Go Back   AzBilliards.com > Main Category > Snooker
Reload this Page Things That Make You Go Hmm !
Reply
Page 11 of 11 « First 91011
 
Share Thread Tools Rate Thread
Chinese duo Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng banned from snooker due to match-fixing
Old
  (#151)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up Chinese duo Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng banned from snooker due to match-fixing - 12-01-2018, 01:48 PM

https://www.sportinglife.com/snooker...snooker/155590

Quote .

" The tribunal found that, on one of the matches Yu fixed, the stakes placed on the result were 65,000 and would have generated a profit of 86,000.

The tribunal described Yu's actions as "a scourge to the game of snooker".

I bet they regret the match fixing now .
  
Reply With Quote

Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng match-fixing: Cheats should be banned for life - Williams
Old
  (#152)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng match-fixing: Cheats should be banned for life - Williams - 12-01-2018, 06:05 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/46415797
  
Reply With Quote
Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng snooker match-fixing: Inside story on Chinese pair
Old
  (#153)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng snooker match-fixing: Inside story on Chinese pair - 12-02-2018, 06:51 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/46411743

Quote .

" One televised tournament. One day. Two matches. Both fixed.

That is the stark reality of what happened on the opening day of the 2016 Welsh Open - one of the darkest moments in snooker's history.

Two talented professional Chinese players were corrupting the game - Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng deliberately fixing the outcome of their matches.

Now Yu is suspended from the sport until early 2029, while Cao must serve a 30-month ban after admitting breaches of the sport's rules.

Here we go inside the corruption case with a special Q&A - from shady text messages to high-stakes wagers on the Asian betting markets.

We discover how Far East fixers tried to gamble 250,000 in one second through an array of betting accounts, and the sport's determination to root out cheaters.

How did we get here?
Suspicious betting patterns at different matches in which the pair played prompted the sport's governing body, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), to launch an investigation.

The WPBSA has a dedicated integrity unit and worked with data outfit Sportradar, with support from the UK Gambling Commission.

Yu and Cao were charged in May and two hearings were subsequently held to examine the evidence before a three-person independent tribunal chaired by David Casement QC, sitting with barrister Yasin Patel and solicitor Tarik Shamel.

Both Yu and Cao admitted breaches of the rules - but their roles and cooperation with the inquiry varied greatly, which was reflected in their sentencing.

Yu Delu - banned until 24 February 2029
The tribunal found that Yu "engaged in deliberate and premeditated corruption to secure substantial financial gain for his friends/associates and himself".

Over a period of 30 months he fixed five matches at five different tournaments. He also admitted lying to investigators, failing to cooperate with the investigation and betting on snooker when prohibited from doing so.

The 31-year-old, like English player Stephen Lee - the former world number six - faced a 12-year ban but this was reduced to 10 years and nine months after a late guilty plea.

Lee has never admitted the offences he was convicted of in 2013 and will be 50 before he can make a competitive return to snooker.

Yu, whose actions were described by the tribunal panel as "a scourge to the game of snooker", was also ordered to pay 20,823.80 towards the WPBSA's costs.

Cao Yupeng - banned until 24 November 2020
The 28-year-old admitted to fixing three matches in 2016 and failing to fully cooperate with the WPBSA inquiry.

A suspension of eight years was initially considered before he was given credit for his plea of guilty which reduced it to six.

He will serve a suspension of two and a half years unconditionally. The remaining three and a half years are suspended - on condition he complies with a written agreement to "provide significant assistance to the WPBSA in its anti-corruption work".

After stonewalling his initial interviews, he made a full confession and expressed his sorrow for being involved.

"He explained that he had been involved in fixing matches as a result of his financial difficulties although he maintained he had not fixed any matches since 2016 but admitted he received 5,000 for each fixed match," said the tribunal panel report.

He was ordered to pay 15,558 towards the WPBSA's costs.

How big was the scandal?
Pretty big. On that day of the Welsh Open, 38 different betting accounts in the Far East - using sophisticated computer software - attempted to place a total of 250,000 in one second on the result of Cao's match against two-time World Championship runner-up Ali Carter.

Carter won 4-1, and as with all the other opponents, there is no suggestion he was aware of the plot.

But Cao knew he had to fix the match; for example, for the match to only last a certain number of frames, or Carter to win by a particular margin.

