22 Results for tag: Yan Bingtao

Race to the Masters 2019: Two to Go

Following Mark Allen's victory at the International Championship yesterday there are now just two ranking events to go before the all-important seeding cut-off to determine the field for this season’s Dafabet Masters. View the latest standings in the Race to the Masters View the prize money schedule for the 2018/19 season Snooker’s premier ... More

Race to Llandudno – Two to Go

Following today's final at the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix, there are now just two events to go before the field is set for the Ladbrokes Players Championship in North Wales. Continue reading for my updated summary following this week's action in Preston. View my previous blog following the Shoot Out Qualification criteria As was the case in ... More

Race to the Masters 2018: Live Blog

This season's Betway UK Championship gets underway this afternoon with the likes of Mark Selby, Judd Trump, Ding Junhui and Ronnie O'Sullivan looking to take home the biggest title of the season so far from the York Barbican. As well as the battle to become champion however, there is of course another sub-plot to consider as the final places at January's ... More

Williams Wins 19th Title in Belfast Thriller

Mark Williams has claimed his 19th ranking title after a stunning 9-8 defeat of Chinese teenager Yan Bingtao in the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open final in Belfast. View the updated seedings/rankings after the Northern Ireland Open View the new provisional seedings list View the updated Masters Race View the updated Crucible Race View the ... More

Exceptions or a New Norm?

The renaissance of 1997 world champion Ken Doherty since he was handed an Invitational Tour Card back in April has proven to be one of the most commented upon themes of the season so far, but just how unusual has his start to the campaign been for a player starting from zero points? Below we take a look at how his results compare to similar players in ... More

Down to Eight at World Cup

China A made it through to the quarter-finals of the Little Swan World Cup in Wuxi, beating Hong Kong 3-2 in their last group match thanks to Ding Junhui. Click here for the group tables The winner of the match was sure to go through to the last eight, and with the score at 2-2, Hong Kong’s Marco Fu had the chance to knock out the home favourites. ... More

2017 World Cup Teams

Here's the line up of teams for the 2017 World Cup in Wuxi. The draw and format will be released soon. The tournament runs from July 3 to 9, with China's Zhou Yuelong and Yan Bingtao defending the title. China A Ding Junhui Age: 30 World ranking: 4 Career highlights: China’s best ever player, Ding has won 12 world ranking titles – only ... More

The Big 2017/18 Season Preview

Mark Selby's third world title might still feel fresh in the memory, but he and the rest of the World Snooker Tour will be back in action this week as the 2017/18 season gets underway with qualifiers at Preston's Guild Hall on Wednesday. As ever, there are a few interesting themes that we can keep an eye on over the coming months, as well as some ... More

Selby Named Player of the Year

Mark Selby was named snooker’s Player of the Year at the sport’s annual awards ceremony in London last night. Leicester’s Selby enjoyed a historic 2016/17 season, winning a record equalling five ranking events: the Paul Hunter Classic, International Championship, UK Championship, China Open and World Championship. The 33-year-old, who won his third ... 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