the Betway UK Championship at the York Barbican, York.

    O’Sullivan cruises to sixth UK Championship title

    December 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed a record-equalling sixth UK Championship trophy after defeating Shaun Murphy 10-5 at the York Barbican on Sunday. O’Sullivan demolished rival Shaun Murphy after an emphatic five consecutive frames saw him clinch the title – equalling the record of Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry. The first session ended with a […]

     
  • Elliot Slessor of Gateshead

    Elliot Slessor confident of success at Scottish Open

    December 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Gateshead’s Elliot Slessor will come up against Rhys Clark on Tuesday evening in the Scottish open opening round, as he aims to follow up his Northern Ireland open success. Slessor managed to reach the semi-finals of the Northern Ireland open in early November, defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan along the way, and […]

     
  • UK Championships: O’Sullivan cruises past Gould

    UK Championships: O’Sullivan cruises past Gould

    December 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Tournament favourite Ronnie O’Sullivan cruised past Martin Gould to reach the semi-finals of the UK championships, winning 6-3 on frames. O’Sullivan took little time to get going after his late-night victory against Sunny Akani the night before, making back to back centuries and taking a 5-0 lead. Gould then showed signs […]

     
  • Elliot Slessor: The Gateshead man that conquered Ronnie O’Sullivan

    Elliot Slessor: The Gateshead man that conquered Ronnie O’Sullivan

    November 30, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Gateshead’s snooker star Elliot Slessor produced a shock victory against Ronnie O’Sullivan en route to the semi-finals of this month’s Northern Ireland open. Slessor, ranked 82nd in the world rankings, defeated O’Sullivan by four frames to one, which followed O’Sullivan’s claim that 70% of players on the tour are ‘numpties’. Slessor was […]

     
  • Williams too strong for Gateshead’s Elliot Slessor

    Williams too strong for Gateshead’s Elliot Slessor

    November 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Elliot Slessor advanced to his first ranked semi final, only to be beaten by six frames to two, by two time world snooker champion Mark Williams. Slessor revealed: “Basically [I] just tried to play my best all the time, to see how far it got me.” Slessor had the chance […]

     
  • North east duo stun the favourites at the Northern Irish Open

    North east duo stun the favourites at the Northern Irish Open

    November 24, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    John Higgins and Ronnie O’Sullivan were both knocked out of the Northern Irish Open by Tyneside’s Gary Wilson and Elliot Slessor. Slessor beat O’Sullivan  4-1 to progress to the last eight, ending Ronnie’s chances of a £1 million bonus. With an opening 62 to clinch the 1st frame Slessor controlled […]

     
  • John Astley in action during his first round match against Ken Doherty during day three of the williamhill.com UK Championships at The Barbican Centre, York.

    Astley ‘close’ to top 64 after excellent season

    May 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

    John Astley, 28, is closing in on his target of breaking into the top 64 ranking spots and is pleased with the snooker he has produced this season. He started the season in the 70’s but estimates when the rankings are published ahead of next season he’ll be around the 66 […]