11 Results for tag: Jimmy White

White Wins at Goffs

Jimmy White has won the insuremyvan.ie Seniors Irish Masters following a 4-1 success against Ireland's Rodney Goggins in County Kildare. Staged at the iconic Goffs venue, the event was the second of this season's World Seniors Snooker Tour (WSST), following the UK Seniors Championship won by Ken Doherty last October. Like Doherty, White continues to ... More

UK Seniors Championship qualifier to be staged in Hong Kong

The first qualifying event for the UK Seniors Championship takes place next month at the new i20 Snooker Club in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Organised by World Seniors Snooker, the event is open to players who are over 40 and has already attracted entries from the UK and mainland Europe, as well as China, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. With renowned ... More

Invitational Tour Cards

Following a significant number of questions that I have received following the decision to award invitational tour cards (ITCs) to Ken Doherty and Jimmy White this season, today I am going to try to set out a few of the basics as to their operation and their effect upon the world ranking list. History Discretionary ITCs have in fact existed since the ... More

Hong Kong Masters

Ronnie O’Sullivan will face John Higgins in the first round of the Hong Kong Masters next month as many of the world’s top stars gather for the invitation event. Organized by the Hong Kong Billiard Sports Control Council Co. Ltd. (HKBSCC), subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and sanctioned by World Snooker Limited (WSL), ... More

Selby Named Player of the Year

Mark Selby was named snooker’s Player of the Year at the sport’s annual awards ceremony in London last night. Leicester’s Selby enjoyed a historic 2016/17 season, winning a record equalling five ranking events: the Paul Hunter Classic, International Championship, UK Championship, China Open and World Championship. The 33-year-old, who won his third ... More

World Championship 2017: Tour Survival Blog

With just one day to go until the start of the 2017 Betfred World Championship qualifiers it is time for my annual live blog, which will track all of the key movements in the race for tour survival as the tournament progresses. 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, ... More

Race to Preston: Live Blog

The season-long battle for places at the 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix comes to a head this week as ranking event snooker returns to our screens with the venue stages of the German Masters from Berlin. Following the conclusion of the Scottish Open event won by Marco Fu just before Christmas, we analysed the current standings in the qualification race ... More

China Open Qualifiers in Review

This week saw the return of ranking event snooker with the China Open qualifiers from Preston's Guild Hall, as the majority of the tour played in their first counting event since the Scottish Open before Christmas. Below I take a look at some of the notable movements with an increasing emphasis on the tour survival race as we enter the 'business end' of the ... More

Tour Survival 2016/17: January Update

As the start of the new year approaches, today I take an updated look at the latest in the battle for tour survival with eight ranking events still to be completed during the 2016/17 season. For the first time since the introduction of two-year tour cards, the qualification system has in fact been subject to something a shake-up, following the end of the ... More

Tour Survival 2016/17: November Update

As we approach the mid-way point of the season, for many of the players currently ranked in the lower half of the rankings, attention is already shifting towards the battle to remain on tour beyond the end of 2016/17. For the first time since the introduction of two-year tour cards, the qualification system has in fact been subject to something a ... More