Category Archive: World 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 11 2014

My New WPBSA Blog

As some readers may have already seen on Twitter during the past few days, in what is an exciting development for me personally and hopefully for those of you who enjoy reading this website, I will now also be blogging for the WPBSA with immediate effect. In particular, the blog will initially concentrate on the …

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Dec 09 2014

Kreativ Dental To Sponsor European Tour

World Snooker’s European Tour series will be sponsored by Kreativ Dental, world leaders in dental tourism, next season thanks to a new wide-reaching agreement. The 2015/16 Kreativ Dental European Tour will comprise six events across the continent, helping snooker to grow in new territories.

Nov 25 2014

Eirian Williams Retires

With the start of the UK Championship in York today came the shock news from World Snooker that Eirian Williams, one of the tour’s most senior referees, is to retire from officiating with immediate effect.

Aug 13 2014

Hospice Pockets From World Snooker Partnership

South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood, is going snooker loopy having pocketed over £152,000 from its long-standing charity relationship with World Snooker. The two-year partnership began in the 2012/2013 season when World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn read about the hospice, which is based in Sheffield, the city of snooker and home of the World …

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Aug 06 2014

Kaspersky lab Sponsor Riga Open

World Snooker is delighted to announce Kaspersky lab as the title sponsor of the new Riga Open, which starts tomorrow. The Kaspersky lab Riga Open is the first ever professional snooker tournament in Latvia and the first event of the 2014/15 European Tour series.

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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