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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2014 German Masters Format Leaked, Power Snooker Off

Within my recent discussion of the pros and cons of the proposed switch to flat 128 draws next season, one of the factors that I considered was the practical point of where the early round matches will be played.

Today we have been given something of a clue, as the format for the 2014 German Masters appears to have been revealed over at this Facebook page, which subject to Google Translate being accurate, states that 64 players will be in action at the venue, with eight tables in use. Please click below for a translation of the full announcement.

Meanwhile in other news, the Power Snooker event schedule to take place later this month now appears to have been cancelled, the event no longer showing on World Snooker’s tournaments page…

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UK Championship Draw Released, Power Snooker to Return

Following the first mid-season revision to the seedings this Monday, World Snooker have wasted little time in publishing the full draw for the 2011 UK Championship and you can now view that here at PSB. The first in over 20 years to see Stephen Hendry among the qualifiers, it is not without interest however a full preview and analysis will follow closer to the time.

Incidentally news has also surfaced today of the return of Power Snooker, which will take place at the Trafford Centre in Manchester between the 19th-20th November 2011 and again be televised on ITV4. More information on this will no doubt follow…

Over to you…

Having been starved of the opportunity to watch snooker for the past few weeks, this weekend sees something of an overload as the EPTC event from Gloucester  is being streamed live (watch here), from the venue whilst the Power Snooker event in London will also be available to watch over on ITV4.

As I will not be in for much of the day tomorrow (though hoping to provide regular updates on my Twitter page), I would be very interested to hear from fans as to their views of the service provided by the On-Q guys over at the EPTC event and also general views on the Power Snooker event.

Enjoy, whichever event you will be following!