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Haining Open – Starts Monday

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The snooker tour resumes tomorrow with the start of this year’s Haining Open, an event won last season by Stuart Bingham who now has an impressive four Asian Tour titles to his name.

Although Stuart will not be returning to defend his title in 2015, the tournament remains one that is deceptively important for many players, more so than ever in 2015 as eight Players Championship places and two main tour cards could effectively be up for grabs this week…

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Tour Survival 2015/16 – Player by Player

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As the nights draw in and the clocks go back, it is also that time of the year when I take a close look at the battle for tour places from the start of the 2016/17 season. As regular readers will be well aware, to fully understand how each of the current tour players are currently placed, it is necessary to analyse a number of different ranking lists and orders of merit.

With two of the biggest money events to come in the International Championship and UK Championship tournaments, today I take my first player-by-player look at the current state of play and flag up some of the surprise names with work to do if they are to remain on tour for another season…

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The Big 2015 World Championship Preview With Neal Foulds

Crucible300Following 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 at the Crucible this year.

Click below then to read this year’s bumper Crucible preview…

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Australian Goldfields Open 2013: Qualifying Wrap

Hot on the heels of last week’s Wuxi Classic qualifiers at the South West Snooker Academy, the past five days have seen the early rounds of the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open tournament take place at the same venue.

Click below for my round-up of the key stories from the qualifiers, together with links to the results in full and latest projected seedings…

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