10 Results for tag: Alexander Ursenbacher

World Championship 2019: Tour Survival Blog

With the start of the 2019 Betfred World Championship qualifiers on Wednesday it is time for my annual live blog which will track 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, a place on tour ... More

Tour Survival 2019 – Two To Go

With just the top eight on the one-year ranking list to contest this week's Coral Tour Championship, there are just two further counting events to be completed for the players further down the world ranking list before the end of the 2018/19 season. Today we take an updated look at the battle for tour survival and the task facing those in and around the ... More

Tour Survival 2019: Five to Go

With just five events still to be completed during the 2018/19 season today we take a look at the state of play in this season's battle for tour survival, with several big names needing wins to be sure of retaining their places on the World Snooker Tour. View the latest provisional end of season rankings View the indicative prize money schedule for ... More

Switzerland Joins World Snooker Federation

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) is pleased to welcome Switzerland as a WSF member country. Recognised by the WSF as a key European nation for sport, Switzerland is home to our Head Office in Lausanne. Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva in the western part of the country, Lausanne has also been the home of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ... More

World Games 2017: Tournament Information

Fours years on from Aditya Mehta's victory at the 2013 Games in Cali, snooker returns to the World Games this week in Wroclaw, Poland. You can read more about the history of the Games and the role of snooker and other cue sports here, but continue reading below for all of the key information about the tournament. Who will be playing in it? As previou... More

Draw Set For World Games Snooker

The draw for the snooker discipline at the tenth staging of the World Games has today been announced. Organised and governed by the International World Games Association (IWGA), under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the 2017 World Games are set to be held in Wroclaw, Poland from 20-30 July 2017. Snooker will be included for ... More

2017/18 Tour Qualification: Making 128 (ish)

Attention has been firmly on the battle for tour survival so far this week during the early rounds of the Betfred World Championship qualifiers, but just how will the tour be structured next season? How can players not currently on the tour earn their places? Below I take a look at the current criteria and consider some of the names who have already ... More

Ursenbacher Beats Page to Under-21 Crown

Switzerland’s Alexander Ursenbacher won the EBSA European Under-21 Championship in Cyprus, beating Jackson Page in the final. Welsh 15-year-old Page took the under-18 crown last week and hoped to make it a double after coming through the group phase and winning four matches in the knockout phase to reach the final. But 20-year-old Ursenbacher won ... More

Criteria Set for World Championship Invitations

Snooker’s world governing body the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has today announced the selection criteria for the amateur players who will be invited to compete at this year’s Betfred World Championship qualifiers. The top 16 players on the world ranking list following the 2017 China Open will be seeded through to the ... More

Xu Si Wins World U-21 Championship

China’s Xu Si won the 2016 IBSF World Under-21 Championship on Friday by beating former professional Alexander Ursenbacher 6-5 in Mol, Belgium. It had appeared that Switzerland’s Ursenbacher, who dropped off the main tour following the 2014/16 season, was set to claim the title as he moved one away from victory at 5-3 with a break of 62. Back ... More