Jan 26 2015

Lee Spick Dies At 34


It has been a sad day in the snooker world today with the news that main tour professional Lee Spick has died at the age of just 34, reportedly due to a problem with his liver as detailed at World Snooker.

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Jan 25 2015

Marcel Eckardt: Back to the Baize


Following four more days of action at the Championship League next week, professional snooker will then return to Berlin for the 2015 German Masters at the Tempodrom.

Along with the 32 players who qualified for the event, there will also be another familiar face returning to the venue as German referee Marcel Eckardt will be donning his white gloves following a few months away from the sport.

A few people have asked me on Twitter recently where he has been, so I caught up with Marcel recently to find out what he has been up to and why we will be seeing a lot more of him in the arena over the coming months…

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Jan 24 2015

Perry Claims AT3 Title in Xuzhou

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18 months on from his maiden Asian Tour title at the Yixing Open, Joe Perry has today claimed his second, with victory against Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh at the Xuzhou Open in China.

Click below for a round-up of the final day’s action, together with the implications for the Asian Order of Merit…

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Jan 22 2015

AT3: Down To 32, Order of Merit Latest


Three days down, two to go at the third and final Asian Tour event of the 2014/15 and it is crunch time in respect of the race for all important places on the Asian Order of Merit, with both Players Championship Grand Finals and main tour places on offer for those in action this week.

Click below for a look at how results so far this week have affected the standings, with the tournament now down to the last 32 stage…

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Jan 22 2015

2020 Vision: Cue Sports Target Tokyo Olympics

olympicsFour years ahead of its original target, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has engaged heavily in working alongside the World Confederation of Billiard Sports on a bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Jan 21 2015

Best of 2014: The Results


Over the Christmas period I published my annual series of ‘best of’ polls, looking to find your best match, best player and most improved players of the 2014 calendar year and what a response I had here at PSB, as the awards received significantly more votes than ever before.

Click below then for a round-up of the results, including some of the best ‘other’ votes received…

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Jan 18 2015

Magical Murphy Masters Robertson


Prior to the start of the tournament, Shaun Murphy told the BBC that he wanted to win the Masters tournament within the next ten years, but as it was to turn out, he only needed a week as this evening he has defeated world number one Neil Robertson 10-2 to claim the £200,000 top prize.

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Jan 18 2015

Xuzhou Open 2015: Tournament Preview


Next Tuesday sees the start of the 2015 Xuzhou Open, the third and crucially final, event of this season’s Asian Tour, a significant milestone during this 2014/15 season as the final Asian Order of Merit will be confirmed…

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