13 Results for tag: Masters

Closing in on the Cut: December 2016

Following Mark King's maiden ranking event triumph at the Northern Ireland Open yesterday, there is now just one event to go before one of the most crucial seeding revisions of the season takes place. Following the UK Championship, the final qualifiers for the 2017 Masters will be decided, as well as the final seeding list for the Scottish Open and German ... More

Ralph Allen Students Visit Dafabet Masters

Alexandra Palace welcomed students from the Ralph Allen School in Bath to the Dafabet Masters to celebrate the fourth year of its involvement with the ‘Cue Zone Into Schools’ programme last week. Year 10 students were given a backstage tour of the venue by Master of Ceremonies Rob Walker, including the main arena, commentary box, BBC ... More

The Best Trophy? It’s Crystal Clear

With a top prize of £200,000 on offer to the winner of this week’s Dafabet Masters, those competing in the tournament need little extra incentive as they bid to walk away as champion from the Alexandra Palace. As well as the financial reward however, comes the opportunity to get their hands on the exquisite Waterford Crystal trophy, that ... More

Dafabet Masters 2016: Round One Review

Four days down at the Alexandra Palace and we now know the quarter-final line-up at the 2016 Dafabet Masters, with seven of the top eight seeds having made it through the opening round. The exception to that pattern is 11th seed Mark Allen, who came out on top against defending champion Shaun Murphy in a match that will be remembered for Murphy losing ... More

Dafabet Masters 2016: Tournament Preview

Top class snooker returns to our screens this week with the 2016 Dafabet Masters, which sees Shaun Murphy begin the defence of his title on Sunday afternoon at the Alexandra Palace, London. Arguably the second biggest event of the year, certainly from a financial standpoint with the winner in line to take home the £200,000 top prize, as ever the ... More

Maguire Qualifies For 2016 Masters

Defeat for Matt Selt this evening against world number one Mark Selby at the Betway UK Championship means that Stephen Maguire is now guaranteed to qualify for the 2016 Dafabet Masters. As I explained earlier in the day, a combination of Matt Selt and either Martin Gould and Liang Wenbo making it to the final in York would have seen Maguire edged ... More

Liang Seals Masters Spot

Liang Wenbo will make his debut at the Dafabet Masters next month after the Chinese number two defeated David Grace 6-4 to reach the final of the Betway UK Championship this afternoon. His victory means that regardless of the outcome tomorrow, Liang is guaranteed to climb to a new career-high ranking of at least 15th when the rankings are revised ... More

Final Masters Spots To Be Decided In York

All week in York I have been blogging on the race for places at the 2016 Dafabet Masters, analysing the various possible permutations and what might happen depending on the results of those players in and around the top 16 mark. Now down to the quarter-finals however, the position is relatively clear cut with only Martin Gould, Matt Selt and Liang Wenbo ... More

Maguire Win Boosts Masters Position

Stephen Maguire has today strengthened his claim on a place at next month's Dafabet Masters with a 6-4 victory against Mark Davis. With closest challenger Ryan Day having lost at the last 64 stage to Dechawat Poomjaeng on Sunday, Maguire knew that victory against Davis would see him climb to 15th provisionally and take a big step towards a 12th ... More

White Exit Opens Masters Race

As we prepare for the start of the second round of the 2015 Betway UK Championship, it is an opportune time to take a look at the latest standings in the race for places at January's Dafabet Masters. The world's top 16 ranked players immediately following the Betway UK Championship will qualify to play at the Alexandra Palace and Michael White, ... More