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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

  • Crucible Qualifiers 2014: Final Round, Day One Round-Up Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:21:59 +0000
    Tuesday at Ponds Forge saw the confirmation of the first eight qualifiers for the venue stages of this year’s World Championship and there were (on paper at least), some real surprises, with the likes of former champions Graeme Dott and Mark Williams crashing out. Click below for a round-up of the day’s eight qualifiers, with …

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  • Glover, Surety & Hallworth Secure Main Tour Cards Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:37:06 +0000
    Alongside the World Championship qualifiers this week we have also seen the staging of the second EBSA play-offs, with 12 players fighting it out for three main tour cards from the start of next season. After two tense days in Sheffield, those places will now go to Ian Glover, Zak Surety and Steven Hallworth, click …

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  • World Championship 2014: Tour Survival Blog Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:23:32 +0000
    So it begins, tomorrow will see the start of the 2014 World Championship qualifiers and with them, the climax of the race for main tour places, which I have been talking about so much during the past few months. Though you can view my extended player-by-player guide to tour survival here, this then is the …

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  • World Championship 2014: Qualifying Preview Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:12:45 +0000
    With Ding Junhui’s victory in the final of the China Open today, all attention can now switch to the big one – the World Championship, the qualifiers for which start this Tuesday. Click below for my section by section preview of what is always one of my favourite weeks of the year… Click here to …

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  • Five Star Ding Captures China Open Title Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:31:54 +0000
    A historic day today for Ding Junhui, who has defeated Neil Robertson 10-5 to win the China Open for a second time, in the process claiming a record-equalling fifth ranking event title of the season. Click below for a few thoughts on the event as a whole… Click here to view the full results from …

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  • Q School 2014: Entry List Confirmed Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:01:20 +0000
    This Friday saw the entry deadline pass for this year’s Q School tournament, which will see the world’s best amateur players battle it out for eight tour cards to start next season… With the passing of the deadline, we now know who will be in action at the South West Snooker Academy next month and …

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  • 2013/14 EBSA Play-Offs: Draw Released Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:24:29 +0000
    As well as the World Championship qualifiers, Ponds Forge in Sheffield will also see the second staging of the EBSA Qualifying Tour Play-Offs, with 12 players battling it out over two days (12th-13th April 2014), for three main tour places for next season. You can read my previous post here to see how the 12 …

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  • World Championship 2014: Crucible Schedule Confirmed Sat, 05 Apr 2014 21:42:14 +0000
    Following the confirmation of the seedings list to be used for the World Championship, World Snooker have now revealed the order of play for the venue stages at the Crucible Theatre. For those of your with tickets in particular, click below to see who you will be watching and when… Click here to view the …

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  • Tour Survival 2013/14 – Player by Player (April Update) Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:23:47 +0000
    A week on from my previous look at the race for main tour survival, we are down to the final tournament of the season, the 2014 World Championship, which begins in earnest on Tuesday. Click below then for an updated look at the current position, following a massive week for the likes of Jimmy White …

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  • World Snooker Renews Agreement With Star Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:06:26 +0000
    World Snooker is delighted to announce the signing of a new cooperation agreement with Star Xing Pai. The exclusive agreement will run for a minimum of five years and will see the Star Championship table continue to be used for all of World Snooker’s events around the World. WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “Star is …

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