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 retained his China Open title after defeating Barry Hawkins in the final.

Ronnie O’Sullivan won the Players Championship for the first time after defeating Shaun Murphy in the final.

Ryan Day claimed his second tournament win in consecutive weeks after defeating Stuart Bingham in the final of the Romanian Masters.

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


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
World Championship Qualifying 11 – 18 April
World Championship 21 April – 7 May

Click here for the 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 China Open are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,071
2 John Higgins 858
3 Mark Williams 843
4 Mark Selby 824
5 Judd Trump 770
6 Ding Junhui 750
7 Neil Robertson 717
8 Mark Allen 714

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

Player FORM
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 13
2 Ryan Day 11
3 John Higgins 11
4 Ding Junhui 9
5 Mark Selby 9
6 Jack Lisowski 9
7 Mark Williams 9
8 Ricky Walden 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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