Joyce Out Of China Open

Ahead of the start of the China Open this coming Monday, it has been announced that qualifier Mark Joyce will not be among those making the trip to Beijing, due to his partner being due to give birth.

Congratulations go to both Mark and his partner, while wildcard Lu Haotian will now receive a bye through to the last 32 and a clash with three-time China Open champion Mark Williams on Wednesday afternoon.

My full tournament preview will follow later today.


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Under the Radar

It is no secret that in recent weeks, UK and Masters champion Mark Selby has emerged as the man to beat at the top of the game, while the likes of Mark Davis and Stuart Bingham are also players widely recognised to be men very much in form at the moment.

As I updated my player profiles here at PSB over the Christmas period however, there were a few other players, across the rankings, who struck me as having quietly played their way into a good run of form, without quite gaining the same attention.

Click below then for a round-up of those players who going ‘under the radar’, have particularly caught my eye recently…


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Points to Defend Totals 2012/13

A week ago, World Snooker announced when ranking points earned during the 2010/11 season will be removed during the course of this season, a list that you can view here.

Following that news, I have this week translated that list into points, adding the remaining ‘points to defend’ pages to the rankings section here at PSB, showing who has the most to lose at each of the season’s remaining seedings revisions….


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