PREVIEW: Shanghai Masters

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The new and revamped Shanghai Masters has arrived! It’s exciting as there is finally a tournament that is a Chinese equivalent of the Masters and we have a terrific line up. Others, like me, are saddened by how it’s been messed around when it was a ranking event, particularly since it is a favourite among […]

FEATURED: My thoughts on the Shanghai Masters


So the Shanghai Masters! We had the Shanghai Masters as a ranking event with a tiered qualifying system. Then we had the Shanghai Masters as a ranking event with a completely flat draw. Now we have the Shanghai Masters as a non-ranking event with the following: The Top 16 in the world rankings Four of the […]


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After all this recent Twitter squabbling, let’s bring snooker down to earth shall we? At least this is how I’d like to imagine the conversation before seeing this post: 🙂 “People can’t be bothered to go to the Paul Hunter Classic!” “Yes, we can – we have families!” “It has no value for money – […]