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Snooker 2013/14: The Home Straight

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A season which began as far back as 11th May 2013 with the start of Q School is now into its final phase, with just three tournaments to be played between now and the end of the campaign.

Following a rare week off, which has given players, fans and bloggers alike the chance to draw breath ahead of traditionally the most anticipated part of the season, the action resumes on Tuesday with the start of the Players Championship Grand Finals, before the trip to Beijing and ultimately the World Championship in Sheffield…

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China Open Qualifiers 2014: Day One Wrap

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After last week saw group victories for Shaun Murphy and Martin Gould in the latest matches of the 2014 Championship League, today saw a return to ranking event action with the start of the China Open qualifiers in Gloucester.

Running until Tuesday evening, the event will determine which of the 64 players will be on the flight to Beijing for the final tournament ahead of the season-ending World Championship in April…

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Gloucester To Host China Qualifiers

The qualifying rounds of the 2014 China Open will be staged at the Capital Venue in Gloucester next February 17 and 18.

The Capital Venue in the south-west of England has already staged events on the World Snooker Tour this season, and will once again host the best players in the world as they compete for places in the final stages in Beijing.

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Untangling The 2013/14 Calendar

During the recent World Championship qualifiers, World Snooker published the provisional calendar for the 2013/14 season, which as in 2012/13, sees a number of significant changes as the professional circuit continues to expand.

Click below for a summary of the main changes, together with a ‘cut-off by cut-off’ round up of how the calendar shapes up…

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Robertson Victorious In Beijing Final

It has been a long time in coming, but Neil Robertson today captured his seventh career ranking event title in Beijing, defeating Mark Selby 10-6 to win the 2013 China Open.

Earning him the top prize of £85,000, together with 7,000 ranking points, the result will no doubt come as a big relief to the Australian, as attention now turns to Sheffield and the all-important World Championship…

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Selby and Robertson To Contest China Final

The final of the 2013 China Open will be contested between Mark Selby and Neil Robertson, after the two came through against Shaun Murphy and Stephen Maguire respectively in today’s semi-finals.

Click below for a look ahead to the final, as well as the daily update as to how those results will affect the drawsheet for the 2013 World Championship…

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