Category Archive: snooker

Sep 15 2014

Rileys Enters Administration, 15 Clubs Close

A sad piece of news has broken this evening with the story that Rileys has entered into administration, with the immediate closure of 15 clubs and a loss of approximately 124 jobs. Regardless of the rights and wrongs, the reasons for the company’s current plight, sympathy has to be had with the employees affected and …

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Sep 11 2014

The Big Mark Allen Interview – Part One

It has been a strong start to the season so far for Paul Hunter Classic winner Mark Allen and recently I caught up with Northern Ireland’s number one player ahead of this week’s Shanghai Masters, to discuss a range of subjects as he gave a typically honest assessment on matters past and present. Click below …

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Sep 08 2014

Carter’s Return – Ranking Options

When Ali Carter announced earlier this summer that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and would therefore be away from snooker while he received treatment, the WPBSA were quick to announce that his ranking would be frozen, a decision that received almost unanimous support from those within the game. What was not explained however …

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Sep 05 2014

Bulgarian Open 2014: Draw and Format Released

A brief line tonight as World Snooker this week released the draw and format for the next event of this season’s European Tour, the Bulgarian Open, as John Higgins looks to defend the title that he won over a year ago in Sofia…

Aug 21 2014

Shanghai Masters 2014: Wildcards Drawn

A brief line from World Snooker yesterday, as they confirmed the updated draw for the venue stages of next month’s Shanghai Masters and which of the eight qualifiers will be required to face wildcards prior to the last 32 proper. Most notably, former world champions Mark Williams and Ken Doherty have both been drawn to …

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Aug 14 2014

Lists You Might Have Missed…

When I first started this blog back in August 2008, the intention was to provide insight and opinion on professional snooker, but what I hadn’t foreseen at the time was just how much focus I would go on to place on statistics and in particular rankings. With the advent of rolling rankings and seeding cut-off …

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Aug 01 2014

The Big Neil Robertson Interview – Part Two

Following on from part one earlier in the week, click below for the second part of my recent chat with world number one Neil Robertson, as we discuss the development of his game, look back on his 2010 world title triumph and also some of the things that Neil likes to do off the table. …

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Jul 23 2014

Calendar Tweaks

As we approach the end of snooker’s summer break, I noticed over the weekend that World Snooker have quietly filled in a few more blanks in respect of the calendar for the 2014/15 season, which are now reflected in my calendar page here…

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