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Welcome to the only official Joe Swail website. I'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all the support I have received from those who have followed my career. This website is the only one which is fully endorsed by the Outlaw, and I will keep you up to date on all my latest news. If there is anything you would like to see on the website, please feel free to get in touch. I hope you enjoy it, Joe Swail

HEROES OF THE CRUCIBLE: JOE SWAIL

Alan Hughes, snooker’s legendary former MC, loved a nickname and there were few more esoteric than ‘The Outlaw’ for Joe Swail – in reference to the film The Outlaw Josey Whales.

Yet it turned out to the apt. Swail was a gun-slinging fighter of a player with an unorthodox action but a heart as big as the Irish Sea, never more in evidence that at the World Championship during two memorable years in which he reached the semi-finals.

Swail had survived a nail-biter before he even got to the Crucible in 2000. He trailed 9-6 to Stephen Maguire, who missed a pink for the match. Reprieved, Swail hit back to win 10-9.

He beat Paul Hunter 10-6 in the first round and then from 12-8 down to John Parrott in the last 16 won five frames in succession.

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News Articles by ProSnookerBlog

  • Carter’s Seeding Frozen For Remainder of 2014/15 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:57:15 +0000
    Ahead of his anticipated return to ranking event snooker, World Snooker and the WPBSA have today announced that Ali Carter’s seeding will be frozen at 13 for the remainder of the 2014/15 season, ensuring that he will qualify as of right for both the Masters and World Championship tournaments this season, as well as potentially …

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  • Fin Ruane Appointed As RIBSA Public Relations Officer Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:27 +0000
      Last week there was an interesting development in respect of the Irish snooker scene, as Fin Ruane was appointed as the new Public Relations Officer for the Republic of Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association. A close friend of former world champion Ken Doherty, Fin has been in and around snooker for the best part …

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  • AT2 – Starts Monday Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:04:22 +0000
    Although these events tend to pass those in the UK by to some degree, mainly due to the fact that they are not televised over here, tomorrow does see the return of professional snooker as the second of this season’s three Asian Tour events gets underway in China. With the International Championship looming on the …

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  • Should Carter Be Sent To Coventry? Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:49:56 +0000
    Following his fairy tale victory at the invitational General Cup tournament in Hong Kong yesterday, there has been some debate amongst snooker fans on Twitter as to whether Ali Carter should be awarded a place in next month’s invitational Champion of Champions event, set to be staged at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. On the …

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  • Carter Caps Return With General Cup Glory Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:54:29 +0000
    Congratulations to Ali Carter, who has this weekend completed a fairytale return to professional action by defeating Shaun Murphy 7-6 to win the 2014 General Cup International in Hong Kong… The two players had met earlier in the week during the initial round robin stages, with Murphy winning 4-1 on that occasion, but today was …

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  • Champions Return To Coventry Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:38:23 +0000
    In recent months it has become clear that with multiple winners of snooker’s biggest tournaments, that there would be a number of unallocated spaces at this year’s Champion of Champions event in Coventry and today World Snooker have announced that those spots will, as last year, be allocated by ranking. As it stands there are …

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  • Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition Returns For 2015 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:52:00 +0000
    With more than 500 hundred years of development, billiard sport has always been distinguished as one of four greatest gentleman sports. Billiards has a broad mass base and a huge increasing number of consumer group internationally and nationally. Although the global billiard market is still in depression, we can see from many aspects that billiard …

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  • Graham Miles Dies Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:19:10 +0000
    Sad news today as it was announced that former world number five Graham Miles has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle against lung disease. Sadly I am too young to remember Graham in action, however you can watch him in action against Alex Higgins back in the 1970’s here, while World …

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  • Attention All European Tour Refs Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:06:05 +0000
    Whilst watching the recent European Tour three event in Sofia, one of the subjects that I received the most tweets on was not the matches in progress, nor the players involved, but in fact the referees in action, many of whom are familiar to those of us who watch regularly, but are not necessarily familiar …

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  • Carter Set To Return At General Cup Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:46:33 +0000
    Although this week will not see the return of ranking event snooker following the postponement of the Indian Open, there will be action for a few of the professionals at least, as the General Cup is staged in Hong Kong for the sixth time. While there is a strong line-up across the board, clearly the …

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