Feb 25 2015

Betway To Sponsor Shoot-Out And Seniors


World Snooker is delighted to announce Betway as the new title sponsor of next week’s Shoot-Out and World Seniors Championship.

The two tournaments will run back-to-back from Monday to Friday at the iconic Blackpool Tower Circus Arena, with every ball televised live by Sky Sports.

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Feb 23 2015

Calabrese Resigns Tour Card

CalabreseAn interesting bit of news these evening as with the updated world rankings following the Welsh Open, World Snooker have also revealed the news that Australia’s Vinnie Calabrese has given up his main tour card with around two and a months to run and has therefore been removed from the world ranking list.

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Feb 23 2015

Eyes On Gdynia: The Big Preview


In the grand scheme of things, this weekend’s Gdynia Open might not be appear to the biggest event on the snooker calendar, but upon closer inspection, with three key battles to be determined at the tournament, for some players it could prove to be one of the most important.

Click below for my thoughts ahead of the final European Tour event of the season…

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Feb 22 2015

The Crucible Seedings Race 2015

Crucible5Following John Higgins’ victory at the Welsh Open this evening, we are just four tournaments away from knowing not only who the top 16 players guaranteed to appear at the Crucible Theatre for the 2015 World Championship will be, but also how those players will be seeded in the draw.

Click below for a look at how the draw would look if it were to be made now and what can still change between now and April…

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Feb 22 2015

Record Fourth Welsh Crown For Higgins

Higgins5Two and a half years on from his last ranking event victory, Scotland’s John Higgins has defeated Leicester’s Ben Woollaston 9-3 this evening in Cardiff to claim the 2015 Welsh Open title, his fourth victory at the event, moving clear of both Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan in the all-time list.

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Feb 22 2015

Woollaston To Take On Higgins In Welsh Final


So who had a John Higgins v Ben Woollaston final in their pre-tournament predictions? Not me, but that is the intriguing final that we have in prospect tomorrow in Cardiff at the BetVictor Welsh Open.

Click below for a round-up of the day and a look ahead to the final…

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Feb 21 2015

Woollaston and Brecel To Face Legends In Welsh Semis


It has been a day to remember for this weekend’s four semi-finalists at the 2015 Welsh Open, as both Ben Woollaston and Luca Brecel have made it through to their first ever ranking event semi-finals, to face two of the game’s all-time greats in home favourite Mark Williams and four-times world champion John Higgins.

Click below for a round up of the day’s action and what their results so far mean for the four remaining players…

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Feb 18 2015

Tour Structure 2015/16: Making 128 (ish)

As we enter the closing months of the 2014/15 season, attention is beginning to turn to how the tour will look next season, with the European Tour set to reach its conclusion before the end of February and tour places up for grabs at upcoming amateur events such as the European U-21 Championship in March.

Though a full qualification criteria has yet to be confirmed by World Snooker, we can nevertheless draw some conclusions based upon what we do know…

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