• WSF News: Simon Lichtenberg Awarded Tour Card
  • Six To Watch At The Guild Hall
  • Champion of Champions Qualifying Criteria Confirmed
  • Maguire – Top 16 the Target
  • Welsh Open Draw And Format

WSF News: Simon Lichtenberg Awarded Tour Card

Simon Lichtenberg Although it was made clear at the outset of the competition that the World Snooker tour card would be available to players nominated from a National Federation that was a member of the World Snooker Federation (WSF), the National Federation for snooker in Germany (the DBU) took the decision not to join the WSF. This was despite the closing date for membership being extended from 16th January to…

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Six To Watch At The Guild Hall

The Ladbrokes World Grand Prix runs from Monday to Sunday next week in Preston with the best 32 players from the season so far battling for the trophy and a £100,000 top prize. Here are half a dozen players who could be challenging for the crown at the Guild Hall. Watch them live on ITV4 or there’s still time to buy tickets – for details click here. Ronnie O’SullivanThe Rocket…

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Ladbrokes World Grand Prix – ITV4 Schedule

Here’s the ITV4 schedule for the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix. If you’d rather see the top stars live in Preston then there’s still a chance to buy tickets – for details click here. Monday February 19 6.45pm – 11.20pm Tuesday February 20 12.45pm – 5.15pm 6.45pm – 11.15pm Wednesday February 21 12.45pm – 5.15pm 6.45pm – 11.15pm Thursday February 22 12.45pm – 5.15pm 6.45pm – 10.45pm Friday February 23 12.45pm…

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Champion of Champions Qualifying Criteria Confirmed

The qualification criteria has been set out for snooker’s Champion of Champions 2018, to be staged at Ricoh Arena, Coventry this November 5-11. A total of 27 spots make up the 2018 Qualifying List, which is split into five sections. Tournaments within each of the five sections are listed chronologically. The first 16 different players on the list will form the line-up for the Champion of Champions. Winners of events…

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Maguire – Top 16 the Target

Stephen Maguire has given himself the next five ranking events to get back into the top 16, starting with next week’s Ladbrokes World Grand Prix in Preston. Former world number two Maguire is currently 19th and has not won a ranking title since 2013. But he has shown improved form this season, notably reaching the final of the Riga Masters, semi-finals of the UK Championship and the quarter-finals of the…

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Gibraltar Open Draw And Format

Here’s the draw and format for the 2018 Gibraltar Open world ranking event, which runs from March 7 to 11 (amateur stages March 7-8 followed by the last 128 from March 9-11) at the Tercentenary Sports Hall in the Victoria Stadium. Click here for the draw Click here for the format Tickets for the event are ON SALE and fans can now CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS  Fans can also call +350 20047592 or…

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Anthony McGill’s Top Five Albums

Music is McGill’s biggest passion away from snooker, so we asked the two-time ranking event champion to name his five favourite albums… Meat is Murder – The Smiths Released in 1985, the band’s second studio album and their only one which topped the UK Charts. The album was produced by band members Morrissey and Johnny Marr and contained political undertones, taking aim at the Thatcher government, while its title obviously…

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Welsh Open Draw And Format

The draw and format for the 2018 Welsh Open is now available. Click here for the draw Click here for the format The world ranking event, the last of the season’s Home Nations series, runs from February 26 to March 4 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. The Ray Reardon Trophy and a top prize of £70,000 are up for grabs. Mark Williams has been drawn against world number 20…

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DAZN To Broadcast Live Snooker In Canada

Major snooker tournaments including the World Snooker Championship will be broadcast online in Canada thanks to a new five-year agreement between World Snooker and DAZN CANADA. Under the new agreement DAZN Canada will show a range of live snooker events this season and beyond, including: 2017-18 season • February 26-March 4: Welsh Open (Cardiff) • March 9-11: Gibraltar Open (Gibraltar) • March 12-18: Players Championship (Llandudno) • April 2-8: China…

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New Website Launched – Womens Snooker

A new website for the World Women’s Snooker Tour has been launched. CLICK HERE for the new site. The new website will provide the latest news and resources for all who are interested in women’s snooker, including the following: Learn more about World Ladies Billiards and Snooker and the team behind the events Learn how you can compete on the World Women’s Snooker Tour Read the latest news and interviews…

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Federer of the Baize

20-time Grand Slam tennis champion Roger Federer is revered across the globe and towers above all other sporting figures in his native Switzerland. However, 21-year-old Alexander Ursenbacher is hoping that he can be a pioneer for snooker in the country. The now truly global World Snooker Tour has 21 different nationalities among its 128 players. Ursenbacher is the sole flagbearer for Switzerland, as the only professional ever to emerge from…

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