Apr 23 2014

Champion of Champions Returns, Qualification Criteria Confirmed

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Amongst the other announcements today, it has also been confirmed that the Champion of Champions tournament will return this November, the official press release for which you can find below.

Interestingly however, the qualification process for the tournament has also been confirmed, click below for more details…

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Apr 23 2014

Barry Hearn Speaks, Announces Invitations, World Changes

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Ever since he teased the possibility of awarding a wildcard to Steve Davis on the eve of the tournament, as well as format changes to the 2014 World Championship on its opening day, fans and players alike have been looking forward to the scheduled press conference from Barry Hearn, which took place at 2pm today.

Click below then for a transcript of what the World Snooker chairman had to say…

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Apr 23 2014

Evans Claims Tenth World Title

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REANNE Evans is the women’s world snooker champion for a record tenth successive year.

Players from 13 countries descended on Leeds in a bid to dethrone the Queen of Ladies’ Snooker but left paying homage to the 28-year-old who has reigned for a decade.

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Apr 22 2014

Crucible Diary 2014: Day Four

doorsDay four at the Crucible, and following yesterday’s shock win for Michael Wasley against Ding Junhui, the action continued as Alan McManus completed a terrific victory against John Higgins, while Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins also got their campaigns underway…

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Apr 22 2014

Crucible Diary 2014: Day Three

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While there might have been a lack of wifi in the media centre yesterday, there was no lack of drama out in the arena as the tournament saw another two deciding frame finishes, including a stunning 10-9 victory for Gloucester’s Michael Wasley against one of the pre-tournament favourites, Ding Junhui.

Click below for quotes and stories from day three at the Crucible…

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Apr 20 2014

Crucible Diary 2014: Day Two

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Day two at the Crucible promises to be full of drama, with four matches to be played to a conclusion today and already we have had a shock, with 44-year-old Ken Doherty rolling back the years to complete a seven frame winning streak against world number six Stuart Bingham…

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Apr 19 2014

Crucible Diary 2014: Day One

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After all the hype, after all of the previews, day one of the 2014 World Championship is now well underway, with Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stuart Bingham having started their respective campaigns this morning.

Click below for day one of my now traditional Crucible Diary, which throughout the week will detail any stories of mine, together with bring you quotes from all of the post-match press conferences…

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Apr 18 2014

The Big 2014 World Championship Preview With Neal Foulds

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The three day gap between the conclusion of the final qualifying round for this year’s World Championship and the start of play tomorrow morning at the Crucible makes the job of previewing the tournament ever-more difficult.

But this year I am hopeful that I have been able to do the tournament justice, thanks to the help of former world number 3, turned highly respected snooker analyst Neal Foulds, who spoke with me this morning to help preview each of the 16 opening round matches and offer his thoughts as to who will be lifting the famous trophy on 5th May 2014…

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