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World Women's Snooker Championship Postponed World Women's Snooker and Hi-End Snooker jointly announced on Tuesday their decision to postpone this year's World Women's Snooker Championship. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place in June, but will instead be given a new date on the calendar later this year.
Snooker World Championship in Berlin would be fantastic, says Neal Foulds If the Snooker World Championship had to be played somewhere other than the Crucible this year, Berlin's Tempodrom would be a fantastic option, believes former world number three Neal Foulds.
World Women's Championship Postponed World Women's Snooker and Hi-End Snooker can today jointly announce that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year's World Women's Snooker Championship, previously scheduled to take place in June, until later this year.
Snooker Success in North Macedonia Located in Southeast Europe and with a population of just over two million people, North Macedonia is the latest nation to join the expanding global snooker family. This landlocked country successfully completed its first national snooker championships earlier this month at the Gran Club in the capital city of Skopje.
Holt Aiming To Build On Shoot Out Glory Michael Holt hopes that he can collect further silverware when play resumes on the World Snooker Tour, following his maiden ranking triumph at the BetVictor Shoot Out in February. The Hitman ended a 24-year wait for his first ranking crown as a professional, defeating Zhou Yuelong in the final to pick up the £50,000 top prize in Watford.
Neal Foulds about his hopes for the World Championship Neal Fould spoke to Eurosport about his hopes for the World Championship. I'm not sure that I agree with Neal here. The World Championship does not "need" to be held this year. Why do I say this?
Snooker Quiz! A or B #3 It's Tuesday, I think, which for absolutely no reason means that there is another new snooker quiz for you to test yourself with.
Police catch bus station passenger with snooker ball hidden in sock for own protection Homeless Richard Carr was arrested at a bus station - after being caught armed with a snooker ball concealed in a sock for his own protection. Officers stopped the 43-year-old at the bus station because he had skipped court and took him to the Northern Area Custody Facility, in Etruria, for questioning.
Rob Walker's Lockdown Live Our Masters of Ceremonies Rob Walker has started a show called Lockdown Live in which sports stars and fans around the UK take on fun challenges at home. Watch the first episode of the show here. Anyone can send in their footage - just watch this tweet from Rob explaining the basics.
Ribsa On Line Payment System The Republic of Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association have introduced a new on line payment system for Entering Events, Paying your Player or Club membership. You can now pay securely online via this new on line RIBSA online registration system. Players must first pay their yearly membership and register for the season.
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Dave Gilbert says players need World Championship on World number 11 Dave Gilbert says snooker players need the World Championship to go ahead, even if it is in September. The event, due to take place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from 18 April to 4 May, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organisers hoping to reschedule it in the summer.
East, West…Home Is Best? Chinese players are facing a dilemma of whether to return to their homeland or to stay in the UK during the snooker season's current hiatus. New dates for the Betfred World Championship and the qualifiers have yet to be scheduled, so tour players can't be sure when they will return to competitive action.
1979/80 Snooker Season: Griffiths and the Grinder The 1979/80 snooker season brought the sport into a new decade, a period in which the game's popularity truly exploded. Terry Griffiths, a qualifier making his debut at the Crucible, had just stunned the field to claim the 1979 World Championship title.
John Higgins Tops World Rankings Under Oldest System There have been several different world rankings systems used, but how would the standings look today if we incorporated the very first?
'I've done everything I shouldn't do in snooker this season' - Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan admits he is doing "everything I shouldn't do in snooker this season" but says he has no regrets.
Fancy a game of arrows - or dominoes or snooker? We have got them all in this retro games selection from across South Tyneside Copyright: JPIMedia Resell. South Shields Snooker Club hosted a twelve hour charity darts marathon in aid of the cardiology unit at South Tyneside Hospital. But were you there for the event in 2013? Photo: Stu Norton. Copyright: JPIMedia Resell.
Blast from the past… Tenball Although I'm far from being young, I'm quite "young" when it comes to snooker. I only "discovered" it in 2004/2005. Until recently, I never realised that, during the 90th, quite a lot of "variant" events were tried and shown on television. One of those variant games was Tenball.
1978/79 Snooker Season: More Success, More Events Of the new events that were introduced during the 1978/79 snooker season, many boasted odd formats, and round-robins were a popular feature. Higgins avenged his earlier defeat to Reardon by winning the four-man Tolly Cobbald Classic.
Ronnie O'Sullivan: I've done everything I shouldn't do in snooker this season Ronnie O'Sullivan admits he has 'done everything I shouldn't' in terms of his snooker career this season, but does not regret anything as he is having more fun now than ever.
Snooker in Spawell, a Dublin city pub and a Christmas Day phonecall - the final years of 'Hurricane' Higgins He is so skeletal it is as if a hat stand has suddenly started tottering towards the snooker table. This is the Spawell, 2005; Club Bamboo after midnight but now a dank, darkened snooker room just after midday. A sardined crowd of 200 have paid a fiver each to see Alex Higgins.
Ronnie O'Sullivan picks his favourite snooker venue which few would expect Ronnie O'Sullivan overlooked the Crucible, Wembley, Alexandra Palace and the Tempodrom when choosing his greatest snooker arena, instead plumping for Goffs in County Kildare, Ireland. With a professional career dating back to 1992, O'Sullivan has seen them all, in terms of venues, playing in events across the globe.
Neil Robertson picks surprise choice as his greatest snooker moment Neil Robertson has picked out his first UK Championship triumph as the standout moment of his snooker career, as he became the first player from outside the UK to complete the Triple Crown. The Australian has now racked up 18 ranking titles, along with non-ranking triumphs at the Masters and Champion of Champions, twice.
Kyren Wilson Q&A When the World Snooker Tour restarts he's hoping he can maintain his standards and hit top gear. The Warrior came through the field in a testing tournament, at the recent BetVictor Gibraltar Open, to set up a high-stakes final with rival and World Champion Judd Trump.
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