Tag Archive: Mark Williams

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 02 2014

Playing Conditions – A Cause For Concern?

A year ago at the UK Championship, the talk throughout the first week was dominated by that of the suitability of the venue given the shift to a flat 128 format and in 2014, it has been a similar story, with both the sports hall and main arena coming under fire at various stages of …

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Nov 26 2014

UK Championship 2014: Day Two Blog

Day two of the UK Championship in York this Wednesday as the field is whittled down from 128 to 64 and as was the case during the opening day, it has so far been very much a day for the top seeds, with few upsets at the Barbican Centre. Click below for my thoughts on …

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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 11 2014

Race to the 2015 Masters: Two To Go

Following Ricky Walden’s victory at the International Championship last week, there are now just two more events to run before one of the most important ranking revisions of the season, as the field for the 2015 Masters is set. While the situation is now more open than in previous seasons due to the introduction 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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Oct 31 2014

Chengdu Semis Set

Down to four at the the International Championship in China, as today we saw the conclusion of the quarter-finals with victories for Mark Allen, Mark Williams, Ricky Walden and Robert Milkins. Click below for a round-up of the action…

Jun 28 2014

Closing In On The Cut: July 2014

We might still be in June as I write this, but little over a week from now will come the first seedings revision of the 2014/15 season, following the final of the Australan Goldfields Open in Bendigo. Determining the seedings for this season’s Shanghai Masters, one of just three events remaining under the ‘non-flat’ draw …

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