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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:

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.

 

Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
The Masters 15 – 22 January
China Open Qualifiers 24 – 27 January
German Masters 1 – 5 February

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 Scottish Open are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,019
2 Mark Selby 975
3 John Higgins 921
4 Judd Trump 863
5 Marco Fu 783
6 Barry Hawkins 758
7 Ding Junhui 755
8 Stuart Bingham 752

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

Player FORM
1 Mark Selby 13
2 Marco Fu 13
3 John Higgins 12
4 Jamie Jones 11
5 Ronnie O’Sullivan 11
6 Kyren Wilson 10
7 Barry Hawkins 10
8 Jimmy White 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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