Snooker

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.

Gibraltar will stage its maiden professional snooker tournament as part of World Snooker’s European Tour.

The World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) has elected World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) chairman Jason Ferguson as its new president.

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has unveiled a ‘Home Series’ of ranking events as part of a new five-year strategic plan for the sport that will take effect from 2016.

The Chinese city of Wuxi will host snooker’s World Cup this year, with the national team event set to return to the calendar for the first time since 2011.

The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) has unveiled an eight-team tournament based on the successful franchise model established in the country by cricket’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has renewed its global partnership with the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) as part of ongoing efforts to guard against corruption in professional snooker.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) are targeting a place on the programme for the 2020 summer Olympic Games, the World Snooker governing body has announced.

The World Snooker Championship will remain at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre though 2017, the sport’s global governing body World Snooker has announced.

World Snooker has added a new event to its schedule in Lisbon to bring professional snooker to Portugal for the first time.

Snooker’s global governing body, World Snooker, has announced that its World Open tournament will not take place during the 2014-15 season.

World Snooker has announced that the 2015 edition of the Welsh Open world ranking event is to be staged in Cardiff for the first time since 2005.

The World Snooker governing body has awarded the hosting rights for its new World Grand Prix tournament to the Welsh resort of Llandudno.