13 Results for tag: Alan McManus

World Championship 2018: Tour Survival Blog

With the start of the 2018 Betfred World Championship qualifiers on Wednesday it is time for my annual live blog which will track all of the key movements in this season's tour survival race throughout the tournament. For those who can finish up inside of the top 64, or in the top eight of the one-year ranking list, not including those players, they will ... More

Tour Survival 2018 – Two To Go

With just next week's Fuhua Group China Open and the season-ending Betfred World Championship to go before the end of the 2017/18 season, today we take an updated look at the battle for tour survival as players in the drop zone look to retain their professional status for at least another campaign. Below I explain just how the places will be determined ... More

WPBSA AGM News

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association held its Annual General Meeting in Scotland on Wednesday. Nigel Mawer QPM stood for re-election to the board as a director. Shaun Murphy also stood for election to the board for the first time. Ahead of the AGM, Alan McManus offered his resignation from the board, which was accepted. The results ... More

Tour Survival 2018: The Early Running

While we are only three events into the 2017/18 season, the players further down the ranking list will already have half an eye on the ranking list as they look to safeguard their positions on the World Snooker Tour beyond the end of this season. With every pound, dollar or euro to be earned between now and next May potentially crucial, today I take my ... More

Seeds Scattered in Guangzhou

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. View the updated playing schedule View the updated provisional seedings View the updated Masters Race Having seen the likes of Neil Robertson, Mark Allen and ... More

Back to the Baize

The 2017/18 season enters its second phase over the coming weeks with five events to be completed between now and the end of August. The early-season summer period has so far seen Ryan Day claim his maiden ranking event title at the Kaspersky Riga Masters with victory against Stephen Maguire last month, before Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo claimed the ... More

The Big 2017/18 Season Preview

Mark Selby's third world title might still feel fresh in the memory, but he and the rest of the World Snooker Tour will be back in action this week as the 2017/18 season gets underway with qualifiers at Preston's Guild Hall on Wednesday. As ever, there are a few interesting themes that we can keep an eye on over the coming months, as well as some ... More

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

McManus Joins WPBSA Board

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has today announced that former Masters champion Alan McManus has been co-opted to the board as a player director. He succeeds six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis OBE, who has decided to step down from his position with immediate effect. Scotland’s McManus turned professional ... More

WPBSA Launches Players Commission

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has today announced the creation of a new Players Commission, replacing the previous Players Forum. The new body will be chaired by world number five Shaun Murphy, who will be joined by fellow professionals Ken Doherty, Alan McManus, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Mark Allen, Joe Perry, Rory ... More