Tag Archives: Snooker
Posted on 04. May, 2013 by Mike Fieldhammer.
The defending world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan prevailed 17-11 over Judd Trump for a chance to repeat.
Yesterday, there was some commotion in the session when referee Michaela Tabb warned him for making a lewd gesture with his cue stick. I captured these photos while they discussed the indecent. Ronnie said he simply had to wipe down his cue.
Posted on 03. May, 2013 by Mike Fieldhammer.
Posted on 02. May, 2013 by Mike Fieldhammer.
Defending world snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan dropped another small surprise in the press conference yesterday after advancing to the semi-finals over Stuart Bingham. O’Sullivan revealed he’s really not missed snooker after taking a year off, but he missed the money. Citing his children’s private school tuition as his primary reason for jumping back in the ring for the 2013 Betfair World Snooker Championship.
The press conference had an emotional feel as O’Sullivan seemed to open up and unburden himself with the truth of why he’s playing this year. He’s committed to playing 10 events of his choosing next season to fulfill his contract with his vodka company sponsor.
Posted on 21. Apr, 2011 by Mike Fieldhammer.
Day 6 from Sheffield is underway. The first round is nearing completion and players are happy to play longer matches when the second round begins. First round is a best of 19 frames and the second round lengthens to a best of 25 frames. I’ve been impressed as always with the BBC coverage, favouring it over the Euro-sport coverage. Where else can you hear Ken Doherty say “Tree” and “Ting?” They’ve featured “Classic Shots” between sessions where Steve Davis, Neil Foulds, Dennis Taylor, John Virgo, and Doherty try to recreate famous shots and are scored on their attempts by the other competitors. Very entertaining! They also do a Q&A with emailed queries for Davis and Virgo. Eleven days remain and I’m savouring every moment.