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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:

- Mark Allen won the Paul Hunter Classic, the second European Tour event of the season.

- Mark Selby has won the Riga Open, the first European Tour event of the season.

- Judd Trump has won the Australian Open.

- Neil Robertson has won the Wuxi Classic.

- Ding Junhui won the Yixing Open, the first event of the 2014/15 season.

 

Latest Blogs:

- My preview of the 2013 World Championship

- My thoughts on World Snooker’s decision to introduce flat tournament structures from 2013/14.

- I have added a form rating to complement the Snooker Rating.  See Current Ratings.

- 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.

 

Ranking Events:

Tournament Winner
Paul Hunter Classic MARK ALLEN
Riga Open MARK SELBY
Australian Open JUDD TRUMP
Wuxi Classic NEIL ROBERTSON
Yixing Open DING JUNHUI

Click here for the provisional 2014/15 Calendar of ranking events.

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 after the Paul Hunter Classic are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,177
2 Mark Selby 992
3 Ding Junhui 890
4 Neil Robertson 877
5 Judd Trump 843
6 Mark Allen 810
7 Shaun Murphy 803
8 Joe Perry 769

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

Player FORM
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 15
2 Ding Junhui 12
3 Mark Selby 12
4 Joe Perry 12
5 Mark Allen 11
6 Judd Trump 9
7 Peter Ebdon 9
8 Shaun Murphy 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.

Please contact me at james@snookeranalyst.com if you have any thoughts or suggestions about this site.

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