From a record field of 64 players from 8 countries, 1999 UK champion Roxton Chapman from Peterborough emerged a somewhat surprise winner of the 2015 LITEtask UK Open Billiards Championship at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds at the weekend.
A short line of news tonight courtesy of Jan Verhaas on Twitter that tomorrow’s final at the 2015 Paul Hunter Classic will be officiated by Tatiana Woollaston, her first professional final. Recognisable of course as the wife of last season’s Welsh Open finalist Ben Woollaston, Tatiana is a long time friend of the blog, not …View full post
The WPBSA were today alerted to unusual betting patterns regarding the match between Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon and Martin O’Donnell at the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany. The WPBSA monitor betting on ALL professional snooker and have the most sophisticated methods available today. Working with their partners worldwide and by liaising with the Gambling Commission, the WPBSA …View full post
So we have seen how you voted in respect of a number of categories already in parts one and two of my PSB survey, but today’s concluding section is perhaps the most interesting of all, as we look at the tour structure and the suggestion of other fundamental changes to the sport…View full post
Aug 23 2015
Aug 21 2015
During the last past five years snooker in general has come a long way in terms of fan interaction, with the rise of social media and the power of the internet allowing us to get closer to the world’s leading players than ever before.
While a number of players have undoubtedly boosted their profiles due to their online presence, few can claim to have gone as far as Shaun Murphy, who this week added Instagram to his social media portfolio.
Aug 20 2015
It only feels like yesterday that fellow blogger Snookerbacker was toying with the idea of getting his own amateur competition off the ground, but earlier this week he launched what will now be the fifth edition of the event, the SBC2016.
In a change from previous seasons, when Q School places were offered as prizes, this time around the event will be for straight cash, with a total prize fund of over £12,000 up for grabs.
More information can be found over at his blog here, but with places fast being snapped up as set out in his latest blog yesterday, don’t wait too long…
Aug 19 2015
Aug 19 2015
Earlier this month I posted a survey about the current state of snooker, looking for the input of the most important people to the sport, the fans.
I had stated on Twitter last weekend that I was going to start rounding up the results at the start of this week, but having taken a look at those results I was slightly surprised by the amount of people who have stated that they do not use Twitter or social media to follow the sport.
That being the case, it would not be fair to that group of people to close the survey without warning, so I have decided to instead close the survey at the end of this working week, ie on Saturday morning, when I hope to post part one of the results.
To complete the survey, please click here for more information.
Aug 14 2015
Aug 13 2015