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:

Ronnie O’Sullivan defeated Shaun Murphy in the final of the UK Championship to claim his third ranking title of the season.

Mark Williams won the Northern Ireland Open to claim his first ranking title since 2013.  He defeated Yan Bingtao, who became the youngest ever player to contest the final of a ranking event.

Ronnie O’Sullivan won the Shanghai Masters to become the first player to claim two ranking event titles this season.  O’Sullivan defeated Judd Trump 10-3 in the final.

Shaun Murphy claimed the Champion of Champions title, defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final.


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
Scottish Open 11 – 17 December
German Masters Qualifiers 19 – 22 December

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 UK Championship are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,045
2 John Higgins 878
3 Judd Trump 864
4 Mark Williams 840
5 Mark Selby 787
6 Stuart Bingham 737
7 Ding Junhui 732
8 Shaun Murphy 720

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

Player FORM
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 17
2 Judd Trump 12
3 Mark Williams 11
4 John Higgins 10
5 Yan Bingtao 9
6 Ali Carter 9
7 Shaun Murphy 9
8 Luca Brecel 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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