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Snooker

Snooker receives four more years of elite support

Snooker receives four more years of elite support

Snooker has been given the green light to remain an elite programme at the Sports Institute for the next four years, but its long-term future is still unclear.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 4:18am

Sports Digest, February 27, 2013

Joe Hart

The political turf war between the Asian Tour and rival OneAsia has created a messy environment that has ruled out the involvement of global golf sponsor HSBC, the bank's head of sponsorship Giles Morgan said. 

27 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

Sport Digest, February 4, 2013

Stephen Gallacher shows off his Dubai trophy. Photo: EPA

Briton Stephen Gallacher ended his nine-year wait for a second European Tour golf title in stunning fashion with a three-shot victory at the Dubai Desert Classic yesterday. 

4 Feb 2013 - 3:30am

Snooker doesn't need Ronnie O'Sullivan, says supremo Hearn

England's Ronnie O'Sullivan. Photo: AFP

World Snooker supremo Barry Hearn has insisted the success of the recent Masters tournament shows the sport can flourish without Ronnie O'Sullivan - although he would welcome the return of the world champion.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:39am

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.

22 Jun 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

Snooker chiefs fear losing vital pot of money

Hong Kong snooker officials are appealing for fair treatment as they face the axe from the elite programme at the Sports Institute.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fans cueing up to play

Being a good snooker player used to be seen as a sign of a misspent youth. However, in recent years, the sport has become highly respected and popular.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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