A few things that have been happening:

Firstly, Clive Everton, Snooker Scene's editor, is making a remarkable recovery from his hip operation. He's back walking pretty much unaided, back in the office and back in charge of the magazine.

There is to be a tournament in Hong Kong next month to mark ten years since Britain handed the colony back to China. It will feature four world champions and four Asians: John Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty, Ding Junhui, Marco Fu, James Wattana and the new Asian champion Supoj Saenla.

The Euro-Asia Challenge, which features two groups of four, with the top two in each progressing to the quarter-finals, runs from July 12-15.

Two Iranian women officiated at the recent Asian Championship in Pakistan. Further details here: http://www.worldsnooker.com/news_editorial-18761.htm

Pot Black will be staged at Sheffield City Hall next season. The eight man, one frame tournament, takes place on October 6.

The World Billiards Championship will be staged at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds from July 18-22.


Anonymous said...


Is this tournament a one-off, or will it be a regular pre-season tournament to kick-off the season, like the Regal Scottish used to be?

Also, there was a tournament similar to this in 2003/2004(?) with similar players in group stages. It was shown on Channel 5 I think. What happened to that...?

Thanks, Joe

Dave H said...

It's being staged to mark ten years since Britain handed back Hong Kong to China, but that doesn't mean it can't be held again

It's basically the same event as the one you mentioned

Anonymous said...


Thanks for clarifying that. I thought it may well be that tournament.

Will Chris Pattern be presenting the trophy?! Ha.

Thanks, Joe