Wikipedia:WikiProject Snooker

Main • Talk
WikiProject SnookerWikiProject Cue sports
Article – Portal – Category – Alerts – Cleanup – Stubs – Assessment – Style – To-do – Commons files
Recent talkRecent changes (Non-article)
Article listHot articlesPopular pages
Templates & infoboxesParticipants
116 edits 2024 Players Championship (snooker)
21 edits Reanne Evans
19 edits 2024 Welsh Open (snooker)
13 edits John Spencer (snooker player)
9 edits World Snooker Championship
8 edits 2023–24 snooker world rankings
7 edits 2024 Championship League (invitational)
6 edits 2023 World Snooker Championship
5 edits 2023–24 snooker season
5 edits John Pulman

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last three days. Last updated 22 February 2024 by HotArticlesBot.

Welcome to WikiProject Snooker. Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of snooker and the organisation of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

Goals and scope edit

This WikiProject aims primarily to:

  • Improve coverage of snooker on Wikipedia.
  • Improve the quality of articles.

Guidelines edit

Article alerts edit

All project participants should watchlist this alerts page. Today's featured articles

Featured article candidates

Featured list candidates

Good article nominees

Article list edit

Featured articles   edit

Featured lists   edit

Good articles edit

  1. Aditya Mehta
  2. Amee Kamani
  3. Billiards and Snooker Control Council
  4. Charles Chambers (referee)
  5. Cliff Wilson
  6. Clive Everton
  7. Daryl Peach
  8. Dennis Taylor
  9. Ding Junhui
  10. Doug Mountjoy
  11. Fred Davis
  12. James Cahill (snooker player)
  13. Jimmy White's 2: Cueball
  14. Joe Davis
  15. Joe Johnson
  16. John Pulman
  17. John Williams (snooker referee)
  18. Kyren Wilson
  19. Marco Fu
  20. Mark Selby
  21. Maximum break
  22. Neville Chamberlain (police officer)
  23. Michaela Tabb
  24. Ng On-yee
  25. Paddy Morgan
  26. Patsy Fagan
  27. Paul Hunter
  28. Peter Ebdon
  29. Pot Black
  30. Rex Williams
  31. Ronnie O'Sullivan
  32. Shaun Murphy
  33. Si Jiahui
  34. Stephen Maguire
  35. Steve Davis
  36. Stuart Bingham
  37. Tony Knowles
  38. Tony Meo
  39. Tour Championship (snooker)
  40. Triple Crown (snooker)
  41. Women's Billiards Association
  42. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
  43. World Professional Match-play Championship
  44. 1928 World Snooker Championship
  45. 1929 World Snooker Championship
  46. 1930 World Snooker Championship
  47. 1931 World Snooker Championship
  48. 1932 World Snooker Championship
  49. 1933 World Snooker Championship
  50. 1934 World Snooker Championship
  51. 1935 World Snooker Championship
  52. 1936 World Snooker Championship
  53. 1937 World Snooker Championship
  54. 1938 World Snooker Championship
  55. 1939 World Snooker Championship
  56. 1940 World Snooker Championship
  57. 1946 World Snooker Championship
  58. 1947 World Snooker Championship
  59. 1948 World Snooker Championship
  60. 1952 World Snooker Championship
  61. 1952 World Professional Match-play Championship
  62. 1953 World Professional Match-play Championship
  63. 1954 World Professional Match-play Championship
  64. 1955 World Professional Match-play Championship
  65. 1956 World Professional Match-play Championship
  66. 1957 World Professional Match-play Championship
  67. 1964–68 World Snooker Championships
