Category Archive: World Snooker

May 16 2014

World Snooker Releases 2014/15 Tour Information

While there might have been more eye-catching stories today with the WPBSA announcing that Stephen Lee’s latest appeal has been dismissed, while the first Q School event of this season came to a conclusion, the news that caught my eye was the announcement of various bits of tour information for 2014/15 from World Snooker. With …

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Apr 04 2014

World Snooker Renews Agreement With Star

World Snooker is delighted to announce the signing of a new cooperation agreement with Star Xing Pai. The exclusive agreement will run for a minimum of five years and will see the Star Championship table continue to be used for all of World Snooker’s events around the World.

Mar 13 2014

New Chair Appointed in Lee Appeal

The WPBSA have this evening issued a further statement concerning the ongoing appeal of Stephen Lee, explaining that a new chair for the Appeals Committee will now be appointed, due to the decision made by the original Committee to recuse themselves as explained below…

Feb 25 2014

WPBSA Statement – First Part of Lee Appeal Dismissed

The WPBSA have this evening issued the following statement in connection with the ongoing appeal of Stephen Lee against his conviction for match-fixing and subsequent 12-year ban: “The Appeals Committee have considered the evidence and submissions made by all parties in the first part of Stephen Lee’s appeal against his conviction for match fixing. Today …

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Feb 22 2014

Provisional 2014/15 Calendar Released, No UK Euro Tour Events

As the Welsh Open continues in Newport, World Snooker have also now released the first provisional calendar for the 2014/15 season, which you can view here. Click below for my initial thoughts and in particular, the main changes compared to the current 2013/14 schedule…

Feb 17 2014

WPBSA Statement on Lee Hearing

The WPBSA have this evening issued the following short statement concerning Stephen Lee’s ongoing appeal hearing: “The hearing of the evidence in the first part of Stephen Lee’s appeal has been concluded. The Independent Tribunal has risen to consider written submissions from the parties. No date has been set for the outcome. The Tribunal has …

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Jan 29 2014

No Further Action In Tirapongpaiboon, Suwannawat Probe

News today from the WPBSA that no further action will be taken against either Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon or Passakorn Suwannawat, after the governing body found no evidence to show any link between the pair and suspicious betting patterns prior to their respective matches at the Shanghai Masters qualifiers back in August last year…

Jan 22 2014

O’Sullivan fined £8,000 by WPBSA

A couple of lines coming from the WPBSA today involving the recently crowned Masters champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, who has today been fined a total of £8,000, in relation to posts on Twitter and also an incident during his German Masters qualifier with Thepchaiya Un-Nooh last month. Click below to read the official statements…

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