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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:

Stuart Bingham defeated Judd Trump in a tight final to win the Welsh Open and claim his first ranking title since the 2015 World Championship.

Barry Hawkins fended off a fight-back from Ryan Day to win the World Grand Prix and claim his first ranking title of the season.

Anthony Hamilton became the latest player to claim his first ranking event title, defeating Ali Carter in the final of the German Masters.

Ronnie O’Sullivan defeated Joe Perry in the final of The Masters, becoming the first player to win the event on 7 occasions.

Marco Fu defeated John Higgins in the final of the Scottish Open, winning 8 frames in succession having trailed 1-4.

 

Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
Shoot-Out 23 – 26 February
Gibraltar Open 3 – 5 March
Players Championship 6 – 12 March

Click here for the provisional schedule for the 2016/17 season.

Click here for a list of tournament winners for the 2015/16 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 Welsh Open are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 942
2 Mark Selby 942
3 Barry Hawkins 892
4 Judd Trump 839
5 John Higgins 828
6 Stuart Bingham 772
7 Marco Fu 756
8 Neil Robertson 734

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

Player FORM
1 Barry Hawkins 13
2 Marco Fu 12
3 Kyren Wilson 10
4 Zhao Xintong 10
5 Jimmy White 10
6 Judd Trump 10
7 Martin Gould 9
8 Scott Donaldson 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.

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