Mar 24 2015

Marteel To Referee Crucible Final

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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.

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Mar 23 2015

Players Championship Grand Finals 2015: Tournament Preview

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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…

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Mar 22 2015

Trump Topples O’Sullivan For Grand Prix Title

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It did not always look like it was going to go his way, but Judd Trump has defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-7 this evening to win the 2015 World Grand Prix in Llandudno, taking home the winner’s cheque of £100,000 and breaking his duck against the Rocket in major finals.

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Mar 22 2015

Trump To Face O’Sullivan In World Grand Prix Final

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They did it in somewhat contrasting circumstances, but Judd Trump and Ronnie O’Sullivan both came through their semi-finals today in Llandudno to make it to the final of the new World Grand Prix.

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Mar 20 2015

2015 Provisional Calendar Published

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As well as the announcement of the return of snooker’s World Cup this summer (see my look at who might be involved in that competition at WPBSA.com), World Snooker have also published a provisional calendar the rest of 2015, which you can view here.

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Mar 19 2015

Michaela Tabb Leaves World Snooker Tour

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Sad news today as it has been announced by World Snooker that leading referee Michaela Tabb has left the main tour and will therefore no longer officiate at professional snooker events.

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Mar 18 2015

World Cup To Be Held In Wuxi

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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.

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Mar 17 2015

Snooker TV Coverage – Your Favourite?

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…

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