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.
This week-end, the Challenge Tour Event 9 will be played at the Star Snooker Academy in Sheffield.
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
The top two players on the Challenge Tour rankings after ten events will be promoted to the World Snooker Tour.
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.
Mark Allen has withdrawn.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.
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.