Oct 15 2014

Graham Miles Dies


Sad news today as it was announced that former world number five Graham Miles has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle against lung disease.

Sadly I am too young to remember Graham in action, however you can watch him in action against Alex Higgins back in the 1970’s here, while World Snooker Assistant tournament director Martin Clark has spoken about him at their website here.

If you have any memories of Graham that you wish to share, please do so in the comments section below.

Oct 12 2014

Attention All European Tour Refs


Whilst watching the recent European Tour three event in Sofia, one of the subjects that I received the most tweets on was not the matches in progress, nor the players involved, but in fact the referees in action, many of whom are familiar to those of us who watch regularly, but are not necessarily familiar by name, let alone any further information.

Whether it be by way of additional referee profiles, or by a blog article, I would like to give those referees a little more exposure to the wider snooker world, so if anyone would like to be featured, or can provide me with a little information on the regular European Tour referees, please feel free to contact me either in the comments section below, on Twitter or at the usual email address at the top of the page.

Oct 12 2014

Carter Set To Return At General Cup


Although this week will not see the return of ranking event snooker following the postponement of the Indian Open, there will be action for a few of the professionals at least, as the General Cup is staged in Hong Kong for the sixth time.

While there is a strong line-up across the board, clearly the main talking point is that of the return of Ali Carter, who will play his first professional match since the World Championship on Monday morning against Marco Fu.

I’m sure that I speak for all of us here in the snooker community of fans and players alike that it is brilliant to see him back in action after his treatment for cancer and hopefully we will soon see him on our TV screens at events such as the UK Championship before the end of the year.

You can view all of the latest scores and group standings, as ever, here at snookerorg.

Oct 08 2014

EBSA Order of Merit 2014: The Halfway Update


Three events down, three to go and while I recently provided an update as to how the race for tour places is building as far as the main ranking lists are concerned, this morning I turn to the leading amateurs, who are also battling for places on the newly revised EBSA Order of Merit.

From this list there will be 16 qualifiers for the season-ending EBSA play-offs, with two main tour places ultimately up for grabs.

Click below to see how the list looks at the halfway stage…

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Oct 07 2014

Kreativ Dental Sponsor Ruhr Open

Ken Doherty

World Snooker is delighted to announce Kreativ Dental as the new title sponsor of the Ruhr Open European Tour event.

The tournament will take place in the city of Mulheim in the Ruhr region of Germany from November 19 to 23.

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Oct 06 2014

O’Sullivan Closing on Centuries Record


As the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed, with the help of Adam from the snookerinfo website, this season I am keeping a track of the professional centuries records, which you can find regularly updated at this page here.

While it might differ from the normal lists that I tend to follow in that it does not involve rankings, still there are a number of interesting points arising from it, not least Ronnie O’Sullivan’s pursuit of Stephen Hendry’s current record, which looks set to be bested at some stage this season…

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Oct 05 2014

Magic Murphy Masters Sofia


Shaun Murphy has this evening defeated Martin Gould to capture the 2014 Bulgarian Open, as this season’s European Tour reaches its halfway point.

Click below for a round up of the action today and indeed the main stories from the past three days overall in Sofia, as well as the usual all important post-event links…

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Oct 02 2014

Bulgarian Open 2014 – Pro Rounds Start Friday


Tomorrow sees the return of snooker to our television screens as the professionals get underway at the third event of this season’s European Tour in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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