Allen Closes In On Crucible Spot

HWOarenaDay three at the Haikou World Open saw the last 32 played out to a conclusion, including victories for big hitters such as Neil Robertson (who took his centuries tally to 91), Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump and John Higgins.

As ever here at PSB though, in the early stages of events such as this, my attention has been on those around the various seedings brackets ahead of World Championship cut-off and today saw a number of important results for the top 15 in particular…

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Closing In On The Cut: Crucible 2014


Following the conclusion of AT4 earlier today, there are now just two events to run prior to the final mid-season seedings revision, which will decide who will be at the Crucible Theatre as of right next month for the World Championship and how many matches the rest will have to win if they are to make an appearance at the season’s biggest event.

Click below to see how the battle is currently shaping up, as well as a reminder of how the seeds would be placed in the Crucible draw as things currently stand…

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Four Days In Barnsley

Following Neil Robertson’s victory at the UK Championship, the snooker circuit was back in action this week at the Barnsley Metrodome for the final matches of 2013, as the round of 128 of the German Masters and Haikou World Open events were played out.

Click below for my round-up of the events…

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German Masters, Haikou World Open Draws Available

Following yesterday’s latest seedings revision this 2013/14 season, today has seen the drawsheets for the German Masters and Haikou World Open tournaments issued by World Snooker, with a four day stint in Barnsley set to start on Wednesday to determine who will go to each venue.

  • Click here to view the draw for the German Masters
  • Click here to view the draw for the Haikou World Open

Or continue reading for World Snooker’s press release for the qualifiers…

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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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