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.

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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.

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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.


UK Championship: Oliver Lines video on his York success

Leeds potter Oliver Lines plays Marco Fu tonight with the prize a place in the quarter-finals of the Betway UK Championship.

Oliver Lines during his match against Jimmy Robertson.

UK Championship: Barbican star Lines left full of optimism and gifts

Oliver Lines believes he can go one better than fellow Leeds potter David Grace and win the Betway UK Championship.

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Oliver Lines.

Oliver out to Trump his father and deliver York upset

Oliver Lines admits he can take inspiration from his father Peter’s own Barbican upset when he faces Judd Trump in the Betway UK Championship.

Peter Lines on his way to beating Neil Robertson.

Exclusive: UK Championship hero Peter Lines reveals how he came close to quitting snooker

Peter Lines hailed beating defending UK champion Neil Robertson as the biggest result of his 25-year career and revealed he nearly quit snooker last summer.

Peter Lines in action against Neil Robertson.

UK Championship: “It was a daunting task” says Leeds veteran Peter Lines after beating defending champion Neil Robertson

Peter Lines pulled off the biggest result of his career at the Betway UK Championship tonight by ousting defending champion Neil Robertson.

Sheffield's Adam Duffy lost at the UK Championship.

UK Championship: Barbican tonic for Davison, but Yorkshire duo Hill and Duffy bow out

PAUL Davison believes the York Barbican’s home comforts proved crucial as he shocked Gary Wilson with a big turnaround to win 6-3 in the Betway UK Championship first round.

Mark King during day two of the Betway UK Championships at the York Barbican.

UK Championship latest: King docked a frame after forgetting his cue in York

Northern Ireland Open winner Mark King was docked a frame at the Betway UK Championship in York after forgetting his cue following the interval and arriving back late as he suffered a 6-2 first-round defeat by Sam Craigie.

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