13 Results for tag: World Championship

Rankings Update: Crucible Last 16

Down to eight players at the 2016 World Snooker Championship and there are now just two players remaining who can prevent Stuart Bingham from becoming world number one for the first time following the tournament. As explained earlier in the event, despite his opening day defeat to Ali Carter at the Crucible, there remains a chance that the 2015 ... More

Number One Battle Wide Open After Bingham Exit

The battle to end the 2015/16 season as snooker’s world number one reaches its climax following the conclusion of the Betfred World Championship and defeat for defending champion Stuart Bingham yesterday has now left the race wide open. Officially ranked as world number two following his success at the Crucible a year ago, Bingham came into ... More

Seeding List Set For Sheffield

Following the conclusion of the semi-finals of the China Open today, the seeding list for the 2016 Betfred World Championship has now been set. Wins for Ricky Walden and Judd Trump in Beijing mean that they move to fifth and ninth places respectively and now cannot climb higher, irrespective of the outcome of tomorrow's final. As well as knowing who ... More

WPBSA Finalises World Championship Invitations

The 16 players to be invited to compete in the qualifying rounds of this year’s Betfred World Championship have now been confirmed by snooker’s world governing body the WPBSA. Following the release of an initial shortlist last month, compiled in consultation with the IBSF and the regional and national governing bodies around the world which ... More

Maguire Snatches Crucible Seeding

Stephen Maguire has ensured that he will be among the top 16 seeded players for the 2016 Betfred World Championship following his 5-1 defeat of Alfie Burden in the quarter-finals of the China Open today. The result means that former world number one Ding Junhui will now have to win three qualifying matches at Ponds Forge over the coming days if he is to ... More

Closing In On the Cut: Crucible 2016

Following the conclusion of the Players Championship later today there will be just one event remaining before the all-important seeding cut-off ahead of this season’s World Championship. The China Open is set to get underway tomorrow in Beijing and will run through to next Sunday, following which the world’s top 16 ranked players will qualify to ... More

WPBSA Invites For World Qualifiers

Snooker’s world governing body the WPBSA has announced an initial list of amateur players to compete in the qualifying rounds of the Betfred World Championship next month. The WPBSA has compiled the list in consultation with the IBSF and the many regional and national governing bodies around the world which it works with. These players have ... More

Collier to Join Select Group

Yesterday it was announced that Paul Collier has been selected to officiate the Betfred World Championship final this year for a second time, 12 years after he became the youngest ever referee to take charge of snooker's biggest match. What is perhaps surprising however is that while 15 referees have previously donned the white gloves for the ... More

The Crucible Seedings Race 2016

While earlier in the week I took a look at who might be at the Crucible in 2016, as is tradition, it is also the time of year when I take a first look at how the draw for the final stages of the Betfred World Championship is shaping up, with five counting events to go prior to the all-important seedings cut-off in April. For those not familiar ... More

On-Yee to play in Betfred World Championship

Reigning world ladies snooker champion Ng On-Yee has qualified to take up a place in the qualifying rounds of this year’s Betfred World Snooker Championship. On-Yee, 25, from Hong Kong, became the first non-British winner of the World Ladies Snooker Championship last year and is now set to play in the sport’s biggest event at Ponds Forge ... More