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World Snooker Rankings 2013/14: Seedings Revision One Round-Up

Last week’s ET2 event marked not only a return to the winners circle for Mark Williams, but also the first mid-season seedings revision of 2013/14. As it happens, Williams is one of the losers at this cut-off as he drops outside of the world’s top 16, while Neil Robertson replaces Mark Selby at the top of the rankings, following his strong start to the new campaign.

This list has now been used to determine the seedings for the upcoming Shanghai Masters tournaments, one of three events this season that will not be staged with a new, flatter draw structure.

Click below for a round-up of all of the changes to the seeding list and the usual handy links…

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Hendry v Taylor – Photo Special

Following the early conclusion to the fourth session between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump earlier today, there was a bit of fun to be had out in the Crucible arena as Stephen Hendry got his cue out of his case to play 1985 world champion Dennis Taylor today. Click below for a few photos from the afternoon…

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A New Big Four?

Whilst writing my Masters preview just over a week ago, I described the world’s current top four of Mark Selby, Judd Trump, John Higgins and Neil Robertson as being as close to a ‘big four’ as snooker has seen since that which we saw towards the end of the 1990’s, a comment which sparked a bit of debate on Twitter over the course of the last week.

It was a comment not made lightly, but under closer scrutiny, does the comparison hold up? I decided to do a bit of good old fashioned research to try and come to some conclusions…

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World Snooker Rankings 2012/13: Seedings Revision Two Round-Up

Victory for Judd Trump at yesterday’s International Championship not only confirmed that he will replace Mark Selby at the head of the world rankings today, but also marked the second mid-season seedings revision, determining the draws for the German Masters, UK Championship, Masters and Shoot Out tournaments.

Click below for my usual round-up of all of the changes and links to the important lists to keep track of for the months ahead…

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One Frame

While I suspect that many people reading this blog will have a keen interest in snooker, of course there are many others who do not follow the sport. Indeed excluding those that I know through attending tournaments, I do not know more than a couple of people who have any great understanding of the sport at a professional level.

With that in mind, tonight I posed the question on Twitter as to if you could show a ‘non-snooker fan’ one frame of snooker, in order to sell the sport to them, which would it be? Click below for the best of the replies and to make your suggestion…

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Closing In On The Cut: November 2012 (Updated)

Following my previous look at the rankings ahead of the upcoming second cut-off point, World Snooker have now issued a revised schedule of when points from the 2010/11 season will be deducted.

In particular, it has now been stated that points from the 2010 EPTC3 and EPTC4 events will now not be deducted before the cut-off, which has resulted in some important changes to how the projected seedings are shaping up.

Click below for how the situation now looks, with a further update to come after Antwerp…

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