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:

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.


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
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.


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 Shanghai Masters are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,047
2 Judd Trump 861
3 Ding Junhui 832
4 Neil Robertson 817
5 Mark Selby 788
6 John Higgins 780
7 Mark Allen 748
8 Shaun Murphy 736

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

Player FORM
1 Neil Robertson 11
2 Anthony McGill 11
3 Stephen Maguire 11
4 Michael Holt 10
5 Ding Junhui 9
6 Judd Trump 9
7 Ali Carter 9
8 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 8

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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