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.

Click below for a look at how results so far this week have affected the standings, with the tournament now down to the last 32 stage…


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Tour Survival 2015: The Early Running


While the end of the 2014/15 season feels like a long way off, with a two-year ranking list, in reality we are over halfway through the race for main tour places for the 2015/16 season.

With every pound, dollar or Euro earned during this season potentially crucial, already some eyes will be turning to the latest provisional end of season rankings and even from a quick glance, there are some surprising names who despite being apparently safe on the official ranking list, are in fact in the danger zone due to the points that they will be losing over the coming nine months.

So with a couple of ranking events down and two of the season’s six European Tour events completed, below I take an early look at how the race for main tour places next year is shaping up and how players can survive – assuming that there are no as yet unannounced changes to the tour qualification structure…


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World Championship 2014: Tour Survival Blog


So it begins, tomorrow will see the start of the 2014 World Championship qualifiers and with them, the climax of the race for main tour places, which I have been talking about so much during the past few months.

Though you can view my extended player-by-player guide to tour survival here, this then is the post that will be updated throughout this week’s matches, making focusing on those which could prove key to certain players hopes of remaining on the main tour for at least another season…


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World Championship Qualifiers 2013: Steadman Denies Grace In Thriller

Day one of the 2013 World Championship qualifiers began as a slow burner, but ultimately proved to be one full of drama as the match between Craig Steadman and David Grace went the distance in Sheffield. Click below for a round up of a day which also saw Luca Brecel happy to trail by just one frame overnight, while Thai duo Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon were also among those to progress…


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Under the Radar

It is no secret that in recent weeks, UK and Masters champion Mark Selby has emerged as the man to beat at the top of the game, while the likes of Mark Davis and Stuart Bingham are also players widely recognised to be men very much in form at the moment.

As I updated my player profiles here at PSB over the Christmas period however, there were a few other players, across the rankings, who struck me as having quietly played their way into a good run of form, without quite gaining the same attention.

Click below then for a round-up of those players who going ‘under the radar’, have particularly caught my eye recently…


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