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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

  • Last 16 in Riga Sat, 01 Aug 2015 21:33:20 +0000
    Two days down in Riga at the first European Tour event of the 2015/16 season and we are now down to just 16 players heading into the final day. Click below for a round-up of the action so far… Click here to view all of the results so far from ET1 Click here to view …

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  • See Snooker Stars Free In Barnsley Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:14:56 +0000
    Snooker fans will have another chance to see a host of green baize stars for FREE when the Shanghai Masters qualifiers take place at the Barnsley Metrodome next week. For the third consecutive year, World Snooker is providing free access to supporters to attend the qualifying rounds of world ranking events at the South Yorkshire …

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  • Llandudno To Stage Snooker’s World Grand Prix Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:13:48 +0000
    The best snooker players on the planet will be back in Llandudno next March for the World Grand Prix. The tournament was new to the calendar last season and received a fantastic reception in North Wales. It proved a great success as fans flocked to Venue Cymru to see an array of green baize stars …

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  • Interview: Taylor’s New Outlook Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:01:08 +0000
    Allan Taylor turned professional at the start of the 2013/14 season and initially found results hard to come by, but with the help of the late Vic Harris showed improvement during his second year, eventually earning a fresh two-year tour card thanks to his position on the European Order of Merit. With the resumption of …

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  • Kaettikun Wins World U-21 Championship Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:37:28 +0000
    IBSF Congratulations to Boonyarit Kaettikun who has today edged out Welshman Jamie Clarke 8-7 to win a dramatic final at the 2015 World U-21 Championship in Bucharest, Romania. Having made a century break in the opening frame, Boonyarit was never headed and soon moved one away from victory at 7-4, before Clarke launched a spirited …

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  • Interview: Hallworth Targets Tour Survival Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:06:38 +0000
    When Michael White trailed 19-year-old Steven Hallworth 4-0 at the first mid-session interval of their World Championship qualifying match back in April, the scoreline was more than enough to raise a few eyebrows, even amongst those of us inside of the snooker bubble. Though White was able to recover to take a 10-8 victory, Hallworth …

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  • Shanghai Masters 2015: Draw and Format Available Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:09:38 +0000
    With the qualifying tournament for the Shanghai Masters due to get underway in early August, World Snooker have this week published the draw for both the qualifying rounds and last 32 stage, as well as the qualifying format. The various documents can be accessed here at their official website, or alternatively at snookerorg here. Looking …

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  • Glasgow to Host Scottish County Championships Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:15:54 +0000
    Next Sunday, July 26th Glasgow’s Q-Club will host the Scottish County Championships, with 12 man teams playing the round robin event from; West of Scotland League Aberdeen League Edinburgh League Red Triangle of Cumbernauld – defending champions Dumfries League Borders League Further info can be found at worldsnooker.com
  • Top Class Snooker Returns To Cardiff Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:14 +0000
    Top Class Snooker Returns To CardiffThe world’s best snooker players will be back at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff in February for the 2016 Welsh Open. The world ranking event was staged in the Welsh capital last year with 128 players competing for the trophy, giving fans the chance to watch many of their heroes …

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  • Bingtao Tour Card Deferred, Figueiredo In Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:09:48 +0000
    An interesting line this afternoon from World Snooker, with the news that the tour card of Chinese youngster Yan Bingtao will now be deferred until the start of the 2016/17 season due to difficulties in obtaining a visa for him to travel to the UK. With a tour place opened up, the decision has been …

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