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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Allen Closes In On Crucible Spot

HWOarenaDay three at the Haikou World Open saw the last 32 played out to a conclusion, including victories for big hitters such as Neil Robertson (who took his centuries tally to 91), Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump and John Higgins.

As ever here at PSB though, in the early stages of events such as this, my attention has been on those around the various seedings brackets ahead of World Championship cut-off and today saw a number of important results for the top 15 in particular…

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World Champions Headline 2013 General Cup

Keen observers of the tournament calendar for the 2013/14 season will have noticed a week’s gap between the 6 Reds World Championship and the venue stages of the Shanghai Masters in September.

Not every player will have the week off however, as eight top 32 players, including defending champion Neil Robertson and Shaun Murphy will head to Hong Kong, for the fifth staging of the General Cup International event in Hong Kong…

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International Championship 2012: Qualifying Review

Over the last four days, the EIS in Sheffield has played host to the qualifying rounds of the inaugural International Championship tournament, arguably snooker’s newest ‘major’ given the significant amount of prize money and ranking points on offer. As a result, every match has counted but as far as headline stories are concerned, there is only one place to start, click below for my review of the action…

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UKPTC1: Sunday Latest

Today is the final day of the first UKPTC event of 2012 and at the time of writing we are down to four as Jack Lisowski, Mark Williams, Andrew Higginson and Stephen Maguire have made it through to the semi-finals. Click below for a round-up of the day’s action so far, as well as the news from the semi-finals and final…

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Crucible Diary 2012: Day Ten

Well what about that for an afternoon session? Just as the drama of the opening round was beginning to wear off, today brought us another Crucible classic as Ali Carter recovered from 12-9 down to defeat pre-tournament favourite Judd Trump in an absolute thriller. Matthew Stevens is also through to his first quarter-final since 2006, a 13-11 winner against Barry Hawkins. Click below for my perspective of the action as viewed from the media seats in the Crucible…

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