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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

  • Gdynia Open 2015: Tour Survival Blog Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:11:01 +0000
    Earlier this week I took a look at some of the battles set to be decided at this weekend’s all-important Gdynia Open event, which is now underway with its amateur rounds having started yesterday. Tomorrow though sees the entrance of the professionals and with tour cards, Grand Finals spots and Grand Prix places up for …

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  • Visa For Vafaei Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:49:33 +0000
    Iran’s Hossein Vafaei Ayouri first turned professional back in 2012 following his victory at the 2011 IBSF World Championship, but his two and a half seasons on tour have to date been blighted by visa issues which have limited him to sporadic appearances at events such as the Six Red World Championship and Asian Tour …

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  • Betway To Sponsor Shoot-Out And Seniors Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:45:30 +0000
    World Snooker is delighted to announce Betway as the new title sponsor of next week’s Shoot-Out and World Seniors Championship. The two tournaments will run back-to-back from Monday to Friday at the iconic Blackpool Tower Circus Arena, with every ball televised live by Sky Sports. The Betway World Seniors Championship is on March 2-3, bringing …

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  • Calabrese Resigns Tour Card Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:52:52 +0000
    An interesting bit of news these evening as with the updated world rankings following the Welsh Open, World Snooker have also revealed the news that Australia’s Vinnie Calabrese has given up his main tour card with around two and a months to run and has therefore been removed from the world ranking list. Although no …

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  • Eyes On Gdynia: The Big Preview Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:57:29 +0000
    In the grand scheme of things, this weekend’s Gdynia Open might not be appear to the biggest event on the snooker calendar, but upon closer inspection, with three key battles to be determined at the tournament, for some players it could prove to be one of the most important. Click below for my thoughts ahead …

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  • The Crucible Seedings Race 2015 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:39:05 +0000
    Following John Higgins’ victory at the Welsh Open this evening, we are just four tournaments away from knowing not only who the top 16 players guaranteed to appear at the Crucible Theatre for the 2015 World Championship will be, but also how those players will be seeded in the draw. Click below for a look …

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  • Record Fourth Welsh Crown For Higgins Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:29:53 +0000
    Two and a half years on from his last ranking event victory, Scotland’s John Higgins has defeated Leicester’s Ben Woollaston 9-3 this evening in Cardiff to claim the 2015 Welsh Open title, his fourth victory at the event, moving clear of both Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan in the all-time list. Click below for more… …

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  • Woollaston To Take On Higgins In Welsh Final Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:17:06 +0000
    So who had a John Higgins v Ben Woollaston final in their pre-tournament predictions? Not me, but that is the intriguing final that we have in prospect tomorrow in Cardiff at the BetVictor Welsh Open. Click below for a round-up of the day and a look ahead to the final… Click here to view the …

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  • Woollaston and Brecel To Face Legends In Welsh Semis Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:35:39 +0000
    It has been a day to remember for this weekend’s four semi-finalists at the 2015 Welsh Open, as both Ben Woollaston and Luca Brecel have made it through to their first ever ranking event semi-finals, to face two of the game’s all-time greats in home favourite Mark Williams and four-times world champion John Higgins. Click …

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  • Tour Structure 2015/16: Making 128 (ish) Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:35:08 +0000
    As we enter the closing months of the 2014/15 season, attention is beginning to turn to how the tour will look next season, with the European Tour set to reach its conclusion before the end of February and tour places up for grabs at upcoming amateur events such as the European U-21 Championship in March. …

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