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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

  • Australian Goldfields Open 2015: Draw Released Thu, 21 May 2015 12:12:24 +0000
    Hot on the heels of confirming the field for the upcoming World Cup in Wuxi, World Snooker has also made available the draw for the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo, as well as the qualifiers due to commence in Crawley from 1st June 2015. The link for the final stages draw can be found here, …

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  • Snooker World Cup Line-Up Announced Thu, 21 May 2015 09:14:41 +0000
    The line up of 24 teams to play in snooker’s 2015 World Cup in China next month has been announced. The tournament will take place in the city of Wuxi in the Jiangsu Province from June 15 to 21, with the two-man teams chasing a top prize of $200,000 from a total prize fund of …

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  • Four Through Q School Event One Tue, 19 May 2015 15:26:15 +0000
    A week on at Burton and we know know the identities of the first four players to have come through this year’s Q School event, as Daniel Wells, Rhys Clark, Eden Sharav and Sydney Wilson all won their quarter-finals today. Click here to view the updated 2015/16 tour roll call, or continue reading for my …

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  • Asian Tour Event One Postponed Thu, 14 May 2015 22:45:44 +0000
    Yesterday it was announced by World Snooker that the first event of next season’s Asian Tour has been postponed at the request of the promoter, with a new date still to be confirmed. There had been some confusion as to the date of the event, when a different set of dates had appeared on display …

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  • Q School 2015: Starts Thursday Wed, 13 May 2015 19:58:12 +0000
    Barely more than a week on from Stuart Bingham’s victory at the Crucible, snooker returns tomorrow with the start of this year’s Q School events, this year to be held at the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Burton for the first time. As was the case last year, there will be eight main tour cards up …

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  • Ding To Work With Griffiths From 2015/16 Season Sat, 09 May 2015 19:03:26 +0000
    While all eyes at the Crucible were on the World Championship final between Stuart Bingham and Shaun Murphy a week ago, World Snooker also announced via Twitter that Ding Junhui will work with former world champion and renowned coach Terry Griffiths from the start of next season. I had recently speculated as to who Terry …

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  • Bingham Named Player Of The Year Fri, 08 May 2015 19:00:12 +0000
    Newly-crowned World Champion Stuart Bingham was named snooker’s Player of the Year at the sport’s annual awards ceremony in London tonight. Bingham conquered the Crucible for the first time by beating Shaun Murphy 18-15 in an epic final this week. He also won the Shanghai Masters world ranking event earlier this season, as well as …

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  • Provisional End of 2015/16 Rankings Now Available Thu, 07 May 2015 16:06:37 +0000
    While the 2014/15 snooker season might only have concluded three days ago, today I have published the first look at how next season’s tour survival race is currently shaping up, with the provisional end of 2015/16 ranking list. Of course, it is a very early stage, indeed we do not even know who all of …

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  • Watch Snooker’s Q School FREE In Burton Thu, 07 May 2015 09:55:22 +0000
    Burton-On-Trent will host snooker’s Q School for the first time in May, and entry for fans will be FREE. Players from 22 different countries around the world will be at the Meadowside Leisure Centre from May 14 to 25 for the qualifying school for World Snooker’s professional tour. There will be eight two-year tour cards …

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  • WPBSA Launch 2015/16 Sheffield’s Inter-Schools Championship Thu, 07 May 2015 09:53:43 +0000
    Following the success of the 2014/15 Cue Zone Into Schools Sheffield Inter Schools Competition, the WPBSA is launching the 2015/16 championship. The event will be open to primary, specialist and secondary schools in Sheffield. This season, 4000 individual school children took part in the 14/15 championship, which concluded on the day before the start of …

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