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:

Kyren Wilson came through the qualifying rounds to defeat Judd Trump in the final of the Shanghai Masters and claim his first ranking title.

Ali Carter has defeated Shaun Murphy in the final of the Paul Hunter Classic, the second European Tour event of the season.

Barry Hawkins has won the Riga Open, the first European Tour event of the season.

John Higgins has defeated Martin Gould in the final of the Australian Open, the first ranking event of the 2015/16 season.

Stuart Bingham has won the World Championship for the first time, defeating Shaun Murphy 18-15 in the final.


Latest Blogs:

– My thoughts on the staging of qualifying events for ranking tournaments.

– World Snooker announce plans to introduce a ranking system based on prize money for the 2014/15 season.


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
International Championship – Qualifiers 30 September – 3 October
Ruhr Open (ET3) 7 – 11 October

Click here for the provisional 2015/16 Calendar of ranking events and other major events.

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 Shanghai Masters are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,079
2 Judd Trump 891
3 Shaun Murphy 846
4 Neil Robertson 817
5 Stuart Bingham 812
6 Mark Selby 767
7 Ding Junhui 740
8 Mark Williams 735

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

Player FORM
1 Stuart Bingham 9
2 Ali Carter 9
3 Shaun Murphy 9
4 Barry Hawkins 9
5 Kyren Wilson 9
6 Neil Robertson 9
7 Martin Gould 9
8 Mark King 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.

Please contact me at james@snookeranalyst.com if you have any thoughts or suggestions about this site.

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