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:

Mark Selby defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of the UK Championship to win his 3rd ranking tournament of the season.

Mark King claimed his first ever ranking event title after defeating Barry Hawkins in the final of the Northern Ireland Open.

John Higgins again won the last three frames to claim his second title in consecutive weeks, defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of the Champion of Champions tournament.

John Higgins won the last three frames with century breaks to defeat Stuart Bingham in the final of the China Championship.

Mark Selby claimed his 2nd title of the 2016/17 season at the International Championship, defeating Ding Junhui 10-1 in the final.


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
German Masters Qualifiers 6 – 9 December
Scottish Open 12 – 18 December

Click here for the provisional schedule for the 2016/17 season.

Click here for a list of tournament winners for the 2015/16 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 UK Championship are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,041
2 Mark Selby 975
3 John Higgins 883
4 Judd Trump 831
5 Stuart Bingham 767
6 Ding Junhui 755
7 Barry Hawkins 742
8 Neil Robertson 730

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

Player FORM
1 Mark Selby 14
2 John Higgins 11
3 Ronnie O’Sullivan 10
4 Jamie Jones 10
5 Mark King 8
6 Barry Hawkins 8
7 Shaun Murphy 8
8 Matthew Stevens 8

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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