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Mindset Of A Referee

For snooker players, mental toughness is one of the most important factors behind success. And the same can be said for referees. There is much more to becoming a top level official than just knowing the rules. The referee must remain mentally engaged throughout an entire match, examining each shot in isolation and being ready… Read More

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Quiet Please!

There’s more to being a snooker referee than maths, as Desislava Bozhilova has discovered… By Shabnam Younus-Jewell You can probably get away with eating crisps at the Berlin Tempodrom, where up to 2,500 beer-ferrying fans cheer loudly and applaud almost every shot. The German Masters is more like a concert than a snooker event and… Read More

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Peggy Li Q&A

Chinese referee Peggy Li has been at the Betway UK Championship throughout the event. We caught up with her to find out how much she has enjoyed the fortnight in York. By Joshua Dykes Peggy, what’s it been like for you here in York over the past two weeks? The UK Championship is a fantastic… Read More

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Williams to Referee First Ranking Final

World Snooker referee Ben Williams will be taking charge of his first ranking final tonight in the Kaspersky Riga Masters, and we caught up with him in ahead of his biggest match to date. Ben, fantastic news that you’ve been picked to referee your first ranking final here in Riga, that must be an amazing… Read More

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Leo Makes Crucible Return

By Andrew Smith Leo Scullion made his long awaited return to the Crucible this week following his battle with lung cancer. Leo is one of snooker’s most popular referees and returned on Monday to officiate the first round match between Ding Junhui and Zhou Yuelong. The 59-year-old has presided over several major finals and has… Read More

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Leo On the Mend

Popular referee Leo Scullion is making a steady recovery from lung cancer and hopes to make a full return to the circuit next season. Leo is one of snooker’s best respected referees and has taken charge of several major finals including the UK Championship and Welsh Open. He had been ear-marked to officiate the Betfed… Read More

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Paul Collier To Referee World Final

Paul Collier has been selected to referee the final of the Betfred World Championship for the second time. The 45-year-old Welshman first took charge of snooker’s biggest match in 2004 when Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Graeme Dott in the final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. And he’ll don the white gloves again for this year’s… Read More

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Snooker Fun Night For Leo Scullion

A snooker fun night for referee Leo Scullion will take place in Scotland tonight (Friday). The event takes place the Holiday Inn in East Kilbride and gets underway at 7:30pm, with players including Peter Ebdon, Anthony McGill, Jamie Burnett and Rhys Clark already set to attend, along with referees Olivier Marteel, Eirian Williams, Pete Williamson… Read More

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Marteel To Referee World Final

Olivier Marteel will become the first Belgian to referee the Crucible final at the Betfred World Championship, which starts next month. The 45-year-old from Koksijde in West Flanders will take charge of the final in Sheffield on May 3 and 4. Marteel has previously refereed several major finals, including last week’s World Grand Prix, and… Read More

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Michaela Tabb

Michaela Tabb, one of snooker’s most experienced referees who took charge of two World Championship finals, has left the World Snooker circuit. Michaela’s involvement in snooker began in 2001 when she was fast tracked by World Snooker having worked as a pool referee. She refereed her first snooker match at the Crucible Theatre in 2003,… Read More

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