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…
– Ding Junhui defeated Mark Selby in the final of the Shanghai Masters to reverse the result from the 2016 World Championship final.
– World Champion Mark Selby defeated Tom Ford in the final of the Paul Hunter Classic to claim his first ranking event of the 2016/17 season.
– Ali Carter defeated Joe Perry in the final of the World Open to win his fourth full ranking event and his first since 2013.
– Anthony McGill defeated Kyren Wilson in the final of the Indian Open to win his first ranking event.
– Neil Robertson won the first ranking event of the 2016/17 season, beating Michael Holt in the final of the Riga Masters.
|European Masters Qualifiers||26 – 28 September|
|International Championship Qualifiers||29 September – 1 October|
|European Masters||3 – 9 October|
|English Open||10 – 16 October|
|International Championship||23 – 30 October|
Click here for the provisional schedule for the 2016/17 season.
Click here for a list of tournament winners for the 2015/16 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 Shanghai Masters are:
The Top 8 players over the last 5 completed tournaments have been:
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