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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

  • Q School 2015: Draws and Format Available Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:18:36 +0000
    World Snooker have today published the drawsheets for both of the two events of this year’s Q School, with a record number of 166 professionals having entered the competition this year. Full details can be found here at World Snooker, but upon a cursory glance of the draw it is good to see that Marcus …

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  • National Snooker Disability Day Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:51:18 +0000
    The WPBSA is hosting the first National Snooker Disability Day in Sheffield tomorrow (Saturday). The activities will take place in Cue Zone in the Winter Garden, close to the Crucible Theatre where the Betfred World Championship is being staged. The day will start at 9am with free coaching available, led by coach Steve Rutter and …

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  • Mount Reflects On Snooker Journey Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:29:55 +0000
    The conclusion of this year’s World Championship will mark not only the end of another long season, but also the end of an era as On Q Promotions will cease to act as a snooker management company. With founder Paul Mount, his daughter Sarah and the rest of the gang at the South West Snooker …

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  • Crucible 2015: Picture Perfect Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:47:49 +0000
    As is now very much traditional here at PSB (see my 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 versions), it is time for a few of my best photos from here at the Crucible this week, both from back stage and front of house. Enjoy… The Venue The Crucible foyer Welcome to the Crucible A sunny …

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  • First Round Impressions Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:21:28 +0000
    Today marks the first ‘middle Thursday’ of the World Championship where as is tradition, the first round will come to an end and the second round gets underway. Now that we have seen all of the seeds in action, click below for a few impressions and thoughts about the tournament, with the field now almost …

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  • Relaxed O’Sullivan To Play Stevens In Last 16 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:59:55 +0000
    Two winners so far today on day five here at the Crucible and we now know that Ronnie O’Sullivan will take on Matthew Stevens in the second round at the weekend, following their victories over Craig Steadman and Mark Williams respectively. For O’Sullivan it was a business-like win, to me reminiscent of his win here …

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  • Mini-Pool Takes Media Room By Storm Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:50:12 +0000
    Away from the sensible action at the Crucible on Tuesday, there was a worrying amount of excitement caused by a table considerably smaller than 12×6, with the introduction of a mini-pool table next to the fridge here in the media room. With regular MC Rob Walker in particular taking a liking to the table, the …

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  • Missed Maximums For Ding, O’Sullivan Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:25:13 +0000
    Although day four at the Crucible was the first this year not to see a deciding frame, it was not without its fair share of drama as both Ding Junhui and Ronnie O’Sullivan threatened to make maximum breaks early in the day. In the ninth frame of his match with Mark Davis this morning, world …

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  • Watch: Crucible Time Lapse Video Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:56:09 +0000
    A treat for you all today thanks to Trans-Sport Ltd (@transporttv) for sharing this excellent time lapse video of the rigging up of the Crucible arena here at the World Championship. Enjoy…
  • Crucible Diary 2015: Day Three Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:44:45 +0000
    Day three at the Crucible and already we have had some early morning drama with another deciding frame finish between Barry Hawkins and Matt Selt… Click below for the third of my daily blogs from the Crucible… Click here to view the latest projected seedings Click here to view all of the results from the …

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