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:

Ryan Day claimed his second ranking event title of the season by defeating Cao Yupeng in the final of the Gibraltar Open title.

John Higgins defeated Barry Hawkins in the final to claim his 5th Welsh Open title.

Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed his 4th ranking event title of the season by defeating Ding Junhui in the final of the World Grand Prix.

Mark Williams defeated Graeme Dott in the final of the German Masters to claim his second ranking event title of the season.

Mark Allen defeated Kyren Wilson in the final to claim his first Masters title.


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
Players Championship 19 – 25 March
China Open 2 – 8 April
World Championship Qualifying 11 – 18 April
World Championship 21 April – 7 May

Click here for the provisional schedule for the 2017/18 season.

Click here for a list of tournament winners during the 2016/17 season.


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 at the end of the Gibraltar Open are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,084
2 John Higgins 960
3 Mark Williams 839
4 Mark Selby 793
5 Judd Trump 762
6 Mark Allen 734
7 Stuart Bingham 719
8 Neil Robertson 713

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

Player FORM
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 16
2 John Higgins 13
3 Mark Allen 10
4 Mark Williams 10
5 Ryan Day 9
6 Stephen Maguire 9
7 Mark Selby 9
8 Barry Hawkins 9

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.

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