Category Archive: World Snooker

Jun 02 2015

2015/16 Calendar Takes Shape

Following the initial partial release of the calendar for the new 2015/16 season prior to the World Championship, World Snooker have since been busy filling in the gaps and the schedule for the season is now very much taking shape.

May 01 2015

Bluebell Wood Children Cue Up With Snooker Ace

Former World Snooker Championship finalist Nigel Bond today met youngsters at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, where he played a few frames with them and signed autographs.

Apr 27 2015

2015/16 Roll Call

It is that time of year again, as the final main tour places for the 2015/16 season are claimed at a mix of amateur events, both international and also Q School. Click below for my annual ‘roll call’ post, tracking how all of the available professional places will be filled in the coming weeks, although …

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Apr 24 2015

National Snooker Disability Day

The WPBSA is hosting the first National Snooker Disability Day in Sheffield tomorrow (Saturday). The activities will take place in Cue Zone in the Winter Garden, close to the Crucible Theatre where the Betfred World Championship is being staged.

Apr 07 2015

Crucible Format Released

Following the publication of the draw for the qualifying rounds yesterday, World Snooker have now released the format for the last 32 stage of the event at the Crucible when of course the top 16 seeds will come into play. You can view the format here at World Snooker, while the numbers are taken from …

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Mar 20 2015

2015 Provisional Calendar Published

As well as the announcement of the return of snooker’s World Cup this summer (see my look at who might be involved in that competition at, World Snooker have also published a provisional calendar the rest of 2015, which you can view here.

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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