29 Results for tag: Stephen Maguire

Closing In On the Cut: Crucible 2017

This week sees the return of professional snooker for the final tournament prior to this season's Betfred World Championship as the tour heads to Beijing for the 2017 China Open. As well as being a prestigious title in its own right, the event marks the final chance for players to add ranking points to their tallies ahead of the most important rankings ... More

Shanghai Set for Quarter-Finals

Four days have been completed at the tenth staging of the Shanghai Masters and of the 40 players who started the week, just eight remain with their eyes on the prize. View the updated provisional seedings View the live race to Guangzhou View the results so far from Shanghai It has been a memorable week already in Shanghai, with a maximum break ... More

Race to the Evergrande China Championship

Yesterday saw the announcement of the Evergrande China Championship, to be staged in Guangzhou, China, for which 16 players will qualify. But how will they be selected? In short, the players will be made up by: The top 10 players on the official world ranking list following the Shanghai Masters The top four players on the one-year ranking list, ... More

Shanghai Masters 2016: Tournament Preview

The World Snooker tour returns to China next week for the tenth staging of the popular Shanghai Masters, with Kyren Wilson looking to defend the title that heralded his breakthrough 12 months ago. Today I take my customary look at the event and pick out some of the themes to follow during what is the biggest event of the season to date. View the ... More

Closing in on the Cut: September 2016

Next week sees the conclusion of the 2016 Shanghai Masters, following which the main seeding list for World Snooker events will be revised for the third time this season. The updated list will be used to determine the seedings for the English Open, at which the top 16 players will be seeded in the draw, with the remaining 112 to be drawn at random. ... More

World Open 2016: Tournament Preview

Next Monday sees the start of the 2016 Hanteng Autos World Open from Yushan, with the event back on the calendar following a two-year absence since Shaun Murphy's victory back in 2014. Continue reading for my preview of the  biggest event of the new season so far... Click HERE to view the World Open draw Click HERE to view the World Open ... More

Closing in on the Cut: July 2016

Next week sees the start of the 2016 World Open, the third ranking event of the 2016/17 season. Following its conclusion, the main seeding list for World Snooker events will be revised for the first time this season and used to determine the seedings for the Shanghai Masters, one of the few remaining events played under a tiered format and for which the ... More

Maguire Qualifies For 2016 Masters

Defeat for Matt Selt this evening against world number one Mark Selby at the Betway UK Championship means that Stephen Maguire is now guaranteed to qualify for the 2016 Dafabet Masters. As I explained earlier in the day, a combination of Matt Selt and either Martin Gould and Liang Wenbo making it to the final in York would have seen Maguire edged ... More

Maguire Win Boosts Masters Position

Stephen Maguire has today strengthened his claim on a place at next month's Dafabet Masters with a 6-4 victory against Mark Davis. With closest challenger Ryan Day having lost at the last 64 stage to Dechawat Poomjaeng on Sunday, Maguire knew that victory against Davis would see him climb to 15th provisionally and take a big step towards a 12th ... More