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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Closing In On The Cut: July 2013

It might only be June in the 2013/14 season, but already the first seeding revision of the new campaign is fast approaching, with just two more events to come before the places are set for the Shanghai Masters.

While such seedings revisions will take on less significance in this new era of snooker, the Shanghai Masters remains one of the three ranking events to be played under the old system this season, this cut-off is one to keep an eye on.

Click below for a summary of who has to do what in Australia and Rotterdam, to secure a better seeding for Shanghai…

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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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Closing In On The Cut: Crucible 2013 (Updated)

So this is it, just one more event to go before the seedings for the 2013 World Championship are finalised and following the PTC Grand Finals in Galway last week, the position is now somewhat clearer, though much can still change.

Click below for a summary of who has to do what in Beijing, as well as a preview of how the seeds would be placed in the Crucible draw, if it were to be made today…

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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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International Championship 2012: Tournament Preview

This Sunday sees the start of the 2012 International Championship in Chengdu, arguably the biggest tournament ever to be staged in China and dubbed by some as snooker’s new fourth major.

As the final event before the season’s second seedings revision there is of course added importance for some players, as already detailed here, though with a top prize of £125,000, you can be sure that everyone will be doing everything that they can to win it…

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