World Snooker Rankings 2014/15: Seedings Revision One Round-Up


It might only be early July, but today saw the first mid-season seedings revision of 2014/15, following Judd Trump’s victory at the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo.

This list will now be used to determine the seedings for September’s Shanghai Masters, which remains one of three events that will not be staged under the increasingly common flat draw structure.

Click below for a round-up of all of the changes to the seeding list, including a change at the head of the rankings…


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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 structure, the cut-off marks the first mid-season revision under the new prize money based ranking list.

Click below for my analysis…


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Crucible Qualifiers 2014: Final Round, Day One Round-Up

McManusTuesday at Ponds Forge saw the confirmation of the first eight qualifiers for the venue stages of this year’s World Championship and there were (on paper at least), some real surprises, with the likes of former champions Graeme Dott and Mark Williams crashing out.

Click below for a round-up of the day’s eight qualifiers, with quotes from all of the day’s big winners…


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Ford Hits Stunning Maximum at ET4

Click here to watch the break on YouTube

Congratulations to Leicester’s Tom Ford, who has just made his second career maximum break during his last 32 match against Matthew Stevens at the ET4 event in Bulgaria. Coming from his very first shot, Tom looked to be fully in control throughout the break and despite at least three kicks during it, never looked like missing.

The biggest hurdle came as he potted the last difficult red down the right-side cushion, only to suffer a kick and leave the cue ball low on the black. Tom though played a terrific shot to send the cue ball in and out of baulk, missing the baulk colours and leaving himself on the next red.

The maximum is Tom’s second in professional competition, the first having come in 2007 at the Grand Prix against Steve Davis, and earns him £2,500 from the rolling prize fund, unless somebody else makes another during this event.

The break was officiated by Nico De Vos, marking the first time that he has been in charge of a 147.

Click here to view the updated 147’s list.

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