Top 10 billiards news rankings for 2019
TOP10: Trump World Championships won the championship for the first time, creating the cornerstone of the times!
On May 6, 2019, the World Snooker Championships ended at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Trump defeated Higgins 18-9 in the final and won the long-awaited World Championship. champion. Trump became the 11th player in history to gather the “three major tournaments” championships, and the first player to win the World Championships and Masters championships in the same season after Williams in 2003. With a winning prize of up to £500,000 at the World Championships, Trump became the first player in history to have a single-season bonus of more than £1 million (£1,098,400).
2019 is undoubtedly Trump’s year. He won 6 championships (5 ranking tournaments + 1 masters tournament) this year, and the championship bonus income alone reached 1.195 million pounds. Trump successfully reached the top of the world in 2019, and his goal of 5 championships in a single season rankings has become clearer. The total number of champions in the Trump Ranking Tournament reached 14, which was the same as Ding Junhui and second only to Selby (17) and Robertson (16) in the post-80s army. If Trump can create an era, then the cornerstone of this era has been completed.
TOP9: Billiards live broadcast copyright broke out, and the trend of pay-per-view viewing has begun!
2019 is a year when the copyright of live broadcast ofmatches tends to be standardized. At the beginning of the year, “China Sports” zhibo.tv
and Youku successively introduced the copyright of snooker live broadcast, and Migu Video also joined later. For fans, the increase in viewing channels has advantages and disadvantages. Among them, “China Sports” zhibo.tv
The copyright in the billiards competition is particularly fierce, Matchroom
The 9-ball tournaments and the Snooker Champions League, Xingpai Chinese Billiards, and Kangxi Shengshi Super Rivalry are all exclusively broadcast live. The Kangxi Shengshi Northern Ranking Tournament, Snooker Chinese Tour, Snooker China Youth Tournament and so on are almost exclusively broadcast live. All billiards matches are broadcast live.
While adding copyright investment, various platforms began to try PPV (pay-per-view) live broadcast. “China Sports” zhibo.tv
successively created three Zheng Yubo Challenges, and the results were all Zheng Yubo victory. It is conceivable that PPV (pay-per-view) will appear in the broadcast of billiards more frequently in the future.
TOP8: Chinese Billiards World Championship-Zheng Yubo defends the title, Chen Siming is sealed!
On March 26, 2019, Zheng Yubo continued to show his dominant strength in the finals of the Chinese Billiards World Championship, easily defeating Zhao Ruliang with a score of 21-15, becoming the first player to defend the Chinese Billiards World Championship. In the women’s group, Chen Siming won a free kick at the last moment and defeated Wang Ye 17-14 after the clearing of the table, becoming the first Chinese billiards female “double champion”.
TOP7: 8 shots in the final of the crown, breaking the history of 100, O’Sullivan was absent for the first time!
The championship in 2019 was a spectacular one. For the first time, the women’s World Championship champion Evans and the veteran World Championship champion White were ushered in. O’Sullivan was beaten 5-6 by Robertson in the semifinals. For the first time since 2013, he missed the final in his own championship game. The final finals pushed everything to a climax. Two top post-80s players joined forces to contribute a wonderful battle. Robertson reversed the lore with a score of 10-9 when he was 8-9 behind and beat Trump. The second time to win the crown. A total of 8 breaks were born in this final, breaking the history of snooker, becoming the game with the most breaks in 19 rounds of 10 wins.
TOP6: The China Taiwan Association holds a national member representative conference, and Wang Tao is the chairman!
On August 15, 2019, the Fifth National Member Congress of the China Billiards Association was held in Tangzhen, Pudong New District, Shanghai. The conference is held every five years. This is the first time that the Chinese Billiards Association was held in a city outside the capital Beijing since its establishment in 1986. In accordance with the legal process, the meeting produced a list of the leading bodies of the fifth committee of the China Billiards Association, a list of directors of the fifth committee, a list of corporate members of the fifth committee, and a list of individual committee members of the fifth committee. The membership fee standards were reviewed. Wang Tao, deputy director of the Handicraft Baseball and Softball Management Center of the State General Administration of Sports, served as the chairman of the new committee of the Chinese Billiards Association, and Liu Chun was qualified as the secretary general.
