Category Archive: snooker

Dec 18 2014

Tour Card For Pan-American Snooker Champion

An interesting line from World Snooker today as it has been announced that the winner of the 2015 Pan-American Snooker Championship will earn not only a two-year tour card from the 2015/16 season, but also a place at this season’s World Championship qualifiers in Sheffield, in line with changes announced by Barry Hearn at the …

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Dec 15 2014

To Polish Or Not To Polish?

That would appear to be the question, as World Snooker chose the recent Lisbon Open event at which to trial a new system of ‘polishing’ the balls prior to matches, in an attempt to reduce the amount of kicks and bad bounces in the game. As is ever the case in snooker, feedback was varied, …

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Dec 14 2014

EBSA Order of Merit 2014/15: ET5 Update

Following the ET5 event in Lisbon this weekend, there will be just one more European Tour event to be played this season and therefore one more chance for the amateurs to gain a top 16 place in this season’s EBSA Amateur Order of Merit. Click below to view to updated standings, as well as a …

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Dec 10 2014

UK Championship 2014: Tournament Reflections

Just a few days on from the final balls being potted in York at this year’s UK Championship, already eyes are very much fixed on the future, with the professional stages of the Lisbon Open set to get underway on Friday and the drawsheets being released for both the German Masters and World Seniors qualifiers …

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Dec 08 2014

World Snooker Rankings 2014/15: Seedings Revision Four Round-Up

With Ronnie O’Sullivan’s fifth victory at the UK Championship yesterday, comes the fourth mid-season seedings revision of the 2014/15 season, which will see China’s Ding Junhui’s climb to top spot for the first time in his career. Click below for a round-up of all of the key changes to the seeding list…

Nov 26 2014

UK Championship 2014: Day Two Blog

Day two of the UK Championship in York this Wednesday as the field is whittled down from 128 to 64 and as was the case during the opening day, it has so far been very much a day for the top seeds, with few upsets at the Barbican Centre. Click below for my thoughts on …

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Nov 24 2014

Tour Survival 2014/15 – Player by Player (November Update)

With the UK Championship set to get underway tomorrow, click below for my latest in-depth, player by player updates on the race for main tour places for the 2015/16 season, up to date after the ET4 event as I look at how each player stands on each of the relevant ranking lists…

Nov 23 2014

Closing In On The Cut: December 2014

With the advent of flat draws in snooker, not all of the mid-season seedings revisions that we see in the sport are as important as they once were, but as we head into this week’s UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York, there are a number of key placings to be determined ahead of …

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