9 Results for tag: Xiao Guodong

Race to the Crucible 2018: China Open Preview

Following Ronnie O'Sullivan's fifth ranking event victory of the season at the Ladbrokes Players Championship last week, there is now just one event to go before the all-important ranking revision to determine the seeding list for next month's Betfred World Championship in Sheffield. With 16 coveted places at the Crucible Theatre to be decided, this year ... 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

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

On the Rise

With eight of the season’s 19 full-ranking events completed following Mark Selby’s victory at the International Championship last weekend, we are not yet even at the halfway point of the 2016/17 season. View the latest provisional seeding list Already however, there are 12 players (excluding those on tour last season whose totals were reset to ... 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

Tour Survival 2017: The Early Running

It might seem like early days in the 2016/17 season, but with three ranking events already concluded and another to follow next week, already we can start to speculate as to which players have work to do if they are to remain on tour beyond the end of this season. With every pound, dollar or euro to be earned between now and next May likely to be ... More

Riga Reflections

Today I take a look back at last week's Kaspersky Riga Masters won by Neil Robertson and try to pick out some of the biggest stories from snooker's latest stop in Latvia. You can view all of the updated ranking lists at the rankings section at WPBSA.com Robertson Reigns Australia's Neil Robertson has made the perfect start to the season with victory in ... More