Tag: Martin O’Donnell

WPBSA Statement – Unusual Betting Patterns

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has just released the following statement: “The WPBSA was today alerted to unusual betting patterns regarding the match between Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon and Martin O’Donnell at the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany.” “The WPBSA monitors betting on ALL professional snooker and has the most[Read More…]

2016 Snookerbacker Classic Launched

Entries are now open for the 2016 Snookerbacker Classic. Now in its fifth season, the UK-based amateur tournament continues to grow from strength to strength. Previous champions include Martin O’Donnell, David Gray, Antony Parsons and this year’s winner Brett Miller. Passionately run by the man behind betting tips website Snookerbacker.com,[Read More…]

Snookerbacker Classic 2014

The ever-growing Snookerbacker Classic returns for a third year in September as once again the notorious blogger offers amateur players the opportunity to compete for the excellent prize of entry into Q-School. This season sees the tournament expand even further as the interest continues to escalate. There will be seven[Read More…]

Victoria Bulgarian Open

The fourth European Players Tour Championship event of the season gets under way tomorrow in Sofia as professional snooker arrives in Bulgaria for the first time. The south-eastern European nation has become a force in the sport in recent years as snooker continues to grow in new and exciting places.[Read More…]

Weekend Round-Up

Two very different qualifying tournaments were held over the course of this weekend. Saturday marked the return of the Snookerbacker Classic – back for a second year after a hugely successful debut in 2011/12. The format is similar to last season with a series of qualifying legs held across England[Read More…]

SB Classic Returns to Dublin

Last season saw the inaugural Snookerbacker Classic event, run by well-known fellow blogger Snookerbacker.com. The overall prize: Free entry into Q-School (plus entry fees into four PTC events). The overall winner: Martin O’Donnell. The overall outcome: O’Donnell gaining his place on the professional Main Tour via Q-School. This is a[Read More…]

Who’s Who Q-School?

Following the conclusion of the 2012 World Championship, it took only a handful of days for the 2012/13 season to get under way. Amazing really, and long gone are the days where players and fans had to wait four or five months until the first event of a new campaign.[Read More…]

Snookerbacker Classic Success for O’Donnell

Martin O’Donnell last night claimed the inaugural Snookerbacker Classic with victory over Irishman John Sutton in the final in Gloucester. Both finalists receive a prize of £1,000 entry fee into Q-School next May, which is a series of tournaments that offer amateurs the opportunity to qualify as a professional for[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the World Snooker Championship – won by Mark Selby.

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

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