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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

  • World Snooker Rankings 2014/15: Seedings Revision Two Round-Up Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:49:42 +0000
    Stuart Bingham’s victory at the Shanghai Masters yesterday marked not only his biggest tournament win to date, but also the end of the second stage of the 2014/15 season as the seedings are revised for the International Championship. Click below for a round-up of all of the changes to the seeding list, including confirmation of …

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  • Rileys Enters Administration, 15 Clubs Close Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:12:25 +0000
    A sad piece of news has broken this evening with the story that Rileys has entered into administration, with the immediate closure of 15 clubs and a loss of approximately 124 jobs. Regardless of the rights and wrongs, the reasons for the company’s current plight, sympathy has to be had with the employees affected and …

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  • Bingham Masters Shanghai Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:25:12 +0000
    Congratulations to Stuart Bingham who has today defeated Mark Allen 10-3 to win the 2014 Shanghai Masters. Earning him the top prize of £85,000, the victory represents Stuart’s biggest tournament success so far, as he continues his impressive recent record in Asia. Click here to view all of the results from the 2014 Shanghai Masters …

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  • The Big Mark Allen Interview – Part Two Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:58:09 +0000
    Tomorrow afternoon in Shanghai, Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen will contest his fourth career full-ranking event final against Stuart Bingham, so what better time for me to publish part two of my recent interview with him, as I ask him whether his views on the recent developments in snooker have changed since his memorable press conference …

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  • Indian Open Postponed to March 2015 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:02:46 +0000
    This season’s Indian Open world ranking event in Mumbai has been postponed, with the original dates of 13-17 October 2014 changed to 10-14 March 2015. World Snooker has been advised by the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India to change the dates of the tournament. This follows the recent calling of a State Election in …

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  • The Big Mark Allen Interview – Part One Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:55:02 +0000
    It has been a strong start to the season so far for Paul Hunter Classic winner Mark Allen and recently I caught up with Northern Ireland’s number one player ahead of this week’s Shanghai Masters, to discuss a range of subjects as he gave a typically honest assessment on matters past and present. Click below …

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  • Shanghai Masters 2014: Last 32 Wrap Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:12:27 +0000
    Three days down at the Shanghai Masters and with the conclusion of the last 32 round, already we have seen nine seeded players exit the tournament, including Neil Robertson, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump. Click below for a round-up of the main stories so far… Click here to view all of the results so far …

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  • Carter’s Return – Ranking Options Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:02:24 +0000
    When Ali Carter announced earlier this summer that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and would therefore be away from snooker while he received treatment, the WPBSA were quick to announce that his ranking would be frozen, a decision that received almost unanimous support from those within the game. What was not explained however …

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  • Champion of Champions 2014: The Qualifiers So Far Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:04:46 +0000
    While Stephen Maguire today became a world champion with victory at the Sangsom Six Red World Championship, one further bonus from winning the event is that he became the eleventh player to secure his place in the 2014 edition of the invitational Champion of Champions tournament, set to be staged in Coventry this November. Click …

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  • Maguire Comeback Earns Six Red World Title Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:33:18 +0000
    Stephen Maguire described his 2013/14 campaign as a ‘season from hell’ for him, but the Scot has already ensured that the new season will be a better one as he came back from 6-3 and 7-5 down to defeat Ricky Walden and win the 2014 Sangsom Six Red World Championship in Thailand this evening. Along …

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