Category: News & Views

Pro-Am Snooker UK are Gearing up for Post-COVID Action

Pro-Am Snooker UK are organising a 32 player event to take place as soon as possible! Obviously it is all COVID dependent, but it will be ready as soon as […]

Looking forward to a better year!

Lets face it, it surely can’t get much worse! As we kick off 2021 there’s not a lot of amateur snooker to look forward to. But there is one major […]

Barry Hearn awarded OBE

Barry Hearn, Chairman of the World Snooker Tour, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours for his services to sport. Read the story on the World Snooker […]

Amateurs at the UK Championship

That’s where it should have been! As we know, the UK Championship will be at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes – like the other tournaments have been. There was […]

How do these new tiers affect you and your snooker?

With the introduction of the three tier system, there’s still confusion over what you can and can’t do. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and […]

Amateurs at The English Open

There will be five amateurs competing at the next WST ranking event The World Snooker Tout (WST) Matchroom.live English Open starts on Monday 12 October and features five amateurs. Connor […]

Adelaide World Snooker Federation Events Postponed

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) and Australian Billiards and Snooker Council (ABSC) have jointly announced that the WSF Open and WSF Junior Open tournaments due to be held in January 2021 have […]

Does a Snooker Club have to shut at 10pm after all?

Following receipt of an email by Jason Pegram, of JP’s Snooker and Pool Club in Harlow, from his MP Robert Halfon, maybe not. The rule about licenced premises shutting at […]

Snooker Clubs and the rules from Thursday 24/09/2020

This is not official advice, but it is the way that I see it. As the advice from the Government is pretty general, it is somewhat difficult to apply it […]

IBSF Cancel Tournaments for 2020

At a meeting of the International Billiards and Snooker (IBSF) Executive on 5 September it was decided to cancel all tournaments for 2020. This is taken directly from the IBSF […]

Karma caught O’Sullivan – Lost Against eighteen-year-old

Just a few months ago, Ronnie O’Sullivan, the best snooker player in the world, made a nasty comment on young snooker players. The Rocket, as he is nicknamed, after entering […]

Pro-Am Snooker Tournaments

Just what is a pro-am snooker tournament? The term ‘pro-am’ is derived from a mixture of the words ‘professional’ and ‘amateur’. Therefore, a pro-am snooker tournament is made up of […]

ROKiT Phones World Seniors qualifying School details.

Event opens Tuesday 1st September at 12 noon. Dates – Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th November 2020Venues – Jersey Mechanics Club, & First Tower Snooker Club, Jersey Competitions –2021 UK […]

Rileys Sports Bars seeks buyer after entering administration

Insolvency specialists are seeking a buyer for Rileys Sports Bars after the pool and snooker hall chain fell into administration amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the 21 sites have […]

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 […]

The 2020/21 Snooker Season Starts at Last

It might be amongst the strangest sporting set-ups you will ever see, but it is fair to say that the start of the 2020/21 World Snooker Tour season will be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Challenge Tour to Q Tour. A move in the Right Direction

The news came out yesterday of the WPBSA taking over what one might call the “second string tour” to the WST main tour. “WPBSA Q Tour is set to be […]

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 […]

The Big Fat Snooker Quiz

John Hunter (pictured above), the man behind Cuestars, has designed a series of quizzes to keep you entertained during ‘lockdown’. He’s asked me to share the quiz out so please […]

Another top class amateur event coming up at Dunstable Snooker Club

DJ Promotions are back at Dunstable Snooker Club on Sunday 5th April with a 32 player, scratch amateur snooker knockout tournament. This is another chance to play in one of […]

Win your entry fee to Q School at Breakers

Breakers Snooker Club in Leicester, home to current professional Ben Woollaston, are holding a “Q School Entry Fee Tournament” on Sunday 5th April. The World Snooker Tour (WST) will be […]

Lincoln Snooker Club add 2 events for March

Lincoln Snooker Club have added 2 new events to their calendar for March The first event is the regular monthly singles handicap tournament which will be held on Sunday 15th […]

Challenge Tour 7

This is effectively the start of the second half of the tour and as such it is surprising that there are so few entries. Is it too near Christmas for […]

Judd Trump retains the Alex Higgins Trophy

The World Snooker 2019 Northern Ireland Open, part of the Home Nations series sponsored by 19.com, was won by Judd Trump yesterday, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 in a truly sensational […]

