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 Williams defeated Graeme Dott in the final of the German Masters to claim his second ranking event title of the season.

Mark Allen defeated Kyren Wilson in the final to claim his first Masters title.

Neil Robertson won the last 5 frames to defeat Cao Yupeng in the final of the Scottish Open and claim his first ranking title since the 2016 Riga Masters.

Ronnie O’Sullivan defeated Shaun Murphy in the final of the UK Championship to claim his third ranking title of the season.

Mark Williams won the Northern Ireland Open to claim his first ranking title since 2013.  He defeated Yan Bingtao, who became the youngest ever player to contest the final of a ranking event.


Forthcoming Events:

Tournament DATES
Shoot Out 8 – 11 February
World Grand Prix 19 – 25 February
Welsh Open 26 February – 4 March

Click here for the provisional schedule for the 2017/18 season.

Click here for a list of tournament winners during the 2016/17 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 German Masters are:

Player Rating
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 1,020
2 John Higgins 910
3 Mark Williams 874
4 Judd Trump 819
5 Mark Selby 792
6 Mark Allen 740
7 Stuart Bingham 737
8 Neil Robertson 726

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

Player FORM
1 Mark Williams 12
2 John Higgins 10
3 Yan Bingtao 9
4 Xiao Guodong 9
5 Stephen Maguire 9
6 Ronnie O’Sullivan 9
7 Neil Robertson 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.

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