6 Results for tag: Barry Hearn

Ferguson’s Blog – 10 Years at the Helm

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the election of Jason Ferguson as Chairman of the WPBSA, a position that he has held ever since. In the first edition of our new periodic feature ‘The Chairman’s Blog’ Jason reflects upon some of the changes snooker has witnessed over the past decade, the growth of the sport and why despite the current global ... More

WST And WPBSA Support China With Donation

WST and WPBSA have come together to raise money to support those affected by the coronavirus in China, with a donation of £1,000 for every century break made at this week’s ManBetX Welsh Open. WST (World Snooker Tour) along with the sport’s governing body the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association will send a minimum donation of ... More

Saudi Arabia To Host World Snooker Tour Event

Kingdom Adds Snooker to Grass Roots Sports Portfolio Saudi Arabia has announced it will host a World Snooker Tour event for the first time in 2020. The event, part of the 2020/21 World Snooker Tour calendar, will run from the 4th-10th October 2020 in Riyadh. The Saudi Arabia Snooker Masters will be a world ranking event with all 128 tour players in ... More

O’Sullivan And Williams Dominate Awards

Ronnie O’Sullivan and Crucible king Mark Williams each won two categories at the annual World Snooker Awards ceremony in London tonight. O’Sullivan took the main Player of the Year award having enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career, capturing five ranking titles in a single campaign for the first time. The 42-year-old won the English Open, ... More

Snooker’s China Open Hits £1 Million Prize Money

The China Open in April will become the only snooker event other than the World Championship to hit the £1 million prize money mark, thanks to a new four-year agreement between World Snooker and joint promoters Star Xing Pai and Beijing Fuhua Culture Tourism Development Ltd. Co. The world ranking event will run from April 1 to 8 in Beijing with a top ... More

Barry Hearn Announcements

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn gave a press conference at the Crucible today with a series of announcements about snooker’s future. Here’s a summary: Next season’s prize money will go to £12 million. This compares to £3.5 million just seven years ago. When Hearn took over World Snooker he gave a guarantee to the WPBSA of certain ... More