Jun 29 2015

Australian Goldfields Open 2015: Day One Review

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One day down in Bendigo and already we have seen a couple of surprising results with world champion Stuart Bingham unable to finish off Fergal O’Brien, while Ben Woollaston became the first player to fall victim to a wildcard this season, losing out to Adrian Ridley.

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Jun 29 2015

Ferguson Elected WCBS President

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Jason Ferguson has been elected as the new President of the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS).

Ferguson received unanimous support in the election at the WCBS General Assembly, held in Wroclaw, Poland, home to the 2017 World Games.

Ferguson said: “Billiard Sports are united in the mission to become part of the Olympic Programme. We have seen great recent success in the SEA Games held in Singapore, and Cue Sports will once again participate in the 2017 World Games. I am honoured to be asked to lead our sport in this next phase of promoting the core values of the Olympic Movement.”

Jun 26 2015

Australian Goldfields Open 2015: Tournament Preview

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Following last week’s World Cup, professional snooker now moves on to Bendigo for the venue stages of the first ranking event of the season, the Australian Goldfields Open.

While there are a few names missing from the draw, there remains a strong field with Judd Trump looking to defend the title that he won 12 months ago…

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Jun 24 2015

Closing In On The Cut: July 2015

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It might only be June, but following the conclusion of next week’s Australian Goldfields Open we will see the first mid-season seeding revision of the 2015/16 campaign.

The revision is a notable one too, with seedings for the Shanghai Masters, another event not to be played under a flat draw format, up for grabs in Bendigo…

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Jun 24 2015

WCBS Statement On Olympic Decision

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The World Confederation of Billiard Sports has been informed that Cue Sports are not included in the shortlist of eight sports to be considered for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Jun 22 2015

Snooker Looks To 2024 Olympic Bid

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It was today announced that snooker has been unsuccessful with its bid to make the final short-list of potential sports to be included at the 2020 Olympic Games, with only eight of the previously listed 26 candidates now progressing to the next stage of the selection process.

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Jun 21 2015

Zhou, Yan Win World Cup For China B

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Congratulations to Chinese youngsters Zhou Yuelong and Yan Bingtao, who have defeated the Scottish pairing of John Higgins and Stephen Maguire to win the 2015 World Cup in Wuxi, China.

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Jun 19 2015

England Out Of World Cup

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England were knocked out of the Nongfu Spring World Cup in China in dramatic circumstances, despite beating the Republic of Ireland in their final group game.

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