• Georgiou Proud Of Cypriot Roots
  • The Outlaw ‘Out Of Jail’
  • Labour Of Love
  • Williams Set For Fresh Start

China Championship Date Change

Following consultation with the promoter, World Snooker has agreed to move the dates of the 2017 China Championship forward by three days. The new dates for the world ranking tournament are Wednesday August 16 to Tuesday August 22. The China Championship has become a ranking event for the first time this season, with total prize money of £700,000 and a top prize of £150,000 – the biggest ever for a…

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Georgiou Proud Of Cypriot Roots

Cyprus’s top snooker player Michael Georgiou is hoping to continue his progress up the world rankings, and dreams of representing his country at the sport’s World Cup. Now set for his fourth consecutive season on snooker’s professional tour, 29-year-old Georgiou has climbed to 90th in the world and has set his sights on a place in the top 64 in the coming season. Georgiou was born and raised in England…

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The Outlaw ‘Out Of Jail’

Joe Swail came within a frame of having his pro career ended three times at Q School, but still managed to keep his place on the tour. The two-time Crucible semi-finalist was relegated from the tour at the end of last season but bounced straight back with a fresh two-year card. He needed a mixture of luck and determination at Q School and admits he “got out of jail” just…

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Labour Of Love

Ed Miliband talks about his love of snooker and friendship with Ronnie O’Sullivan… Ed Miliband with Dennis Taylor at the Dafabet Masters in January Imagine a world in which the Labour Party had won the 2015 general election. The whole Brexit thing would (probably) never have happened. And even more significantly, we would now (probably) have a Prime Minister who loves snooker. Like most Brits who grew up during the…

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Williams Set For Fresh Start

Mark Williams insists he came close to retirement at the end of last season, but a new coaching method and new cue have given him fresh hope for the 2017/18 campaign. Two-time World Champion Williams missed out on the Crucible this year having dropped out of the world’s top 16. He reached the final qualifying round in Sheffield before losing to Stuart Carrington. Demoralised by his form in recent years,…

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Tour Players 2017/18

Following the conclusion of this year’s Q School event last weekend which saw a further eight main tour places confirmed for next season, we are now little over a week away from the start of the 2017/18 season and the 2017 Kaspersky Riga Masters qualifiers in Preston. With some players having dropped off and others joining (or indeed re-joining) the tour, it is time for an annual look at who…

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