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Snooker is enjoying a return to prominence in the sporting world under the opinion-splitting guidance of Barry Hearn who is moulding the game in his image whether the players and fans like it or not.

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As mentioned nearly every tournament played has a reasonably open field so it is always worth spending time studying the form and players’ records in certain competitions. A good place to start is in our latest Snooker tournament news section which will keep you up to date on significant changes in odds and form. There are plenty of markets to choose from nowadays in the game and there is regularly good value to be found after some research.

With your research done it is time to choose the bookmaker most suitable to sign up for and use your free bet with. Again the Sports Betting News section is a good place to start for finding out which bookies are the best for the sport but also the directory on this very page gives you nine bookmakers that always supply good odds for snooker.

Click on the link on FREEbets.org.uk to head over to the bookmaker’s website and follow the simple registration process that is put in front of you. Depending on the terms and conditions of each site there will be different ways of claiming the free bet but simply follow the rules on the site you have chosen and cash in your free bet on the market of your choice.

Most of the big name bookmakers offer great live streaming options for snooker which allows you to watch the matches you have placed your free bets on online when they are not available on regular television.

What snooker free bets are Available?

There is no doubt that there has been plenty more to enjoy from a betting point of view since Hearn became chairman of World Snooker as the number of tournaments in the calendar has rocketed. Along with the three traditional snooker major tournaments in Great Britain – World Championships, UK Championship and the Masters – there are a whole host of new major ranking events all over the globe with staggering prize money available in each.

The International Championship, one of many events now held in China, has a whopping winner’s fund of £125,000 whilst the recently introduced Players Tour Championship Grand Finals held in Galway, Ireland also offers a six figure sum for the victor.

Barely a week goes by now without a snooker tournament featuring all the big names in the game these days which gives us plenty of opportunity to cash in your free bets over the season.

There is often plenty of value to be had with your free bets as well due to the field for every tournament generally being a fairly open one.  This year Mark Selby became the first player to retain the World Snooker Championship since 2013 and he has won three of the last four World Championships. That's the kind of domination not seen since Stephen Hendry in the 1990s.  It's not the case with the UK Championship with no back to back winner since Stephen Hendry in 1996 but Mark Selby will give it a good go when defending his title later this year. As for the Masters Ronnie O'Sullivan has won that for three times in the last four years.

2017 World Snooker Championship

This year's World Snooker Championship marked the 40th anniversary of the tournament being held at the Crucible in Sheffield.  Mark Selby was defending the world title that he won beating Ding Junhui in the 2016 final and he went on to win his third title in the past four years beating John Higgins in the final.

That win kept Selby at the top of the world rankings with John Higgins moving up to number two in the world. That's a pretty good show considering he'd been in danger of dropping out of the top sixteen in recent years. 

2017-18 Season Update

The new snooker season began in June and so far the first nine tournaments have seen nine different winners. It's been a disappointing season for world number one Mark Selby with Belgian player Luca Brecel earning more money in ranking tournaments than any other player this season.

Results of Finals held so far this season

June

Riga Masters;   Ryan Day beat Stephen Maguire 5-2

July

Hong Kong Masters; Neil Robertson beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-3

World Games;  Kyren Wilson beat Ali Cartr 3-1

August

China Championship;  Luca Brecel beat Shaun Murphy 10-5

Paul Hunter Classic;  Michael White beat Shaun Murphy 4-2

September

World Six Ball Championship;  Mark Williams beat Thepchaiya-Un-Nooh 8-2

Indian Open;  John Higgins beat Anthony McGill 5-1

World Open;  Ding Junhui beat Kyren Wilson 10-3

October

European Masters;  Judd Trump beat Stuart Bingham 9-7

English Open;  Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Kyren Wilson 9-2

That's ten tournaments and ten different winners so far, so no one is dominating the season as players such as Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis used to in the past.

