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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

  • Calendar Tweaks Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:41:12 +0000
    As we approach the end of snooker’s summer break, I noticed over the weekend that World Snooker have quietly filled in a few more blanks in respect of the calendar for the 2014/15 season, which are now reflected in my calendar page here… As was announced last week, the Asian Tour 2 event that had …

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  • Blackpool To Host Seniors, Shoot Out Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:16:43 +0000
    Blackpool will stage a sensational week of snooker next March with the World Seniors Championship followed by the dramatic Shoot-Out. The World Seniors will take place at the Blackpool Tower Circus Arena for the first time, on Monday 2 March and Tuesday 3 March, 2015. Then the Shoot-Out returns to the same venue for the …

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  • ET1 Draw Now Available Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:49:24 +0000
    Following the current extended July break, the next professional action will come from Riga at the first event of the 2014/15 European Tour in Latvia and following the passing of the tournament’s entry deadline earlier this week, World Snooker have today revealed the draw and format for the event. You can view the official documents …

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  • World Snooker Details Revised EBSA Order of Merit Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:52:41 +0000
    While snooker news is a little thin on the ground at the moment during this rarest of months off, over the weekend there was an interesting bit of news from World Snooker concerning the revised EBSA Order of Merit, which this season will be taken from the ‘main’ European Tour events, rather than separate ‘amateur …

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  • Asian Tour 2 Cancelled Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:14:21 +0000
    Following discussions with the promoter of 2014 Asian Tour event two, World Snooker announces that unfortunately the event will not take place, due to a range of issues that cannot be resolved within the short timescale. The tournament was due to run from August 26 to 30. We continue to work alongside the China Billiards …

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  • World Snooker Rankings 2014/15: Seedings Revision One Round-Up Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:59:36 +0000
    It might only be early July, but today saw the first mid-season seedings revision of 2014/15, following Judd Trump’s victory at the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo. This list will now be used to determine the seedings for September’s Shanghai Masters, which remains one of three events that will not be staged under the increasingly …

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  • Trump Denies Robertson Bendigo Title Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:45:06 +0000
    Prior to today, Judd Trump’s last ranking event victory came at the 2012 International Championship, when he defeated Neil Robertson in the final and today was to see a repeat of that result as he defeated the home favourite 9-5 to win a fourth career ranking title. Click below for more… Click here to view …

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  • ET1, ET2: Entry Packs Now Available, EBSA OOM Changes Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:26:20 +0000
    Ahead of the July break which will follow the conclusion of this week’s Australian Goldfields Open, World Snooker have recently published the entry packs for the first two European Tour events of the season in Riga and Furth, both of which will take place in August 2014. As well as containing the usual information that …

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  • Australian Goldfields Open 2014: Rankings Update Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:49:50 +0000
    We are down to eight in Bendigo and despite a number of surprising results early in the week, we are now left with a high-quality last eight line-up, with Neil Robertson and Judd Trump among those remaining in the 2014 Australian Goldfields Open. Click below for an update as to how the various rankings battles …

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  • Robertson Retains Wuxi Classic Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:13:52 +0000
    He might have been slightly disappointed with his haul of titles last season, but Neil Robertson has made a winning start to the 2014/15 campaign by successfully defending his Wuxi Classic today. He was to be pushed all the way by friend Joe Perry, who fought back from 8-6 down to lead 9-8, but it …

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