Televised snooker returns this Sunday with the start of the 2018 Dafabet Masters from the Alexandra Palace in London. As ever, 16 of the world's top players will battle it out to claim the biggest invitational title in the sport, with Ronnie O'Sullivan looking to capture the title for a record eighth time - and third in a row.
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Following victory for Mark Williams
yesterday in Belfast at the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open, there is now just one event to go before the final seeding list is set for both the Masters and German Masters events.
While a clear picture has emerged over the last few weeks as to who has to do what to secure a top 16 position in particular, with more prize ...
has claimed his 19th ranking title after a stunning 9-8 defeat of Chinese teenager Yan Bingtao in the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open final in Belfast.
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Following Ronnie O'Sullivan's victory at the Shanghai Masters yesterday there are now just two events to be played before the field is set for January's 2018 Dafabet Masters. O'Sullivan of course is already guaranteed his place in London as the defending champion, but who will be joining him at the Alexandra Palace?
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The next piece of ranking event silverware will be presented following the conclusion of next week's European Masters in Belgium and with it comes the third seeding revision of the current season to determine the list for the upcoming English Open.
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Three more qualifying events have now been concluded following my previous look at the battle for places at this season's Champion of Champions at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
Yesterday saw the (twice) already-qualified John Higgins capture his landmark 29th ranking event title at the Indian Open, while we have seen Welsh winners in the shape of Michael White ...
has won the Sangsom Six Red World Championship for the first time by beating local favourite Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 8-2 in the final in Bangkok.
World number 17 Williams dominated the final against Thailand’s Un-Nooh to take the top prize of 3.5 million Baht (around £81,000).
It’s a first title for Welshman Williams since he won the ...
Three days completed at the Evergrande China Championship and of the 15 top 16 players who started the week we are now down to just four following a string of upsets so far in Guangzhou.
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It has been almost seven weeks since the last piece of ranking event silverware was handed over to first-time winner Ryan Day at the Riga Masters, but next Wednesday marks the return of ranking event snooker as the venue stages of the Evergrande China Championship get underway in Guangzhou.
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Following back-to-back qualifiers held at the Preston Guild Hall for the Indian Open, European Masters and World Open tournaments over the past week, the 2018 Race to the Dafabet Masters has now been updated.
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As during previous seasons, the top 16 players on the official world ranking list following December's ...