Aug 23 2015

Roxton Chapman wins LITEtask UK Open Billiards Championship


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.

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Aug 21 2015

Murphy Sets The Social Standard


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.

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Aug 20 2015

SB Classic Returns – Places Running Out

SB16-Website-image-724x1024It 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

SangSom 6 Red World Championship 2015: Draw Released


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Earlier today, the draw was released (thanks to for the upcoming SangSom 6 Red World Championship, as Stephen Maguire returns to Bangkok to defend the title that he on six months ago.

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Aug 19 2015

Last Chance To Complete PSB Survey

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 18 2015

The Role of the WPBSA


As those of you who follow me on social media today might be aware, over at I have taken a look at the role of the WPBSA and its various functions, which are perhaps far more varied than they might first seem.

Click here to read my post in full.

Aug 14 2015

ITV4 To Televise Snooker Shoot Out


Snooker’s exhilarating Shoot-Out event will be televised by ITV4 for the next three years.

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Aug 13 2015

Dafabet announced as tour partner for Snooker Legends


Snooker Legends are delighted to announce a deal with Dafabet that will see the betting company becoming a tour partner for the upcoming tour featuring five times world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan.

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