May 21 2015

Australian Goldfields Open 2015: Draw Released


Hot on the heels of confirming the field for the upcoming World Cup in Wuxi, World Snooker has also made available the draw for the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo, as well as the qualifiers due to commence in Crawley from 1st June 2015.

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May 21 2015

Snooker World Cup Line-Up Announced


The line up of 24 teams to play in snooker’s 2015 World Cup in China next month has been announced.

The tournament will take place in the city of Wuxi in the Jiangsu Province from June 15 to 21, with the two-man teams chasing a top prize of $200,000 from a total prize fund of $800,000.

The home favourites Ding Junhui and Xiao Guodong are top seeds, as China won the last World Cup in 2011 when they beat Northern Ireland in the final in Thailand.

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May 19 2015

Four Through Q School Event One


A week on at Burton and we know know the identities of the first four players to have come through this year’s Q School event, as Daniel Wells, Rhys Clark, Eden Sharav and Sydney Wilson all won their quarter-finals today.

Click here to view the updated 2015/16 tour roll call, or continue reading for my round-up of the action from event one…

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May 14 2015

Asian Tour Event One Postponed

Yesterday it was announced by World Snooker that the first event of next season’s Asian Tour has been postponed at the request of the promoter, with a new date still to be confirmed.

There had been some confusion as to the date of the event, when a different set of dates had appeared on display outside of the Crucible last month, to that on the official website of the governing body.

The move means that the first silverware of the new season will be won at the World Cup on 21st June 2015, with the venue stages of the Australian Goldfields Open to follow shortly afterwards.

May 13 2015

Q School 2015: Starts Thursday


Barely more than a week on from Stuart Bingham’s victory at the Crucible, snooker returns tomorrow with the start of this year’s Q School events, this year to be held at the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Burton for the first time.

As was the case last year, there will be eight main tour cards up for grabs from two events, as well as important places on the Q School Order of Merit, from which the likes of Ashley Carty were able to enter so many events last season and gain valuable experience, despite having missed out on a professional place.

The first event will run until next Tuesday, when the first four of the promoted professionals will be confirmed.

You can view the draws for event one and event two at Snookerorg, while entry is free for anyone in the area who would like to go along and watch. Live scores are also available here.

Best of luck to all of the players involved!

Image taken from the Burton Mail website.

May 09 2015

Ding To Work With Griffiths From 2015/16 Season


While all eyes at the Crucible were on the World Championship final between Stuart Bingham and Shaun Murphy a week ago, World Snooker also announced via Twitter that Ding Junhui will work with former world champion and renowned coach Terry Griffiths from the start of next season.

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May 08 2015

Bingham Named Player Of The Year

Newly-crowned World Champion Stuart Bingham was named snooker’s Player of the Year at the sport’s annual awards ceremony in London tonight.

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May 07 2015

Provisional End of 2015/16 Rankings Now Available

While the 2014/15 snooker season might only have concluded three days ago, today I have published the first look at how next season’s tour survival race is currently shaping up, with the provisional end of 2015/16 ranking list.

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