5 Results for tag: Tour Structure

Chinese Duo to Turn Professional

Yan Bingtao and Zhao Xintong will join the World Snooker Tour for the first time for the 2016/17 season. 16-year-old Yan was initially due to turn professional at the start of last season having qualified for the circuit for two seasons by winning the 2014 World Amateur Championship in India. The Chinese youngster was however unable to obtain ... More

2016/17 Roll Call

The dawn of the 2016/17 snooker season is nearly upon us with the first qualifying events of the new campaign set to be played at the end of the month. As ever, the new season means new players and with one Q School event remaining it is time for my annual ‘roll call’ rounding up how all of the available professional places look set to be ... More

2015/16 Tour Qualification: Making 128 (ish)

With little over a month to go of the 2015/16 season, today I turn to the following campaign as I look to piece together where the players will come from. Please note that the official qualifying criteria has yet to be confirmed by World Snooker so parts of this blog are only speculative on my part at this time. However, we can piece together ... More

A Look Ahead to 2016 In Snooker

First and foremost, happy new year to all of my readers, Twitter followers and everyone else involved in snooker. Yesterday here at my WPBSA.com blog I took a look back at some of the most memorable moments in snooker from 2015, a list that you can look at again here. Today though on the first day of the New Year it is time to look ahead to ... More

2015/16 Tour Takes Shape

With the start of the 2015/16 snooker season under a week away as the start of the Australian Goldfields Open qualifiers approaches next Monday, today I take a look at just who will be competing on tour as a professional during the next 12 months and how they earned their place. Firstly, the top 64 players on the official world ranking list ... More