Tag Archive: Mark King

Jun 05 2015

Australian Goldfields Open 2015: Qualifying Round-Up

Today saw five days of qualifying for the final stages of the Australian Goldfields Open played to a conclusion at the K2 in Crawley, with a mix of seeded qualifiers and lower ranked players making it through to Bendigo.

Feb 10 2015

World Snooker Rankings 2014/15: Revision Five Round-Up

With the conclusion of the German Masters on Sunday came the fifth seedings revision of the 2014/15 season, which saw Mark Selby return to the world number one ranking for the first time since December’s UK Championship. Click below for a round-up of all of the key changes to the seeding list…

Feb 03 2015

Closing in on the Cut: February 2015

With the start of the 2015 German Masters almost upon us, we are also approaching the latest of this season’s mid-term seedings revisions, with the seedings for the Indian Open, China Open and Shoot Out tournaments set to be determined. In particular, we have a real four-way tussle for the world number one ranking, with …

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Dec 15 2014

To Polish Or Not To Polish?

That would appear to be the question, as World Snooker chose the recent Lisbon Open event at which to trial a new system of ‘polishing’ the balls prior to matches, in an attempt to reduce the amount of kicks and bad bounces in the game. As is ever the case in snooker, feedback was varied, …

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Dec 08 2014

World Snooker Rankings 2014/15: Seedings Revision Four Round-Up

With Ronnie O’Sullivan’s fifth victory at the UK Championship yesterday, comes the fourth mid-season seedings revision of the 2014/15 season, which will see China’s Ding Junhui’s climb to top spot for the first time in his career. Click below for a round-up of all of the key changes to the seeding list…

Nov 23 2014

Closing In On The Cut: December 2014

With the advent of flat draws in snooker, not all of the mid-season seedings revisions that we see in the sport are as important as they once were, but as we head into this week’s UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York, there are a number of key placings to be determined ahead of …

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Nov 07 2014

Flat Draws And Fairness – Held Over Matches Set To Return

When it was first announced that World Snooker would move away from the traditional tiered format of events a couple of years ago, the concern amongst some was that it could lead to a situation where big names might crash out of tournaments at the qualifying stages, resulting in venues and broadcasters being left without …

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Apr 22 2013

Crucible Diary 2013: Day Three

Day three at the Crucible sees three more first-round matches get underway, as the likes of Stephen Maguire, Mark Allen and Ali Carter begin their respective bids for a first world title…

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