Tour Survival 2015/16 – Player by Player


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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Bingham Wins AT4, Grand Finals Seedings Set


Congratulations to Stuart Bingham who has today defeated Liang Wenbo 4-1 to win the Asian Tour Four event in Dongguan, his first title of the season and third Asian Tour event overall since their introduction in 2012. The victory means that Stuart will take home the top prize of £10,000, as well as a special gift from the sponsors as he has tweeted earlier today.

Aside from Stuart’s success, the end of this end also marks the end of the 2013/14 Asian Tour, now confirming who has qualified for the Players Championship Grand Finals later this month and which four player will earn a tour-year tour card from the list.

Click below for more on the various ranking implications from this tournament…

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AT2 Glory For Ju Reti

Congratulations to China’s Ju Reti, who today became the first ever amateur player to win either a European or Asian Tour event, with a 4-1 victory against the in-form Michael Holt.

With a win against Cao Yupeng in the earlier rounds and a string of fellow Chinese amateurs behind him, Ju hit top breaks of 58 and 55 on his way to establishing an early 3-0 lead, before soon coming through two frames later.

Having also hit a tournament high 142 earlier in the event, as well as also having defeated the likes of Mark Williams, Mike Dunn and Barry Pinches in previous events, Ju would appear to be a player of some talent. At 30 years of age it would be a stretch to label him as ‘up and coming’ but his victory this week assures him of a place in the PTC Finals, as well as a main tour spot, should he choose to accept it.

For a more detailed match reports and quotes from Ju, please click here to visit World Snooker, or alternatively see the links below for links to all of the updated ranking lists and results:

  • Click here to view the results in full from AT2
  • Click here to view the latest projected seedings
  • Click here to view the latest AT Order of Merit
  • Click here to view the latest provisional money list