28 Results for tag: Stephen Maguire

Closing in on the Cut: December 2017

Following victory for Mark Williams yesterday in Belfast at the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open, there is now just one event to go before the final seeding list is set for both the Masters and German Masters events. While a clear picture has emerged over the last few weeks as to who has to do what to secure a top 16 position in particular, with more prize ... More

Race to the Masters: Two to Go

Following Ronnie O'Sullivan's victory at the Shanghai Masters yesterday there are now just two events to be played before the field is set for January's 2018 Dafabet Masters. O'Sullivan of course is already guaranteed his place in London as the defending champion, but who will be joining him at the Alexandra Palace? View the latest standings in the ... More

Closing in on the Cut: September 2017

Ranking event snooker returns next Tuesday as defending champion Anthony McGill leads the field at the 2017 Indian Open in Vishakhapatnam. The event also marks the second mid-season seedings revision of the new campaign as the final list is determined for the upcoming International Championship in Daqing. View the draw for the Indian Open View ... More

September Snooker

Following significant ranking victories for Luca Brecel and Michael White in August, the World Snooker Tour will next head to Bangkok, Vishakhapatnam, Yushan and Preston as we move into September. View the latest provisional seeding list Below I look ahead to the coming month on the baize, including the latest tournaments on the World Snooker Tour, ... More

Back to the Baize

The 2017/18 season enters its second phase over the coming weeks with five events to be completed between now and the end of August. The early-season summer period has so far seen Ryan Day claim his maiden ranking event title at the Kaspersky Riga Masters with victory against Stephen Maguire last month, before Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo claimed the ... More

Day Breaks Ranking Duck In Riga

Ryan Day won the first ranking title of his career, 18 years after turning pro, by beating Stephen Maguire 5-2 in the final of the Kaspersky Riga Masters. View the updated seeding list following the Kaspersky Riga Masters Welshman Day went all the way to the £50,000 top prize and the trophy at the first tournament of the 2017/18 season. It was ... More

World Rankings: Crucible Update

As we approach the halfway stage of this year's Betfred World Championship, today I take a look at the big ranking stories so far this week and consider some of the potential changes that could yet come to pass. View the latest provisional ranking list At the top of the tree, we already knew coming into the tournament that defending champion Mark ... More

Betfred World Championship 2017: Tournament Preview

After another fantastic season of snooker it is finally time for the big one – the Betfred World Championship from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. And never has the tournament been bigger than in 2017 as its iconic venue celebrates its 40th anniversary, with a series of special events to be staged throughout the tournament. View the draw for the ... More

Selby Starts Against O’Brien

Mark Selby will begin the defence of his Betfred World Championship title against Fergal O’Brien on Saturday. The tournament at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield runs from April 15 to May 1, with 32 players battling for a record top prize of £375,000. The random draw for the opening round was made today, with the top 16 seeds matched up with the 16 ... More

Closing In On the Cut: Crucible 2017

This week sees the return of professional snooker for the final tournament prior to this season's Betfred World Championship as the tour heads to Beijing for the 2017 China Open. As well as being a prestigious title in its own right, the event marks the final chance for players to add ranking points to their tallies ahead of the most important rankings ... More