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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 has won his second World Championship title after defeating Ding Junhui in the final.

Judd Trump has won the China Open, to claim his first ranking event title of the season.  Ricky Walden was the runner-up for the second event in a row.

Mark Allen has won the Players Championship, defeating Ricky Walden in the final.

Shaun Murphy has beaten Stuart Bingham 10-9 in the final of the World Grand Prix

 

Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
Indian Open Qualifiers 28 – 30 May

Click here for a list of tournament winners for the 2015/16 season.

Click here for a list of tournament winners for the 2014/15 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 World Championship are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,081
2 Judd Trump 871
3 Ding Junhui 820
4 John Higgins 804
5 Mark Selby 803
6 Neil Robertson 798
7 Shaun Murphy 756
8 Marco Fu 744

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

Player FORM
1 Judd Trump 13
2 Ding Junhui 10
3 Shaun Murphy 9
4 Marco Fu 9
5 Mark Selby 9
6 John Higgins 8
7 Joe Perry 8
8 Barry Hawkins 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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