IBSF World Snooker Championships 2019

Three World Snooker Championship titles were decided in Antalya, Turkey Muhammad Asif of Pakistan, Ng On Yee from Hong Kong and Suckakree Poomjang of Thailand are the winners in their […]

Amateur Entry Details for 2020 BetVictor Gibraltar Open

World Snooker has announced details of entry for the 2020 BetVictor Gibraltar Open Entry for all amateur players is now available with no entry fee. After removing entry fees to World […]

Challenge Tour 2019-20 – Event 5

The article below was the preview to the event. However, following a very unusual “rain stopped play” situation which caused the event to be abandoned, we are now waiting for […]

WEBSF Gold Series Begins

The WEBSF Gold Series Event 1 Preview Top amateur cueists from across the south-west region and beyond will line up for the start of the 16th West of England Billiards […]

World Snooker Challenge Tour 2019-20 – Event 4

The Challenge Tour moves on to Belgium The next leg of the tour will be over the weekend of 19-20 October and will take place at The Trickshot in Bruges, […]

The EPSB season breaks off this weekend

The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) start their season this weekend with the English Amateur Tour. When this event was organised by the EASB, it was billed as: […]

World Snooker Challenge Tour 2019/20 Event 1

The first event takes place at The Ballroom in Nuremberg, Germany over the weekend of 31 August and 1 September What is the Challenge Tour? The Challenge Tour is seen […]

Q School’s Out!

Q School’s out as 16 graduates now jump on the World Snooker Tour bus For some, it’s not a new experience, but for three out of the 16, being a […]

Disability Snooker Champions Decided in Derby

A trio of main event champions, each with their own intriguing stories, emerged from last weekend’s dramatic World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) Derby Open. View all tournament results via […]

Humber Classic

Entries are now being accepted for the Humber Classic 2019, the first event of the new 360Fizz WDBS Tour season. The event will run from 28-30 June and will be held at […]

3 new Snooker Pro-Ams Announced

Pro-Am Snooker will be holding 3 more events during July Click on an image below for more details

WDBS Announce Provisional Calendar for 2019/20

Provisional 2019/20 360Fizz WDBS Tour Calendar 28-30 June 2019Humber Classic (G1-6) – Hull 9-11 August 2019Welsh Open (G1-8) – Cwmbran 20-22 September 2019Open Disability Snooker Championship (G1-8) – Northampton 19-20 […]

EPSB Launches New Junior Snooker Programme

The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) is delighted to announce a new initiative to boost junior snooker and billiards across the country. A collaboration between the EPSB, Sport England, Sport Structures and the […]

Barry Hearn’s Annual Announcements

Snooker’s top boss Barry Hearn has announced a £1 million prize pot for 20 players who make a maximum during a season – hoping it will make players try harder […]

Crucible to Stage World Seniors Snooker Championship

With just ten days until the World Professional Snooker Championship hits Sheffield, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has announced a new major annual snooker tournament that will […]

10 Bright Future Stars Come Together for New SnookerFans Event

For a while now, the talk has been about the amateur game not having enough events for youngsters to play in. With not many tournaments for those talented up and […]

WDBS Derby Open – Enter Now!

Entries are now being accepted for the Derby Open which will be held at the Cueball Derby from 17-19 May 2019.

2019 Q School Open for Entries

Details for entry to the World Snooker 2019 Q School have been announced. See the full article here which includes the entry pack Q school this time is at the […]

World Snooker Challenge Tour 10

The South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester is the setting for the final event and the battle for the second main tour card Brandon Sargeant has already secured his place […]

The English Amateur Championship 2019

The two National Qualifying Rounds of the oldest amateur snooker competition in the world take place this weekend. The Northern Event is at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds and […]

Jackson Page earns his tour card

Welshman Jackson Page won the EBSA 2019 Under 21 Championship and with it a two-year professional tour card. 17-year-old Page was the pre-tournament favourite of many and only lost 2 […]

UK youngster to get main tour card

The EBSA Under 21 Championships concludes today and the semi-final line up is an all UK affair. Three of them are 17 and one just 16. Dylan Emery (17) of […]

Hazel Grove Hosts Successful Disability Snooker Event

The first World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) event of 2019 was staged at the Hazel Grove Snooker Club last weekend. The Northern Classic, sponsored by BB Scaffolding, welcomed players […]

The 2019 WSF Championships have been CANCELLED

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) has announced today that the 2019 Championships, earlier moved from Dubai to Beijing, have now been cancelled. Travel difficulties at short notice have been cited […]

