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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

  • Lee Spick Dies At 34 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:23:22 +0000
    It has been a sad day in the snooker world today with the news that main tour professional Lee Spick has died at the age of just 34, reportedly due to a problem with his liver as detailed at World Snooker. I did not know Lee personally, though I did stop him for photographs on …

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  • Marcel Eckardt: Back to the Baize Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:02:12 +0000
    Following four more days of action at the Championship League next week, professional snooker will then return to Berlin for the 2015 German Masters at the Tempodrom. Along with the 32 players who qualified for the event, there will also be another familiar face returning to the venue as German referee Marcel Eckardt will be …

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  • Perry Claims AT3 Title in Xuzhou Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:38:09 +0000
    18 months on from his maiden Asian Tour title at the Yixing Open, Joe Perry has today claimed his second, with victory against Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh at the Xuzhou Open in China. Click below for a round-up of the final day’s action, together with the implications for the Asian Order of Merit… Click here to …

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  • AT3: Down To 32, Order of Merit Latest Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:10:51 +0000
    Three days down, two to go at the third and final Asian Tour event of the 2014/15 and it is crunch time in respect of the race for all important places on the Asian Order of Merit, with both Players Championship Grand Finals and main tour places on offer for those in action this week. …

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  • 2020 Vision: Cue Sports Target Tokyo Olympics Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:14:53 +0000
    Four years ahead of its original target, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has engaged heavily in working alongside the World Confederation of Billiard Sports on a bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The host city in Japan will be able to accept at least one sport as an addition to …

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  • Best of 2014: The Results Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:42:37 +0000
    Over the Christmas period I published my annual series of ‘best of’ polls, looking to find your best match, best player and most improved players of the 2014 calendar year and what a response I had here at PSB, as the awards received significantly more votes than ever before. Click below then for a round-up …

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  • Magical Murphy Masters Robertson Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:17:30 +0000
    Prior to the start of the tournament, Shaun Murphy told the BBC that he wanted to win the Masters tournament within the next ten years, but as it was to turn out, he only needed a week as this evening he has defeated world number one Neil Robertson 10-2 to claim the £200,000 top prize. …

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  • Xuzhou Open 2015: Tournament Preview Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:54:01 +0000
    Next Tuesday sees the start of the 2015 Xuzhou Open, the third and crucially final, event of this season’s Asian Tour, a significant milestone during this 2014/15 season as the final Asian Order of Merit will be confirmed… Click here to view the draw for AT3 Click here to view the latest Asian Order of …

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  • Reports: World Championship to Stay at the Crucible Until at Least 2017 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:24:12 +0000
    Big news this morning as it is being reported by ITV News that a new contract has been finalised between World Snooker and the Sheffield City Council for the World Championship to remain at the Crucible for the next three seasons. With the previous set to expire after this year’s tournament in May, it is …

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  • Century Record For O’Sullivan Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:35:28 +0000
    It has been on the cards for some time, but today was the day that Ronnie O’Sullivan surpassed Stephen Hendry’s career total of 775 century breaks, as the Rocket hit number 776 during his quarter-final victory against Marco Fu at the Dafabet Masters. There was a lot of expectation as to whether the one ton …

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