The attempted coup, which could have netted a profit of 1m, was a non-runner once alarm bells rang with Asian-based bookies whose own computer programmes raised suspicions.

The tribunal found that, in one of the matches Yu fixed, the stakes placed on the result were 65,000 and would have generated a profit of 86,000.

Text messages were analysed which "showed discussions clearly referring to match-fixing and also his own betting on snooker matches".

One text show Yu "taking the initiative in offering match-fixing services to a person he was in communication with".

"The misconduct of Mr Delu represents a scourge to the game of snooker," the tribunal panel noted.

What were the fixed matches?
Yu Delu admitted fixing in five matches:

Indian Open qualifiers: WON 4-3 v Martin McCrudden - 12 February 2015
Paul Hunter Classic: LOST 4-1 v Dominic Dale in Germany - 29 August 2015
Welsh Open: WON 4-3 v Ian Glover - 15 February 2016
European Masters qualifiers: LOST 4-1 v Michael Georgiou - 4 August 2017
Shanghai Masters: LOST 5-3 v Kurt Maflin - 15 November 2017
Yu won two of the five fixed matches, but had arranged for the correct score to be 4-3 to either player.

Cao Yupeng admitted fixing in three matches:

Welsh Open: LOST 4-1 v Ali Carter - 15 February 2016
Indian Open qualifiers: LOST 4-0 v Stuart Bingham - 30 June 2016
UK Championship: LOST 6-1 v Stephen Maguire - 24 November 2016
Cao also failed to provide material that was requested during the investigation.

He told investigators that he received 5,000 for each of the matches he fixed.

"Cao Yupeng has shown true remorse," said WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson.

"He will assist the WPBSA in player education and in its fight against corruption, which is reflected in his reduced sanction."

Meanwhile, more allegations of corruption are being investigated
World number 43 Jamie Jones was suspended last month. He has been accused of being part of a plan to fix the outcome of a match between fellow Welshman David John and Graeme Dott in 2016.

Former professional John was suspended in May. Scotsman Dott is not under suspicion.

What of snooker's image?
"It is very sad when talented players are attracted to the opportunity to make money from fixing matches," said Ferguson.

"We have very effective prevention and monitoring processes that protect the sport. Where players ignore this, they risk their careers and they will be caught."

And this is where snooker's rulers have been smart - with a carrot and stick approach. Yu serves a four-times longer ban than Cao, who will help with educating players in China and improving integrity.

Individuals who spend long periods away from home, sometimes on their own, are vulnerable to approaches from corrupt outsiders.

But rather than brushing the issue under the carpet, or simply ignoring it, the sport has tackled it head on.

"It is appropriate that a message is sent out that this conduct is both dishonest and dishonourable and will be met with severe sanctions," said the panel.

The timing of announcing the sanctions was unfortunate - during the UK Championship sponsored by a large bookmaker, Betway.

It also meant the news came out a day after World Snooker was part of a launch in France by billiard sports to be included in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

"There's never a good time for these headlines to hit the public domain, especially with the UK Championship taking place at the moment," said WPBSA vice-president Nigel Mawer, who led the investigation and is a former head of economic and specialist crime with the Metropolitan Police.

"But the most important thing snooker has shown is that it's absolutely dedicated to removing corrupt players and ensuring it is a fair sport.

"It is difficult because of the problems in gathering evidence in the Far East and this case may be a watershed moment."

Betting analysis, interviews and other methods are used to try to establish the details of a case, he told Sportsworld on the BBC World Service.

"I think the real success of this case is that the evidence we had was so strong that the players pleaded guilty so there was no need to have a trial," added Mawer.

Analysis
Jamie Broughton, 5 live snooker reporter

These two players are well known in China, and this story will be headline news there.

Lengthy bans show that the sport's world governing body, the WPBSA, has the capability and desire to investigate such cases all over the world, and not just in Europe.

Sanctions like this send out a clear message to any player tempted to get involved in match fixing that it's not worth the risk of getting caught. "

Dude's if I ever find out you've been match fixing.....I'm gonna stop posting to AZBilliards Snooker Threads unless you give me insider iinformation so as I can lay off the bets before the WPSBA disciplinary board , Barry Hearn & Jason Fergusson find out .

Remember it's just us punters that are allowed a bet and not the Players !
  
