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…
– 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.
|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.
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:
The Top 8 players over the last 5 completed tournaments have been:
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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