Tag Archive: Michael Holt

Jan 22 2015

AT3: Down To 32, Order of Merit Latest

Three days down, two to go at the third and final Asian Tour event of the 2014/15 and it is crunch time in respect of the race for all important places on the Asian Order of Merit, with both Players Championship Grand Finals and main tour places on offer for those in action this week. …

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Jan 18 2015

Xuzhou Open 2015: Tournament Preview

Next Tuesday sees the start of the 2015 Xuzhou Open, the third and crucially final, event of this season’s Asian Tour, a significant milestone during this 2014/15 season as the final Asian Order of Merit will be confirmed…

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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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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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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Jun 26 2014

Wuxi Classic 2014: Down To 16

Three days in to the Wuxi Classic and we are down to the last 16 stage, with world champion Mark Selby the most notable casualty so far, not withstanding Ding’s qualifying exit last month in Gloucester. Click below for a round-up of the main stories so far, as well as a reminder of all of …

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Jun 21 2014

Ding Back To Winning Ways At AT1

Five times a ranking event winner last season, Ding Junhui got his hands on another piece of silverware this morning at the AT1 event in Yixing, defeating Michael Holt 4-2 to claim the title. Click below for more…

Apr 22 2014

Crucible Diary 2014: Day Four

Day four at the Crucible, and following yesterday’s shock win for Michael Wasley against Ding Junhui, the action continued as Alan McManus completed a terrific victory against John Higgins, while Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins also got their campaigns underway…

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