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The Masters So Far…

Two days down at the 2014 Masters and already we have been treated to comebacks, deciders, a re-spotted black and an upset, as the world’s best battle it out to win snooker’s biggest invitational tournament.

Click below for a few thoughts on the action so far, including the question of Mark Selby was last at his best, a moan about earpieces and more…

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Dominant Ding Completes Ranking Hat-Trick In Chengdu

Congratulations to China’s Ding Junhui, who has today defeated Marco Fu 10-9 in a thrilling final to win the 2013 International Championship and claim the top prize of £125,000, together with 8,000 ranking points.

Ding becomes the first player to win three consecutive ranking event titles in the same season, since Stephen Hendry back in 1990, while he also moves up to a career-high ranking of number three after the tournament.

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Race To The 2014 Masters – A First Look

It might yet be five months away, but with the next two seedings cut-offs (ahead of the International and UK Championship), being of less importance, given the advent of the move to flat draws this season, the next big revision is that in December following the UK Championship, which will most notably, determine which 16 players will qualify for this season’s Masters.

Click below for an early look ahead, to see who is currently in the running for those places…

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World Champions Headline 2013 General Cup

Keen observers of the tournament calendar for the 2013/14 season will have noticed a week’s gap between the 6 Reds World Championship and the venue stages of the Shanghai Masters in September.

Not every player will have the week off however, as eight top 32 players, including defending champion Neil Robertson and Shaun Murphy will head to Hong Kong, for the fifth staging of the General Cup International event in Hong Kong…

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World Snooker Rankings 2013/14: Seedings Revision One Round-Up

Last week’s ET2 event marked not only a return to the winners circle for Mark Williams, but also the first mid-season seedings revision of 2013/14. As it happens, Williams is one of the losers at this cut-off as he drops outside of the world’s top 16, while Neil Robertson replaces Mark Selby at the top of the rankings, following his strong start to the new campaign.

This list has now been used to determine the seedings for the upcoming Shanghai Masters tournaments, one of three events this season that will not be staged with a new, flatter draw structure.

Click below for a round-up of all of the changes to the seeding list and the usual handy links…

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