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…
– Marco Fu defeated John Higgins in the final of the Scottish Open, winning 8 frames in succession having trailed 1-4.
– Mark Selby defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of the UK Championship to win his 3rd ranking tournament of the season.
– Mark King claimed his first ever ranking event title after defeating Barry Hawkins in the final of the Northern Ireland Open.
– John Higgins again won the last three frames to claim his second title in consecutive weeks, defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of the Champion of Champions tournament.
– John Higgins won the last three frames with century breaks to defeat Stuart Bingham in the final of the China Championship.
|The Masters||15 – 22 January|
|China Open Qualifiers||24 – 27 January|
|German Masters||1 – 5 February|
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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 Scottish Open are:
The Top 8 players over the last 5 completed tournaments have been:
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