UK Championship 2014: Tournament Preview


Following a weekend in Germany for the Ruhr Open, the snooker circus heads to York on Tuesday for the start of the second most prestigious ranking event on the calendar, the UK Championship in York.

Click below for my thoughts on the tournament in general, as well as the shape of the draw and confirmation of which opening round matches will be streamed prior to the start of the televised stages at the weekend…

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Gdynia Open 2014: Tour Survival Blog


The eighth event of the 2013/14 European Tour is now underway in Gdynia and as explained earlier in the week, the implications of the event in terms of tour survival is significant, with the finalisation of the European Order of Merit after this event.

Click below for my rolling blog which will be updated throughout the day, flagging up the results to keep an eye on and those currently in position to retain a tour card through this list. I will also keep an eye on the race for PC finals spots, wherever that event will ultimately end up taking place…

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The Polish PTC Preview – Squeaky Bum Time


Ok so it’s not technically called a PTC any more, but it will very much be squeaky bum time at this weekend’s Gdynia Open event in Poland, with far more on the line for some than might appear at first sight.

Click below for my thoughts on the battles that will be decided this week and for some of the key matches to keep an eye on from the eighth and final event of the 2013/14 European Tour…

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Wells Wins EBSA Championship 2011

After a hectic week or so in Sofia, today saw Welsh talent Daniel Wells emerge as the victor in the mens event following a 7-4 victory against Irish former professional Vincent Muldoon today.

For a full match report over at the EBSA website, with details on victories for Wendy Jans and Steve Judd in the ladies and Masters events, please click here.

With Wells already safe on the main tour for 2011/12 having received the Welsh nomination, the EBSA have now nominated Muldoon for the last remaining tour spot but as the likes have Michael Wasley have found out in the past, World Snooker do not have to award the place to the runner-up in circumstances such as this.

With potentially two spots available as the uncertainty around Igor Figueiredo continues, hopefully we will receive confirmation soon with the season starting tomorrow with the first PTC…