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World Championship 2014: Tour Survival Blog

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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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Tour Survival 2013/14 – Player by Player (March Update)

With just two tournaments still to be played this season and both the European and Asian Orders of Merit now set, the battle for main tour places next season is now down to the two final events, the China Open and World Championship.

Click below then for an updated look at the current position and in particular those in need of victories further down the rankings if they are to avoid a trip to Q School in May…

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Snooker Twitter – Who Are Your Favourites?

Since professional snooker ‘hit’ Twitter two or three years ago, it has given us a fascinating insight into the personalities of a number of the players, officials and other characters involved in the game.

What is interesting to me is the different ways that players use Twitter, for example you have the banter of Mark Williams, the forthright opinions of Michael Holt, the wit of Steve Davis, the insight of Alan McManus and the interaction of Shaun Murphy, to mention just a few.

But which players do you enjoy following on Twitter the most? I asked the question a couple of days ago and you can find the best responses below, with one player clearly coming out on top…

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Four Days In Barnsley

Following Neil Robertson’s victory at the UK Championship, the snooker circuit was back in action this week at the Barnsley Metrodome for the final matches of 2013, as the round of 128 of the German Masters and Haikou World Open events were played out.

Click below for my round-up of the events…

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World Seniors Championship 2013: Hendry Heads Tournament Draw

Today saw the draw announced for the 2013 World Seniors Championship, as Nigel Bond will look to defend the title that he won 12 months ago at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.

Also in the draw are the likes of Steve Davis and Jimmy White, as well as seven-times world champion Stephen Hendry, who will make his debut in the competition this year.

With the event set to be held between 19-20 October 2013, the draw in full is:

Tony Knowles v Darren Morgan

Dene O’Kane v Nigel Bond

Tony Drago v Qualifier 1

Steve Davis v Dennis Taylor

Joe Johnson v Stephen Hendry

Alain Robidoux v Tony Chappel

Qualifier 2 v Cliff Thorburn

Doug Mountjoy v Jimmy White

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