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On The Trail Of History

Many dream of going – even Barry Hearn has it on his bucket list. But only one snooker player has been to the club where it all began. The Ooty Club in Tamil Nadu, southern India is where Sir Neville Chamberlain first laid down the rules of snooker and played it extensively in the 1880s,… Read More

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Snooker And India – The Stats

As we’re celebrating the 145th anniversary of snooker’s birth in 1875, here are a few facts and figures on our sport’s relationship with India… 1.3million The current population of the city of Jabalpur in India’s state of Madhya Pradesh, where snooker was invented in 1875. 1938 British Officer Ian Hamilton wrote a letter to a… Read More

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Davis – India Needs Talent Pool

This week we are joining forces with India Business Group to celebrate the 145th anniversary of the birth of snooker – for more details click here. Steve Davis believes India needs strength in depth at grassroots level in order to produce more professional players. Aditya Mehta and Pankaj Advani have both impressed on the World… Read More

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Indian Open

World Snooker has announced that the Indian Open world ranking event has been postponed. The tournament was due to take place from March 24 to 28, 2020. We have worked closely with our partners in India to try to find a suitable host city for the event, but without success. We continue to believe that… Read More

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India Business Group Pots Perfect 147 With World Snooker

India. The place where polo, chess and modern-day badminton were invented. Add to that list snooker. Now India Business Group (IBG) has joined forces with UK-based World Snooker to help make it a truly global sport. Next year sees the 145th anniversary of the game being founded. “If there’s one country which can take a… Read More

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Worth His Selt – Matt Bags First Ranking Title

Matthew Selt won the first ranking title of his career, 17 years after turning professional, by beating Lyu Haotian 5-3 in the final of the Indian Open in Kochi. Romford’s 33-year-old Selt had never previously been beyond the quarter-finals of a ranking event. But he won seven matches this time, notably knocking out defending champion… Read More

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Higgins To Face Selt In Semis

Defending champion John Higgins will face Matthew Selt in the semi-finals of the Indian Open, while Lyu Haotian will take on Anthony Hamilton. All results The semis and the final of the world ranking event in Kochi will be played on Sunday, with the winner to take home the trophy and £50,000 top prize. Romford’s… Read More

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Higgins Into Last 16 With Strong Finish

John Higgins made a century in the deciding frame to edge out Hossein Vafaei 4-3 in a dramatic match at the Indian Open. All results Defending champion Higgins, seeking his first title of the season, is into the last 16 in Kochi and now meets amateur James Cahill, who beat Elliot Slessor 4-2. It looked like… Read More

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Murphy – I Need To Set Sail

Shaun Murphy scored a much-need 4-2 win over Lee Walker at the Indian Open in Kochi, then compared his season to the Titanic as he tries to avoid sinking to new depths. All results Other than a run to the final of the Scottish Open in December it has been a poor season for Murphy…. Read More

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Zhou Joins 147 Club

Zhou Yuelong made his first official maximum break during his match against Lyu Haotian at the Indian Open in Kochi. World number 34 Zhou made the perfect break in the fourth frame to make the score 2-2. It’s the first 147 made at the Indian Open, which has been running since 2013. The maximum will… Read More

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