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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

  • Carter Reflects On Biggest Career Win Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:27:04 +0000
    Last weekend saw Ali Carter claim an emotional victory at the 2015 Paul Hunter Classic and yesterday I caught up with the man himself to take a look back at the weekend and discuss the different challenges that he has faced since his return to the baize during the past 12 months… PSB: Hi Ali, …

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  • A Fresh Angle Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:04:46 +0000
    A short post this evening to alert those of you not on Twitter to a new blog started by world number 26 and ITV commentator Alan McManus, at which he hopes to shed some light on the professional circuit from a player’s point of view. Knowing Alan as I do, I have no doubt that …

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  • EBSA Order of Merit 2015: Event Two Update Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:18:52 +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 …

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  • Carter Scores Popular Victory At Paul Hunter Classic Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:08:50 +0000
    Ali Carter has this evening defeated Shaun Murphy 4-3 to win the 2015 Paul Hunter Classic, a popular victory for a player who has of course gone through so much in recent seasons. His reward is a cheque for £18,750, in addition to places at the upcoming Champion of Champions and Players Championship events, not …

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  • First Final For Tatiana Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:47:58 +0000
    A short line of news tonight courtesy of Jan Verhaas on Twitter that tomorrow’s final at the 2015 Paul Hunter Classic will be officiated by Tatiana Woollaston, her first professional final. Recognisable of course as the wife of last season’s Welsh Open finalist Ben Woollaston, Tatiana is a long time friend of the blog, not …

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  • The Biggest Ever Kick? Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:11:07 +0000
    During recent years the subject of ‘kicks’ is one that has dominated a lot of snooker discussion, to the extent that a number of outside observers have become weary of hearing complaints about conditions. Tonight however it was impossible to ignore the kick suffered by Shaun Murphy during the sixth frame of his 4-2 victory …

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  • WPBSA Statement Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:54:19 +0000
    The WPBSA were today alerted to unusual betting patterns regarding the match between Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon and Martin O’Donnell at the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany. The WPBSA monitor betting on ALL professional snooker and have the most sophisticated methods available today. Working with their partners worldwide and by liaising with the Gambling Commission, the WPBSA …

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  • PSB Survey Results 2015: Part Three Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:51:57 +0000
    So we have seen how you voted in respect of a number of categories already in parts one and two of my PSB survey, but today’s concluding section is perhaps the most interesting of all, as we look at the tour structure and the suggestion of other fundamental changes to the sport… We begin with …

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  • New Trophy For Paul Hunter Classic Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:03:59 +0000
    Tomorrow sees the start of the professional rounds of the Paul Hunter Classic, one of the sport’s most popular events and for 2015 there will be an extra special prize, with a new glass trophy (above), supplied by Waterford Crystal. The exquisite trophy sees the names of the 11 previous winners of the event dating …

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  • PSB Survey Results 2015: Part Two Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:26:24 +0000
    Following on from part one of the results of my recent fan survey on Monday, today I bring you further conclusions, including the views on favourite players, commentators and more… We begin today with five questions looking at event experience and it was an emphatic result in terms of whether those who have previously attended …

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