Snooker news and week-end action

Yesterday evening saw Martin Gould win the Championship League Snooker Group 6. He joins Neil Robertson, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Stuart Bingham and Mark Selby in the Winners Group.

Detailed results are available on and Worlsnooker report is here.

This week-end, the Challenge Tour Event 9 will be played at the Star Snooker Academy in Sheffield.

Star Snooker Academy

Yesterday Worldsnooker has published the draw and format.

The ninth event in the Challenge Tour series will run on January 26-27 at the Star Academy in Sheffield. You will be able to follow results on our Twitter feed here

Click here for the draw

Click here for the format

The top two players on the Challenge Tour rankings after ten events will be promoted to the World Snooker Tour.

This is how the rankings stand at the moment (

And this is the detailed schedule (

It’s also the page where you will be able to find the matches results as the event unfolds.

With £2000 to the winner, £1000 to the runner-up and only one event to be played after this one, you feel that it will be between David Grace, Brandon Sargeant and Mitchell Mann although, strictly speaking, players up to n°12 are not mathematically out of it. In the context the first round match between Barry Pinches and Mitchell Mann is massive.

The World Seniors Tour is in Houston, Texas, for the 2019 World Championship Qualifying Event 6. You can follow that one on my WSS blog.

Finally Worldsnooker has published the draw and format for the Indian Open 2018 … now Indian Open 2019.

Here’s the draw and format for the final stages of the 2019 Indian Open.

Click here for the draw

Click here for the format

The world ranking event takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in Kochi, Kerala, from February 27 to March 3.

Mark Allen has withdrawn. No big surprise there. Fair to say that this event has a particularly depleted field, with John Higgins (defending champion), Stuart Bingham and Jack Lisowski the only members of the top 16 in the field.


Oh, and, yes, if you really want to know, the draw and format for the Shootout are also available. 

The draw and format for the 2019 BetVictor Shoot Out is now available.

Click here for the draw

Click here for the format


With over 20 amateurs in the field, including a 12 years old boy (Liam Davies), a 14 years old boy (Ben Mertens), two ladies players (Reanne Evans and Emma Parker) and a few seniors … would it not be funny if this “world ranking event” was won by an amateur? Only 4 of the top 16 are in it: Kyren Wilson, Stuart Bingham, Luca Brecel and Shaun Murphy.


2 thoughts on “Snooker news and week-end action

  1. Also, World Snooker have announced the make-up of next season’s professionals. As before, 8 places are available via the one-year list. According to, one of those positions is currently occupied by (amateur) David Lilley. It’s not clear whether that counts, or what would happen if he were to qualify via both lists. It’s something that we could see more regularly, as the number of tour-card professionals who enter for ranking events is quite a bit less than 128, and sometimes a lot less. Of course that is caused partly by 2 players quitting and 3 players being banned, but it’s also happening more and more that players just simply want to take a rest.

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