Evans wins again in Belgium

Reanne Evans claimed her 3rd title of the season having already won the European Women’s Masters and the Eden Women’s Masters, by beating her main rival Ng On Yee in […]

WSF Championships have moved

Back in October 2018, the WSF announced that the 2019 WSF Championships would be staged at the Dubai World Trade Centre. See the announcement here However, the WSF have announced […]

World Snooker Challenge Tour 9

The 9th and penultimate event of the 2018/19 Challenge Tour could see a brand new professional professional The first day of Challenge Tour 9 saw some of the leading contenders […]

Snooker accessories

Are you looking to buy a last-minute gift of something snooker related for a loved one for Christmas? Are you looking for something for yourself? You can select from a […]

Scotties Junior Giants Programme

Snooker coach Neil Johnson with details of the Scotties Junior Giants Programme. The programme is for junior snooker players in the Merseyside area.

WPBSA Launches New Parliamentary Group

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is today pleased to announce the creation of an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Snooker to support the sport in the United […]

Amateurs at the D88.com German Masters Qualifiers

The Barnsley Metrodome was the setting for the first two rounds of the 2019 German Masters. They are entitled the “qualifying” rounds as they are designed to whittle down the flat 128 […]

It’s Crazy Snooker time again!

West Ham play Crazy Snooker! Click on the video above to watch the antics! It’s time for the annual Crazy Snooker match and this year it features some of West […]

Cock a snook(er) at the BBC

After the drama, tension, heartbreak and some superb snooker in the first round of the 2018 UK Championship at the York Barbican, we can laugh when the BBC claim that […]

WPBSA Supports Paris 2024 Olympic Bid

Snooker Supports Paris 2024 Olympic Bid Billiard sports launched its bid to become part of the Paris 2024 Olympic Sports programme today at a special ceremony at the Eiffel Tower […]

The Northern Ireland Open

No sooner has the ticker-tape settled on Ronnie O’Sullivan’s dramatic win over Kyren Wilson in the Champion of Champions, than the World Snooker main tour continues with the Northern Ireland […]

U.A.E. to Host WSF Championships 2019

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) has announced that the 2019 WSF Championships will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). The Championships will run from 28 March – 7 April 2019 […]

Challenge Tour 7

The seventh event in the ten event tour takes place at the Barnsley Metrodome over the weekend of 13 and 14 October. David Grace will be looking to build on […]

Challenge Tour 6

Challenge Tour 6 gets underway today in Belgium this time. Just 40 entrants for the first event of the second half of the tour when there is still all to […]

Challenge Tour 5

CueBall Derby is the venue for Challenge Tour 5 and there are 61 entries this time including Ng On Yee straight from her UK Women’s Championship last weekend. Follow the scoring […]

The MIUS Cup

Some of the best under 18s in the world will be at the South West Snooker Academy (SWSA) until Saturday, battling it out for this magnificent trophy. Click here to […]

Geronimo Wins Humber Classic

Peter Geronimo defeated Leroy Williams 3-1 to win the inaugural World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) Humber Classic Held at the Tradewell Snooker Club in Hull, the event was the […]

Challenge Tour News

As World Snooker announce the venue for Challenge Tour 5  in September to be Cueball, Derby, the full calendar shows another couple of changes.   Challenge Tour 7 in October has […]

The Paul Hunter Classic

The Paul Hunter Classic gets underway today (22 August) and is billed by some as THE pro-am of the season The Stadthalle in Furth, Germany, is the setting for this […]

Amateurs at the European Masters Qualifiers

Snooker continues at Preston Guild Hall with the European Masters Qualifiers and once again there is plenty amateur interest. The top performers from Q School that didn’t make it on […]

The Return of “The Tornado”

After a period of ill health we are delighted to announce that “The Tornado” Tony Drago will be one of the legends playing for the £20,000 WINNER TAKES ALL prize […]

Amateurs at the Indian Open Qualifiers

Snooker is back at Preston Guild Hall for the qualifying round of the Indian Open and there is plenty amateur interest. The top performers from Q School that didn’t make […]

Riga Masters and Challenge Tour 3

The third of the 10 Challenge Tour events takes place today in Riga, Latvia amongst cries from some on social media that the so-called secondary tour just isn’t working. It […]

Challenge Tour 2

Staying at Preston after the Riga Masters and World Open qualifiers, the amateurs will now contest Challenge Tour 2. Click here for the draw: http://www.snooker.org/res/index.asp?event=752 There is a full 64 for […]

The Seniors starts here!

