Cahill is ranked 96th. Ken Doherty, the 1997 winner, will meet 12-time women's world champion Reanne Evans, while women's world number one Mink Nutcharut will face Thai compatriot Dechawat Poomjaeng. Jimmy White, who has not reached the final stages of the tournament since 2006, Read More »
Vera Selby, who has died on her 93rd birthday, was a trailblazing snooker and billiards player who came to be profoundly respected in those male-dominated sports; she was the women’s world snooker champion twice, the second time aged 51, British women’s billiards champion nine times, British women’s snooker champion five times, and she went on to be an international referee in the men’s game into her 80s.
The seven-time world champion said that snooker was in ‘the worst place it’s ever been’
Seven-time world champion O'Sullivan claimed this week that the game was in the "worst state ever" with regard to prize money and even raised the possibility of players staging a strike. A match-fixing hearing involving 10 Chinese players also means next month's World Championship in Sheffield will be played under a dark cloud, but Dawson has come out fighting with a lengthy statement on the WST's website. "Ronnie is a fantastic player and a legend of our sport, but sometimes his misguided comments go too far," Dawson wrote.