World Open Cancelled

World Snooker has released the following: “World Snooker has announced that the World Open will not take place during the 2014/15 season.” “The world ranking event was staged in Haikou, China, in 2012, 2013 and 2014, but the contract with the promoter has not been renewed. “Concerted efforts were made[Read More…]

Murphy Lands World Open Title

Shaun Murphy won his fifth ranking event title on Sunday after a hard-fought 10-6 victory over Mark Selby in the Haikou World Open. The Englishman held on for his first success in a main ranker for almost exactly three years to continue his resurgence of late. In doing so, Murphy[Read More…]

Murphy and Selby for World Open Glory

Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy will contest the Haikou World Open final after both emerging from their semi-finals with 6-4 victories on Saturday. The English duo have won seven ranking event titles between them but it is perhaps their failure to land more that has curtailed their careers somewhat. The[Read More…]

China Open Qualifiers Start Today

The qualifying round – technically the first round – of the China Open takes place today, tomorrow and Tuesday in Gloucester. Most of the top 128 professionals in the world are competing in an effort to win the one match required to book their place on the flight to Beijing[Read More…]