Snooker News

World Championships Qualifiers – Day 3

Alexander Ursenbacher, from Switzerland, who regained his tour card after winning the European Under 21 Championship recently, was the only amateur to complete his first round match yesterday. And what a result it was! He beat the world ranked 31 Robert Milkins 10-6 after Milkins took the first frame with a century break. Xu Si of… Read more »

World Championships Qualifiers – Day 2

Peter Lines became the second amateur to move into the 2nd round with a 10-9 win over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [world ranking 38] Ng on Yee, current women’s world champion, couldn’t match the success of Reanne Evans and went out 10-2 to Nigel Bond [73] Ross Valance of Scotland lost out by the same scoreline to… Read more »

World Championships Qualifiers – Day 1 

What a win for Reanne Evans! A 10-8 defeat of Robin Hull [world ranking 57] takes her to just two wins away from an appearance at The Crucible. Next up for Reanne is Lee Walker [89] starting on Sunday No luck for English Amateur Champion Jamie Bodle. He went down 10-2 to Tom Ford [32]… Read more »

The LiteTask Summer/Winter Pro-Am Series

LiteTask have announced details of their second Pro-Am series to be run over the Summer and Winter of 2017 with a Finals Day for players ranked 17-32 in December and the Grand Final in January 2018. The series starts on 18 June and details of all the events are now on the calendar. The 2016/17 series... Read more »

How have the amateurs got to Ponds Forge?

Of the 128 professional players, 16 qualify automatically for The Crucible. So, in theory there are 16 places to be offered to amateur players. 2016 IBSF Championship winner Soheil Vahedi was invited but could not obtain a visa in time to compete, however WPBSA looks forward to welcoming him to the 2017/18 World Snooker Tour…. Read more »