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Focus On: UK Open Snooker Championship 2017/18

Steve Charnock
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Along with the World Championships and the Masters, the UK Open makes up the Triple Crown of snooker. The Big Three. There are seemingly thousands of ranking events in snooker nowadays, but these are the trio that the major players really set their sights on. The big boys get pumped up, the outsiders up their […]

Snooker: A Potted History

Steve Charnock
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Snooker might not be the most frenetic or energetic of sports, but it’s one of the most precise and technical. A true game of skill, there’s no fluke, no flat track bullying and no hiding place. It’s a frustrating game for anyone who’s never truly found out how to play snooker. But for those who’ve […]

Play For Free During Rileys National Snooker Week

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Rileys will be running National Snooker Week in July, giving YOU the chance to play snooker for free. The week will run from July 24 to 30 with free snooker sessions at any of the 25 Rileys Venues around the UK. All players must do is register at www.rileys.co.uk/register for a free membership and book a […]

From Tredegar to the green baize, Ray Reardon.

Elliott West
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“If I had to make the choice between married life and playing snooker, snooker would win.” The Early Years When you think of snooker, one name resonates across the ages more thatn most and that name is Ray Reardon. Ray was formerly a miner who sustained an injury in a pit accident after being trapped […]

2017 World Snooker Championships – The Contenders

Steve Charnock
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the snooker’s biggest event, the World Snooker Championships, being held at the The Crucible in Sheffield. So expect plenty of old classic clips heading your way courtesy of Hazel Irvine & Co. over the next couple of weeks. Hey, you don’t hear us complaining…  Walkovers, tense deciders, trick […]

How To Play: Power Snooker

Steve Charnock
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Over a series of upcoming features, we’re going to talk you through the rules and background of a few spin-off club and pub sports. Some of them you’ll know and love already, others you might not be so familiar with. The idea? To give you a few more options when you come in and pick […]

World Snooker Championships Sweepstake Kit

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We had some great feedback on our Grand National sweepstake kit last week, so we thought we’d provide you all with a kit for the World Snooker Championships starting tomorrow! CLICK BELOW OR HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SWEEPSTAKE KIT Ronnie O’Sullivan is the favourite to win. Who do you think will be celebrating on 2nd […]

Pancake Day Rileys Style

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The Rileys Team have gone flipping crazy this morning. As it’s pancake day, we’ve created three pancakes, Rileys style… Ken Dough-erty and Peter Eggdon are said to be regular pancake day participants. They would like our first one… If Pool is your game, you might think this next one is batter… Our third and final […]

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh misses the black for a 147

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Thepchaiya Un-Nooh came agonisingly close to pulling off one of the greatest 147’s ever seen at the UK Championship. The World No. 36 strung together an incredible run of shots, only to suffer a painful miss on the black. The emotion was all there to be seen as the Thailand player realised that he also […]