  68. 1969 World Snooker Championship
  69. 1970 World Snooker Championship
  70. 1971 World Snooker Championship
  71. 1972 World Snooker Championship
  72. 1973 World Snooker Championship
  73. 1974 World Snooker Championship
  74. 1975 World Snooker Championship
  75. 1976 World Snooker Championship
  76. 1976 World Professional Match-play Championship
  77. 1977 Dry Blackthorn Cup
  78. 1977 World Snooker Championship
  79. 1978 World Snooker Championship
  80. 1979 World Snooker Championship
  81. 1979 UK Championship
  82. 1985 British Open
  83. 1987 World Cup (snooker)
  84. 1991 World Seniors Championship
  85. 2000 Champions Cup
  86. 2001 Champions Cup
  87. 2001 Irish Masters
  88. 2001 Malta Grand Prix
  89. 2001 Masters (snooker)
  90. 2001 Nations Cup (snooker)
  91. 2001 Scottish Masters
  92. 2002 Irish Masters
  93. 2002 LG Cup (snooker)
  94. 2002 Masters (snooker)
  95. 2002 Scottish Masters
  96. 2003 World Snooker Championship
  97. 2004 British Open
  98. 2004 European Open (snooker)
  99. 2004 Grand Prix (snooker)
  100. 2004 Masters (snooker)
  101. 2005 Masters (snooker)
  102. 2005 World Snooker Championship
  103. 2006 UK Championship
  104. 2007 Malta Cup
  105. 2007 Welsh Open (snooker)
  106. 2008 World Snooker Championship
  107. 2011 World Snooker Championship
  108. 2013 World Snooker Championship
  109. 2017 Masters (snooker)
  110. 2017 UK Championship
  111. 2018 Masters (snooker)
  112. 2018 UK Championship
  113. 2019 China Championship
  114. 2019 English Open (snooker)
  115. 2019 International Championship
  116. 2019 Masters (snooker)
  117. 2019 Northern Ireland Open
  118. 2019 Paul Hunter Classic
  119. 2019 Q School
  120. 2019 Riga Masters
  121. 2019 Scottish Open (snooker)
  122. 2019 Shanghai Masters
  123. 2019 Six-red World Championship
  124. 2019 UK Championship
  125. 2019 UK Seniors Championship
  126. 2019 World Cup (snooker)
  127. 2019 World Open (snooker)
  128. 2019 World Seniors Championship‎
  129. 2019–20 Challenge Tour
  130. 2019–20 Championship League
  131. 2019–20 snooker season
  132. 2020 Championship League (2019–20 season)
  133. 2020 European Masters (2019–20 season)
  134. 2020 European Masters (2020–21 season)
  135. 2020 German Masters
  136. 2020 Gibraltar Open
  137. 2020 Players Championship (snooker)
  138. 2020 Snooker Shoot Out
  139. 2020 Welsh Open (snooker)
  140. 2020 World Grand Prix (2019–20 season)
  141. 2020 World Seniors Championship
  142. 2021 British Open
  143. 2021 Championship League (ranking)
  144. 2021 UK Championship
  145. 2021 Welsh Open (snooker)
  146. 2022 Hong Kong Masters
  147. 2022 Tour Championship
  148. 2022 Turkish Masters
  149. 2022 Welsh Open (snooker)
  150. 2023 World Seniors Championship
  151. 2023 World Snooker Championship

To-do list edit

Feel free to add your own suggestions below. The list of popular snooker pages might provide some ideas for articles to work on.

Missing articles (non-bio) edit

Player biographies edit

  • Check all player biographies to verify content. Look at tournament wins to see if all tournaments won by the player are listed. Make sure information is current for this year/season (often it is not).

Major improvements needed edit

Needed biographies edit

Historical notables

Bios missing infoboxes edit

None reported currently. You can list any snooker-related pages with missing infoboxes here.

