Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2015

2015 is just a day away from retirement and what another memorable year it has been for SnookerHQ. 

Goodbye 2015This post will represent the 351st in what has been by far the most productive year on the website.

This has led to record page views from visitors across 150 different countries around the world.

In the last few days I have shared what I have thought to be some of the highs and lows of the recent calendar year.

Among the lows was John Sutton’s six year ban, while Stuart Bingham’s World Championship triumph was inevitably included in the highs.

But what articles have enticed you, the reader, to visit the website the most since January last?

There have been victories and upsets, scandals and comebacks, features and interviews, records and many more compelling stories to focus on.

As always, a sincere thank you to all of the readers and to those who take time out of their own busy schedule to contribute.

SnookerHQ has plenty of mileage left so let’s make 2016 even bigger.

Here are the top 10 most read articles of 2015. Happy New Year!

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10. Mind Games: Studying Mental Health in Sport

James Welsh and England Team
James Welsh, winner of the Home Internationals, on his research into mental health in sport.

9. Irish Open to be Launched as Part of ‘Home Series’

Barry Hearn Mark Selby
Barry Hearn announced a new Home Series in Britain and Ireland – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

8. Irish Snooker’s Civil War

Friction is high as the Irish governing body alienates its members.

7. Irish Confident Ahead of Q-School

Josh Boileau Furth
Josh Boileau, TJ Dowling and Greg Casey talk ahead of Q-School – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

6. Dowling Determined Ahead of EBSA Play-Offs

TJ Dowling Bulgaria 1
TJ Dowling speaks ahead of the EBSA Play-Offs, where he loses in the final round.

5. 2015 Betfred World Snooker Championship Draw

Crucible World Trophy
The World Championship draw is revealed – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

4. The Top 10 Players Who Have Never Won the World Championship

Jimmy White Legends Cup
Updated list of Crucible nearly men – photo courtesy of Monique LImbos.

3. Sutton “in breach” of WPBSA Rules

The WPBSA find John Sutton guilty of match fixing.

2. Fin Ruane: “The amateur game in the Ireland is on its knees”

Fin Ruane Crucible
Fin Ruane is damning in his assessment of RIBSA after he resigns from his role of Public Relations Officer.  

1) Sutton Given Six-Year Ban

John Sutton UK
John Sutton receives his lengthy ban – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

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