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…
– 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.
|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.
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:
The Top 8 players over the last 5 completed tournaments have been:
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