Snooker

Cheltenham Racecourse in the UK will host a major snooker tournament for the first time next year when the World Grand Prix takes place.

World Snooker has announced that a new event will be added to its calendar in 2019.

World Snooker, the organising body of the sport’s main ranking events, has extended its long-running data partnership with sports and betting-related services company Sportradar.

World Snooker has revealed details of a new tournament in the Romanian capital of Bucharest that will feature a prize fund of €200,000 ($250,000).

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World Snooker has announced that the China Open will become only the second tournament to offer £1m (€1.13m/$1.36m) in prize money after sealing a new hosting agreement with joint promoters Star Xing Pai and Beijing Fuhua Culture Tourism Development.

The World Snooker Federation has announced that Malta will host its inaugural WSF Championships.

UK sports promotional company Matchroom Sport has launched a new division as it seeks to further diversify its portfolio.

A new International Federation (IF) has been formed for snooker with a view to driving the sport’s long-term goal of securing a place on the Olympic Programme.

World Snooker has announced that the Belgian city of Lommel will host the 2017 edition of its European Masters, while the sport’s global governing body has also confirmed that this year’s English Open will take place in the Yorkshire town of Barnsley.

Snooker’s UK Championship will continue to be staged in the English city of York for at least another two years, World Snooker, the sport's governing body, has announced.

Guangzhou will stage its first-ever professional snooker tournament in November after World Snooker announced details of a new event in the Chinese city.

Snooker’s Players Championship will take place in Llandudno in North Wales in 2017.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), the sport’s global governing body, has handed Leo Fernandez a 15-month ban after the Irish player admitted to a corruption charge.

The World Snooker Championship will remain in the UK city of Sheffield for at least the next 10 years after a new deal was brokered by World Snooker.

Jason Ferguson, president of the World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS), has said that the organisation will continue its drive for snooker to feature at the Olympics by launching a new bid for its inclusion at the 2024 Games, as well as that year’s Paralympic Games.

Romania will stage its first-ever professional snooker tournament next year after details of a new world ranking event in the country were announced by World Snooker, the sport's global governing body.

The World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association (WLBSA) has rebranded as World Ladies Billiards and Snooker (WLBS) and become a subsidiary of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) in an effort to boost development of the women’s game.

World Snooker has announced that its Players Championship will be staged in the English city of Manchester for the first time next year.

World Snooker has confirmed that its International Championship event will move from Chengdu to Daqing, China for its 2015 edition.