9 Results for tag: Rod Lawler

Liang Makes 147 – Then Misses Black On 140

Liang Wenbo made a maximum break at Betfred World Championship Qualifying in Sheffield, then remarkably missed the final black for another 147 just two frames later. View the updated 147s list The maximum came in the tenth frame of his first round clash with Rod Lawler, putting him in line to earn a £10,000 bonus, plus the £1,000 high break prize. ... More

World Championship 2017: Tour Survival Blog

With just one day to go until the start of the 2017 Betfred World Championship qualifiers it is time for my annual live blog, which will track all of the key movements in the race for tour survival as the tournament progresses. For those who can finish up inside of the top 64, or in the top eight of the one-year ranking list, not including those players, ... More

Tour Survival 2016/17 – World Championship Update

Following the conclusion of the China Open today, there is just one event remaining during the 2016/17 season as the annual battle for tour survival will be decided at the Betfred World Championship. With the qualifiers set to get underway this Wednesday at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, with £8,000 riding on first round matches, continue reading for a ... More

Tour Survival 2016/17: January Update

As the start of the new year approaches, today I take an updated look at the latest in the battle for tour survival with eight ranking events still to be completed during the 2016/17 season. For the first time since the introduction of two-year tour cards, the qualification system has in fact been subject to something a shake-up, following the end of the ... More

Tour Survival 2016/17: November Update

As we approach the mid-way point of the season, for many of the players currently ranked in the lower half of the rankings, attention is already shifting towards the battle to remain on tour beyond the end of 2016/17. For the first time since the introduction of two-year tour cards, the qualification system has in fact been subject to something a ... More

Paul Hunter Classic 2016: Tournament Preview

This week sees the return of the popular Paul Hunter Classic tournament from Fuerth, the event now upgraded to full-ranking status following Ali Carter's memorable victory at the Stadhalle a year ago. Today I take a look at some of the points to note about the event and how the draw is shaping up in what is the fourth ranking event of the season so ... More

Tour Survival 2017: The Early Running

It might seem like early days in the 2016/17 season, but with three ranking events already concluded and another to follow next week, already we can start to speculate as to which players have work to do if they are to remain on tour beyond the end of this season. With every pound, dollar or euro to be earned between now and next May likely to be ... More

World Open 2016: Tournament Preview

Next Monday sees the start of the 2016 Hanteng Autos World Open from Yushan, with the event back on the calendar following a two-year absence since Shaun Murphy's victory back in 2014. Continue reading for my preview of the  biggest event of the new season so far... Click HERE to view the World Open draw Click HERE to view the World Open ... More

Rod Lawler – Man In Form

So far in 2012/13, the big prizes have gone the way of Mark Davis, Ricky Walden and Barry Hawkins, but the man who has both played and won more matches and frames than any other is Liverpool’s Rod Lawler. It could have been so different for him however, after he came through the final round of this year's Q School to regain a place on the main tour at the ... More