EBSA Order of Merit 2015: Event Two Update
September 01, 2015 (19:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
As was the case last season, alongside the European Order of Merit will run an EBSA Order of Merit, on which amateurs will be awarded points, with the top 16 after six events qualifying for a play-off event next spring. Two players from that event will earn two-year tour cards from the start of the … Continue reading » More...
Carter Scores Popular Victory At Paul Hunter Classic
August 30, 2015 (23:15) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Ali Carter has this evening defeated Shaun Murphy 4-3 to win the 2015 Paul Hunter Classic, a popular victory for a player who has of course gone through so much in recent seasons. His reward is a cheque for 18,750, in addition to places at the upcoming Champion of Champions and Players Championship events, not … Continue reading » More...
First Final For Tatiana
August 29, 2015 (22:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
A short line of news tonight courtesy of Jan Verhaas on Twitter that tomorrow’s final at the 2015 Paul Hunter Classic will be officiated by Tatiana Woollaston, her first professional final. Recognisable of course as the wife of last season’s Welsh Open finalist Ben Woollaston, Tatiana is a long time friend of the blog, not … Continue reading » More...
The Biggest Ever Kick?
August 28, 2015 (23:15) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
During recent years the subject of ‘kicks’ is one that has dominated a lot of snooker discussion, to the extent that a number of outside observers have become weary of hearing complaints about conditions. Tonight however it was impossible to ignore the kick suffered by Shaun Murphy during the sixth frame of his 4-2 victory … Continue reading » More...
August 28, 2015 (14:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
The WPBSA were today alerted to unusual betting patterns regarding the match between Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon and Martin O’Donnell at the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany. The WPBSA monitor betting on ALL professional snooker and have the most sophisticated methods available today. Working with their partners worldwide and by liaising with the Gambling Commission, the WPBSA … Continue reading » More...
PSB Survey Results 2015: Part Three
August 28, 2015 (03:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
So we have seen how you voted in respect of a number of categories already in parts one and two of my PSB survey, but today’s concluding section is perhaps the most interesting of all, as we look at the tour structure and the suggestion of other fundamental changes to the sport… We begin with … Continue reading » More...
New Trophy For Paul Hunter Classic
August 27, 2015 (17:15) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Tomorrow sees the start of the professional rounds of the Paul Hunter Classic, one of the sport’s most popular events and for 2015 there will be an extra special prize, with a new glass trophy (above), supplied by Waterford Crystal. The exquisite trophy sees the names of the 11 previous winners of the event dating … Continue reading » More...
PSB Survey Results 2015: Part Two
August 26, 2015 (01:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Following on from part one of the results of my recent fan survey on Monday, today I bring you further conclusions, including the views on favourite players, commentators and more… We begin today with five questions looking at event experience and it was an emphatic result in terms of whether those who have previously attended … Continue reading » More...
Daqing To Host Snookers International Championship
August 25, 2015 (14:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Daqing in the north-east of China will host a world ranking event for the first time this season when the 2015 International Championship comes to the city. The tournament will run from October 25 to November 1 at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre in Daqing, in the west of Chinas Heilongjiang province. The International Championship … Continue reading » More...
Roxton Chapman wins LITEtask UK Open Billiards Championship
August 24, 2015 (03:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
From a record field of 64 players from 8 countries, 1999 UK champion Roxton Chapman from Peterborough emerged a somewhat surprise winner of the 2015 LITEtask UK Open Billiards Championship at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds at the weekend. Chapman, who retired from professional billiards in the mid 2000s and from playing altogether 5 … Continue reading » More...
PSB Survey Results 2015: Part One
August 24, 2015 (01:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
A few weeks ago here at PSB I launched the first ‘snooker survey’ here at this blog, in an attempt to get some feedback from snooker fans across the world as to how they follow the sport. Thanks to everyone who took part and today I take my first look at some of the results, … Continue reading » More...
Murphy Sets The Social Standard
August 22, 2015 (00:45) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
During the last past five years snooker in general has come a long way in terms of fan interaction, with the rise of social media and the power of the internet allowing us to get closer to the world’s leading players than ever before. While a number of players have undoubtedly boosted their profiles due … Continue reading » More...
SB Classic Returns " Places Running Out
August 20, 2015 (17:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
It only feels like yesterday that fellow blogger Snookerbacker was toying with the idea of getting his own amateur competition off the ground, but earlier this week he launched what will now be the fifth edition of the event, the SBC2016. In a change from previous seasons, when Q School places were offered as prizes, … Continue reading » More...
SangSom 6 Red World Championship 2015: Draw Released
August 19, 2015 (16:00) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Click the above image to enlarge it Earlier today, the draw was released (thanks to @snookerthailand.net) for the upcoming SangSom 6 Red World Championship, as Stephen Maguire returns to Bangkok to defend the title that he on six months ago. Taking place between 7-12 September 2015, ahead of the Shanghai Masters, the draw sees its … Continue reading » More...
Last Chance To Complete PSB Survey
August 19, 2015 (15:30) [ Indexed from Pro Snooker Blog
Earlier this month I posted a survey about the current state of snooker, looking for the input of the most important people to the sport, the fans. I had stated on Twitter last weekend that I was going to start rounding up the results at the start of this week, but having taken a look … Continue reading » More...
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