Tag Archive: Mark King

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…

Jan 31 2013

German Masters 2013: Robbo Marches On, Trump Tumbles

Day two from the Tempodrom and this time there was to be no escape for world number two Judd Trump, as the reigning International Championship winner lost out in a decider to veteran Anthony Hamilton. Click below for a round-up of the day’s results…

Dec 03 2012

Robertson Stars, Williams Out

Day three at the 2012 UK Championship as the first-round came to a conclusion and after yesterday’s shock exit for defending champion Judd Trump, Australia’s Neil Robertson was keen to avoid a similar fate. Click below for a round-up of the results from the Barbican Centre…

Nov 20 2012

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 …

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