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World Snooker Championship

Ding eyes snooker world title as champion O'Sullivan advances

China's Ding Junhui said he felt ready to win the World Snooker Championship after booking a quarter-final place with a 13-9 win over Mark King at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 4:39am

Marco Fu, Ding Junhui continue surge in Sheffield

Hong Kong cuesman Marco Fu completed a wonderful 24 hours for Asian snooker on Wednesday as he became the third player from the continent to reach the second round of the world championships.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sports Digest, December 3, 2012

Australia left with mountain to climb

3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

Hendry looks for a lucky break in Shanghai after six-year victory drought

Stephen Hendry, the only player to win seven world championship titles, has not given up hope of winning another tournament despite a six-year drought.

The Shanghai Masters gives him that opportunity next week.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Prodigy's our poster boy, says top official

Ding Junhui's success in Doha and on the professional tour is a boon for the sport on the mainland, according to a top official.

Liu Peng, director of the Sports General Administration of China, said snooker was a sport with a big competitive base, which gave it great potential for development at both elite and grass-roots level.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

It's heartbreak for Fu in World Championship

Hong Kong's Marco Fu Ka-Chun suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Peter Ebdon of England 17-16 in the World Championship semi-final in Sheffield, England yesterday.

Fu started the final session of play 15-9 behind the 2002 champion and looked to be heading for a hiding.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Superb Fu makes it to quarter-finals

Hong Kong's Marco Fu swept imperiously into the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Threatre in Sheffield yesterday after a superb 13-4 win over Scotland's Stephen Maguire.

The 28-year-old started yesterday's afternoon session with a commanding 12-4 advantage and soon sent Maguire packing thanks to a brilliant break of 101.

23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. What was the European Football Championship called initially?

2. Who won the 2003 Hopman Cup back in January?

3. On which American racetrack is the Preakness Stakes run every May?

4. How many times has Jan Ullrich finished as runner-up in the Tour de France?

28 Dec 2003 - 12:00am


Marco Fu Ka-chun, Hong Kong's sole professional on the world snooker circuit, will be up against world number two Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first round of the Embassy World Championship in Sheffield, England this morning.

23 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Fu edges closer to date with Hendry

Marco Fu is just two victories away from a place in the final stages of the China International after beating John Lardner 5-3.

Fu, 21, needs to beat Gerard Greene and Quinten Hann to advance to a Shanghai meeting with Stephen Hendry in December.

Playing his best snooker of the season so far, Fu compiled breaks of 87, 129, 84 and 115 to coast into a 4-1 lead.

25 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Snooker beating

Two men, aged 17 and 22, were attacked by a gang of 10 to 15 youths with snooker cues at a snooker hall on Kin Yip Street, Yuen Long.

31 May 1999 - 12:00am

Fu drawn to face Wattana

Sheffield: Hong Kong snooker ace Marco Fu Ka-chun will meet Thailand's James Wattana Pu Ob-orm in the opening round of the Embassy World Championship at the Crucible on April 17.

The 20-year-old Fu is playing his first season on the professional circuit and has already made a name for himself, so much so that British bookmakers had him at 40-1 to win the World Championship.

5 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Fu moves through to next stage

Hong Kong's Marco Fu Kar-chun maintained his recent good form by advancing to the second round of the Regal Welsh Championship in Cardiff yesterday.

Marco crushed Scotland's Graeme Dott 5-0 and had more reason to celebrate after compiling the highest break so far in the tournament - 121.

27 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Three tons

WORLD number three John Higgins won through to the quarter-finals of snooker's World Championship in Sheffield thanks to three century breaks against Anthony Hamilton.

Higgins beat Hamilton 13-9 to reach the last eight.

26 Apr 1998 - 12:00am