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:

Judd Trump successfully defended his European Masters title, defeating Stuart Bingham in the final.

Ding Junhui claimed his first ranking title of the season, defeating Kyren Wilson in the final of the World Open.

John Higgins defeated the defending champion Anthony McGill in the final of the Indian Opento claim his first ranking event of the season.

Michael White was victorious in the final of the Paul Hunter Classic, with Shaun Murphy the runner-up for the second tournament in succession.

Luca Brecel has won his first ranking event, defeating Shaun Murphy in the final of the China Championship.


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
Shanghai Masters Qualifiers 11 – 13 October
English Open 16 – 22 October
International Championship 29 October – 5 November
Champion of Champions 6 – 12 November
Shanghai Masters 13 – 18 November

Click here for the provisional schedule for the 2017/18 season.

Click here for a list of tournament winners during the 2016/17 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 European Masters are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 904
2 John Higgins 892
3 Mark Selby 876
4 Ding Junhui 831
5 Judd Trump 817
6 Barry Hawkins 764
7 Mark Williams 746
8 Neil Robertson 744

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

Player FORM
1 Ding Junhui 12
2 Michael White 10
3 Ronnie O’Sullivan 10
4 Mark Williams 10
5 Ben Woollaston 9
6 Neil Robertson 9
7 John Higgins 9
8 Judd Trump 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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