Sunny Akani has to be one of the most hard working players on the tour. The Thai player earned a two-year tour card by winning the ACBS Asian Under 21 Snooker Championship back in 2015. The 2016 World Championship was his first ever ranking event qualifier and endured a close match losing 10-9 against compatriot…

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Scottish snooker player Fraser Patrick is back on the World Snooker Tour at the age of 33 by making it through Q-School Event 2 in May earlier this year. He won six matches to earn a two-year card for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.  Patricks career started in 2002 by playing in the Challenge Tour…

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The snooker calendar gathers pace next month with the return of two of the Chinese tournaments, the Shanghai Masters and the China Championship. Some of the tour will have competed in the Six Reds prior to these events in Thailand but whoever wins that will really have to go through his paces to make any…

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The friendly Brazilian Igor Figueiredo first turned professional in 2010 and had only ever played snooker on ten foot long tables in his home country before entering the PIOS tour in 2009. Never playing on a full size table didn’t seem to be a disadvantage to Figueiredo as he impressively finished 12th on the year-end…

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17 year old Si Jiahui from China got his pro tour card by order of merit. He qualified by being the highest ranked player on the Q School ranking list. The teenager made his highest break of 131 in Event 2 against Peter Devlin.  Unfortunately Si lost in all three qualifying draws for the Riga…

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The first Challenge Tour of the season takes place this weekend in Nuremberg Germany.  It brings a mixture of players from former tour pros to young up and coming stars of the future all competing for the first prize of £2000.  The game needs strong competition at every level in order to continue the impressive…

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Barry Hawkins kept his cool to stroke in a classy break of 69 against reigning champion Kyren Wilson in the deciding frame to win the Paul Hunter classic in front of a packed Stadhalle in Furth Nuremberg. Hawkins cruised through the field firing in 3 centuries on route to the final and this win will…

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Today was the last chance to qualify for the biggest pool tournament (prize money) of the year.  With qualifiers all over the country the guys that got through today will be playing for a first prize of £12,000 at the Hilton hotel in Carlisle 13-15th September.  Bryan Taylor, Jordan Templeton, Gary Scott and David Farrel…

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Jordan Brown is not an instantly recognisable name in snooker but in recent months is becoming a rising star. Having been on the main before between 2010-11, the 31 year old lad from Antrim in Northern Ireland was only to last one season on tour before dropping off and so had to regain his place…

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This weekend is the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany so let’s all take a moment to look back at the short but incredible life of a true Snooker great.  Paul won three ranking events which would usually be the highlight of any players career not Hunters though as on top of that he will be…

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