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…
I made a few changes to the site for the 2012/13 season in order to make the site easier for me to update, and easier for users to navigate.
- Ronnie O’Sullivan has become the inaugural Champion of Champions after defeating Stuart Bingham in the final of the new invitational event.
- Mark Selby claimed his first title of the season by defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of the Antwerp Open.
- Mark Allen has won his second European Tour event in succession after defeating Judd Trump in the final of the Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup.
- Ding Junhui has become the first player to win 3 full ranking events in a row since 1990, defeating Marco Fu in the final of the International Championship.
- My preview of the 2013 World Championship
- My thoughts on World Snooker’s decision to introduce flat tournament structures from 2013/14.
- 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.
|Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup (ET6)||Completed||Completed||Mark Allen|
|Antwerp Open (ET7)||Completed||Completed||Mark Selby|
|Champion of Champions||-||Completed||Ronnie O’Sullivan|
|UK Championship||-||27 November – 8 December|
|The Masters||-||12 – 19 January|
|German Masters||11 – 12 December||29 January – 2 February|
|World Open||13 – 14 December||10 – 16 March|
Click here for the full 2013/14 Calendar of ranking events.
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 after the Champion of Champions tournament are:
The Top 8 players over the last 5 tournaments have been:
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