Other things to do edit

Article improvement edit

  • Improve the International Billiards and Snooker Federation article.
  • Improve Rules of snooker - cites different versions of the rules without any explanation why; lots of unreferenced material; not much about when rules were codified and significant changes; and the Maximum break section seems to veer a bit off-topic.
  • Make much more use of Snooker world rankings - every (first in main article text) mention of rankings or ranking events in snooker articles needs to be linked here. Readers who are not already major fans do not understand the rather complicated ranking system, much less the difference between ranking, minor ranking & non-ranking events, and are liable to be confused about an event being called ranking in one article but not in another (due to its status changing from one year to another).
  • Identify and add stub tags to stub articles using the templates below.
  • Expand the stubs in Category:Snooker stubs and Category:Snooker biography stubs.
  • Add content to World Championship pages.
  • Create illustrative and detailed article section at Cue stick on snooker cues, which differ (typically) in a number of ways from cues used in pool and carom billiards (length, flat area on the butt, where the joint is, metal ferrule, and most importantly the smaller tip).
  • Add timelines, general and specific, as appropriate (e.g. a timeline of snooker history, vs. a timeline of Ronnie O'Sullivan's career), and textual or graphical, as appropriate. See WP:Timeline for details, guidelines and examples.
  • Update {{World Snooker}}, where it's necessary.
  • Century break needs updating. Any updates should observe the consensus at WT:SNOOKER#RfC: Does the use of self-published sources in snooker articles violate BLPSPS and SPS? and avoid using self-published sources since they have many inconsistencies. Suitable WP:SOURCES include dedicated magazines/journals with editorial oversight such as Snooker Scene, mainstream news and sport outlets (such as BBC News or Eurosport) and the professional governing body, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, and its commercial arm, World Snooker.
  • Sort out World Series of Snooker - list of tournaments included there doesn't match up with the article text.
Bot-generated list of articles needing cleanup   edit

Project tasks edit

Templates edit

These are the major templates used by the project.

Talk page banners edit

Code {{WikiProject Snooker|class=Stub|importance=Low|needs-image=yes}}
[other banners]
{{Find sources|{{PAGENAME}}|snooker}}
 Snooker NA‑class Low‑importance
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Snooker, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of snooker on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
LowThis article has been rated as Low-importance on the importance scale.

[other banners]
Find sources: Google (books · news · scholar · free images · WP refs· FENS · JSTOR · TWL

Usage On talk pages of non-bio snooker articles The values shown are defaults for typical new articles. In some cases, another project's banner should be above ours. E.g., if it's a film, the {{WikiProject Films}} banner should be first. The DEFAULTSORT must come after all project banners and such (but before any cleanup categories) or it won't work. Please do include it, as it helps sort articles in our internal categories, instead of having them all under "T" for "Talk:..."
Code {{WikiProject banner shell|blp=yes|1=
 {{WikiProject Snooker|class=Stub|importance=Low|needs-photo=yes}}
 {{WPBiography|listas=FamilyName, GivenName
  |sports-work-group=yes |living=yes
  |class=Stub |priority=Low |sports-priority=Low

 [other banners]
{{Photo requested|cue sports people}}
{{DEFAULTSORT:Familyname, GivenName}}
{{Find sources|FirstName LastName|snooker}}
Appearance As above, but with additional features. A demo of it is on the project sandbox talk page; (It cannot be displayed here because some of the templates involved will not display properly on a non-talk page.)
Usage On talk pages of biographical snooker articles The values shown are defaults for typical new articles. Remove |blp=yes and change |living=yes to read no if deceased. The DEFAULTSORT must come after all project banners and such (but before any cleanup categories) or it won't work. Please do include it, as it helps sort articles in our internal categories, instead of having them all under "T" for "Talk:..." Please also use the DEFAULTSORT in the article too, immediately above the first category, and then you won't need to do any "|Familyname, Givenname" stuff after the category names. Note that |needs-photo-yes= is added to our banner; the special {{Photo requested}} uses and different category (and it is also used with {{WPBiography}}). Additional instances of {{Find sources}} can be used for alternative names.

User invite template edit

Code What it looks like Where to use
{{Snooker invite}} On the talk page of users, who actively contribute to snooker-related articles but are not members of the project.

Stub edit

Code What it looks like Where to use
{{Snooker-bio-stub}} On stub articles about people related to snooker, namely snooker players.
{{UK-snooker-bio-stub}} On stub articles about people related to snooker out of the UK, namely snooker players out of the UK.
{{Snooker-stub}} On stub articles related to Snooker.

