Changes for Welsh Open and German Masters

WORLD Snooker chief Barry Hearn has today announced key changes to two of the sport’s ranking competitions. From next season both the German Masters and Welsh Open will see new formats. Players ranked from 33-96 will play one qualifying match against each other with the winner facing an opponent ranked in the top 32. The number of players to make…

Ding Junhui crowned Welsh Open champion

DING JUNHUI won his first Welsh Open title tonight beating Mark Selby 9-6 in a high quality final. In an entertaining match, Ding held his nerve to clinch a deserved victory and win his fifth world ranking title. Selby also played his part at Newport scoring the tournament’s biggest break of 145 and complied two other century breaks but it…