Robertson Retains Wuxi Classic


He might have been slightly disappointed with his haul of titles last season, but Neil Robertson has made a winning start to the 2014/15 campaign by successfully defending his Wuxi Classic today.

He was to be pushed all the way by friend Joe Perry, who fought back from 8-6 down to lead 9-8, but it was the Australian who would take the final two frames to secure a tenth ranking event title.

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News Round-up: Lines Wins Pink Ribbon, Carter Ranking Set To Be Frozen, Wildcards & More…


Following the conclusion of Q School and the qualifying events for the Wuxi Classic and Australian Goldfields Open, there are still another couple of weeks to go until professional snooker returns to our screens with the venue stages of Wuxi towards the end of the month.

That said, there have been a number of smaller news stories to come out during the last few days, so click below for a round-up of what you need to know…

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Wuxi Classic 2014: Tournament Draw Now Available


So it begins again. Less than a couple of weeks after Mark Selby’s Crucible triumph, the draw is now available for the first event of the new season, the 2014 Wuxi Classic, which you can view here at snookerorg.

While there are a few notable absentees, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Allen, Mark Davis and Pankaj Advani from the top 64 at first glance, otherwise there is a strong field as Neil Robertson looks to defend the title that he won 12 months ago.

It is unclear as to whether any of the three ‘invitations’ will be taking part (eg Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis or James Wattana), it would appear as though the spaces will be there should they want them, otherwise the places will be awarded to the best performing players at the ongoing Q School events.


Robertson Storms Back To Take Wuxi Classic

Congratulations to Neil Robertson, who has today defeated John Higgins 10-7 to capture the 2013 Wuxi Classic in China. Coming back from 5-2 down in the opening session, the Australian won six frames in a row to turn the match in his favour and win back to back ranking event titles in China, following his victory at the China Open in March.

The victory sees Neil take home the top prize of £80,000, as well as 7,000 ranking points to consolidate his position as world number one, now some 7,320 points ahead of second placed Mark Selby in the latest projected seedings list.

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