Behind The Curtain: Guangzhou!

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Evergrande China Championship: A Brief History

The spectacular city of Guangzhou in southern China is the location for the fourth world ranking event of the season next week – the Evergrande China Championship. Star names including Ding Junhui, Mark Williams, Mark Selby, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, John Higgins and defending champion Luca Brecel are among the field at the £725,000 event… Read More

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Wilson Withdraws From China Championship

Kyren Wilson has pulled out of next week’s Evergrande China Championship for personal reasons. The world number eight was due to face China’s Lyu Haotian on Monday at 9.30am, so Lyu now receives a bye to the next round. The tournament in Guangzhou runs from September 24-30.

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Subscribe To Official Programmes This Season

You can make sure of your copy of the official programme for all 11 World Snooker tournaments in the UK this season with a subscription from just £70. Click here for the Programme Master website to see details of the subscription. The official programmes will bring you player profiles, features, draw & format, and much… Read More

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Watch Snooker This Season On Eurosport Player

The 2018/19 snooker season is underway, and you can watch a wide range of tournaments throughout the year on Eurosport Player. Head to eurosportplayer.com for more information on how to sign up for the service. Snooker fans throughout Europe can watch the sport anywhere and on any device on Eurosport Player, the leading live and… Read More

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Eurosport Listings – China Championship

Here’s the Eurosport schedule in the UK (in other countries check local listings) for the Evergrande China Championship. Monday September 24 0725-1100 (ES2) 1200-1615 (ES2) 1900-2100 (ES2) 2200-0000 (ES2) Tuesday September 25 0200-0430 (ES2) 0645-1100 (ES2) 1200-1615 (ES2) 1900-2100 (ES2) 2200-0000 (ES2) Wednesday September 26 0200-0430 (ES2) 0730-1030 (ES2) 1130-1615 (ES2) 1900-2100 (ES2) 2200-0000 (ES2) Thursday September 27 0200-0430 (ES2) 0725-1130 (ES2) 1225-1630 (ES2) 1900-2100 (ES2) 2200-0000 (ES2) Friday September 28 0200-0430 (ES2) 0530-1100 (ES2)… Read More

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Lilley Wins Challenge Tour Five

David Lilley won the fifth event on the new Challenge Tour series by beating Brandon Sargeant 3-1 in the final in Derby. Lilley took the £2,000 top prize after winning six matches at the Cueball Derby club. Tyne & Wear’s 42-year-old Lilley had only previously earned £200 on the Challenge Tour this season but now… Read More

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Gilbert Relishing China Return

Last month’s Yushan World Open in China was a tournament of highs and lows for David Gilbert – and finished in farcical scenes as he nearly missed his flight back to the UK. Gilbert came so close to his first ranking title, leading Mark Williams 9-5 in the final only to lose 10-9. The best… Read More

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China Championship Tickets

Fans can now buy tickets online for the China Championship in Guangzhou which runs from September 24 to 30. CLICK HERE for the Damai Ticket website And click here for the match schedule  

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Trump – I Must Be More Consistent

Judd Trump admits he wants more consistency in his performances and results as he looks ahead to a packed schedule in the coming weeks. World number five Trump competes in the China Championship in Guangzhou next week, then heads to Lommel in Belgium where he will be trying to win the D88.com European Masters for… Read More

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Book Review: Stephen Hendry’s Autobiography

At the age of 12, Stephen Hendry spotted a snooker table in the window of John Menzies while hunting for Christmas presents with his mother. In a captivating passage of his excellent new autobiography Me And The Table, Hendry describes how he fell in love with snooker and spent every possible waking hour learning to… Read More

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