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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

  • Chengdu Semis Set Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:42:51 +0000
    Down to four at the the International Championship in China, as today we saw the conclusion of the quarter-finals with victories for Mark Allen, Mark Williams, Ricky Walden and Robert Milkins. Click below for a round-up of the action… Click here to view the scores and draw for the International Championship (snookerorg) Click here to …

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  • Meet The Euro Tour Refs! Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:32:23 +0000
    Earlier this month, following a number of tweets received during the European Tour 3 event as to the identity of the referees involved, I posted seeking information from those out there in order that I could shed some light and learn more about the increasingly familiar faces appearing on our television screens. Since then I …

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  • Champion of Champions 2014: First Two Groups Confirmed Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:52:24 +0000
    With the 2014 Champion of Champions set to get underway at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Monday 3rd November, the players and fixtures for the first two groups can be named. Monday 3rd, Group 3 (first match at 1.00pm) Ding Junhui (1) v Dominic Dale Barry Hawkins (2) v John Higgins Tuesday 4th, Group …

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  • International Championship 2014: Last 64 Wrap Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:05:26 +0000
    Two days down in Chengdu and the tournament is down to the last 32 stage, with eight of the world’s top ten players amongst the winners. Click below for a round up of some of the most eye-catching results from the second round stage… Click here to view the scores and draw for the International …

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  • Bingham Bests Lines For AT2 Title Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:14:17 +0000
    Congratulations to Stuart Bingham, who yesterday defeated 19-year-old Oliver Lines to win the AT2 title in Haining, China. His fourth Asian Tour title since the series was established in 2012, the victory earns Stuart the top prize of £10,000 and ensures that he will qualify for the Players Championship Grand Finals later in the season… …

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  • Maiden Max For Day Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:13 +0000
    Congratulations to world number 20 Ryan Day, who earlier today made his first professional 147 break at the AT2 event in Haining, China. Coming during the final frame of his 4-1 win against Cao Yupeng, the maximum represents the 107th in snooker history and following an announcement from World Snooker after the break, earns him …

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  • 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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