Tag: Features and Interviews

Fin’s Fables: A Chinese Snooker

By Fin Ruane In Shanghai this week, PTCs aside, the third full ranking event of the new season is taking place. The Bank of Communication Shanghai Masters is now a regular fixture on the calendar, more importantly however is that it’s the second of five ranking events in China this[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: Surviving the Cut

By Fin Ruane The retirement of Stephen Hendry during last season’s World Championship raised quite a few eyebrows. The seven-time world champion stunned the snooker community with his announcement after his quarter-final defeat to Stephen Maguire. Many thought, including myself, that he still had a lot to offer the game[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: The Season So Far

By Fin Ruane So three months into the new snooker season and with the first ranking cut off last weekend it’s time to run the rule over the winners, movers and shakers of the 2012 /2013 season. With qualifiers starting for the Wuxi Classic and Australian Open just a couple[Read More…]

Fin’s Fables: Life on the Tour

By Fin Ruane The first time I watched any of the boys play at a ranking event venue was October 1990 when myself, Ken Doherty and a sizeable contingent from Ilford travelled up to see Stephen Murphy play John Parrott in their pre-televised match of that season’s Rothmans Grand Prix.[Read More…]




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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