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Your Guide to The 2019 World Snooker Championship

Steve Charnock
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The 20th – and final – ranking event of the 2018/19 snooker season is upon us and it’s The Big One… The Worlds. The 2019 World Snooker Championship sees the very best of the best fight it out (though not literally) to decide who gets their hands on the ultimate prize in snooker. After all, […]

Focus On: 2019 Masters Snooker

Steve Charnock
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Celebrating its 45th year, the Masters are back once again to brighten our January up a bit. The finest snooker players in the world converge to fight it out on the baize and determine the best of the best. To many snooker aficionados, the Masters is the number one event in the sport’s calendar, trumping […]

Focus On: 2018 World Snooker Championship

Steve Charnock
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Fans of snooker will keep up with the results of most of the ranking events. And try to watch as much UK Open and Masters action as they can. But if there’s one event that cue enthusiasts show real love and dedication for – it’s the World Snooker Championship. Dominating a fortnight of the year, […]

Focus On: 2018 Masters Snooker

Steve Charnock
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With snooker a more global sport than ever before, the number of tournaments has never been so high. Players have to jet across the world now to earn a living. But the three most prestigious tournaments still take place in the UK. There’s the World Championships, the UK Championships and this – the crème de la crème […]

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 […]

Master Your Snooker Game With These 7 Easy-To-Learn Shots

Steve Charnock
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Trying your hand at a new sport can be an intimidating prospect. You want a new hobby, you love watching it on television and so you fancy giving it a go. But the professionals just make it look so darn easy, don’t they? And that’s never more true than on the snooker table. Those of us […]

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 […]