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Bristol sports bar comes up with jaw-dropping trick shot

Many snooker players have trick shots but perhaps not on this scale. The Allstars Sports Bar in Bristol has posted an intricate sequence on its Facebook page, tagging it #puttoftheyear.

It was created by Shane O'Hara and has had millions of views. There have been some queries as to its authenticity but the pool hall insists it's "a real, proper full on Bristol trick shot".

Judge for yourself:

(we sped it up a bit, the real time version is below)

Here it is in real time:

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Snooker cue signed by Ronnie O'Sullivan is stolen

Stuart Craig watches with his prized snooker cue as Ronnie Credit: Snooker Legends

Police have made an appeal after a snooker cue, signed by legends of the game, including five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, was stolen in Plymouth.

Stuart Craig won it in a raffle. On his way back from showing off his prize to his mother - a man ran up to him and snatched it.

Mr Craig then paid the man £20 to get it back - but the thief ran off with the money and the cue.

Stuart Craig with the cue he won in a raffle - and then lost to a thief Credit: Snooker Legends

The Snooker Legends who signed the cue were Ray Reardon, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jimmy White, John Virgo and Michaela Tabb.

Here Stuart Craig talks about his loss.


Bristol's Judd Trump is beaten in thriller final

Bristol's Judd Trump lines up a shot in the UK Snooker Championship Credit: PA

Bristol's Judd Trump has been beaten to the UK Snooker Championship by Ronnie O'Sullivan in a nail-biting finish. The 25-year-old came back from 9-4 behind but lost in the final frame 10-9.

O'Sullivan, who was playing on a broken ankle, landed his fifth UK title at York's Barbican Centre, to sit alongside his five World Championship trophies and five Masters crowns.

I can't believe I've won it. I don't want to be playing him in every final. I feel like retiring.

He's a tough opponent, he's very dynamic and very explosive. He's fearless, and he's in your face the whole time, and if you go off the boil he's on you.

– Ronnie O'Sullivan
Judd Trump congratulates Ronnie O'Sullivan at the end of their thriller final Credit: PA

I left it too late and fair play to Ronnie - he took them well in the last frame and overall he was more of a deserving winner.

– Judd Trump

Stephen Lee loses his appeal against 12 year ban

Stephen Lee loses his appeal against 12 year ban Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Trowbridge snooker player Stephen Lee has lost his appeal against a 12 year ban for match-fixing. The 39-year-old was convicted of seven charges by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association last September. He has also been charged with fraud by the police.

Gloucester's Michael Wasley beats World No. 3

Michael Wasley during yesterday's match at the Crucible, Sheffield. Credit: PA

Gloucester snooker player Michael Wasley has caused shockwaves at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield by beating World Number 3 Ding Junhui last night.

Wasley, World Number 75, won 10-9 to reach the second round.

Ding Junhui during the match. Credit: PA


Wiltshire snooker star Stephen Lee loses first stage of appeal against ban

Stephen Lee has lost the first stage of an appeal as he challenges his 12-year ban from snooker.

The 39-year-old from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, was given the suspension by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) last September after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing dating back to 2008 and 2009.

The WPBSA says:

"The Appeals Committee have considered the evidence and submissions made by all parties in the first part of Stephen Lee’s appeal against his conviction for match fixing.

Today they have delivered their decision and they have dismissed this aspect of his appeal."

Trowbridge snooker player Stephen Lee was banned for 12 years after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing. Credit: PA

Lee appeal bid underway

The hearing of the evidence in the first part of Stephen Lee's appeal against his 12-year ban from snooker has been concluded, according to the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.

The 39-year-old from Trowbridge was given the suspension last September after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing dating back to 2008 and 2009.

The hearing of the evidence in the first part of Stephen Lee's appeal has been concluded.

The independent tribunal has risen to consider written submissions from the parties.

No date has been set for the outcome. The tribunal has undertaken to deliver the outcome expeditiously."

– Statement from the WPBSA

Snooker's former world number five has protested his innocence throughout the investigation.

Stephen Lee guilty of match fixing

Leading snooker player Stephen Lee, from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, has been found guilty of fixing snooker matches.

The verdict was confirmed by Nigel Mawer, the chairman of the disciplinary committee of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPSBA).

Mawer says Lee, the 38-year-old former world number five, has been found guilty of match-fixing charges relating to seven matches.

The sanction will be announced at a separate hearing on September 24 and Lee could face a lifetime ban.

Stephen Lee during The Masters 2012 at Alexandra Palace, London. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Full report: snooker stars visit teenage cancer centre

Every year in the South West 200 young people, between the ages of 16 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer. But if they're over 16 they're treated on adult wards.

Now though, the first specialist teenage cancer unit is being built in the region and work should be completed next year. Professional snooker player, Jack Liz-oww-ski Lisowski, had cancer when he was a teenager.

Today he visited the site with former world champion Judd Trump. Here's our Bristol reporter, Katie Rowlett.

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