Upcoming Tournaments

  • October 29- November 5 - International Championship at Daqing, China
  • November 6-12 - Champion of Champions at Ricah Centre, Coventry
  • November 13-18 -  Shanghai Masters
  • November 20-26 - Northern Ireland Open at Waterfront Centre in Belfast
  • November 28- December 10 - UK Championship at Barbican Centre in York
  • December 11-17 - Scottish Open at Emirates Arena in Glasgow

O'Sullivan Wins English Open

Ronnie O'Sullivan has had a quiet start to the season with just a runners-up spot in the Hong Kong Masters. He was in top form in Barnsley last week winning the English Open. He rarely looked in trouble during the tournament with his toughest game being a 4-3 win over John Higgins in the last sixteen. He had more problems with his footwear after another injury sustained while out running.  Remember the possibility of him getting injured again if using a free bet on him. If O'Sullivan goes on to win the Northern Ireland, Scottish and Welsh tournaments in the Home Series, he will receive a £1m bonus. 

Bingham Banned for Three Months

Former World Champion Stuart Bingham will miss the next three months of the season. He's received a six month ban for placing bets on matches, though three of those months will be suspended. That means he'll miss vital tournaments such as the International Championship, the Shanghai Masters, Champion of Champions, UK Championship and the Masters. Missing out on ranking tournaments won't help his ranking one bit.

World Rankings Update

Mark Selby remains well clear at the top of the world rankings after the English Open mainly thanks to his wins in the 2016 UK Championship and the World Championship. . 

Top 16

1 Mark Selby

2 Ding Junhui

3 John Higgins

4 Judd Trump

5 Shaun Murphy

6 Marco Fu

7 Neil Robertson

8 Barry Hawkins

9 Ronnie O'Sullivan

10 Stuart Bingham

11 Mark Allen

12 Kyren Wilson

13 Luca Brecel

14 Ali Carter

15 Llang Wenbo

16 Anthony McGill

World rankings are formed by calculating the amount won in ranking tournaments over a two-year period. It's important to look at the season rankings for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they show where players are going re their rankings for future seasons and it's the perfect form guide.

Top 10 season rankings after English Open

1 Luca Brecel 

2 Ding Junhui

3 Kyren Wilson

4 Shaun Murphy

5 Judd Trump

6 Ronnie O'Sullivan

7 Anthony McGill

8 John Higgins

9 Ryan Day

10 Mark Williams

11 Stuart Bingham

12 Mark Allen

13 Li Hang

14 Stephen Maguire

15 Dave Gilbert

16 Cao Yupeng

Luca Brecel tops the list with £195,000 won so far this season with Ding Junhui second on £159,500. Notable absentees on that list are Mark Selby who is 28th in the list having earned just £27,225 this season with Barry Hawkins 59th with £14,500 won so far this season. Marco Fu has had a slow start to the season and is down in 62nd with Lliang Wenbo 86th.

 

What are the most popular free snooker bets?

Obviously there are the standard markets of tournament winner and the winner of each individual match. As mentioned the tournament winner odds are often quite long with there rarely being a clear favourite for success before a ball is struck so there can be plenty of value to enjoy in this market.

The winner odds in each match are regularly odds-on for one of the competitors but with the number of shocks that now occur in all the tournaments, especially the shorter format competitions, picking an outsider is very doable and plenty of money can be won.

In the short format events such as the Players Tour Championship and its Grand Finals these might be the only markets on offer but in the more traditional competitions there will be plenty of other things to cash in your free bets on.

Number of centuries and half centuries in each match and over a whole tournament is often a popular market especially in the showpiece event of the year the World Championships at the Crucible in Sheffield. Of course the fabled maximum break of 147 can also be backed over a tournament or even a match if you have a really strong feeling although just for it to happen over an entire competition will be odds-against.

Over the longer formats the handicap markets come into play as well as winning by considerable margins can happen which always make the odds a lot more tempting than simply a straight forward win bet.

There are plenty of markets to enjoy and keep checking here at FREEbets.org.uk to find out the best of them and where best to cash your free bets in with.

Like most snooker matches there are markets on all the individual games as well as overall odds on the tournament as a whole; inclding the outright winner, the finalists, and so forth. Other odds availale include:

  • Winning nationality
  • Number of 147s
  • Quickest frame
  • Most colours potted
  • Most ball potted
  • Most fouls
  • And loads more

There will also be a host of specials around the time of the tournament on some of the big names, with the likes of Ronnie O'Sullivan expected, as usual, to be the centre of attention.


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