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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

  • 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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  • European Tour Returns To Germany Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:02:57 +0000
    Following a quiet week on the snooker circuit, the professionals (and amateurs), will return to action this week in Germany, as the fourth event of this season’s European Tour gets underway. The tournament in question is the Ruhr Open, its inaugural staging last season having been won by Mark Allen, who despite having already long …

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  • Murphy Donates To RMCH Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:27:07 +0000
    A nice story today as former world champion Shaun Murphy took time out earlier this week to present a cheque to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for £4,100, representing £100 for each of the 41 century breaks that he made during the 2013/14 season. Click below for the full story, while you can also click …

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  • TJS Snookerbility Easter 2015 Snooker Spectacular Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:15:52 +0000
    Next Easter will see the 2015 Snooker Spectacular for people with any disability or special needs take place at the Haverhill Ex Servicemens Club – for more information, please click the image above to see the full-size banner for more information.
  • Dafabet To Sponsor The Masters Until 2017 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:10:30 +0000
    Dafabet has extended its title sponsorship of snooker’s most prestigious invitation tournament, The Masters, for the next three years. Dafabet sponsored the event for the first time in 2014 and has now signed up until 2017. The 2015 Dafabet Masters runs from January 11 to 18 at Alexandra Palace in London and features the world’s …

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