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Top 10 Most Read Snooker Stories of 2021

The final post of 2021 outlines the most read snooker stories from the past year on this website.

For SnookerHQ, it was another successful year despite the fact there were several months without any action to actually report on.

The site attracted more than one million page views for the third year on the trot with visitors welcomed from 218 territories around the world, while there have been just shy of 400 published posts in that period.



An enormous thank you to all of those who contributed to SnookerHQ’s success in 2021 – especially all of the readers, who by continuing to support the site help to make the devotion of time worthwhile.

With your support, we can make 2022 even better.

Here are the top 10 most read snooker stories from 2021. Happy New Year!

Top 10 Most Read Snooker Stories of 2021

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10. 2021 World Snooker Championship: Preview and Predictions

2021 World Snooker Championship
The annual preview article for the World Championship attracted around 10,000 hits.

9. The 2021 Masters Draw, Preview, and Where to Watch

2021 Masters draw
Previewing the Masters, which was played behind closed doors.

8. Ali Carter Withdraws from Welsh Open

Carter Day
Carter withdrew ahead of an eagerly anticipated tie against Ronnie O’Sullivan.

7. Tour Championship Draw, Preview, and Where to Watch

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Previewing the Tour Championship, the prestigious event that boasts the top eight players from the season.

6. World Grand Prix: Semi-Finals Preview, Draw, Schedule

World Grand Prix semi-finals
O’Sullivan was on course to land his first title of the year.



5. World Snooker Championship Qualifying Draw Announced – Hendry Faces White

World Snooker qualifying draw
A stunning qualifying draw for the World Championship paired two former Crucible rivals against one another.

4. Martin Gould: ‘I’ll have to treat Ronnie to some dinner’

Martin Gould
Gould was thankful for his place in the World Grand Prix at the end of the year.

3. Stephen Hendry: ‘Strange performance from Neil Robertson’

Stephen Hendry Neil Robertson
Hendry wasn’t impressed by Robertson’s defeat in the World Championship.

2. Top 16 Confirmed for World Snooker Championship

top 16 World Snooker Championship
The 16 players who gained an automatic place at the Crucible were confirmed.

1. 2021 World Snooker Championship Draw

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Generating about 85,000 hits in traffic, the draw for the World Snooker Championship represents the most viewed post of the year.

Photos courtesy of WST and WPBSA.



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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the World Grand Prix – won by Ronnie O’Sullivan.

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

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