World Snooker, also known as the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), was founded in 1968 and is based in Bristol, UK. It is the governing body of professional snooker. World Snooker is responsible for running and administering snooker's main ranking circuit events. These include the Shanghai Masters, World Open, UK Championship, Welsh Open, China Open and the World Snooker Championship.
The banning last week of 10 snooker players from China for match fixing and illicit betting, in the biggest scandal to hit the sport, is more than a major setback. It is a disgrace.
Cheung Ka-wai and Chang Yu-kiu are the first to win the title for the city since Fung Kwok-wai and Lee Chun-wai won the tournament in 2014.
Andy Lam, who is forced to hold a cue with one hand, used to face only able-bodied opponents but is set to compete at the World Abilitysport Games – which could help secure funding.
Snooker player handed penalty after forgetting about all-black dress code for London tournament.
As snooker re-establishes itself in China after its long Covid-related absence, Ronnie O’Sullivan says the sport is ‘getting bigger’ in the country.
He also hopes to play in Hong Kong Masters if last year’s event is repeated – and believes taking Ronnie O’Sullivan’s world No 1 ranking is in his reach.
Repeating last year’s Hong Kong Masters is ‘difficult, because of lack of long-term financial commitment from the government’, city’s snooker boss says after Macau unveils Christmas tournament.
The likes of Yan Bingtao and Zhao Xintong could effectively remain banned outside China even after their global suspensions end, governing body reveals.
Wang Yuchen and Chau Hon-man lose in semi-finals of Asia-Oceania Q School 2 in Bangkok, as wild cards for professional tour go begging.
Ng loses in second Asia Oceania Q School event and will play only on women’s circuit next season, but coach hopes her form will return now that the burden of qualifying is gone.
10 Chinese players were the latest lured into corruption, but experts from betting, law enforcement, military intelligence and financial fraud are on the trail, armed with data-crunching tech.
Disgraced players found to have made £30,000 from one match, as verdict outlines the match-fixing plans that succeeded – and others that were bungled.
Zhao Xintong tried to dissuade Yan Bingtao from fixing, only to be dragged into it himself, verdict reveals after both are banned along with eight other Chinese players.
10 Chinese players have been banned for a variety of offences, rocking the sport, in the latest of several cases in which snooker authorities have dealt out heavy bans.
Lifetime bans for Liang Wenbo and Li Hang, while Yan Bingtao and Zhao Xintong – talked of as future world champions – are suspended for five years and 20 months respectively.
The women’s world No 3 Ng On-yee will get two chances to grab one of the four WST cards on offer at the qualifying events in Thailand next month.
Marco Fu to take place among game’s elite after professional circuit gives Hongkonger a 2-year invitational card.
Defeat at British Women’s Open denies Ng On-yee the chance to earn two more years on the tour, with her current card expiring and Reanne Evans taking the final berth.
Hong Kong snooker star Ng On-yee must win the tournament, or outperform her great rival Reanne Evans, to stay on the World Snooker Tour.
Belgian Luca Brecel says game will ‘explode’ in Europe after he claims 18-15 win in World Championship final, making him only fourth modern-era world champion from outside the UK.
Chinese 20-year-old Si Jiahui denied in Crucible semi-final as Luca Brecel stages one of the most astonishing comebacks in snooker history.
Belgium’s Luca Brecel wins five frames in a row to stay alive in semi-final at Crucible, with China’s Si Jiahui 14-10 ahead going into last session.
Chinese snooker sensation, 20, continues his remarkable World Championship debut by surging into an 11-5 semi-final lead over Luca Brecel on Friday.
The 20-year-old Chinese debutant edges nail-biter against Anthony McGill to set up last-four clash with Luca Brecel, who shocked Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Chinese debutant beats Robert Milkins 13-7 in second round at the Crucible in Sheffield, will face either Anthony McGill or Jack Lisowski in the last 8.
Chinese debutant moves 6-2 ahead of England’s Rober Milkins after first session at Crucible
Shaun Murphy is magnanimous in defeat and heaps praise on Si Jiahui, and says the highly rated youngster will become the first World Snooker Champion from China.
Ng must win in Walsall next month if she wants to retain her place on the World Snooker Tour.
Si faces Shaun Murphy on Wednesday at the Crucible having come through qualifying stage, but Ding Junhui suffers third consecutive opening round defeat.