Snooker News Articles

Ronnie O’Sullivan signs with Eurosport - 07 Mar 2014

Eurosport has signed an exclusive deal with reigning World and Masters Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan to become its global ambassador for snooker, in a bid to help drive the international appeal for the sport. read more

Snooker Shoot-Out gets 888casino.com backing - 22 Oct 2013

Snooker's latest fast-paced Shoot-Out event will be title-sponsored by 888casino.com for the first time this season, when it takes place in Blackpool in January.  read more

World Snooker agrees YouTube partnership - 22 Apr 2013

World Snooker has launched an official YouTube page designed to offer fans around the world a range of quality content in one location, in time for the Betfair World Championship, which started this weekend.  read more

Betfair searches for Man with the Golden Cue - 19 Apr 2013

The Betfair World Championship is set to reveal snooker’s latest golden boy, with the first ever Golden Cue awarded to the star who lands the tournament’s highest break. read more

Betfair announced as snooker title sponsor - 26 Mar 2013

Betfair has been announced as the title sponsor of the 2013 World Championship at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre.  read more

‘Rok Star’ Ronnie marks return with new deal - 27 Feb 2013

Ronnie 'The Rocket' O’Sullivan has marked his return to snooker by signing a personal endorsement deal with consumer products company Rok Stars. The four-time world champion held a press conference, sponsored by Rok Stars’ Oval Vodka brand, at a London hotel on Tuesday to confirm that he will return to defend his World Championship title at The … read more

Betfair expands snooker partnership - 09 Nov 2012

Betfair has extended its partnership with snooker, after agreeing a new deal to become the new title sponsor of the 2013 Masters, with the invitation event set to become the Betfair Masters, taking over from American financial services company BGC Partners. read more

Betfair backs Snooker Shoot-Out - 24 Jul 2012

World Snooker has announced Betfair as the new title sponsor of the quick-fire tournament, Snooker Shoot-Out. read more

Perform reveals half-year results - 30 Aug 2011

Perform Group plc has announced its half-year results for the six months ending 30th June 2011, revealing a 47% year-on-year revenue growth, and consistent growth across all business areas. read more

Perform signs World Snooker deal - 04 Aug 2011

World Snooker has signed a new five year agreement with digital sports media company Perform, to live stream all professional tournaments online across its new website and via bookmaker sites through Perform’s Watch&Bet service - opening the sport up to a global audience. read more

Masters Snooker moves to Alexandra Palace - 27 Apr 2011

The Masters Snooker tournament will move away from Wembley from the start of next season, across London to Alexandra Palace. read more

Sony buys Hawk-Eye tracking system - 08 Mar 2011

Sony has officially announced its acquisition of the UK based company Hawk-Eye Ltd, famous for its live sports tracking technology now widely used in cricket, snooker and tennis. read more

IMG and World Snooker extend deal - 04 Mar 2011

IMG Media has announced it has extended its representation deal with World Snooker Limited (WSL), to distribute the worldwide media rights of all live coverage and highlights from WSL events. read more

World Snooker acts over betting fears - 31 Jan 2011

World Snooker has announced that is to investigate a recent World Snooker Shoot-Out match after it was contacted by bookmakers concerned about suspicious betting patterns surrounding the game. read more

BBC extends snooker TV rights deal - 13 Jan 2011

The BBC has signed a new deal to screen the World and UK championships, Masters and Welsh Open until the end of the 2013/2014 snooker season. read more

LADBROKES AGREES MASTERS DEAL - 04 Jan 2011

Ladbrokes mobile has struck a commercial deal with World snooker to become a sponsor of The Masters tournament being held this month at Wembley.

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SNOOKER INTRODUCES ANTI CORRUPTION HOTLINE - 15 Nov 2010

Snooker's governing body (WPBSA) has set up a players hotline in a bid to stamp out corruption in the sport. read more

SNOOKER LAUNCHES ANTI-CORRUPTION UNIT - 21 Sep 2010

The world governing body of snooker has launched an anti-corruption unit and is proposing lifetime bans for anyone involved in snooker caught betting on the sport.

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12BET.COM BACKS SNOOKER WORLD OPEN - 14 Sep 2010

Online betting firm 12bet.com has signed up as the title sponsor of the new World Open snooker tournament in Glasgow.

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HIGGINS CLEARED OF MATCH-FIXING BUT FINED - 09 Sep 2010

Snooker player John Higgins has been cleared of match-fixing but has been banned for six months and fined £75,000 for breaching snooker rules around betting.

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New 'Power Snooker' format revealed - 23 Jul 2010

World Snooker has unveiled a new Twenty20-style shortened format of the game entitled ‘Power Snooker’ with the first competition to take place in October at The O2. read more

Hearn to clean up snooker - 04 May 2010

World Snooker chief executive Barry Hearn has reacted to reported match fixing allegations against leading player John Higgins by saying that any potential wrong-doings will be dealt with ‘in a brutal manner’. read more

Hearn gets another snooker sponsor - 02 Feb 2010

Barry Hearn has secured another sponsor for World Snooker as Sanyuan Foods agree to sponsor the China Open. read more

PokerStars.com backs the Masters - 08 Jan 2010

Governing body World Snooker has struck a last-minute commercial deal with PokerStars.com to become the title sponsor of the upcoming 2010 Masters, the sport's flagship tournament. read more

Hearn unveiled as WPBSA chief - 18 Dec 2009

Promoter Barry Hearn has been confirmed as the new chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. read more

Walker voted out as snooker chief - 03 Dec 2009

Sir Rodney Walker has been voted out as chairman of World Snooker, paving the way for promoter Barry Hearn to take over. read more

Snooker unveils expanded world tour plans - 27 Nov 2009

World Snooker, in conjunction with agency partner IMG, has announced plans for a new international calendar with more than double the existing number of global ranking tournaments – a move aimed at reviving interest in the sport. read more

Pukka Pies to sponsor UK Champs - 12 Nov 2009

World Snooker has found a last-gasp commercial partner for the upcoming UK Championship after unveiling Pukka Pies as the tournament’s new title sponsor. read more

IMG extends WSL media deal - 14 Oct 2009

IMG Sports Media has extended its deal with World Snooker Limited read more

Telford retains UK Championship - 07 Jul 2009

The UK Championship will return to Telford International Centre in Shropshire for the third year running, governing body World Snooker has announced. read more

The Crucible keeps World Championship - 29 Apr 2009

Following talks between World Snooker, Sheffield City Council and the Yorkshire Tourist Board, the World Snooker Championship will continue to be held at The Crucible in Sheffield until 2014. read more

Snooker to launch new Super6s format - 09 Apr 2009

Snooker is to launch a new short form of the game, provisionally entitled Super6s, in a bid to open the sport up to new audiences in a similar fashion to the introduction of Twenty20 cricket. read more

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