Snooker

Top-level snooker will return to Preston for the first time in nine years after the sport’s global governing body chose to relocate its Players Championship Grand Final to the English city.

Snooker’s Players Championship is to be moved from Thailand due to political unrest in the south-east Asian country.

The Victorian state government has signed a two-year extension to its contract with the World Snooker governing body that will see the Australian Goldfields Open world ranking event remain in the city of Bendigo in 2014 and 2015.

World Snooker has revealed that the qualifying rounds of the 2014 China Open will be staged at the Capital Venue in Gloucester on February 17 -18.

International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) has partnered with World Snooker (WPBSA), following the recent unveiling of match-fixing in the sport.

World Snooker (WPBSA) chairman Barry Hearn has confirmed that the body will be contacting snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan for further information regarding his £20,000 match-fixing offer.

Snooker player Stephen Lee has said he is “very, very confident” that he will win his appeal against a 12-year ban handed to him by World Snooker (WPBSA) for alleged match-fixing.

Snooker player Stephen Lee has launched an appeal against his 12-year ban from the sport.

World Snooker (WPBSA) has slapped a 12-year ban on Stephen Lee, after the former world number-five player was found guilty of match-fixing earlier this month.

World Snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has clarified his comments claiming that many players were involved in match-fixing and that the sport’s governing body wanted to hide the issue.

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has asked snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan to provide any details of match-fixing, following his comments made via Twitter today.

Snooker could be on the Olympic schedule by the 2028 Games, according to the sport’s commercial rights-holder.

India will stage its first World Snooker ranking event in October.

The Snooker Masters tournament will return to London’s Alexandra Palace in 2014, after successfully hosting the competition for the past two years.