Tag Archive: Neil Robertson

Jun 24 2015

Closing In On The Cut: July 2015

It might only be June, but following the conclusion of next week’s Australian Goldfields Open we will see the first mid-season seeding revision of the 2015/16 campaign. The revision is a notable one too, with seedings for the Shanghai Masters, another event not to be played under a flat draw format, up for grabs in …

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Jun 11 2015

Champion of Champions 2015: Qualification Criteria

It might be some five months away, but already ten places have been filled for November’s Champion of Champions event, set to be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for a third consecutive year.

Apr 23 2015

First Round Impressions

Today marks the first ‘middle Thursday’ of the World Championship where as is tradition, the first round will come to an end and the second round gets underway. Now that we have seen all of the seeds in action, click below for a few impressions and thoughts about the tournament, with the field now almost …

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Apr 16 2015

The Big 2015 World Championship Preview With Neal Foulds

Following eight days of qualifying and months of anticipation, the draw for the 2015 World Championship is now known and as was the case last year, former world number 3 and leading snooker analyst Neal Foulds has taken time out to cast his eye through the opening round ties and pick his players to watch …

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Apr 03 2015

Seeds Set For Crucible

Following on from my earlier post confirming that Stephen Maguire will take the final automatic seeding for this year’s World Championship, with Ding Junhui’s victory against John Higgins we now know exactly how the top 16 seeds will be placed in the draw. Light has also been shed on the draw for next week’s qualifiers, …

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Apr 03 2015

Crucible Seeds Finally Confirmed

After months of battling, the race for Crucible places in two weeks time has now finally resolved following defeat for Robert Milkins at the hands of Mark Selby in Beijing this morning.

Mar 31 2015

The Crucible Curse – A Look Back

This year Mark Selby will become the first player since Neil Robertson in 2011 to try and dispel the so-called ‘Crucible Curse’ that no first time champion will successfully defend the World Championship title at the Crucible Theatre. Click below for my look back through time at how previous first-time world champions have seen their …

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Mar 29 2015

My 10 Years at the Crucible – Part Two

A year ago ahead of my tenth year visiting the Crucible Theatre for the World Championship, I took a look back at my first three years between 2005-7, recalling the various experiences that had helped draw me to the sport and ultimately end up writing this blog. Unfortunately at the time I never got round …

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