Minimum Age Reduced For World Seniors
September 01, 2014 (22:15) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Snookers celebrated World Seniors Championship has a brand new qualifying criteria this season, with the age limit reduced from 45 to 40. The tournament will take place at the Blackpool Tower Circus Arena for the first time, on March 2nd and 3rd, 2015, and televised live on Sky Sports. The changes to the criteria, which … Continue reading » More...
2014 6 Red World Championship " Starts Monday
August 29, 2014 (00:45) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Following Mark Allen’s victory at the Paul Hunter Classic last weekend, all has been quiet on the snooker front and of course that is due to the fact that the AT2 event, previously scheduled to take place this week, has not gone ahead for reasons unspecified by World Snooker. Next week however, a number of … Continue reading » More...
Battle For Number One: 2014 Shanghai Masters
August 25, 2014 (19:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Following next week’s 6 Reds World Championship in Thailand, the snooker circuit heads to China for the venue stages of the biggest ranking event of the campaign so far, the 2014 Shanghai Masters. The tournament also marks the second seedings revision of the current season, which although relatively insignificant compared to other cut-offs this season, … Continue reading » More...
Allen Victorious In Frth Final
August 24, 2014 (22:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Having finished as runner-up in the first event of this season’s European Tour in Riga earlier in the month, Mark Allen went one better this evening by defeating Judd Trump 4-2 to win the 2014 Paul Hunter Classic in Germany. More follows… More...
Magic Max For Indias Mehta
August 22, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Congratulations to India’s Aditya Mehta, who has this evening made his first maximum 147 break in professional competition at the 2014 Paul Hunter Classic in Germany. The break came in the third frame of his last 32 encounter with Stephen Maguire and represents the first competitive maximum break by an Indian player and the 106th … Continue reading » More...
Shanghai Masters 2014: Wildcards Drawn
August 21, 2014 (23:45) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
A brief line from World Snooker yesterday, as they confirmed the updated draw for the venue stages of next month’s Shanghai Masters and which of the eight qualifiers will be required to face wildcards prior to the last 32 proper. Most notably, former world champions Mark Williams and Ken Doherty have both been drawn to … Continue reading » More...
Snooker Returns to Frth, Draw Available
August 18, 2014 (22:15) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
The snooker circus rolls on to Furth this weekend with the second event of the 2014/15 European Tour and it promises to be another interesting weekend, with the return of defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, who will be playing in his first competitive tournament since his defeat to ET1 winner Mark Selby at last season’s World … Continue reading » More...
Shanghai Masters 2014: Qualifying Wrap
August 17, 2014 (05:15) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Yesterday saw the conclusion of the qualifying tournament for the 2014 Shanghai Masters at the Barnsley Metrodome, as 16 players booked their places at the venue stages of the event next month. Click below for a round-up of all of the main stories, as well as my thoughts from the venue yesterday, as I took … Continue reading » More...
Lists You Might Have Missed
August 14, 2014 (22:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
When I first started this blog back in August 2008, the intention was to provide insight and opinion on professional snooker, but what I hadn’t foreseen at the time was just how much focus I would go on to place on statistics and in particular rankings. With the advent of rolling rankings and seeding cut-off … Continue reading » More...
Hospice Pockets From World Snooker Partnership
August 14, 2014 (00:45) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
South Yorkshires only childrens hospice, Bluebell Wood, is going snooker loopy having pocketed over 152,000 from its long-standing charity relationship with World Snooker. The two-year partnership began in the 2012/2013 season when World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn read about the hospice, which is based in Sheffield, the city of snooker and home of the World … Continue reading » More...
Partitions Return For Shanghai Qualifiers
August 11, 2014 (22:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Snooker returns to the Barnsley Metrodome tomorrow for the first of four days action from the 2014 Shanghai Masters qualifiers and tonight it has emerged on Twitter that the tournament will mark the return of partitions to snooker’s multi-table events, as you can see from the above photo. Interestingly, the partitions are not quite full … Continue reading » More...
How Rolling Are The Rankings?
August 11, 2014 (21:45) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Following Mark Selby’s victory at the first European Tour event of the season, it had been anticipated that the victory would be enough to see him climb back above Neil Robertson into top spot in snooker’s latest world rankings. It now seems though that in fact the rankings will not be officially revised until after … Continue reading » More...
Selby Comeback Secures Riga Title
August 10, 2014 (22:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Mark Selby is the 2014 Riga Open champion, the new world champion coming back from 3-0 down to defeat Mark Allen in a deciding frame this evening and get his season off to a flying start in Latvia. Click below for more, including a round-up of the key stories from this season’s first European Tour … Continue reading » More...
Hawes and Curtis Supply European Tour Shirts
August 08, 2014 (20:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
World Snooker’s European Tour events have a new dress code this season, with shirts to be supplied by renowned clothing firm Hawes and Curtis. The six events across continental Europe, starting with the Riga Open in Latvia which started today, will see players wearing black tailored shirts together with black or dark tailored trousers. The … Continue reading » More...
Kaspersky lab Sponsor Riga Open
August 06, 2014 (20:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
World Snooker is delighted to announce Kaspersky lab as the title sponsor of the new Riga Open, which starts tomorrow. The Kaspersky lab Riga Open is the first ever professional snooker tournament in Latvia and the first event of the 2014/15 European Tour series. Kaspersky lab is a developer of secure content and threat management … Continue reading » More...
Back to the Baize
August 05, 2014 (00:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
So after a month away from the baize, the majority of snooker’s professional players will be back on the baize this week as the first of this season’s six European Tour events gets underway in Riga, Latvia. You can check out the draw and order of play for the event over here at snookerorg, while … Continue reading » More...
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