• Ding Overhauls Li’s Lead
  • Stunning Wilson Downs Williams
  • Snooker’s Big Names Are Barnsley Bound
  • Brecel Battles To Reach Quarter-Finals
  • Pistol Passes The Thunder

Ding Overhauls Li’s Lead

Ding Junhui battled back to defeat Li Hang 5-3 and book his place in tomorrow’s semi-finals at the Yushan World Open. Ding is competing in his second event of the campaign, having suffered a shock 5-0 defeat to 1994 Masters winner Alan McManus in his last 32 tie at the China Championship. He ended last season with an all-time classic Crucible semi-final against Mark Selby, losing out 17-15. Li has enjoyed…

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Stunning Wilson Downs Williams

Kyren Wilson produced a sublime display of break building to defeat Mark Williams 5-1 and reach the semi-finals of the Yushan World Open. Wilson dominated proceedings by stringing together a run of 503 unanswered points. The streak was just 44 points short of Stuart Bingham’s ranking event record of 547. The 25-year-old has extra cause for celebration, having witnessed the birth of his second son Bailey shortly before travelling to…

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Snooker’s Big Names Are Barnsley Bound

Snooker’s English Open comes to Barnsley for the first time next month, and many of the sport’s top stars have already committed to the world ranking event. The tournament at the Barnsley Metrodome runs from October 16 to 22 and it will be the first of the season’s Home Nations events. The Eurosport-televised event will carry a top prize of £70,000, and there’s a massive £1 million bonus on offer…

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Brecel Battles To Reach Quarter-Finals

Luca Brecel showed his resolve to overcome Cao Yupeng 5-4 and reach the last eight of the Yushan World Open. Brecel lifted his maiden ranking title earlier this season at the China Championship, defeating Shaun Murphy 10-5 in the final. The 22-year-old has shown great maturity in bouncing back from an agonising 10-9 World Championship defeat against Marco Fu at the end of last season, where he spurned a 7-1…

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Pistol Passes The Thunder

Mark Allen came from behind to edge out Neil Robertson 5-4 and book his place in tomorrow’s quarter-finals at the Yushan World Open. Robertson came into the match holding a strong record against Allen, he’d won the previous four meetings between the pair. However, the Australian couldn’t quite make it five in a row today. The Pistol will be hoping to secure his fourth piece of ranking silverware on Sunday. He’s already…

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Robertson Edges Out Woollaston In Thriller

Neil Robertson defeated Ben Woollaston 5-4 in an enthralling last 32 encounter on day three of the Yushan World Open. It was a crucial victory for Robertson, who is in desperate need of some good results to prevent himself from dropping out of the world’s top 16. The Australian is currently 19th place in the race to the Masters. It’s been a strong start to the season for Leicester’s Woollaston,…

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International Championship Qualifiers Draw And Format

The draw and format for the qualifying round of the 2017 International Championship is now available. Click here for the draw Click here for the format The qualifiers run from Tuesday September 26 to Friday September 29 at the Guild Hall in Preston. Tickets are available and cost just £5 – for details click here The post International Championship Qualifiers Draw And Format appeared first on World Snooker.

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Xu Si Q&A

After his superb run to the semi-finals of the Indian Open last week, we caught up with China’s 19-year-old tour rookie Xu Si to look back on his performance in Visakhapatnam. Xu, how much did you enjoy your week in India? I enjoyed playing there. The hotel and venue were very good and the weather was perfect. What pleased you most about the five matches you won? My 4-0 win over…

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Selby and Murphy Crash Out In Yushan

Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy have suffered shock exits on day two of the Yushan World Open. World Champion Selby succumbed to a 5-2 loss against world number 69 Lee Walker. Selby looked out of sorts during the defeat, with Walker playing the more assured safety play between the pair. The Welshman hadn’t won a match in the final stages of an event this season, but he produced solid matchplay snooker…

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An Evening With Barry And Steve…

Our official charity Jessie May invite you to a very special evening with six time World Champion Steve Davis and World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn, introduced by England rugby’s Mark Regan. The event will take place at Ashton Gate Stadium – Lansdown Club Restaurant on 19th October 2017, with the drinks reception from 6.30pm. Join us in the wonderful surroundings of Ashton Gate Stadium for what promises to be a…

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Higgins Continues Momentum In Yushan

John Higgins showed no signs of fatigue after picking up his 29th ranking title on Sunday, recording a quick-fire 5-0 win over Alexander Ursenbacher at the Yushan World Open. Higgins surpassed Ronnie O’Sullivan and Steve Davis in the all-time ranking event winner’s list with victory at last week’s Indian Open. The Scot defeated compatriot Anthony McGill 5-1 to lift the title. Following his two-day journey from Vishakhapatnam, the four-time World Champion took just…

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