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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

  • Tour Survival 2015: The Early Running Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:40:31 +0000
    While the end of the 2014/15 season feels like a long way off, with a two-year ranking list, in reality we are over halfway through the race for main tour places for the 2015/16 season. With every pound, dollar or Euro earned during this season potentially crucial, already some eyes will be turning to the …

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  • Minimum Age Reduced For World Seniors Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:05:50 +0000
    Snooker’s celebrated World Seniors Championship has a brand new qualifying criteria this season, with the age limit reduced from 45 to 40. The tournament will take place at the Blackpool Tower Circus Arena for the first time, on March 2nd and 3rd, 2015, and televised live on Sky Sports. The changes to the criteria, which …

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  • 2014 6 Red World Championship – Starts Monday Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:34:43 +0000
    Following Mark Allen’s victory at the Paul Hunter Classic last weekend, all has been quiet on the snooker front and of course that is due to the fact that the AT2 event, previously scheduled to take place this week, has not gone ahead for reasons unspecified by World Snooker. Next week however, a number of …

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  • Battle For Number One: 2014 Shanghai Masters Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:26:08 +0000
    Following next week’s 6 Reds World Championship in Thailand, the snooker circuit heads to China for the venue stages of the biggest ranking event of the campaign so far, the 2014 Shanghai Masters. The tournament also marks the second seedings revision of the current season, which although relatively insignificant compared to other cut-offs this season, …

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  • Allen Victorious In Fürth Final Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:29:24 +0000
    Having finished as runner-up in the first event of this season’s European Tour in Riga earlier in the month, Mark Allen went one better this evening by defeating Judd Trump 4-2 to win the 2014 Paul Hunter Classic in Germany. Click here to view the latest projected seedings Click here to view all of the …

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  • Magic Max For India’s Mehta Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:25:26 +0000
    Congratulations to India’s Aditya Mehta, who has this evening made his first maximum 147 break in professional competition at the 2014 Paul Hunter Classic in Germany. The break came in the third frame of his last 32 encounter with Stephen Maguire and represents the first competitive maximum break by an Indian player and the 106th …

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  • Shanghai Masters 2014: Wildcards Drawn Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:32:55 +0000
    A brief line from World Snooker yesterday, as they confirmed the updated draw for the venue stages of next month’s Shanghai Masters and which of the eight qualifiers will be required to face wildcards prior to the last 32 proper. Most notably, former world champions Mark Williams and Ken Doherty have both been drawn to …

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  • 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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