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Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2019

We’ve nearly made it to the end of another year and it’s time to wrap up the annual review on SnookerHQ by recalling the top 10 most read stories in 2019.

Here, there’s an opportunity to reflect on another twelve months that provided countless moments of jubilation and joy, coupled with numerous instances of defeat and despair.

Over the last few days, we have looked at some of highs, which included Judd Trump’s incredible World Championship success and the milestone of 1,000 centuries set by Ronnie O’Sullivan.



There was also a look back at some of the lows, which included another betting ban and the downgrading of the Paul Hunter Classic.

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For SnookerHQ, it was another hugely successful period as the website continues to provide daily coverage of the sport at professional and amateur level.

This year, the site attracted more than 1,100,000 page views – around half a million more than the total figure for 2018.

There were 408 posts, with visitors coming from 214 territories around the world – from the UK and Ireland to Greenland and the Solomon Islands.

A huge thank you to all of those who contributed to SnookerHQ’s success in 2019 – especially all the readers, who, by continuing to support the site, help to make the devotion of time worthwhile.

With your help, we can make 2020 even better.

Here are the top 10 most read stories from 2019. Happy New Year!

Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2019

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10. O’Sullivan and Higgins to Equal Head-to-Head Record

O'Sullivan and Higgins
Two legends of the game meet for a record-equalling 68th time in the Players Championship. A Champion of Champions encounter in November would see them eclipse the previous record held by Steve Davis and Jimmy White.

9. Rivals! Judd Trump and Kyren Wilson

Judd Trump and Kyren Wilson
After exchanging jibes at each other, Trump and Wilson were drawn to face each other in the first round of the Masters. Trump had the last laugh.

8. Jimmy White Wins World Seniors Opener

World Seniors
The “Whirlwind” got off to the perfect start in the World Seniors Championship, an event he’d go on to win at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

7. Champion of Champions Final: Judd Trump vs Neil Robertson

Champion of Champions final
The final in Coventry didn’t feature Ronnie O’Sullivan for only the second time. But Trump and Robertson would go on to serve up an absolute treat.

6. Stephen Hendry Loses at the Crucible

Stephen Hendry
Hendry’s bid for a maiden World Seniors Tour title goes on after another disappointing exit in the World Seniors Championship.

5. World Grand Prix Line-Up Complete

World Grand Prix Line-up
There was a scramble to see which players made the cut for the first event in the Coral Cup series.

4. Third Shanghai Masters Victory in a Row for Ronnie O’Sullivan

Shanghai Masters victory
O’Sullivan edged Shaun Murphy in an entertaining final to make it a hat-trick of Shanghai Masters titles in succession, and a fourth overall.

3. Players Championship Final: O’Sullivan vs Robertson

Players Championship final
The first of two big finals in quick succession for O’Sullivan and Robertson.

2. 2019 World Championship Draw

2019 World Snooker Championship Draw
The most anticipated and nerve-wracking draw of the year is made.

1. Tour Championship Final: Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Neil Robertson

Tour Championship final
With more than 31,000 hits, the preview ahead of O’Sullivan and Robertson’s second clash in a final towards the end of last season is number one on the top 10 most read stories of this year.

Photos courtesy of World Snooker, Champion of Champions, and Monique Limbos.



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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Northern Ireland Open – won by Mark Allen.

1. Judd Trump
2. Mark Selby
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. John Higgins
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Mark Allen
10. Ding Junhui
11. Mark Williams
12. Stuart Bingham
13. Yan Bingtao
14. Barry Hawkins
15. Jack Lisowski
16. Anthony McGill

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