Snooker News Articles

Betfred backs World Snooker Champs - 06 Apr 2009

UK gaming company Betfred has agreed a four-year £2m deal to sponsor the World Snooker Championships. read more

World Snooker orders match-fixing probe - 18 Dec 2008

World Snooker has launched a formal inquiry into a potential match-fixing incident following irregular betting patterns during the first round of the UK Championships at Telford. read more

Walker re-elected as WPBSA chairman - 26 Nov 2008

Sir Rodney Walker has been re-elected as chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association – a post he has held for the last four years. read more

PA Sport pulls snooker writers - 18 Nov 2008

News and information provider PA Sport has caused controversy by pulling its snooker writers and will now take copy directly from the sport's governing body website and in-house reporters. read more

Snooker World Champs set for China - 09 Oct 2008

Snooker’s governing body has admitted that it is considering moving the World Championship from its traditional home at The Crucible in Sheffield to China. read more

World Snooker signs Betfair deal - 25 Sep 2008

World Snooker has struck an information sharing deal with online betting exchange Betfair as it looks to clamp down on rumours of match-fixing in the sport. read more

Snooker betting scaring off sponsors - 22 Sep 2008

Suspicious betting patterns around matches are putting sponsors off investing in snooker according to the chairman of the sport’s governing body. read more

Snooker sponsorship crisis - 06 Aug 2008

Snooker faces a financial black hole after a double hit of sponsors of two major tournaments have pulled out of their deals early. read more

Snooker gets World Series - 15 Jan 2008

Pan-regional broadcaster Eurosport has joined forces with sports agency FSTC Sports Management to launch a new Snooker World Series running from May to August each year. read more

The Crucible set for £13m facelift - 04 May 2007

The Crucible in Sheffield, the venue for the World Snooker Championship currently in progress, is to undergo a £13m refurbishment over the next three years. read more

888.com signs up O'Sullivan on new deal - 31 Jan 2007

Online gambling firm 888.com has strengthened its ties with snooker after renewing its sponsorship deal with Ronnie O’Sullivan for a further 18 months. read more

Maplin Electronics backs UK snooker champs - 01 Dec 2006

Snooker has been buoyed by a fresh cash injection after Maplin Electronics struck a deal with the sport's governing body to sponsor the UK Championships for the next three years. read more

Snooker loses Commonwealth battle - 28 Nov 2006

Snooker will not feature in the 2010 Commonwealth Games after the Commonwealth Games Federation ruled against the move although the governing body did sanction the inclusion of tennis and archery. read more

Highland Spring pumps £1m into snooker - 24 Nov 2006

Highland Spring has renewed its sponsorship involvement in snooker for a further three years with a £1 million investment into the sport. read more

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