Navigation edit

See Category:Snooker navigational boxes for several more.

Userboxes edit

Project edit

You might like to add a userbox to your userpage:

Code Result
{{User WikiProject Snooker}}
{{User WikiProject Snooker|style=chalk}}
{{User WikiProject Snooker|style=balls}}
{{User WikiProject Snooker|style=text}}
WPSThis user is a particpant in WikiProject Snooker
{{User WikiProject Snooker|style=147}}

Other edit

Code Result
This user is a fan of Ronnie O'Sullivan
{{User Crucible Curse}}
 This user thinks that the Crucible curse will never be broken.

Infoboxes edit

Players edit

Steve Davis
Davis at the 2012 German Masters
Born (1957-08-22) 22 August 1957 (age 66)
Plumstead, London, England
Sport country  England
Highest ranking1 (1983/841989/90)
Maximum breaks1
Century breaks338
Tournament wins
World Champion

An example of a standard infobox for a player biography is shown on the right. For details and usage instructions, see Template:Infobox Snooker player.

  • Note that citations do NOT belong in the infobox. Details listed in the infobox should be mentioned in the article and cited there.

Tournaments edit

Tournament brackets edit

Current events edit

These warn readers that article may be updated frequently as results come in:

  • {{Current sport|sport=snooker|event=World Snooker ranking tournament}} - a hatnote for the article on an ongoing tournaments or the like, using "World Snooker ranking tournament" as an example:
  • {{Current sport-related|sport=snooker|2024 World Snooker Championship}} – a message box for other articles (e.g. competitor bios) that may be affected by what happens at the ongoing event; second parameter is the name of the event article, using 2024 World Snooker Championship as an example:

As the links in these templates suggest, any such event should be added to Portal:Current events/Sports.

Inline time-savers edit

  • {{Cuegloss}} for convenient wikilinking of terms in articles to their definitions in the glossary: {{Cuegloss|Black ball|the black}} is the equivalent of [[Glossary of cue sports terms#Black ball|the Black]]. This template is never subst'd.
  • {{World Snooker}} for rapid entry of citations of official WPBSA player bios. This template is never subst'd.
  • {{WSfast}} an even more rapid-entry version for cases where the accessdate is today. This template should always subst'd.

Resources edit

  • World Snooker - Good for player profiles.
  • BBC Sport: Snooker – Good for results/news, especially for the tournaments the BBC broadcast.
  • - Results for main tour tournaments after the 1993/1994 season.
  • WPBSA Tournament Manager - Results from recent years, and upcoming tournament details, for World Disability Billiards and Snooker, Seniors Snooker, World Snooker Federation, World Women's Snooker, English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards
  • Global Snooker - Results for tournaments and player profiles. (At )
  • Chris Turner's Snooker Archive – An excellent resource for stats, records and snooker history. (At )
  • News Now - Snooker

Participants edit

Recent editors to wp:snooker project pages and wp:snooker pages can be found here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Directory/Description/WikiProject Snooker

To sign on as a project member, simply add your name to the list below, and feel free to tell us about your interests, focus, snooker editing so far, etc.

Getting started edit

As a member of WikiProject Snooker, it is requested that you watchlist at least the following pages:

  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Snooker – if the project members do not pay attention to changes at the project page, especially its talk page, effective collaboration will be nearly impossible and the project would eventually fail.
  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Snooker/Wanted snooker bios – this is an important part of the project's to-do list.
  • Snooker – our main article, frequently subject to vandalism and nonsense edits that (historically) have sometimes taken hours or even an entire day to be fixed
  • 2022–23 snooker season – another important article
  • Snooker world rankings 2022/2023 – another important article
  • One or more player articles of your choice that you'd like to "adopt" as a guardian against vandalism, PoV-pushing, etc.

Keeping in touch with the rest of the team via the project pages, and keeping an occasional eye on core articles will go a long way to strengthening the project and protecting the articles. Thank you for your collaboration!

Please also either put one of the project's userboxes or "[[Category:WikiProject Snooker participants]] on your user page or one of its subpages.

