Ponds2

World Championship 2015: Tour Survival Blog

pondsAfter months of updates and speculation, Wednesday will see the start of the 2015 Betfred World Championship qualifiers and with them, the climax of the race for main tour places for the 2015/16 season.

As is now tradition, this then is the post that will be updated throughout this week’s matches (and the Crucible if necessary), focusing on those players and results that will finally determine who will remain a professional come May and who will be facing a trip to Burton for Q School…

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Campbell

Tour Survival 2014/15 – Player by Player (February Update)

With the season now into its most critical phase, click below for my latest in-depth, player by player update on the race for main tour places for the 2015/16 season, up to date after the German Masters event.

Below I look at how each player stands on each of the relevant ranking lists and also just why next month’s Gdynia Open is set to be a huge event for some of the players involved…

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Harold

Tour Survival 2014/15 – Player by Player

Last season a very popular feature here at PSB proved to be my in-depth, player by player updates on the race for main tour places for the 2014/15 season, as I attempted to untangle the various overlapping ranking lists and orders of merit.

Although we are still only in September, already taking a look at how this season’s battle is shaping up (particularly with only six European Tour events scheduled to take place this season instead of last year’s eight), there are a few interesting themes developing and therefore I have below taken my first look at just who will need to have a strong finish to the season if they are to remain on tour for 2015/16, with some surprise names currently in the drop zone…

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Burden

Australian Goldfields Open 2013: Day Two Wrap

Having crashed out of the Wuxi Classic in the opening round, for a while it looked as though reigning UK and Masters champion Mark Selby would again lose his opening match at a full-ranking event to Preston’s Ian Burns today, but he eventually came back to avoid defeat.

Not so fortunate however were Ricky Walden and Michael Holt, who were the highest ranked casualties of day two in Bendigo…

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Dunn2

Australian Goldfields Open 2013: Qualifying Wrap

Hot on the heels of last week’s Wuxi Classic qualifiers at the South West Snooker Academy, the past five days have seen the early rounds of the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open tournament take place at the same venue.

Click below for my round-up of the key stories from the qualifiers, together with links to the results in full and latest projected seedings…

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Perry1

Closing In On The Cut: December 2012

It feels like yesterday since the previous seedings revision following the International Championship earlier this month, but already the next cut-off is moving ever closer, coming after December’s UK Championship.

In fact, for the majority of players on tour, this week’s UK Championship qualifiers will be their last chance to add points to their tally for a crucial cut-off, which will determine the seedings for all of the remaining tournaments this season except the World Championship…

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