29 Results for tag: Ken Doherty

WPBSA Hosts 2018 Coaching Seminar

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) hosted its latest annual coaching seminar last Friday at the Betfred World Championship in Sheffield. The evening was headlined by former world champion Ken Doherty, who spoke about his career in the sport and answered questions from the floor. There was also an update presentation by ... More

Race to the World Grand Prix 2018

With the battle for places at the Masters having reached its conclusion at the recent UK Championship, attention now quickly turns to the battle for places at the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix. Returning to Preston's Guild Hall from 19-25 February 2018, the event will once again see 32 players contest the title, with a top prize of £100,000 up for grabs.... More

Exceptions or a New Norm?

The renaissance of 1997 world champion Ken Doherty since he was handed an Invitational Tour Card back in April has proven to be one of the most commented upon themes of the season so far, but just how unusual has his start to the campaign been for a player starting from zero points? Below we take a look at how his results compare to similar players in ... More

The UK Seedings Race

There are just two events remaining before the final seeding list is set for this year's Betway UK Championship in York. The first of this season's 'triple crown' events runs from 28 November - 10 December 2017 at the York Barbican and will see world number one Mark Selby look to successfully defend the title that he claimed for a second time almost a ... More

Indian Open 2017: Tournament Preview

The World Snooker Tour resumes tomorrow with the start of the 2017 Indian Open, which for the first time will be held in the port city of Vishakhapatnam. View the Indian Open draw View the latest provisional seedings Closing in the the Cut - Indian Open 2017 Ranking Preview Defending champion Anthony McGill leads a varied field heading to ... More

China Championship 2017: Tournament Preview

It has been almost seven weeks since the last piece of ranking event silverware was handed over to first-time winner Ryan Day at the Riga Masters, but next Wednesday marks the return of ranking event snooker as the venue stages of the Evergrande China Championship get underway in Guangzhou. View the China Championship draw View the China Champions... 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

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

Tour Survival 2016/17 – World Championship Update

Following the conclusion of the China Open today, there is just one event remaining during the 2016/17 season as the annual battle for tour survival will be decided at the Betfred World Championship. With the qualifiers set to get underway this Wednesday at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, with £8,000 riding on first round matches, continue reading for a ... More

Tributes Paid To Chen Xijuan

World Snooker and WPBSA were greatly saddened this week to hear the news that Chen Xijuan, mother of Ding Junhui, has died at the age of 55. After a long battle against cancer, Chen Xijuan passed away earlier this week. WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “Our hearts go out to Ding, his father Ding Wenjun and all of their family, at this terribly ... More