Haikou World Open 2013: Qualifying Draw Released

As 2012 draws to a close in the snooker world, we have just two tournaments left, the ET5 event in Scotland which starts tomorrow, followed by the qualifiers for the 2013 Haikou World Open which begin in Sheffield next Tuesday.

Accordingly, World Snooker have now published the drawsheet for the qualifiers, which you can now view at PSB by clicking here.

You can also view the latest results from Scotland here at snookerorg, while I will of course update the projected seedings at the end of the day’s play.


The Run-Up To Christmas…

After a busy week in which we have seen a UKPTC event, an ET event and a thrilling climax to the league stage of the 2012 Premier League, you could be forgiven for thinking that the players will now be due a well-earned rest.

That rest however will be limited to just a single day, as from Tuesday there will be some form of professional snooker played every day until 10th December 2012…

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Fu Hits Second Career Max In World Open Qualifiers

Congratulations to Marco Fu who has this morning made the second maximum break of his professional career in the sixth frame of his last 48 match against Matt Selt. The 86th 147 in professional competition and the first of 2012, the break puts Marco 4-2 ahead and at the time of writing within a frame of a place at the venue. Provided that nobody else makes one in the competition, the break will also earn Marco a £500 bonus, though given the recent flurry of maximum breaks that is hardly something that can be taken for granted.

As a side-note, the break also represents the fourth professional 147 officiated by referee Andy Yates, following those of Tom Ford, Liang Wenbo and Kurt Maflin in previous seasons.

Click here to view my updated 147’s list.