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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

  • Best of 2014: The Best Match Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:10:47 +0000
    With professional snooker all but over for another year, it is time again to begin my mostly-annual series of ‘best of’ polls for you to vote in. First up, I consider what has been the best match of 2014 and offer my suggestions below, while you can also enter your own selection in the poll …

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  • Welsh Open 2015: Draw and Format Available Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:38:21 +0000
    As we arrive at the end of 2014 in snooker terms, World Snooker have today announced both the draw and format for the 2015 Welsh Open, which moves from its regular venue at the Newport Centre to the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff this season. Like the recent UK Championship, the event will see 128 players …

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  • Tour Card For Pan-American Snooker Champion Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:30:41 +0000
    An interesting line from World Snooker today as it has been announced that the winner of the 2015 Pan-American Snooker Championship will earn not only a two-year tour card from the 2015/16 season, but also a place at this season’s World Championship qualifiers in Sheffield, in line with changes announced by Barry Hearn at the …

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  • To Polish Or Not To Polish? Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:57:34 +0000
    That would appear to be the question, as World Snooker chose the recent Lisbon Open event at which to trial a new system of ‘polishing’ the balls prior to matches, in an attempt to reduce the amount of kicks and bad bounces in the game. As is ever the case in snooker, feedback was varied, …

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  • Maguire On Fire in Lisbon Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:47:36 +0000
    Stephen Maguire came close to glory in York last week as he reached the semi-finals of the UK Championship, but today has managed to go all the way in Lisbon by defeating Matt Selt to capture the fifth event of this season’s European Tour. Click below for more… Click here to view all of the …

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  • EBSA Order of Merit 2014/15: ET5 Update Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:16:28 +0000
    Following the ET5 event in Lisbon this weekend, there will be just one more European Tour event to be played this season and therefore one more chance for the amateurs to gain a top 16 place in this season’s EBSA Amateur Order of Merit. Click below to view to updated standings, as well as a …

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  • Maiden Max For Woollaston In Lisbon Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:29:28 +0000
    Congratulations to Leicester’s world number 36 Ben Woollaston, who today made his first professional 147 break during his first round match against amateur Joe Steele at the Lisbon Open event in Portugal. Coming in the third frame of the match, the break represents the 110th maximum break in professional competition and provided that it is …

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  • My New WPBSA Blog Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:15:16 +0000
    As some readers may have already seen on Twitter during the past few days, in what is an exciting development for me personally and hopefully for those of you who enjoy reading this website, I will now also be blogging for the WPBSA with immediate effect. In particular, the blog will initially concentrate on the …

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  • UK Championship 2014: Tournament Reflections Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:44:11 +0000
    Just a few days on from the final balls being potted in York at this year’s UK Championship, already eyes are very much fixed on the future, with the professional stages of the Lisbon Open set to get underway on Friday and the drawsheets being released for both the German Masters and World Seniors qualifiers …

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  • World Seniors Championship Qualifiers 2015: Draw and Format Released Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:43:38 +0000
    As well as the qualifying draw for the German Masters, World Snooker have today also published the qualifying draw for the 2015 World Seniors Championship, the event set to take place over two days in Wigan, immediately after those qualifiers for Germany. With the age limit reduced from 45 to 40 for this season, there …

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