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…
– 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.
|Scottish Open||11 – 17 December|
|German Masters Qualifiers||19 – 22 December|
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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 UK Championship are:
The Top 8 players over the last 5 completed tournaments have been:
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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