First Final For Tatiana


A short line of news tonight courtesy of Jan Verhaas on Twitter that tomorrow’s final at the 2015 Paul Hunter Classic will be officiated by Tatiana Woollaston, her first professional final.

Recognisable of course as the wife of last season’s Welsh Open finalist Ben Woollaston, Tatiana is a long time friend of the blog, not to mention an excellent referee in her own right and so congratulations to her on what is a significant career milestone.

Marcel Eckardt: Back to the Baize


Following four more days of action at the Championship League next week, professional snooker will then return to Berlin for the 2015 German Masters at the Tempodrom.

Along with the 32 players who qualified for the event, there will also be another familiar face returning to the venue as German referee Marcel Eckardt will be donning his white gloves following a few months away from the sport.

A few people have asked me on Twitter recently where he has been, so I caught up with Marcel recently to find out what he has been up to and why we will be seeing a lot more of him in the arena over the coming months…

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