• Brecel Fight Back Stuns O’Sullivan
  • Murphy To Face Carter In Guangzhou Semis
  • Rocket Dashes To Beat Dott
  • Murphy Storms Into Quarters
  • McManus Thrashes Ding As Stars Fall

Trump Eyes Improvement

Judd Trump admits it will take time to fully recover from recent laser eye surgery, despite that he negotiated a tricky clash with Daniel Wells 5-2 to reach the last 32 of the Evergrande China Championship. Trump underwent the procedure a week before his clash with Sam Craigie at World Open qualifying earlier this month. The 2011 UK Champion suffered an unexpected 5-0 loss on that occasion, but his heavy scoring…

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Warrior Wilson Loves Lommel Buzz

World number 11 Kyren Wilson was in Lommel this week looking ahead to the European Masters, and he believes the tournament will be a great success in the Belgian city. Former Shanghai Masters champion Wilson attended a press conference in Lommel to launch the event which will run from October 2 to 8. It will be the first full ranking tournament in Belgium for 23 years. Wilson won the gold…

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Rocket Lifts Off In Guangzhou

Ronnie O’Sullivan is safely through to the last 32 of the Evergrande China Championship after a 5-2 defeat of Sam Baird. The Rocket was competing in his first ranking event match since losing an epic World Championship quarter-final to Ding Junhui in April. O’Sullivan lost the opening frame but it didn’t take him long to shake off any signs of ring rust, making a sublime break of 124 to level…

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Defending Champion Higgins Storms Through

John Higgins put on a sublime display to ease past Lyu Haotian 5-0 in their heldover first round tie at the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. The Wizard of Wishaw claimed last year’s title in spectacular fashion. He made three consecutive centuries from 7-7 to defeat Stuart Bingham 10-7 in the final. Higgins got his 2017 China Championship campaign off to an equally impressive start today. The four-time World Champion looked…

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Snooker Ranked Fourth In Integrity Index

The World Snooker Tour has 28 tournaments around the globe An independent study into the perceived level of integrity of the top 12 professional sports in the UK ranked snooker in fourth place. The research was carried out by political and public relations consultancy Portland. Click here to see the full report The calculation of integrity was based on the perceived likelihood of the professional sport being implicated in one…

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Bingham and Robertson Fall on Morning Of Shocks

The opening morning of the Evergrande China Championship saw great victories for home players Yan Bingtao and Li Hang, as they saw off former World Champions Stuart Bingham and Neil Robertson respectively. Last season’s Rookie of the Year Yan recorded a 5-3 defeat of Bingham and has got his second campaign on the World Snooker Tour off to a strong start. He’s won 4 of his opening 5 matches this…

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Invitational Tour Card Holders: Seeding

World Snooker has decided that players holding an Invitational Tour Card will be seeded according to their world ranking at future events. James Wattana In the past, Invitational Tour Card holders were treated as ‘top-up’ players in terms of their seeding, which meant they were seeded below all players with regular tour cards. From now, their seeding will be based on their actual ranking. Jimmy white, Ken Doherty and James…

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Eurosport Schedule For Evergrande China Championship

Here’s the Eurosport television schedule for the Evergrande China Championship, which runs from August 16-22 in Guangzhou. These are UK listings, for other countries check local listings. Eurosport 1 Wednesday August 16 0730-1030 1130-1625 2130-2325 Thursday August 17 0700-1000 1130-1630 2130-2325 Friday August 18 0700-1000 1130-1630 2130-2325 Saturday August 19 0700-1000 1130-1530 2130-2330 Sunday August 20 0700-1000 1700-1910 2130-2325 Monday August 21 2130-2330 Tuesday August 22 2135-2300 Eurosport 2 Wednesday…

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Star Celebrates 30 Years And Promotes Yushan World Open

Star Xing Pai celebrated its 30th anniversary this week and announced that it will promote the Yushan World Open ranking event. Star has been a partner of the World Snooker Tour for the past ten years and the Star Championship table continues to be used for all World Snooker events around the globe. And they have worked with snooker’s governing body the WPBSA in producing ‘Little Star’ small tables for…

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