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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

  • UK Championship 2014: Day Two Blog Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:02:30 +0000
    Day two of the UK Championship in York this Wednesday as the field is whittled down from 128 to 64 and as was the case during the opening day, it has so far been very much a day for the top seeds, with few upsets at the Barbican Centre. Click below for my thoughts on …

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  • Eirian Williams Retires Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:17:41 +0000
    With the start of the UK Championship in York today came the shock news from World Snooker that Eirian Williams, one of the tour’s most senior referees, is to retire from officiating with immediate effect. As he explains here, Eirian now hopes to be able to spend more time with his grandchildren in the future, …

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  • Tour Survival 2014/15 – Player by Player (November Update) Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:07:40 +0000
    With the UK Championship set to get underway tomorrow, click below for my latest in-depth, player by player updates on the race for main tour places for the 2015/16 season, up to date after the ET4 event as I look at how each player stands on each of the relevant ranking lists… Click here to …

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  • Closing In On The Cut: December 2014 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:31:10 +0000
    With the advent of flat draws in snooker, not all of the mid-season seedings revisions that we see in the sport are as important as they once were, but as we head into this week’s UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York, there are a number of key placings to be determined ahead of …

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  • Murphy Wins In Mulheim Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:58:24 +0000
    Shaun Murphy won the Kreative Dental Ruhr Open in Germany, making a maximum break in a 4-0 victory over Robert Milkins in the final. Murphy made it back-to-back European Tour titles having won last month’s Bulgarian Open and the world number seven has now won four titles in 2014. The highlight of his emphatic final …

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  • Mulheim Max For Murphy Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:59:11 +0000
    Following two near misses earlier in the day, Shaun Murphy has this evening made a magical maximum break during the final of the ET4 event against Robert Milkins in Germany. During his first match of the day he was to break down on the final blue, before later leaving the green in the jaws of …

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  • UK Championship 2014: Tournament Preview Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:13:55 +0000
    Following a weekend in Germany for the Ruhr Open, the snooker circus heads to York on Tuesday for the start of the second most prestigious ranking event on the calendar, the UK Championship in York. Click below for my thoughts on the tournament in general, as well as the shape of the draw and confirmation …

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  • Coral to Sponsor 2014 UK Championship Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:37:43 +0000
    World Snooker is delighted to announce Coral as the title sponsor of the 2014 UK Championship. The 2014 Coral UK Championship will run from November 25 to December 7 at the York Barbican with 128 players battling for the coveted trophy and a top prize of £150,000. The event will be televised by the BBC …

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  • Lisbon To Host European Tour Event Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:36:26 +0000
    Lisbon To Host European Tour EventThe first ever professional snooker event in Portugal will take place in December, as the country’s capital city hosts the Lisbon Open. Running from December 11 to 14 and televised live on Eurosport (Dec 12-14), it will be the fifth European Tour event of the season, with all professional and …

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  • A Chat With Eurosport’s Rolf Kalb Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:43 +0000
    When thinking of snooker in Germany, it is impossible to do so without thinking of Eurosport commentator and tournament MC Rolf Kalb, who over the past 30 years has done more than probably anybody else to help promote the game in the country. Ahead of the Ruhr Open, this season’s second professional event to be …

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