TOP5: Yan Bingtao won the ranking competition, the 4th in China, and the first after 00!
On July 29, 2019, the Snooker Riga Masters decided the champion after three matches in one day. Yan Bingtao and Mark Joyce met in the final. In the end, Yan Bingtao defeated Joyce 5-2 and won the ranking championship for the first time in his career. Yan Bingtao won the championship after reaching the ranking finals for the second time in his career. He became the fourth Chinese player to win the rankings after Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo and Fu Jiajun, and the first post-00 player to win the rankings. , And the 65th ranked champion in snooker history.
TOP4: Pan Xiaoting absent from the competition consecutively, “9 ball days later” kicked off the farewell prelude
On September 5, 2019, the Pudong·Tangcheng World 9-Ball China Open will officially start, which is the 11th consecutive year that the event has been held. Pan Xiaoting, the “9-ball queen” who maintained full attendance in the past 10 games, was absent for the first time. It is reported that Pan Xiaoting did not participate in the pre-match training of the 9-ball national team, did not directly obtain the main match quota through the national team, and did not register for the out-of-conference competition. At the same time as the race started, Pan Xiaoting posted a Weibo stating that her love for billiards remains the same as before, and her back injury recurred when she resumed training before the game, and she had to abandon the current World 9-Ball China Open.
In the Women’s 9-Ball World Championships held in December, Pan Xiaoting also did not participate. As a result, the only competition Pan Xiaoting participated in in 2019 was the performance-based “Lunar New Year Cup” held by CCTV during the Spring Festival. After 22 years of professional career, the prelude to the farewell “9 ball days later” may be slowly kicking off.
TOP3: The Saudi Masters turned out, and the championship prize was the same as the World Championships!
On December 8, 2019, the World Snooker officially announced a new ranking event-The Saudi Arabia Snooker Masters (The Saudi Arabia Snooker Masters).
Masters, referred to as: Saudi Masters) will officially join the World Snooker Tour in the 2020/21 season. The Saudi Masters Tournament will be held in Riyadh from October 4 to 10, 2020. Its total prize money is up to 2.5 million pounds, 2.4 times that of the British Championships, making it the current ranking tournament with the highest total prize money; the championship prize will reach 500,000 pounds , Equal to the World Championships. The Saudi Masters has a special competition system. The competition is open to 128 professional players. Players ranked 65th to 128th in the world enter the first round. The 32 winners enter the second round against players ranked 33 to 64 in the world, and then decide. 32 players entered the third round, which means that the top 32 players in the world will directly enter the third round of the draw.
TOP2: O’Sullivan completed a thousand shots and broke a hundred, and the eternal moment was born!
On March 10, 2019, the Snooker Players Championship came to an end. O’Sullivan crushed Robertson 10-4 in the final, successfully defended his title, and scored his 1,000th break in the final game. The historical moment came in the final game of the final. O’Sullivan scored the 14th red goal with his left hand, and officially ushered in his 1000th break 100. O’Sullivan faced the last black ball and chose to hit violently. After slamming the bag, the single-stroke score was fixed at 134 points. The audience stood up and applauded, and the atmosphere was indescribable. For the first time in the history of snooker, a human has accomplished such an extraordinary cause. No matter how time passes, this moment will surely become an eternal moment.
TOP1: Ding Junhui won the British Championship three times, ending the 805-day championship drought!
On December 8, 2019, the English Snooker Championship ended in York. Ding Junhui reached the final of the British Championships again after a lapse of 10 years. In the final, he scored 4 shots and beat Maguire 10-6. Ding Junhui won the British Championship for the third time in his career. This achievement tied Higgins and was only below O’Sullivan (7), Davis (6) and Hendry (5), becoming the British champion. The post-80s players with the most championships. Ding Junhui reached 14 championships in the rankings, tying Trump. Ding Junhui’s recent wave of championship drought ended in 805 days, which is only less than 1121 days from August 20, 2006 to December 12, 2009.