About Me/PSB

As a youngster growing up in the 1990’s, I was captivated by snooker from an early age and in 2005 attended my first live snooker tournament, the World Championship in Sheffield.

Having continued to attend subsequent World Championships and other tournaments, in August 2008 I decided to create Pro Snooker Blog as a means of sharing my experiences, views and images from tournaments with snooker fans across the globe.

At a time when there was no Twitter and few snooker websites of note, I also wanted to help share some of the news stories that perhaps were not covered by the mainstream press and would slip somewhat under the radar at the time.

While there have since been many changes in snooker, from the return of Barry Hearn, to the implementation of a ‘rolling’ ranking list, the analysis of which has become a significant feature here at PSB, my aim to create a ‘one-stop shop’ for snooker information remains the goal today and I hope that I can help to plug some of the gaps that still remain in the mainstream media.

Finally, I must stress that this site is completely independent and has no connection with either the WPBSA/World Snooker, or anyone working within either organisation.


While PSB was something of a solo effort when I started writing back in 2008, there have since been a number of people who have contributed and helped to grow the site along the way.

In particular, a huge thanks must go to @joanneballantyn who is a continual source of assistance in respect of helping to maintain the many various ranking lists on the blog, while @snookerinfo147 also  earns a mention for his work updating the centuries page here at PSB.

Contact Information/Suggestions

If you want to contact me about anything either relating to the site, or to ask any other question relating to snooker, please do not hesitate to do so, either leaving a comment on this page, or by emailing me at prosnookerblog@gmail.com.

If you spot any errors or inaccuracies anywhere on the website, please do let me know and I will correct them immediately.

Credit for external sources and material

Currently many of photos that I have used on this website are my own but if anyone would be kind enough to let me use images for the players that I do not have photos of, full credit would of course be given if requested. The same applies to any other articles that I mention in the blog. Special thanks to Janie Watkins and Monique Limbos for the extensive library of photos that they have both kindly let me use.

Also note that this website is developed and therefore best used in Firefox.

32 thoughts to “About”

  1. Nice site. Will be back once the next tournament starts, as this one just ended and I’ve just discovered yer site. Keep up the good work! 😀

  2. Thanks for excelent site.
    Very interesting articles and unique photos of players.
    Well done Matt!

  3. I stumbled over the site today, and had some thoughts about Ding Junhui.
    Anyway, great site and thanks!


  4. Do u have a fetish for the word “however”? 😉 A little bit more seriously: i love this site. You did a hell of a job with the player info – just great. Even better than world snooker. The only thing i miss, is the price money on each player. Maybe u could include that later. Keep up the good work.

  5. Thanks, yeah I do end up using that a lot, always did at Uni in essays as well!

    The prize money is tough as it would be hard to keep up to date for all the players and to be honest I’m not sure I could find out how much they have all earned over the years. I’ll bear it in mind though, thanks for the suggestion.

  6. This is a great website and really informative. Keep up the good work, I have started a blog which links snooker and betting which is proving to be quite popular. I wondered whether we might exchange links? My blog is snookerbacker.wordpress.com – feel free to take a look at the archive.


  7. Hi Matt,

    Are you aware of the ongoing problems in viewing your pages for Sky Broadband users in the UK? If not just check out the support forums at WordPress, it is becoming something of a hot topic.

    All the best

  8. Hi,

    No that’s the first I’ve heard about it, what’s up with it?

    Will have a look…

    Cheers for the heads up.

  9. Hi Matt, great site. In what way can i see there is a response to a post i did, like notifications.

  10. Hi Paul, cheers.

    You see underneath the box where you type in your comment there is a little checkbox that says “notify me of new posts via email”. If you tick that it should work.

  11. Hey Matt,

    Great work here.

    A bit of advice I’m after really, the banners that you have up on the right hand side of your pages, how did you get them on here?

    I’m assuming you are a wordpress user?

    If you get a chance could you possibly email me at snookerbacker@hotmail.com ? Just need a couple of bits of advice.

    Much appreciated and keep up the great work.

  12. Hi
    My name’s Andy and I’m in Devon, I am nuts about snooker, have been
    since I was in my early teens, I am 43 now. I watch all the
    tournaments, on Eurosport and BBC, and folow the rest on the web. I’m
    going to the Legends event in Plymouth in July. Then the Premier
    League in September.

    Love your blog and check it on my iphone daily. Keep up the good work!
    Is it possible to become a member for email updates etc?


  13. Hi Matt

    Please can you make the blog mobile compatible as it no longer displays properly on my phone.

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