Apr 06 2014

Five Star Ding Captures China Open Title

Ding5A historic day today for Ding Junhui, who has defeated Neil Robertson 10-5 to win the China Open for a second time, in the process claiming a record-equalling fifth ranking event title of the season.

Click below for a few thoughts on the event as a whole…

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Apr 06 2014

Q School 2014: Entry List Confirmed

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This Friday saw the entry deadline pass for this year’s Q School tournament, which will see the world’s best amateur players battle it out for eight tour cards to start next season…

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Apr 05 2014

2013/14 EBSA Play-Offs: Draw Released

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As well as the World Championship qualifiers, Ponds Forge in Sheffield will also see the second staging of the EBSA Qualifying Tour Play-Offs, with 12 players battling it out over two days (12th-13th April 2014), for three main tour places for next season.

You can read my previous post here to see how the 12 made it through to the play-offs, but more importantly now you can view the draw and format for the event here at World Snooker.

Apr 05 2014

World Championship 2014: Crucible Schedule Confirmed

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Following the confirmation of the seedings list to be used for the World Championship, World Snooker have now revealed the order of play for the venue stages at the Crucible Theatre.

For those of your with tickets in particular, click below to see who you will be watching and when…

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Apr 05 2014

Tour Survival 2013/14 – Player by Player (April Update)

A week on from my previous look at the race for main tour survival, we are down to the final tournament of the season, the 2014 World Championship, which begins in earnest on Tuesday.

Click below then for an updated look at the current position, following a massive week for the likes of Jimmy White and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, but in particular Mike Dunn who with his unlikely semi-final run in Beijing secured his main tour status for another season…

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Apr 04 2014

World Snooker Renews Agreement With Star

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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.

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Mar 31 2014

World Championship 2014: Qualifying Draw Released

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With just one week to go until the start of the 2014 World Championship qualifiers, World Snooker have this evening released the draw for the tournament which you can read here in pdf format, or here at snookerorg with match times.

You can also see the format here.

More thoughts will follow next weekend, but the most immediate headline is that Steve Davis will play either Jak Jones or Craig Steadman in his must-win match to stay on tour, while Jimmy White will take on either Ian Burns or Fraser Patrick.

What are the stand out ties to you and who will this season’s shock qualifiers be?

Mar 31 2014

Moore to Referee First Crucible Final

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World Snooker have today announced that Sheffield’s Brendan Moore will this year take charge of his first World Championship final at the Crucible Theatre.

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