The first event in the new World Seniors Snooker Tour takes place on Sunday 8 July at Daly’s Bar and Bistro. See the details here: https://snookerhub.co.uk/event/world-seniors-european-open-qualifier-satellite-event/ You can see the […]

Amateurs at the World Open Qualifiers

No rest as the next event gets underway at the Guild Hall No sooner has the qualifying round for the Riga Masters finished, than the qaulifying round for the World […]

Amateurs at the Riga Masters Qualifiers

As the new professional season kicks off, the amateurs are preparing to join in the fun. Monday July 2 sees the start of the professional season with the Riga Masters […]

WDBS Season kicks off in Cwmbran

This weekend sees the start of the World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) 2018/19 season, kicking off with the Welsh Open at Redz Snooker Club in Cwmbran. The unique event […]

World Seniors Snooker and EBSA Announce New Partnership

As this year’s European Championships are in full swing in Romania, the WPBSA World Seniors Tour has announced a new partnership with the European Billiards and Snooker Association (EBSA). The winner of […]

Seniors Irish Masters ticket details

Tickets for the finals of the Seniors Irish Masters go on sale on 19 June VIP packages are available but limited More players to be announced soon!

World Seniors Snooker Tour and RIBSA collaboration

World Seniors Snooker (WSS) and the Republic Of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association (RIBSA) have announced a new cooperation agreement in respect of events to be staged by both organisations […]

Victor Wood Kia to continue sponsorship of World Seniors

The WPBSA World Seniors Tour is delighted to today announce a continuation to its partnership with Victor Wood Kia for the coming season. The Victor Wood 5000 will see £5000 […]

World Seniors Snooker and EASB Announcement

The WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour has announced a new partnership with the English Association of Snooker and Billiards (EASB) which will see both companies work closely together to support […]

Oldest World Snooker champion in 40 years crowned: stats show shift in age of Crucible winner

“Mark Williams” by DerHexer (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Welsh potting machine Mark Williams became the oldest winner of the World Snooker Championship since compatriot Ray Reardon in 1978 at the […]

Derbyshire Open Snooker Tour 2017-18

Sunday sees the Grand Final of The Derbyshire Open Snooker Tour 2017/18 56 players have taken part and we are now down to the last 16. The final ranking list and […]

WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is today delighted to announce the official formation of the WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour. Following the statement last December that the WPBSA would […]

And then there were three

World Snooker circuit now has three more new UK professionals The European Billiards and Snooker Association (EBSA) Order of Merit play-offs took place recently at the English Institute of Sports […]

The Seniors Masters Finals

The World Seniors Masters – The John Spencer Trophy This is the final event in the hugely successful World Seniors Tour and of course it is only fitting that it […]

Field Set for Betfred World Championship

The final line-up for the 2018 Betfred World Championship has today been announced by snooker’s world governing body the WPBSA and World Snooker. Once again, the top 16 players on […]

Q School Entrants Announced

World Snooker have announced the 190 entrants for Q School 2018 The number of entrants will of course increase as the pros who drop out of the top 64 will […]

2019 World Championship Ticket Sales – A fairer system

Tickets for the 2019 Betfred World Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield will go on sale on the first day of this year’s final, Sunday May 6th. This year, for […]

Q School 2018

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 Q SCHOOL ENTRY PACK And for the online entry system CLICK HERE Have you ever dreamed of becoming a professional snooker player? Q School is the […]

WSF Championships – Day 3

It’s now time for the knockout rounds of the Women’s and the Seniors Championships. In the Women’s event, many will be expecting another showdown in the final between Reanne Evans […]

WSF Championships – Day 2

The Championships continue today with the group stages of the Women’s and the Seniors. Women’s Groups Seniors Groups These will be completed today ready for the knockout rounds starting tomorrow. The […]

The World Snooker Federation Championships

The inaugural World Snooker Federation (WSF) Championship final takes place today. Click here for the “Mixed Gender” page for all the details Click on the button to go to the […]

The Gibraltar Open – a gateway to the World?

Some 96 amateur snooker players take their place in the ManBetX Gibraltar Open this week when World Snooker open up entries to amateurs. This is the second of this type event this […]

New snooker academy for Norfolk

Update: 16 August 2020 Steve Kirk posted on Facebook – 2 years on and now up to 5 tables all very good quality ,various teams playing out of the Academy. […]

What about the weather!?

