Jul 07 2014

World Snooker Rankings 2014/15: Seedings Revision One Round-Up


It might only be early July, but today saw the first mid-season seedings revision of 2014/15, following Judd Trump’s victory at the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo.

This list will now be used to determine the seedings for September’s Shanghai Masters, which remains one of three events that will not be staged under the increasingly common flat draw structure.

Click below for a round-up of all of the changes to the seeding list, including a change at the head of the rankings…

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Jul 06 2014

Trump Denies Robertson Bendigo Title


Prior to today, Judd Trump’s last ranking event victory came at the 2012 International Championship, when he defeated Neil Robertson in the final and today was to see a repeat of that result as he defeated the home favourite 9-5 to win a fourth career ranking title.

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Jul 05 2014

ET1, ET2: Entry Packs Now Available, EBSA OOM Changes


Ahead of the July break which will follow the conclusion of this week’s Australian Goldfields Open, World Snooker have recently published the entry packs for the first two European Tour events of the season in Riga and Furth, both of which will take place in August 2014.

As well as containing the usual information that you would expect (note the entry deadlines),  there is also an interesting snippet concerning the EBSA Order of Merit for the coming season…

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Jul 03 2014

Australian Goldfields Open 2014: Rankings Update


We are down to eight in Bendigo and despite a number of surprising results early in the week, we are now left with a high-quality last eight line-up, with Neil Robertson and Judd Trump among those remaining in the 2014 Australian Goldfields Open.

Click below for an update as to how the various rankings battles that I flagged up in my pre-tournament article are now shaping up…

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Jun 29 2014

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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Jun 28 2014

Closing In On The Cut: July 2014


We might still be in June as I write this, but little over a week from now will come the first seedings revision of the 2014/15 season, following the final of the Australan Goldfields Open in Bendigo.

Determining the seedings for this season’s Shanghai Masters, one of just three events remaining under the ‘non-flat’ draw structure, the cut-off marks the first mid-season revision under the new prize money based ranking list.

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Jun 26 2014

Uncertainty Over Advani Future


While the ongoing Wuxi Classic is now down to its quarter-final stages, one man who is not involved, and indeed has not entered a professional event so far this season is India’s Pankaj Advani.

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Jun 26 2014

Welsh Open Snooker Set For Cardiff


Snooker’s BetVictor Welsh Open world ranking event will be staged in Cardiff this season for the first time since 2004.

The tournament has been staged in Newport in recent years but now moves to the Motorpoint Arena in the Welsh capital and will run from February 16th to 22nd, 2015.

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