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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

  • Morris Suffering From Back Injury Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:03:24 +0000
    One of last season’s most impressive performers of those to have started the season on zero ranking points, Irish number three David Morris has struggled for victories in the early weeks of the season and it has today emerged that he is currently suffering from the after-effects of a back injury sustained whilst at the …

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  • Tour Survival 2014/15 – Player by Player Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:57:21 +0000
    Last season a very popular feature here at PSB proved to be my in-depth, player by player updates on the race for main tour places for the 2014/15 season, as I attempted to untangle the various overlapping ranking lists and orders of merit. Although we are still only in September, already taking a look at …

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  • General Cup International 2014: Line-up Confirmed Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:38:46 +0000
    General Cup format and line up for those interested @ProSnookerBlog @CueTracker_Ron pic.twitter.com/gARBBhxc6r — Deco800 (@Deco800_) September 25, 2014 Next month will see the sixth staging of the invitational General Cup International tournament at the General Snooker Club in Hong Kong, the event set to run from 12-18 October 2014, with eight top professionals amongst those …

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  • Snooker on the Internet 2014 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:23:22 +0000
    Whilst here at PSB I try to provide you with all of the latest snooker news and information, there are some things that escape even my attention. There are though other invaluable snooker websites on the internet and so as I like to do once a year, below I cast my eye over some of …

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  • International Championship Qualifiers Start Monday Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:34:16 +0000
    Tomorrow sees the start of the International Championship qualifiers from Barnsley, which will be staged over four days and determine which 64 professionals will be heading over to Chengdu next month. With all of the big names present with the exception of Ali Carter, as ever it will be interesting to see who will fall …

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  • International Championship 2014: Draw and Format Released Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:02:30 +0000
    Next week sees the start of the qualifiers for this season’s International Championship and following the publication of the updated world rankings this morning, World Snooker have now published both the draw and format for the tournament, which are accessible from their website. At first glance, the big hitters such as defending champion Ding Junhui, …

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  • World Snooker Rankings 2014/15: Seedings Revision Two Round-Up Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:49:42 +0000
    Stuart Bingham’s victory at the Shanghai Masters yesterday marked not only his biggest tournament win to date, but also the end of the second stage of the 2014/15 season as the seedings are revised for the International Championship. Click below for a round-up of all of the changes to the seeding list, including confirmation of …

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  • Rileys Enters Administration, 15 Clubs Close Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:12:25 +0000
    A sad piece of news has broken this evening with the story that Rileys has entered into administration, with the immediate closure of 15 clubs and a loss of approximately 124 jobs. Regardless of the rights and wrongs, the reasons for the company’s current plight, sympathy has to be had with the employees affected and …

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  • Bingham Masters Shanghai Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:25:12 +0000
    Congratulations to Stuart Bingham who has today defeated Mark Allen 10-3 to win the 2014 Shanghai Masters. Earning him the top prize of £85,000, the victory represents Stuart’s biggest tournament success so far, as he continues his impressive recent record in Asia. Click here to view all of the results from the 2014 Shanghai Masters …

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  • The Big Mark Allen Interview – Part Two Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:58:09 +0000
    Tomorrow afternoon in Shanghai, Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen will contest his fourth career full-ranking event final against Stuart Bingham, so what better time for me to publish part two of my recent interview with him, as I ask him whether his views on the recent developments in snooker have changed since his memorable press conference …

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