Olivier Marteel will become the first Belgian to referee the Crucible final at the Betfred World Championship, which starts next month.
The 45-year-old from Koksijde in West Flanders will take charge of the final in Sheffield on May 3 and 4.
This year Mark Selby will become the first player since Neil Robertson in 2011 to try and dispel the so-called ‘Crucible Curse’ that no first time champion will successfully defend the World Championship title at the Crucible Theatre. Click below for my look back through time at how previous first-time world champions have seen their …View full post
A year ago ahead of my tenth year visiting the Crucible Theatre for the World Championship, I took a look back at my first three years between 2005-7, recalling the various experiences that had helped draw me to the sport and ultimately end up writing this blog. Unfortunately at the time I never got round …View full post
Following his decision to resign his main tour place earlier this year, Australia’s Vinnie Calabrese has today won the 2015 Oceania Championship with a 6-3 victory against Matthew Bolton to earn a fresh two-year professional card from the start of the 2015/16 season.View full post
Following Joe Perry’s victory at the 2015 Players Championship today, we are now just one event and one week from knowing the final seedings list for next month’s World Championship, with only one place now up for grabs at the Crucible, but the placement of the seeds in the draw to be determined. There is …View full post
Mar 23 2015
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s final of the World Grand Prix comes the Players Championship Grand Finals event in Thailand, as Barry Hawkins looks to defend the title that he won 12 months ago in Preston.
Click below for my tournament preview as I look through the draw and identify some of the most interesting match-ups, as well as the potential rankings implications…
Mar 22 2015
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Mar 18 2015
World Snooker’s prestigious World Cup 2015 will be held in the city of Wuxi in China. 24 teams will be chasing glory for their nation and the US$200,000 winner’s prize.
The snooker World Cup has a long history dating back to 1979. Previous winners include Wales, England, Canada, Ireland, Scotland and the current holders China.
Mar 17 2015
While in the UK snooker is a sport that I would say is primarily associated with the BBC, these days we actually see the majority of snooker coverage brought by Eurosport, while ITV4 have also become increasingly involved with their coverage of the Champion of Champions and this week’s new World Grand Prix.
With more broadcasters come more opinions and opportunities for different personalities to become involved with the presentation of snooker on our television screens and that being the case, I am interested to know what you think and which broadcaster you prefer right now.
Rather than provide my thoughts and look to steer you in any particular direction, as I think that each of the broadcasters has their own strengths, I simply would ask you to vote in the above poll and will be interested to look at the results in a few days time…