Snooker Blog Category: News & Views

Back to School!

All eyes are on Sheffield of course but for some they are over at the English Institute of Sports for Q School 2020. There’s a great preview over on the WPBSA site – Like most of our lives at the moment there is a different feel about Q School this year and it remains to… Read more »


The EPSB and local snooker leagues

As we all know, snooker clubs are struggling as a result of COVID-19. Having been shut since March and after some of the lockdown restrictions were lifted, many clubs started to open from 4 July. However, this was only for the social side and not for snooker and pool. Even that was confusing as some… Read more »

Lynch’s Original Cue Balm – a review

I recently received this package in the post. A tin of “Cue Balm” and a nice little micro-fibre cloth. Now I must confess to not having even heard of this and, to be honest, never use anything other than water on my cue. I normally just wipe it clean with a damp cloth and then… Read more »


Round 1 of the World Snooker Championships is complete

Day 2 of the World Snooker Championship qualifiers saw the completion of Round 1 and another 15 amateurs were involved. 5 of these amateurs made it through to Round 2 by beating professional players. Most notable of these results was Ben Mertens of Belgium beating last years amateur hero James Cahill 6-2. Cahill went to… Read more »

The Cork Billiards and Snooker Association season is officially over

As reported on Echo Live the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association have announced that the Cork snooker season is officially over. This is probably a sensible decision and one that might well be emulated by other organisations worldwide. These are unprecedented times and there is no sign at the moment that things are going to… Read more »