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China Ranking Event

Discussions are ongoing regarding a potential ranking event to be held 13 to 18 November 2017. More details including qualifying dates will be announced shortly.

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Snooker Ranked Fourth In Integrity Index

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… Read More

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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. 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… Read More

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World Snooker Partners With Rigour Media For Digital Expansion In China

World Snooker has licensed digital rights in China to Rigour Media, in a new ten-year deal. The agreement gives Rigour exclusive control of digital audio-visual rights in China, for all World Snooker events until 2027. Fans throughout China will be able to watch World Snooker tournaments using Rigour Media’s platform Superstar Online as well as… Read More

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2017/18 Prize Money Schedule

The ranking events prize money schedule for the 2017/18 season is now available. Click Here For The Prize Money Schedule and Click here for the seeding cut off information    

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Bluebell Wood Nurses Funded By Matchroom Foundation

An £83,000 donation is the first part of a generous promise that will help to fund nurses at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice for the next three years. The Matchroom Sport Charitable Foundation has pledged £250,000 over three years to help South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice cover the costs of two nurses caring for children and… Read More

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China Ranking Event In September

World Snooker is currently in discussions with two different promoters in China about the ranking event to be staged from September 18 to 24. The tournament, televised on CCTV, will either be the Shanghai Masters or the World Open in Yushan.  Both proposals from promoters, currently under discussion, are based on a flat draw of… Read More

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Watch Snooker This Season On Eurosport Player

The 2017/18 season is underway and snooker fans throughout Europe can watch the sport anywhere and on any device through the Eurosport Player, the leading live and on-demand digital sport platform. Eurosport Player is available to download and watch in 52 markets and in 20 languages, offering fans an all-access pass to immerse themselves in… Read More

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Invitational Tour Card Holders

World Snooker has decided that Invitational Tour Card Holders will now be able to compete in any ranking event – rather than only those where the number of entries is below 128 tour players. The current Invitational Tour Card Holders are Jimmy White, Ken Doherty and James Wattana and going forward they will be given… Read More

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Pocket Money…Cash Boost For World Snooker Tour

Mark Selby earned almost £1 million last season while the number of players earning at least £30,000 grew by over 20 percent, as the sport continues to thrive. Total prize money has grown from £3.5 million just seven years ago to last season’s £10 million, with another boost to £12 million in 2017/18. And players… Read More

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