Author: David Caulfield

World Cup: Republic of Ireland

The PTT-EGAT Snooker World Cup is only seven days away as the excitement mounts for what promises to be a valuable addition to the growing calendar. In years gone by, snooker professionals enjoyed long summers off from the Main Tour and were free to sunbathe and relax for up to[Read More…]

Australi-Na?

There was a discussion on social networking site Twitter yesterday surrounding whether or not all the qualifiers for the upcoming Australian Open would make the trip or not. With the large flight expenses, staying in a hotel and general living expenses for the period that you are there, a significant[Read More…]

World Under-21 Snooker Championship

The draw for the IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship was released today with four Irish players competing in Montreal, Canada later this month. The event is the first major amateur tournament of the new season and the winner will most likely be guaranteed a place on the professional Main Tour for[Read More…]

Victory Hands McLeod Qualification

Rory McLeod beat Robert Milkins 5-2 in the final qualifying round to book his place in the Australian Open next month but it will be his post-match actions that will be the talking point of the week. The Englishman, of Jamaican parentage, outplayed his countryman in a one-sided affair but[Read More…]

The Road to Oz

The first major qualifying event of the new campaign takes place this week as the Australian Open is welcomed into the calendar. In 1989 there was a snooker tournament scheduled for Down Under but the event had to be moved to Hong Kong because of organising difficulties. 22 years later,[Read More…]

Higgins and Trump Sent Crashing

Ronnie O’Sullivan recovered from a slow start to eventually reach the fourth round of the first Players Tour Championship event of the season with ease at The Academy in Sheffield. The former world number one endured a nightmare season last year, a lot of which was down to his own[Read More…]

New Season Under Way

The 2011/12 season is officially under way as the amateur rounds of the first Players Tour Championship event took place this weekend. Tomorrow, the qualifiers lock horns with the professionals as the first round proper gets under way and the rollercoaster of the new campaign begins. Last year the Players[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the British Open – won by Mark Williams.

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

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