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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 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.

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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.

2019-20 Snooker Season Diary

World Cup (24-30 June) - Won by Scotland

Riga Masters (26-28 July) - Yan Bintao won the title (his first ranking success) beating Mark Joyce in the final.

International Championship (4-11 August) - Judd Trump beat Shaun Murphy in the final.

Paul Hunter Classic (24-25 August) -  Barry Hawkins defeated Kryen Wilson to win the title.

World 6-red Championship (2-7 September) - Stephen Maguire beat John Higgins in the final.

Shanghai Masters (9-15 September) - Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Shaun Murphy in the final to retain his title.

China Championship (23-29 September) - Shaun Murphy beat Mark Williams on the final frame.

English Open (14-20 October) - Mark Selby beat Dave Gilbert in the final

World Open (28 September - 3 Novembert) -DC - Mark Williams (not defending his title this year)

Champion of Champions (4-10 November) -  DC - Ronnie O'Sullivan

Northern Ireland Open (11-17 November) -  DC - Judd Trump

UK Championship (York 26 November - 8 December) - DC - Ronnie O'Sullivan

Scottish Open (Glasgow 9-15 December)- DC - Mark Allen




Dafabet Masters (London 12-19 January) - DC - Judd Trump

German Masters (29 January - 2 February) -  DC - Kyren Wilson

World Grand Prix (Cheltenham Racecourse 3-9 February) - DC - Judd Trump

Welsh Open (Cardiff 10-16 February) DC- Neil Robertson

Shoot Out (Watford 20-23 February) - DC - Thepchaiya-Un-Nooh

Coral Players Championship (Preston 24 February-1 March)  - DC - Ronnie O'Sullivan

Gibraltar Open - (11-15 March) - DC - Stuart Bingham

Coral Tour Championship (Llandudno 17-22 March)  - DC - Ronnie O'Sullivan

China Open (30 March - 5 April) - DC -Neil Robertson

World Championship Qualifiers (Sheffield 9-15 April)

World Championship (Sheffield 18 April - 4 May) -  DC -Judd Trump


World Rankings Update

Judd Trump regained the number one ranking during the International Open. The current top 16 after the English Open is:

1 Judd Trump

2 Ronnie O'Sullivan

3 Mark Williams

4 Mark Selby

5 Neil Robertson

6 John Higgins     

7 Mark Allen

8 Shaun Murphy

9 Kyren Wilson

10 Barry Hawkins

11 Dave Gilbert

12 Jack Lisowski

13 Stuart Bingham 

14 Stephen Maguire

15 Joe Perry

16 Ali Carter

Ding Junhui is down to 18th in the rankings


Top Ten for points earned this season

1 Shaun Murphy

2 Judd Trump

3 Mark Selby

4 Mark Williams

5 Yan Bintao

6 Dave Gilbert

7 Mark Allen

8 Tom Ford

9 Kurt Maflin

10 Joe Perry

11 Hossein Vafaei

12 Mark Joyce

13 Matthew Selt

14 Graeme Dott

15 Gary Wilson

16 Barry Hawkins


 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 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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