Nov 18 2014

A Chat With Eurosport’s Rolf Kalb

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When thinking of snooker in Germany, it is impossible to do so without thinking of Eurosport commentator and tournament MC Rolf Kalb, who over the past 30 years has done more than probably anybody else to help promote the game in the country.

Ahead of the Ruhr Open, this season’s second professional event to be staged in Germany, I caught up with Rolf to learn a little more about him and how snooker’s popularity has grown in recent years…

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Nov 17 2014

European Tour Returns To Germany

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Following a quiet week on the snooker circuit, the professionals (and amateurs), will return to action this week in Germany, as the fourth event of this season’s European Tour gets underway.

The tournament in question is the Ruhr Open, its inaugural staging last season having been won by Mark Allen, who despite having already long since secured his place in the Players Championship Grand Finals, returns to defend his title in 2014.

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Nov 14 2014

Murphy Donates To RMCH

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A nice story today as former world champion Shaun Murphy took time out earlier this week to present a cheque to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for £4,100, representing £100 for each of the 41 century breaks that he made during the 2013/14 season.

Click below for the full story, while you can also click here to view the latest tally for this season, Shaun currently up to seven as he bids to raise yet more money for the RMCH…

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Nov 12 2014

TJS Snookerbility Easter 2015 Snooker Spectacular

tjsNext Easter will see the 2015 Snooker Spectacular for people with any disability or special needs take place at the Haverhill Ex Servicemens Club – for more information, please click the image above to see the full-size banner for more information.

Nov 11 2014

Dafabet To Sponsor The Masters Until 2017

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Dafabet has extended its title sponsorship of snooker’s most prestigious invitation tournament, The Masters, for the next three years.

Dafabet sponsored the event for the first time in 2014 and has now signed up until 2017.

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Nov 11 2014

Race to the 2015 Masters: Two To Go

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Following Ricky Walden’s victory at the International Championship last week, there are now just two more events to run before one of the most important ranking revisions of the season, as the field for the 2015 Masters is set.

While the situation is now more open than in previous seasons due to the introduction of a prize money based ranking list, it nevertheless remains a race worth looking at and in reality can still be narrowed down to a few key contenders…

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Nov 10 2014

Devastating O’Sullivan Defends Coventry Title

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Ronnie O’Sullivan has tonight completed the successful defence of the Champion of Champions title in Coventry with a 10-7 victory against Judd Trump, who fought admirably in the face of a devastating performance from the five-time world champion…

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Nov 07 2014

No World Open This Season

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World Snooker has announced that the World Open will not take place during the 2014/15 season.

The world ranking event was staged in Haikou, China, in 2012, 2013 and 2014, but the contract with the promoter has not been renewed.

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