Category Archive: Qualifiers

Apr 16 2014

Crucible Qualifiers 2014: Final Round, Day One Round-Up

Tuesday at Ponds Forge saw the confirmation of the first eight qualifiers for the venue stages of this year’s World Championship and there were (on paper at least), some real surprises, with the likes of former champions Graeme Dott and Mark Williams crashing out. Click below for a round-up of the day’s eight qualifiers, with …

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Apr 07 2014

World Championship 2014: Tour Survival Blog

So it begins, tomorrow will see the start of the 2014 World Championship qualifiers and with them, the climax of the race for main tour places, which I have been talking about so much during the past few months. Though you can view my extended player-by-player guide to tour survival here, this then is the …

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Apr 06 2014

World Championship 2014: Qualifying Preview

With Ding Junhui’s victory in the final of the China Open today, all attention can now switch to the big one – the World Championship, the qualifiers for which start this Tuesday. Click below for my section by section preview of what is always one of my favourite weeks of the year…

Mar 31 2014

World Championship 2014: Qualifying Draw Released

With just one week to go until the start of the 2014 World Championship qualifiers, World Snooker have this evening released the draw for the tournament which you can read here in pdf format, or here at snookerorg with match times. You can also see the format here. More thoughts will follow next weekend, but …

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Feb 18 2014

China Open Qualifiers 2014: Day Three Wrap

While there were not quite as many surprises as during the opening day of this week’s China Open qualifiers, play during the last couple of days has thrown up a few stories and in particular today, a potentially huge win for fan favourite Jimmy White…

Feb 17 2014

China Open Qualifiers 2014: Day One Wrap

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 …

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Dec 15 2013

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…

Dec 12 2013

Wilson Joins 147 Club In Barnsley

It’s catching, little more than 24 hours after Dechawat Poomjaeng made a maximum 147 break, Gary Wilson has tonight repeated the feat, during the fourth frame of his German Masters qualifier against Ricky Walden. As a result, Gary will take a half-share of the rolling 147 prize of £2,500 away from Poomjaeng, while at the …

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