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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

  • Snooker Returns to Fürth, Draw Available Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:03:49 +0000
    The snooker circus rolls on to Furth this weekend with the second event of the 2014/15 European Tour and it promises to be another interesting weekend, with the return of defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, who will be playing in his first competitive tournament since his defeat to ET1 winner Mark Selby at last season’s World …

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  • Shanghai Masters 2014: Qualifying Wrap Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:33:21 +0000
    Yesterday saw the conclusion of the qualifying tournament for the 2014 Shanghai Masters at the Barnsley Metrodome, as 16 players booked their places at the venue stages of the event next month. Click below for a round-up of all of the main stories, as well as my thoughts from the venue yesterday, as I took …

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  • Lists You Might Have Missed… Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:17:45 +0000
    When I first started this blog back in August 2008, the intention was to provide insight and opinion on professional snooker, but what I hadn’t foreseen at the time was just how much focus I would go on to place on statistics and in particular rankings. With the advent of rolling rankings and seeding cut-off …

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  • Hospice Pockets From World Snooker Partnership Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:41:01 +0000
    South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood, is going snooker loopy having pocketed over £152,000 from its long-standing charity relationship with World Snooker. The two-year partnership began in the 2012/2013 season when World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn read about the hospice, which is based in Sheffield, the city of snooker and home of the World …

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  • Partitions Return For Shanghai Qualifiers Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:29:14 +0000
    Snooker returns to the Barnsley Metrodome tomorrow for the first of four days action from the 2014 Shanghai Masters qualifiers and tonight it has emerged on Twitter that the tournament will mark the return of partitions to snooker’s multi-table events, as you can see from the above photo. Interestingly, the partitions are not quite full …

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  • How Rolling Are The Rankings? Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:39:46 +0000
    Following Mark Selby’s victory at the first European Tour event of the season, it had been anticipated that the victory would be enough to see him climb back above Neil Robertson into top spot in snooker’s latest world rankings. It now seems though that in fact the rankings will not be officially revised until after …

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  • Selby Comeback Secures Riga Title Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:46:36 +0000
    Mark Selby is the 2014 Riga Open champion, the new world champion coming back from 3-0 down to defeat Mark Allen in a deciding frame this evening and get his season off to a flying start in Latvia. Click below for more, including a round-up of the key stories from this season’s first European Tour …

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  • Hawes and Curtis Supply European Tour Shirts Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:46:13 +0000
    World Snooker’s European Tour events have a new dress code this season, with shirts to be supplied by renowned clothing firm Hawes and Curtis. The six events across continental Europe, starting with the Riga Open in Latvia which started today, will see players wearing black tailored shirts together with black or dark tailored trousers. The …

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  • Kaspersky lab Sponsor Riga Open Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:59:23 +0000
    World Snooker is delighted to announce Kaspersky lab as the title sponsor of the new Riga Open, which starts tomorrow. The Kaspersky lab Riga Open is the first ever professional snooker tournament in Latvia and the first event of the 2014/15 European Tour series. Kaspersky lab is a developer of secure content and threat management …

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  • Back to the Baize Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:54:40 +0000
    So after a month away from the baize, the majority of snooker’s professional players will be back on the baize this week as the first of this season’s six European Tour events gets underway in Riga, Latvia. You can check out the draw and order of play for the event over here at snookerorg, while …

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