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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


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.


News Articles by ProSnookerBlog

  • A New Beginning Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:22:36 +0000
    Little did I know back in August 2008 when I started Pro Snooker Blog that it would go on to be the start of something that would change my life, but over seven years on it is now no exaggeration to say that. With that in mind, today I have some important news for everyone […]
  • Provisional Ranking List Links Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:14:26 +0000
    In view of the current technical issues with the site, please find below the relevant links to the important ranking lists to following throughout the Betway UK Championship: Latest projected seedings – aka the race to the Crucible Latest rankings/seedings following cut-off six (German Masters) Latest provisional end of season rankings Latest race to the […]
  • Site Maintenance Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:50:50 +0000
    Next Tuesday will see the start of the UK Championship and as ever I will be on site to report on all of the action from snooker’s second biggest ranking event. As you may have noticed in recent days however, not all has been well here at PSB from a technical point of view and […]
  • Entry Deadline This Week For WDBS Event Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:49:45 +0000
    Later this month, Gloucester’s South West Snooker Academy will host the first event to be staged by the new World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) body. The WDBS has been created by the WPBSA, with the help of the English Federation of Disability Sport and aims to encourage the participation of people with disabilities in […]
  • Robertson is the Champion of Champions Sun, 15 Nov 2015 22:50:47 +0000
    Neil Robertson is the winner of the 2015 Champion of Champions, after he saw off Mark Allen 10-5 this evening to win his biggest event in nearly two years at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Having taken a 6-3 lead following the afternoon session, it appeared as though we might be in for an early […]
  • Allen Through To Face Robertson In Coventry Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:58:32 +0000
    Having qualified to play at the 2015 Champion of Champions at the final opportunity last week in Sofia, Mark Allen is now through to the final in Coventry, following a 6-3 victory against Kyren Wilson in tonight’s second semi-final. He will now play Australia’s Neil Robertson in tomorrow’s two session final, after the world number […]
  • EBSA Order of Merit 2015: Event Four Update Fri, 13 Nov 2015 01:09:46 +0000
    As was the case last season, alongside the European Order of Merit will run an EBSA Order of Merit, on which amateurs will be awarded points, with the top 16 after six events qualifying for a play-off event next spring. Two players from that event will earn two-year tour cards from the start of the […]
  • Bingham and Trump Take On West Ham Duo in Snooker Shoot Out Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:15:30 +0000
    As we build-up to the start of the 2015 Betway UK Championship in a couple of weeks time, last year’s runner-up Judd Trump and reigning world champion Stuart Bingham caught up with West Ham duo Andy Carroll and Carl Jenkinson for a special Snooker Shoot-out. You can watch the video above and click here for […]
  • Wilson First Through To Coventry Semis Wed, 11 Nov 2015 00:17:45 +0000
    World number 22 Kyren Wilson is the first man through to the semi-finals of the Champion of Champions in Coventry on a day that saw group favourites Judd Trump and Stuart Bingham fall by the conclusion of the first session. Kyren came into the opening day of the Champion of Champions as third favourite to […]
  • Gibraltar Open: Draw and Format Available Tue, 10 Nov 2015 19:57:48 +0000
    Whilst the action began this afternoon at the Champion of Champions event in Coventry, World Snooker also released the draw for next month’s Gibraltar Open which you can access here. Eyes will be drawn towards the bottom of the draw where Shaun Murphy has been drawn against Ding Junhui in the opening round, despite both […]