Lots of events are being postponed this weekend, so check with the venue or organiser before travelling to an event. All EASB events have been postponed and others may well […]

Chandlers Ford – Open Series 24 Starts 3 March

On Saturday 3 March, immediately following the presentation of a record £1875 to the top 12 ranked players from Series 23, Series 24 kicks off at 1pm with another increase […]

Is amateur snooker trapped in a dystopian trance?

Unless we have a vision of what the world of amateur snooker could look like, we won’t be able to reach it and I believe we must have the courage […]

Jackson Page earns Welsh Open place

Welsh teenage snooker sensation, Jackson Page, has been given a place on World Snooker’s Welsh Open which starts today. Page had been thought to have been missing out on this […]

Seven things wrong with snooker’s miss rule

A DISTURBING and rather sad trend is changing the way snooker is played at an amateur level. And it’s all down to our old friend, the miss rule. First of […]

Sean Maddocks – Officially the World Record Holder

Sean Maddocks is now officially the youngest player ever to score a competitive 147 break. In July 2017 during the LITEtask pro-am series at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds, […]

Assetereum to Sponsor the 2018 World Seniors Snooker Championship

We are delighted to announce Assetereum Crypto Currency as the main sponsor for the 2018 World Seniors Snooker Championships which will be held at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe between the […]

Simon Lichtenberg Awarded Tour Card

Shortly after Harvey Chandler had emerged victorious in the EBSA Men’s Snooker Championships, it was announced that Simon Lichtenberg had been awarded a tour card for his win in the Under […]

EBSA European Snooker Championships 2018

Today sees the start of the knockout stage of the EBSA Men’s Championship 137 players started off in 27 groups of 5. The top 3 from each group progressing into the […]

Snooker Q School – A new curriculum for 2018!

Details have been announced for entry to World Snooker’s Q School 2018 – with some notable changes The entry fee has been increased from £600 to £1000. Cynics will say […]

Snooker gets serious – in Brighton

Dave Lewis is organising some serious pro-am events at the Castle Snooker & Sports Bar in Brighton On Sunday 4th March there is the first in what Dave hopes to […]

Book reviews

The Complete Book of Snooker Shots and 147 Snooker Drills and Exercises: Book Reviews by Chris Gaynor New book reveals how to play 224 shots like the pros on TV […]

WSF Championships – Nominations now open

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) have announced that National Federations who are members of the WSF can nominate the following for the forthcoming WSF Championships – 4 players to WSF Championship […]

The National Snooker Expo

The National Snooker Expo is a new project aimed to bring both cue-sport players and the billiard industry together under one roof Date:  26-27 May 2018 Place: England Venue: Hazel […]

Can Ronnie O’Sullivan Continue His Domination of Snooker for Another Decade?

At the beginning of January 2018, Steve Davis backed Ronnie O’Sullivan to continue winning tournaments into his mid-50s and suggested that the 42-year-old is still improving despite his advancing years. Has […]

Snooker’s Greatest Maverick: Alex Higgins or Ronnie O’Sullivan?

Like all sports, Snooker has attracted its fair share of characters down the years, but few have been as remarkable as Alex Higgins. ‘The Hurricane’ was a two-time world champion […]

World Snooker Federation Championships

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) has today announced the beginning of its own official WSF Championships, which will run from 14-24 March 2018. The event will be played at the […]

WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) can today announce its involvement in the beginning of an official WPBSA World Seniors Tour. Whilst the World Snooker Tour has gone from strength […]

I coulda been a contender!

Many a good amateur snooker player has taken a step down from competing due to personal reasons, such as raising a family, furthering a career, running a business or whatever […]

The 147 Club

Play your snooker at a 147 Club! The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) is excited to announce the launch of the 147 Club – the first club affiliation […]

Amateurs in the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open

Four amateurs will line up against the pros in the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open which starts on Monday 20th November. Declan Brennan of Northern Ireland will play England’s Billy Joe […]

The World Snooker Federation

There have been some major developments in the world of amateur snooker over the last few days. In case you missed it, this is the announcement made by the World […]

The new season starts in Preston

The new professional snooker season is almost upon us already, and for some it’s an immediate return to the Guild Hall in Preston for the Riga Masters qualifiers on 31 […]