Interview: Why Leeds’ snooker star is philosophical over his ‘fall from grace’

DAVID GRACE has gone from playing at the Crucible to snooker’s amateur ranks in just over 12 months.

Mark Williams and his family with the trophy after winning the World Championship at the Crucible, Sheffield (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

Mark Williams has amazing journey from caravan to Crucible title

Mark Williams completed one of snooker’s most stunning comebacks on Monday night to win the Betfred World Championship.

Sheffield's Brendan Moore: Final referee.

Weekend Interview: Racking up the miles ahead of World final frame

‘He’s from Sheffield, he’s one of your own….’

John Higgin.

World Championship: Crucible’s leading men continue to dominate

Snooker’s ‘Class of 92’ look like the men to beat at this year’s Betfred World Championship.

Happy days: Joey Pelupessy. Picture: Steve Ellis

Sheffield Wednesday v Reading: Owls in buoyant mood as expectations rise for next season

Dutchman Joey Pelupessy has emerged from a tough baptism to life in English football with flying colours.

Top seeded players at The Crucible, Sheffield.  Picture Tony Johnson.

No Crucible drama for O’Sullivan in pursuit of Yorkshire hat-trick

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s mood was as bright as the sunshine which bathed Sheffield yesterday on the eve of the Betfred World Championship.

World champion Mark Selby.  Picture Tony Johnson.

World Championship: Pressure on for Selby to bring home trophy for daughter

Mark Selby has a special fan willing him to complete a hat-trick of Betfred World Championship titles – his three-year-old daughter Sofia.

Peter Lines and Oliver Lines.

UK Championship: Lines of sight on historic family meeting in York

Father-and-son duo Peter and Oliver Lines are looking to create their own piece of snooker history on Saturday.

Oliver Lines during day five of the 2015 Betway UK Snooker Championship at The York Barbican, York. (Picture: PA)

UK Championship: All in the mind for Oliver Lines in his quest for scalps

Judd Trump suffered a shock exit in last year’s Betway UK Championship – and Leeds rookie Oliver Lines will not let him forget it.

Peter Lines and Oliver Lines (Picture: Simon Hulme)

UK Championship: Snooker chiefs asked to read between the Lines

Father-and-son Peter and Oliver Lines have already avoided one unwanted clash this week – they will not be forced to play at the same time at the Betway UK Championship.


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.

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.

Kruise Leeming: Believes 'Huddersfield Giants can make the top four.

Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers: Underdogs keep eye on gatecrashing top four

Kruise Leeming is refusing to abandon Huddersfield Giants’ bid to gatecrash Super League’s top-four.

Castleford Tigers
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.

Greg Minikin.

Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos: Greg Minikin’s expecting Leeds backlash

GREG MINIKIN expects Castleford Tigers to face a fired-up Leeds Rhinos when the two sides clash at Magic Weekend tomorrow.

Castleford Tigers
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.

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.

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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