No blog yesterday as I took a day’s rest from the UK Championship in York, but back in action today for the final four matches of the last 128, as well as the start of the second round…
While here at Pro Snooker Blog I like to turn the spotlight on the players who do not get so much attention in the mainstream media, there can be no doubt that five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan remains to many snooker fans across the world, the most popular player in the game. Indeed, while snooker …View full post
Following yesterday’s latest seedings revision this 2013/14 season, today has seen the drawsheets for the German Masters and Haikou World Open tournaments issued by World Snooker, with a four day stint in Barnsley set to start on Wednesday to determine who will go to each venue. Click here to view the draw for the German …View full post
Congratulations to Australia’s Neil Robertson, who this evening hit back from 5-1 down to end the title defence of Mark Selby in York and win the 2013 UK Championship… In doing so, Robertson becomes just the eighth player to do win the World Championship, UK Championship and Masters events during their career and takes him …View full post
Day three at the UK Championship proved to be the longest of the tournament so far, with the final match not concluding until 2:18am the following morning. More headline grabbing however proved to be the comments of the likes of Judd Trump, Ali Carter and Graeme Dott, as the new format this year continues to divide opinion…
The qualifying rounds of snooker’s World Championship will be staged at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield for the first time next April, and tickets are now on sale.
Famous names such as Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Ken Doherty and rising stars like Jack Lisowksi and Michael White are likely to be among those in action in the qualifiers, which run from April 8 to 16, 2014.
Day one of the 2013 UK Championship and already there has been a notable result from the Barbican Centre in York, as in-form Gary Wilson recorded a 6-0 whitewash against the higher ranked Jamie Jones.
Click below for my thoughts from the day as a whole, including the venue and player reaction following their matches…
Ronnie O’Sullivan is the 2013 Champion of Champions, following a 10-8 victory over Stuart Bingham tonight at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Taking home the winner’s cheque of £100,000, O’Sullivan underlined his status as the man to beat as we head to the UK Championship in York on Tuesday.
Click below for a round-up of the action from Coventry…