Gdynia Open 2016: Live Blog

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Although my blog has now largely moved over to (watch this space for some exciting news on that front), this weekend I will be live blogging here at PSB throughout the professional stages of the crucial Gdynia Open.

Regular readers will be well aware of the importance of this event, with tour places, Players Championship places and World Grand Prix spots up for grabs, but if you are not sure, click here to read my comprehensive preview and pre-tournament analysis of all the key battles at

For the first time I will be making the trip to Gdynia to be able to bring you updates on the key matches and talking points…


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Race to the Masters: Two Events To Go


As has become tradition over the past few seasons, the upcoming UK Championship represents not only the first BBC event of the 2015/16 season, but also the final leg in the race for spots at next year’s Masters tournament.

With just that and this weekend’s Bulgarian Open left before the all-important next seedings revision, it is time to take a look at some of the players to keep an eye on over the coming weeks…


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Haining Open – Starts Monday


The snooker tour resumes tomorrow with the start of this year’s Haining Open, an event won last season by Stuart Bingham who now has an impressive four Asian Tour titles to his name.

Although Stuart will not be returning to defend his title in 2015, the tournament remains one that is deceptively important for many players, more so than ever in 2015 as eight Players Championship places and two main tour cards could effectively be up for grabs this week…


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Tour Survival 2015/16 – Player by Player


As the nights draw in and the clocks go back, it is also that time of the year when I take a close look at the battle for tour places from the start of the 2016/17 season. As regular readers will be well aware, to fully understand how each of the current tour players are currently placed, it is necessary to analyse a number of different ranking lists and orders of merit.

With two of the biggest money events to come in the International Championship and UK Championship tournaments, today I take my first player-by-player look at the current state of play and flag up some of the surprise names with work to do if they are to remain on tour for another season…


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