Kurt Maflin reacts during his match against Mark Selby during the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

The survival instincts of Mark Selby rescued the defending world champion and left Kurt Maflin heartbroken as the Crucible witnessed an opening-day cl(...)

Neil Robertson: has won snooker’s Triple Crown – the World and UK Championship and the Masters – and also took this title in 2013 and was runner-up last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Dechawat Poomjaeng produced a stunning first-round upset at the China Open with a 5-4 win over world number three Neil Robertson. Australian star Robe(...)

Shaun Murphy became the 10th player to secure snooker’s triple crown after thrashing Neil Robertson 10-2 in the Masters final. (Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Shaun Murphy became the 10th man to win the Triple Crown after thrashing Neil Robertson 10-2 at Alexandra Palace to win the Masters. Robertson, the wo(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan in action against Ben Woollaston during the third round of the Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York.

A new pair of shoes and a more playable table helped Ronnie O’Sullivan cruise into the last 16 of the UK Championship. A typically outspoken O’Sulliva(...)

Mark Selby (left) congratulates David Morris after he won their second-round match during the  Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York. Photograph:   Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Kilkenny’s David Morris caused a huge shock at the Coral UK Championship when he knocked out world champion Mark Selby. Selby, who became a father for(...)

Northern Ireland’s Joe Swail,  who beat Neil Robertson 6-5 in China. Photograph: Tom Shaw/ALLSPORT

Joe Swail pulled off a stunning victory over world No2 Neil Robertson in China yesterday – two years after losing his place on tour.The veteran 45-ye(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan and Barry Hawkins during their semi-final at the World Snooker Championship at The Crucible Theatre  in Sheffield, England. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan gave himself the chance to earn a day off as he built on his lead over Barry Hawkins in their World Championship semi-final in Shef(...)

Mark Selby shakes hands with Alan McManus after  their quarter-final in Sheffield. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Mark Selby breezed through to the semi-finals of the Dafabet World Championship after claiming the one remaining frame he needed against Alan McManus (...)

David Morris in action against Mitchell Travis at the williamhill.com UK Championships at The Barbican Centre, York. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Ireland’s David Morris ended the dream run of Sheffield amateur Mitchell Travis with a 6-1 third round win at the UK Championship in York.Morris only(...)

Fergal O’Brien. Photograph: Inpho

It was a bad day for the Irish at the Australian Open as both Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien crashed out of the tournament.Doherty lost 5-2 to Hong Ko(...)