Tag: Xiao Guodong

It’s a Young Man’s Game After All

Mark Allen won the Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup in Gloucester yesterday, making it back-to-back European Tour titles. The Northern Irishman was rarely troubled throughout the weekend as he collected a second trophy in a month following his success in October’s Ruhr Open in Germany. Allen overcame Judd Trump in the[Read More…]

Ding Reigns in Shanghai

Ding Junhui has won his seventh ranking event title after overcoming compatriot Xiao Guodong 10-6 in the final of the Shanghai Masters. In what was the first all-Chinese ranking event final, Ding was almost always in command despite a spirited effort from his inexperienced opponent, and was never behind for[Read More…]

All-Chinese Affair in Shanghai

There’ll be an all-Chinese final in a ranking event for the first time after Ding Junhui and Xiao Guodong won their semi-finals at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday. Both players were made to work hard for their victories despite the seemingly one-sided look of both scorelines. Xiao overcame England’s Michael[Read More…]

Shanghai Masters Quarter-Final Preview

The quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters take place on Friday with markedly different halves of the draw in China. While the bottom section is dominated by established stars of the sport, the top half is a mixture of new blood and season campaigners who perhaps have never fully reached their[Read More…]

Seeds Tumble in Shanghai

The first round of the Shanghai Masters has come to a conclusion with a mixed bag of results for the top seeds. Almost half of the top 16 competitors who were guaranteed entry to the venue stage of proceedings have already been eliminated after a day of shocks on Wednesday.[Read More…]

Perry Becomes Wildcard Victim

In light of the news that Stephen Lee was found guilty of match fixing, it may have slipped some people’s minds that there’s actually a pretty big tournament in progress. The Shanghai Masters enters its second day today with the opening day being overshadowed with the revelation of the hearing[Read More…]

Xiao Wins 6-Reds Gold

It’s a rare occasion but it is actually happening – snooker is being played in South Korea this week. The World Indoor and Martial Arts Games takes place in Incheon near the capital of Seoul with four different events in snooker taking place. The Men’s Singles and Team disciplines, as[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

Fin Ruane Snooker Academy