Reply With Quote
UK Championship snooker: 'Sex noise' interrupts Mark Allen match in bizarre video
Old
  (#154)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up UK Championship snooker: 'Sex noise' interrupts Mark Allen match in bizarre video - 12-04-2018, 04:20 PM

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/ot...en-match-video
  
Reply With Quote
Betting Companies Ban on TV Poses Possible Future Threat to Snooker
Old
  (#155)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up Betting Companies Ban on TV Poses Possible Future Threat to Snooker - 12-07-2018, 05:09 PM

https://snookerhq.com/2018/12/07/bet...uture-snooker/

Gambling firms agree 'whistle-to-whistle' television sport advertising ban :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/46453954

Why sports betting adverts are dangerous and why everyone agrees they need to be curbed :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46469308
  
Reply With Quote
Snooker (not great) news and a lovely podcast
Old
  (#156)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up Snooker (not great) news and a lovely podcast - 12-10-2018, 09:43 PM

https://ronnieo147.com/2018/12/10/sn...ovely-podcast/
  
Reply With Quote
John Higgins says he may retire at end of season if motivation still lacking
Old
  (#157)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up John Higgins says he may retire at end of season if motivation still lacking - 12-11-2018, 01:48 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46530651

Quote .

" John Higgins has stressed he will "seriously" consider retiring at the end of the season if he continues to struggle for motivation.

The four-time world champion said earlier this month he felt he was "near the end" of his time in the game.

Despite reaching the 2018 world final, Higgins says he is living a "soul-destroying" existence.

"If I still feel the way I'm feeling just now I'd seriously think about it," he said.

"I just feel as though I'm stuck in the house now 24/7.

"My wife works three days, which is great because she's brought our three kids up over the years and she's got a bit of independence. She's out working which is great but now I realise how people can go stir-crazy when they're in the house.

Higgins wins with broken rib in Glasgow
"I know now there's house husbands but it can be pretty soul-destroying when you're stuck in the four walls. That's what I feel I've been doing a lot now with my practice game in the house."

If he does continue to play next year, Higgins says he would "look at" the opportunity to take part in a breakaway snooker tour.

Ronnie O'Sullivan has mooted his desire to form a "Champions League-style" format because of his dissatisfaction with the current schedule.

"If there was something like that in the future of course you would look at it," four-time world champion Higgins said.

"There are a lot of countries that want to see tournament play but a lot can't come up with the money because they've got to fund a 128-man ranking event which is tough - it takes a lot of money to do that," he said.

"So if other countries are wanting to put on smaller events for smaller fields and that would suit me, it could suit other players, who knows?"

Hmm indeed lol !
  
Reply With Quote
Jamie Jones: Player cleared of match-fixing but breached snooker's rules
Old
  (#158)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up Jamie Jones: Player cleared of match-fixing but breached snooker's rules - 01-11-2019, 04:51 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/46823109

WPBSA DISCIPLINARY HEARING FINDING :

http://www.worldsnooker.com/wpbsa-di...aring-finding/

WORLD PROFESSIONAL BILLIARDS AND SNOOKER ASSOCIATION (WPBSA)
World governing body for Snooker and Billiards
-andDAVID JOHN
&
JAMIE JONES
Respondents
DECISION
OF
THE WPBSA DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE :

https://www.wpbsa.com/wp-content/upl...n-redacted.pdf
  
Reply With Quote
Jamie Jones says suspension was 'horrendous' after being cleared of match-fixing
Old
  (#159)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up Jamie Jones says suspension was 'horrendous' after being cleared of match-fixing - 01-13-2019, 09:11 AM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/46855404
  
Reply With Quote
Mark Allen faces fine from World Snooker
Old
  (#160)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up Mark Allen faces fine from World Snooker - 02-07-2019, 09:52 AM

https://www.sportinglife.com/snooker...es-fine/158281
  
Reply With Quote
David John and Jamie Jones: Pair banned after snooker match-fixing investigation
Old
  (#161)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up David John and Jamie Jones: Pair banned after snooker match-fixing investigation - 02-08-2019, 05:19 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/47149710
  
Reply With Quote
Im a very dark place with my game reveals Mark Allen
Old
  (#162)
church66
AzB Silver Member
church66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond reputechurch66 has a reputation beyond repute
 
church66's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,327
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland UK
   
Thumbs up Im a very dark place with my game reveals Mark Allen - 02-11-2019, 05:14 PM

http://www.livesnooker.com/category/...llen-20190211/
  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Page 11 of 11 « First 91011

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.