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Snooker is one of the fastest growing professional sports in the World, and what was once a working-man's pastime has now been revolutionised into a global sporting phenomenon.

Under the guidance of Chairman Barry Hearn, Snooker has enjoyed vast global growth, with fans from all corners of the world flocking to watch the biggest names on the baize.

It is estimated that there are 100 million active snooker players and a global television audience of 450 million viewers, with 80 countries watching live major events via 23 broadcasters.

Prize money has soared to an all-time high and there are now more ranking tournaments in a calendar season than ever before, offering the game greater exposure and allowing for emerging stars to make an impact at the highest level.

While the old guard remain firmly at the summit of the world rankings, the likes of Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Kyren Wilson, Anthony McGill and Mark Allen have all affirmed themselves as hot snooker properties in recent years.

Five-time World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, though, remains snooker's biggest box office attraction, and although his appearances in televised tournaments have been somewhat scarce of late, he remains the most naturally gifted player on the planet.

Snooker now appears to be enjoying a 'second wind' following its initial boom in the 1980s, and despite more events being taken to China, its traditional home remains in the UK, particularly at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield - which continues to stage the annual World Championship. 

Here at livesnooker.com, we aim to capture the magic by keeping you up to date with the latest news and views from the wonderful world of snooker. 

You'll find regular player interviews, tournament previews, live stream guides, competitions and features throughout the season, making livesnooker.com your go-to place for coverage of all happenings on the professional circuit.

MEET THE TEAM

  • Jamie Shaw (Editor)
  • Jonathan Davies (Tournament Correspondent)
  • Neil Roarty (Snooker journalist)
  • Brendan O'Neill (Snooker journalist)

  • Jamie Shaw Editor
    Jamie Shaw

    Jamie is a dedicated snooker writer and avid follower of the sport who has been writing for various global print and online publications since 2010.

    He recently graduated with a BA Hons degree in Sports Journalism from the University of Sunderland. 

    Having previously worked freelance for organisations including the Football Association, UK Darts magazine and Sportsbyte, he joined Live Snooker in 2011.

    He has since helped the site become one of the world's biggest independent snooker websites and social media communities, with over 100,000 followers across our various social media channels.

    He attends the majority of major snooker events in the UK, covering the events live from the heart of the action at the venue and bringing fans exclusive player interviews and behind the scenes information.

    Through his work, he has developed strong working relationships with a number of top players and pundits and members of the snooker community.

    His other interests include darts, football, long distance running, and you may find him potting the odd ball in local Pro-Am snooker competitions!

    Email Jamie:    Jamie.Shaw@live-darts.com
    Follow Jamie on Twitter: Jamie on Twitter
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  • Jonathan Davies Editor
    Jonathan Davies

    I am a sports journalist with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism from Staffordshire University.

    I have been obsessed with sport for most of my life. From having my first snooker table at the age of two, to becoming fascinated by statistics and writing about sports in my teens.

    I have a deep knowledge of snooker, darts and football which are my specialist areas, although, I have a general interest and a sound knowledge of many other sports including rugby, golf and tennis.

    Over the past few years, I have developed some good contacts in the industry and had several articles published across a variety of media from national newspapers to specialist websites.

    My other interests include playing golf, pool and, of course, darts and snooker, where I have a high break of 120 (albeit from a line-up!)

    Follow Jonathan on Twitter: @Jonny_Davies17

  • Neil Roarty Editor
    Neil Roarty

    Neil graduated with an MA in English Literature and Philosophy from University of Glasgow before training as a reporter in local news (The Extra). 

    After a stint teaching English in France Neil joined the livesnooker.com team. 

    As well as playing snooker at an amateur level and reporting on the professional game, Neil is also a keen follower of football, tennis and golf with an active interest in horse racing and darts.

    Email Neil: Neil@bettingpro.com
    Follow Neil on Google+

  • Brendan O'Neill Editor
    Brendan O'Neill

    Brendan obtained a degree in Social Sciences and has been employed as a content editor at several major sports sites, including livestreamingsport.com.

    He is passionate about sport in general, but particularly snooker, rugby and football.

    Brendan's main ambition is to see as much of India and South America as possible, whether in a working or recreational capacity.

    Email Brendan: Brendan@livestreamingsport.com
    Follow Brendan on Google+


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