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:

Liang Wenbo won his first ranking event at the English Open, preventing Judd Trump from winning his second title in the space of a week.

Judd Trump won the last 3 frames to defeat Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of the European Masters.

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.


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
International Championship 23 – 30 October
Champion of Champions 7 – 12 November
Northern Ireland Open 14 – 20 November

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 English Open are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,071
2 Judd Trump 924
3 Ding Junhui 833
4 Mark Selby 825
5 Neil Robertson 807
6 John Higgins 771
7 Mark Allen 767
8 Stuart Bingham 762

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

Player FORM
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 12
2 Judd Trump 11
3 Mark Allen 10
4 Michael Holt 10
5 Mark Selby 10
6 Stephen Maguire 10
7 Stuart Bingham 10
8 Ding Junhui 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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