Cue Sports

Snookered by funding woes

Three of Hong Kong's promising young snooker stars are facing an uncertain future as the sport's funding comes under threat.

Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am

Bad break for snooker justified

In my salad days, snooker was considered a harmful pastime, frowned upon by my elders who would rather have had me running around a rugby field or trying to emulate the cricketing icons of the day like Viv Richards or David Gower. But growing up, plenty of kids in Colombo, Sri Lanka, were drawn to the green baize.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

World title puts Ng in right frame of mind

Hong Kong's snooker squad finished with two gold medals, a silver and a bronze at the East Asian Games (EAG) - all won by the men. But things could have been different if newly crowned world champion Ng On-yee had been there. Sadly, she lost out in the selection process earlier this year.

10 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

The doctor had an appointment, so Hong Kong's Zoe Ng On-yee was ordered to stop mid-match to have a doping test during last week's IBSF World Snooker Championships in Hyderabad, India.

The 19-year-old snooker prodigy was leading 4-1 against Australian veteran Kathy Parashis when the rude interruption came.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Fu focuses on world championship to end season with a bang

Marco Fu Ka-chun is putting a disappointing China Open behind him as he focuses on the season-ending world championship, which begins in Sheffield, England, this weekend.

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Fu confident he'll join world elite

Hong Kong's Marco Fu is on course to end the season as world number three, a feat achieved by only one other Asian - Thailand's James Wattana in the 1994-95 season.

Fu, 31, is currently ranked fifth and has two tournaments left to play to lift himself into third spot, a task he believes is well within his capabilities.

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Focused Fu shows an appetite to build on last season's form

HK's veteran cueist confident ahead of Shanghai showpiece

Marco Fu Ka-chun, Hong Kong's sole professional, is adamant his best years still lie ahead of him, despite having spent more than a decade on the world circuit.

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Fu faces tough opener against Ding

An unprecedented four Chinese players, including Hong Kong ace Marco Fu Ka-chun, will be on show at the world championships, which begins tomorrow at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Unfortunately for Fu he will be up against China's leading player Ding Junhui, one of the favourites, in the opening round of the 32-man draw.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fu and Ding set for epic battle

It will be an 'all-China' affair when Marco Fu Ka-chun takes on giant-killer Ding Junhui in the quarter-finals of the British Masters - the game's most prestigious invitation tournament - at Wembley Arena today.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Little big shots

Chan Ming-tung is still too small to play on a full-size snooker table, but the expanse of its baize doesn't faze him one bit. With a gently chalked cue, steady eye - and 8cm platforms on his shoes - the nine-year-old reaches for the white ball and slams a red into the top right-hand corner pocket.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong snooker stars on the ball

World number one snooker player John Higgins performed a come-from-behind victory at the Euro-Asia Snooker Master Challenge 2007 in Hong Kong earlier this month.

The champion shared his skills with local youth snooker team members.

One of the highlights of the tournament was the champions demonstration.

23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Higgins completes astonishing comeback

World champion John Higgins gave himself the perfect warm-up before the start of the new season when he edged Thailand's James Wattana 5-4 to win the Euro-Asia Masters Challenge before a capacity crowd at Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night.

16 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fu blown away by 'Thaiphoon'

Marco Fu Ka-chun's run at the Euro-Asia Masters Challenge came to an end when he lost to Thailand's James Wattana in yesterday's semi-final at Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

Fu had entered the last four in a confident mood after winning all three round-robin matches, including a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over former world champion Ronnie 'Rocket' O'Sullivan earlier in the day.

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Europeans put on a classic show

Local hero Marco Fu Ka-chun defeated world champion John Higgins but was unable to match the 'Rocket' as Europe won the team title against Asia 5-3 in the Euro-Asia Masters Challenge at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Snooker stars to show their skills

Eight well-known players from Europe and Asia will battle for honours at the Euro-Asia Snooker Master Challenge 2007 next month.

The tournament will be held in Hong Kong from July 12-15. The players - four each from Europe and Asia - will compete in three events - the Euro-Asia Team Challenge, Euro-Asia Master Challenge and Euro-Asia vs Hong Kong Team Challenge.

25 Jun 2007 - 12:00am