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Wakelin Aiming To Build On World Championship Run

Chris Wakelin is hoping that making his World Championship debut back in April can inspire him to lift a maiden ranking title, when the 2018/19 campaign kicks off next month. The 26-year-old had spent six seasons as a professional attempting to qualify for snooker’s tournament of tournaments, before finally reaching the Crucible for the first… Read More

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From Snooker To The Stage

Eurosport snooker commentator David Hendon has worked in the sport for many years, but during his spare time away from the box he has become an acclaimed playwright. With his well received monologue Banana Crabtree Simon set to take to the stage for the second time at next month’s Catalyst Festival in London, we caught… Read More

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Sam Craigie Q&A

Sam Craigie admits his career was in the balance after suffering an unexpected relegation from the tour following the World Championship, but the 24-year-old bounced back immediately at Q School last month to claim a fresh two-year card. We caught up with the former World Under-21 champion, as he continues his preparations for the 2018/19… Read More

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Tour Nationalities

There will be 20 different countries represented by the 129 players on the World Snooker Tour in 2018/19. Here’s the breakdown…. England: 55 Mark Selby Ronnie O’Sullivan Judd Trump Barry Hawkins Shaun Murphy Kyren Wilson Ali Carter Stuart Bingham Ryan Day Joe Perry Mark King Martin Gould Jack Lisowski David Gilbert Ricky Walden Anthony Hamilton… Read More

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Kicking Out Kicks

Since the conception of the professional tour, elite level snooker has been “striving for perfection” in an ongoing mission to enhance playing conditions, and significant strides were taken during the 2017/18 season. A radical reduction in bad contacts and irregular bounces meant the headlines were solely focused on the achievements of the players throughout a… Read More

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147 Milestone In Sight

Could the 147th maximum break in snooker history be made next season? The statistics suggest that landmark could well be reached during the 2018/19 campaign. So far there have been 139 official maximums, so just eight more are needed. Over the past eight seasons, an average of 8.625 maximums have been made in each. 2010/11:… Read More

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Taylor Made

In his new regular column on worldsnooker.com, Taylor Wilson will be giving advice to all snooker players on the health and fitness side of the sport. A fully qualified personal trainer, Taylor is the younger brother of world number nine Kyren Wilson. Three Tips On How Good Health Can Benefit You 1 – Snooker is… Read More

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See Top Stars In Preston Next Month

The 2018/19 season gets underway in July with the qualifying rounds of the Kaspersky Riga Masters and World Open, and you can see snooker’s top stars in action live at the Guild Hall in Preston. The Kaspersky Riga Masters qualifying round runs from July 2 to 5, with the winners to go through to the final… Read More

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Brandon Sargeant Q&A

Brandon Sargeant has taken charge of snooker’s brand new Challenge Tour with victory at event one in Burton and he is now aiming to press forward with his early advantage. The top two ranked players after this season’s ten events will gain a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour. Sargeant defeated Luke Simmonds 3-1… Read More

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Kaspersky Riga Masters and World Open Draws

The draw and format for the qualifying rounds of the first two ranking events of the 2018/19 season – the Kaspersky Riga Masters and World Open – are now available. Click here for the Riga draw Click here for the World Open draw Click here for the format The qualifiers run from July 2 to… Read More

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