Kyren Reflects On Shanghai Fairytale


Just a few days ago 23-year-old Kyren Wilson was the last man standing at the Shanghai Masters as he defeated Judd Trump 10-9 to win his first ranking event title.

On Tuesday I caught up with the new world number 22 as he looked back at a memorable week that incredibly might never have been, with a visa scare at one stage threatening his participation at the venue stages.

Kyren also discusses how he has rediscovered his form after a difficult 2014/15, as well as thanking some of those who have helped him most along the way…


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Walden Becomes Father, Withdraws From Shanghai

Walden3Congratulations to Ricky Walden and wife Natalie, who as revealed on Twitter a short time ago, yesterday became parents for the first time following the birth of his son.

Ricky has now withdrawn from the Shanghai Masters, the tournament that he of course won back in 2008, meaning that Matt Selt receives a walkover to the last 16 and a meeting with either Judd Trump or Robert Milkins.

Ricky spoke to World Snooker about his new arrival a few weeks ago ahead of the Paul Hunter Classic.

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Closing In On The Cut: September 2015


It feels like a long time since we last saw the players in ranking event action and indeed it has been, as over two months have passed since July’s Australian Goldfields Open.

Next week though the professionals will be back in action at the 2015 Shanghai Masters, with Stuart Bingham looking to defend the title that he won 12 months ago and following the event will also come the second mid-season seeding revision of the current season.


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Shanghai Masters Qualifiers: Start Wednesday


A reminder for readers that tomorrow (Wednesday), will see the Barnsley Metrodome host the second set of qualifiers this season, with the field to be determined for the venue stages of next month’s Shanghai Masters event.

The qualifiers will run for five days until Sunday evening and like those for the recent Australian Goldfields Open tournament, will run under the old tiered format.

You can view the draw over at snookerorg as ever, as well as the format here at World Snooker.

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