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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

  • Australian Goldfields Open 2015: Day Two Review Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:36:03 +0000
    Matt Selt has always enjoyed playing in the Australian Goldfields Open with two previous quarter-final runs to his name and today he claimed another significant scalp, winning a thrilling match 5-4 against home hero Neil Robertson to reach the last 16 in 2015. Continue reading for more on that and the five other first round …

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  • Australian Goldfields Open 2015: Day One Review Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:00:14 +0000
    One day down in Bendigo and already we have seen a couple of surprising results with world champion Stuart Bingham unable to finish off Fergal O’Brien, while Ben Woollaston became the first player to fall victim to a wildcard this season, losing out to Adrian Ridley. Click here to view the results so far from …

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  • Ferguson Elected WCBS President Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:31:41 +0000
    Jason Ferguson has been elected as the new President of the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS). Ferguson received unanimous support in the election at the WCBS General Assembly, held in Wroclaw, Poland, home to the 2017 World Games. Ferguson said: “Billiard Sports are united in the mission to become part of the Olympic Programme. …

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  • Australian Goldfields Open 2015: Tournament Preview Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:25:08 +0000
    Following last week’s World Cup, professional snooker now moves on to Bendigo for the venue stages of the first ranking event of the season, the Australian Goldfields Open. While there are a few names missing from the draw, there remains a strong field with Judd Trump looking to defend the title that he won 12 …

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  • Closing In On The Cut: July 2015 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:03:15 +0000
    It might only be June, but following the conclusion of next week’s Australian Goldfields Open we will see the first mid-season seeding revision of the 2015/16 campaign. The revision is a notable one too, with seedings for the Shanghai Masters, another event not to be played under a flat draw format, up for grabs in …

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  • WCBS Statement On Olympic Decision Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:14:38 +0000
    The World Confederation of Billiard Sports has been informed that Cue Sports are not included in the shortlist of eight sports to be considered for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. While falling at this stage is disappointing for Cue Sports, inclusion in the process to date has been hugely beneficial and we are stronger …

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  • Snooker Looks To 2024 Olympic Bid Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:29:55 +0000
    It was today announced that snooker has been unsuccessful with its bid to make the final short-list of potential sports to be included at the 2020 Olympic Games, with only eight of the previously listed 26 candidates now progressing to the next stage of the selection process. It was perhaps always a long shot to …

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  • Zhou, Yan Win World Cup For China B Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:13:10 +0000
    Congratulations to Chinese youngsters Zhou Yuelong and Yan Bingtao, who have defeated the Scottish pairing of John Higgins and Stephen Maguire to win the 2015 World Cup in Wuxi, China. The young pair each earn a share of the £130,000 top prize, as well as places in this season’s Champion of Champions event in Coventry, …

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  • England Out Of World Cup Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:35:31 +0000
    England were knocked out of the Nongfu Spring World Cup in China in dramatic circumstances, despite beating the Republic of Ireland in their final group game. Mark Selby and Stuart Bingham, the world’s top two players, beat Ireland 3-2, but finished third in Group D so missed out on a quarter-final place. Thailand’s Dechawat Poomjaeng …

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  • Boys From Brazil Have World Cup Chance Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:00:34 +0000
    Brazil won their third consecutive match at the Nongfu Spring World Cup on Thursday to boost their chance of qualifying from the group phase. Igor Figueiredo and Itaro Santos saw off Malaysia 4-1 and now have 13 points in Group B. Scotland and Belgium both have 14 points but they play each other in the …

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