This website has been created to present analysis of the Professional Snooker Tour. Please note that it is not intended to be a source of snooker statistics – there are already plenty of sites out there for this purpose. Instead, I will be using analysis to explore different aspects of the ranking system and the structure of the Professional Tour. More…


Latest News:

Joe Perry has claimed his first full ranking event title by winning the Players Championship Finals.

Judd Trump has claimed the inaugural World Grand Prix, winning the final 6 frames to defeat Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final.

Michael White has won the Indian Open, to claim his first ranking event title.

Neil Robertson has won the Gdynia Open, the final European Tour event of the season.


Latest Blogs:

– My preview of the 2013 World Championship

– My thoughts on World Snooker’s decision to introduce flat tournament structures from 2013/14.

– I have added a form rating to complement the Snooker Rating.  See Current Ratings.

– My thoughts on the staging of qualifying events for ranking tournaments.

– World Snooker announce plans to introduce a ranking system based on prize money for the 2014/15 season.


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
China Open 30 March – 5 April
World Championship Qualifiers 8 – 15 April
World Championship 18 April – 4 May

Click here for the provisional 2014/15 Calendar of ranking events.

Snooker Ratings:

The rating system I have created is based on a system devised by Arpad Elo to rank Chess players.  I am not the first person to create such a system for Snooker, and I’m sure that I won’t be the last either.

The ratings are designed to reflect the strength of a player relative to all other players, so if Player A (rating = 1,000) plays Player B (rating = 500) then you would expect Player A to win twice as many frames as Player B. This type of rating system is in many ways the purest way to rank players according to their ability and I hope that it will be of interest to followers of the game.  More…

The Top 8 in the Snooker Ratings after the Players Championship Finals are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,155
2 Judd Trump 1,000
3 Mark Selby 906
4 Neil Robertson 888
5 Shaun Murphy 878
6 Mark Williams 835
7 Joe Perry 815
8 Stuart Bingham 796

The Top 8 players over the last 5 tournaments have been:

Player FORM
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 12
2 Judd Trump 12
3 Kyren Wilson 12
4 Neil Robertson 11
5 Mark Williams 11
6 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 11
7 John Higgins 11
8 Michael White 10

My intention is to report on my analysis in a way that is accessible to all readers. I encourage you to contact me if there is anything which isn’t clear and I would be happy to clarify or amend any posts.

Please contact me at james@snookeranalyst.com if you have any thoughts or suggestions about this site.

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