Category Archive: International Championship

Oct 27 2014

International Championship 2014: Last 64 Wrap

Two days down in Chengdu and the tournament is down to the last 32 stage, with eight of the world’s top ten players amongst the winners. Click below for a round up of some of the most eye-catching results from the second round stage…

Sep 21 2014

International Championship Qualifiers Start Monday

Tomorrow sees the start of the International Championship qualifiers from Barnsley, which will be staged over four days and determine which 64 professionals will be heading over to Chengdu next month. With all of the big names present with the exception of Ali Carter, as ever it will be interesting to see who will fall …

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Sep 16 2014

International Championship 2014: Draw and Format Released

Next week sees the start of the qualifiers for this season’s International Championship and following the publication of the updated world rankings this morning, World Snooker have now published both the draw and format for the tournament, which are accessible from their website. At first glance, the big hitters such as defending champion Ding Junhui, …

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Feb 22 2014

Provisional 2014/15 Calendar Released, No UK Euro Tour Events

As the Welsh Open continues in Newport, World Snooker have also now released the first provisional calendar for the 2014/15 season, which you can view here. Click below for my initial thoughts and in particular, the main changes compared to the current 2013/14 schedule…

Nov 03 2013

Dominant Ding Completes Ranking Hat-Trick In Chengdu

Congratulations to China’s Ding Junhui, who has today defeated Marco Fu 10-9 in a thrilling final to win the 2013 International Championship and claim the top prize of £125,000, together with 8,000 ranking points. Ding becomes the first player to win three consecutive ranking event titles in the same season, since Stephen Hendry back in …

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Oct 28 2013

International Championship 2013: Trump Tumbles

Day two of the International Championship today saw wins for both Neil Robertson and Mark Selby, but notable early exits for Shaun Murphy, Stephen Maguire and defending champion Judd Trump, the latter losing out to a strong performance from Alan McManus. Click below for a round-up of the action today…

Oct 27 2013

International Championship 2013: O’Sullivan, Higgins Make Winning Starts

Today saw the start of the second International Championship in Chengdu, as Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins were among the winners, while there was to be one casualty from the ever-controversial wildcard round. Click below for a round-up of the action today…

Oct 20 2013

China Calling

As the seniors conclude their World Championship event in Portsmouth today, many miles away in China, a number of professionals have already moved on to their next tournament, with the AT3 event kicking off in Zhengzhou, ahead of next week’s International Championship. Click below for a few thoughts as we prepare for the final Asian …

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