9 Results for tag: Martin O’Donnell

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

Lam Secures Immediate Tour Return

Sanderson Lam bounced straight back from losing his place on the World Snooker Tour by beating Joe Swail 4-2 in event two of Q School. Q School began with 206 players seeking one of the 12 fresh two-year tour cards. Last Sunday’s four winning event one quarter finalists Lukas Kleckers, Allan Taylor, Ashley Hugill and Billy Joe Castle secured the first ... 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

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

Paul Hunter Classic 2016: Tournament Preview

This week sees the return of the popular Paul Hunter Classic tournament from Fuerth, the event now upgraded to full-ranking status following Ali Carter's memorable victory at the Stadhalle a year ago. Today I take a look at some of the points to note about the event and how the draw is shaping up in what is the fourth ranking event of the season so ... More

Early Season Firsts

Just three events into the 2016/17 season and already we have seen a number of 'firsts' on the World Snooker Tour from players up, down and even from some not part of the world ranking list. Today we take a look at some of those achievements... Progression Most obvious for inclusion in this list is of course Scotland's Anthony McGill, who made his big ... More

World Snooker Seedings 2016/17: Revision One Round-Up

Following Ali Carter's victory at the World Open last week, the World Snooker seeding list has been updated for the first time during the 2016/17 season. The new list will be used to determine the seedings for September's Shanghai Masters, with the top 16 players automatically qualifying for China's second-longest running event. Click here to view ... More