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Haining Open – Starts Monday

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The snooker tour resumes tomorrow with the start of this year’s Haining Open, an event won last season by Stuart Bingham who now has an impressive four Asian Tour titles to his name.

Although Stuart will not be returning to defend his title in 2015, the tournament remains one that is deceptively important for many players, more so than ever in 2015 as eight Players Championship places and two main tour cards could effectively be up for grabs this week…

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Tour Survival 2015/16 – Player by Player

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As the nights draw in and the clocks go back, it is also that time of the year when I take a close look at the battle for tour places from the start of the 2016/17 season. As regular readers will be well aware, to fully understand how each of the current tour players are currently placed, it is necessary to analyse a number of different ranking lists and orders of merit.

With two of the biggest money events to come in the International Championship and UK Championship tournaments, today I take my first player-by-player look at the current state of play and flag up some of the surprise names with work to do if they are to remain on tour for another season…

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2013 EBSA Play-Offs Draw Available

A line of news that snuck out during the week is that the draw for the inaugural EBSA Play-Offs, which will be held in Sheffield on 28th April 2013, has now been released by World Snooker and can be viewed here.

For those who may not be aware, the new event sees twelve players who have qualified via four events played alongside main tour European Tour events earlier this season, do battle with three main tour cards up for grabs.

Among those involved are Oliver Lines and Ben Harrison, as well as former professionals Jak Jones and Stuart Carrington in what will be a huge day for all twelve players, taking place of course during this season’s Crucible showdown.

The best of luck to all involved.

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