• Top Stars Battle Through
  • Alex Crisan Q&A
  • Welsh Open Trophy Honour For Reardon

Evergrande China Championship Draw And Format

The draw and format for the new Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou is now available. Marco Fu and Liang Wenbo have been selected by the China Billiards and Snooker Association as the two wild cards. The rest of the 16-man field is the top ten in the world rankings plus the next four players on the one year list. The winner of the invitation event will receive £200,000, the biggest…

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Top Stars Battle Through

John Higgins is one of a host of big names to seal their place for next week’s European Masters in Romania. Four-time World Champion Higgins faced a stern test against Jimmy Robertson during today’s qualifying in Preston. Robertson charged into a 3-0 lead, thanks to breaks of 74, 46 and 43. Facing the exit door, Higgins began to up his game. Runs of 77 and 69 helped him to claw…

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Alex Crisan Q&A

Next week’s European Masters will be a dream come true for Romania’s top referee Alex Crisan as a world ranking event takes place in his home city for the first time. Tickets for the European Masters in Bucharest are on sale now, for details click here Alex has been a referee for ten years and has worked for World Snooker since 2011, but the highlight of his career so far…

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Murphy Makes 147 In Preston

Shaun Murphy made the fifth maximum break of his career at the European Masters qualifiers today. Murphy’s perfect break came in the second frame of his match against Allan Taylor at the Guild Hall in Preston. The 147 is worth £11,000 from the rolling prize pot for qualifying events, as long as it is not equalled today. It’s the 121st maximum in snooker history and third of the season after…

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Welsh Open Trophy Honour For Reardon

The trophy for this season’s Welsh Open snooker tournament has been named after six-time World Champion Ray Reardon. This follows the announcements earlier this week that the English Open and Northern Ireland Open trophies have been named after Steve Davis and Alex Higgins respectively. The Welsh Open is a firm fixture on the World Snooker Tour, ever present as a ranking event since 1992. This season it is joined by…

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