Efficient Ding shows rookie Keogan no mercy in Barnsley

DING Junhui is one of the favourites for every tournament he enters but after winning Tuesday’s battle of South Yorkshire, the snooker superstar claims his main goal this week is simply conserving energy.


Video - English Open: Snooker’s top stars making a splash at Barnsley’s Metrodome

First we had the Hurricane, then the Whirlwind, now snooker has the Calypso Cove, as the Dafabet English Open rolled into Barnsley yesterday.

Peter Lines and son Oliver Lines.

English Open: Champion moment is not to be repeated for Lines

Veteran snooker star Peter Lines admits he is “gutted” he will not be able to defend his World Seniors title.

Snooker player David Grace pictured at Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Big Interview: Snooker’s Amazing Grace happy to be losing ... weight

TWO years ago, underdog David Grace made sporting headlines with a stunning run to the UK Championship semi-finals.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan to join World Snooker stars playing English Open at Barnsley Metrodome

Five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has confirmed his entry to the 2017 English Open and will one of many big names to compete at Barnsley Metrodome.

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Mark Selby won the UK Championship, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-7 in the final in York.

UK Championship final and semi-finals in York sold out

Tickets for the final and semi-finals of snooker’s Betway UK Championship in York have already sold out, more than two months before the event starts.


WIN: English Open Snooker 2017 final tickets and backstage tour

Snooker's big names will compete in the 2017 English Open next month and we are giving you the chance to pocket tickets to the final plus more in our free entry competition.

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Mark Selby

Doctor said I was lucky not to lose my toe, admits crocked world champion Mark Selby

World snooker champion Mark Selby has revealed how he nearly lost a toe in a freak accident at home.

Barry Hearn.

Yorkshire is snooker’s “global centre for our sport” claims Hearn, as Barnsley to host English Open

Snooker chief Barry Hearn has hailed Yorkshire as the “global centre for our sport” after selecting Barnsley to stage the English Open.

Mark Selby celebrates winning the Betfred Snooker World Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

World Snooker: Mark Selby masters Sheffield’s Crucible once again to deny John Higgins

Mark Selby produced one of sport’s greatest comebacks tonight to retain his Betfred World Championship title.

Ronnie O'Sullivan in action against Ding Junhui.

Ding Junhui opens up Crucible lead on O’Sullivan

Ding Junhui produced a sparkling display at the Crucible to lead Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-6 in their Betfred World Championship quarter-final.

David Grace

World Snooker Championships, The Crucible: First-round fall from Grace frustrating for Leeds potter

Leeds cueman David Grace was left frustrated by his own World Championship debut, the 31-year-old bowing out 10-6 to Kettering’s Kyren Wilson, who was a quarter-finalist 12 months ago.

Leeds snooker player David Grace. PIC: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

World Snooker Championship: Grace not overawed by debut at the Crucible

Leeds potter David Grace is hoping his past exploits will stop him getting overawed by the Crucible experience in his first appearance at the World Championships next week.

Leeds father-and-son Peter and Oliver Lines.

World Seniors champion Peter Lines faces tricky opener in Sheffield qualifiers

Newly-crowned World Seniors champion Peter Lines faces Thepchaiya Un-Nooh at the first hurdle of qualifiers for the Betfred World Championship in Sheffield this week.

Leeds potter Peter Lines

Leeds snooker veteran Peter Lines beats Stephen Hendry on way to World Seniors title

Peter Lines ended Stephen Hendrey's hopes of a return to the Crucible on his way to winning the World Seniors Championships at Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.

Leeds snooker player Peter Lines

In the frame: Leeds’ Peter Lines hoping to deny Stephen Hendry a Crucible return

Leeds’s Peter Lines is looking to gatecrash Stephen Hendry’s snooker comeback at this week’s World Seniors Championship.

Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Leeds’s Darryl Hill gives Ronnie O’Sullivan German Masters scare

Ronnie O’Sullivan avoided a shock defeat last night after clinching a 5-4 win over Yorkshire’s Darryl Hill in the German Masters qualifiers.

Leeds snooker player Peter Lines who has benefitted from improved surroundings at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds at heart of county’s recent renaissance

Ronnie O’Sullivan makes a swift return to action in Yorkshire on Wednesday after the disappointment of being beaten in the final of the Betway UK Championship at the York Barbican.

Mark Selby celebrates with the Betway UK Championship trophy after victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan at the York Barbican. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

UK Championship: Master tactician Mark Selby proves No 1 status by denying Ronnie O’Sullivan in York

MARK SELBY ruined Ronnie O’Sullivan’s birthday celebrations as he was crowned the Betway UK Championship winner on Sunday night after a thrilling final.

John Higgins during his match with Mark Selby.

‘Forty is the new 20’ as experience proves key at UK Championship

As Steve Davis battled against Old Father Time to prolong his snooker career, he vowed he would be content to keep his world ranking below his age.

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