PS: You can save typing time and get here via a shortcut, WP:SNOOKER, and to the talk page here via another one, WT:SNOOKER.

List of participants edit

Active or semi-active
  • Auximines (joined on 12 May 2004)
  • Nick C (Since 23 April 2006)
  • SFC9394 (Since 24 April 2006)
  • Bigpad (officially since 28 April 2006 but editing snooker for some time)
  • Cs-wolves (Since May 21 2006, but edited for a little period of time)
  • SteveO (Since 20th June 2006)
  • bobo6balde66 (Since 9th September)
  • SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] (Since Nov. 2006; I am a major editor of the cue sports articles in general, and do a lot of gnoming - formatting, templates, cleanup, etc.)
  • MartinUK (mostly adding references and facts to player articles, but a bit of everything)
  • Boddefan2009 (Since December 2008)
  • Armbrust (Since December 2008)
  • EJBH (Since March 2010)
  • Kudpung (Since July 2010 Mainly copyediting, Wikilinking, redirecting, dab, referencing & sourcing.)
  • Christopher Connor
  • CFuller (Since April 2011)
  • Betty Logan (probably about time I put my name here!)
  • Fabregas0414 (Since July 2011, mostly updating articles on snooker player bios and tournaments)
  • Douts (Since 6 December 2012, fixing anything I spot that needs fixing)
  • Bodgey5 (Since 21 March 2013, working on lesser-known snooker player articles)
  • Amstedrum (Since 23 July 2013, mostly updating lesser-know player articles)
  • User:Gcjdavid(Since 20/10/2014)
  • User:DUCKISJAMMMY (Officially since 24 October 2014, but have been editing snooker articles for some time)
  • Montgomery15 (Since early August 2015, having edited snooker articles for around eighteen months. Bit of everything at the minute...)
  • Per89 (since 4 March 2016, number cruncher, updating onging tournaments)
  • Coradia175 (since 29 April 2016)
  • Lee Vilenski (since 18/12/2017. Been cleaning up Snooker Video Game articles for a while).
  • Andygray110 (officially since 19 December 2017, but have been editing on snooker for a good while. Focus on creating old tournament articles)
  • Rodney Baggins (since 9 December 2018, copyediting player bios and tournament articles, etc.)
  • Ui56k (Since 12 August 2019)
  • BennyOnTheLoose (since 20 September 2019) Main interests - women's snooker, mid-1980's tournaments. List of Articles I've created Let me know if there's something a bit obscure I might be able to help with getting sources for, as I've got pretty good access to resources including: British Newspaper Archive - until 5 October 2019; The Guardian/Observer (1791-2003), Times (1785-2010), and Telegraph (1855-2000) digital archives; PressReader; NewsBank; British Library (largest library in the world as of 2008).
  • HurricaneHiggins (since 10 May 2021) General interest in snooker, player bios, improving quality of writing across snooker sections.
  • Werdnak (Inactive since 26 August 2006; original message: "Since August 14th 2006")
  • Mitsuko (Inactive since 10 January 2007; original message: "Since June 7 2006")
  • Rvwedd(Inactive since 18 August 2007; original message: "Since December 2006")
  • Crazychip (Inactive since 22 December 2007; original message: "Since May 2007. Fixing citations, finding citations where required")
  • Watford147 (Inactive since 21 May 2008; original message: "From May 2008. Hope to help with areas like Cue Makers that are very lacking")
  • D-Weaving (Inactive since 2 June 2008; original message: "since circa 31 January 2007")
  • Kevo-723 (Inactive since 13 February 2009; original message: "Since 9 December 2007, making articles on players")
  • HandGrenadePins (Inactive since 15 February 2009; original message: "From August 2008")
  • Oliwestham (Inactive since 21 April 2009; original message: "Updating tournaments, correcting links to players shown in qualifying stages of tournaments. For example Alfie Burden is commonly not found and ends up as the redlinked Alfie Burden")
  • Flowerparty (Inactive since 11 September 2009; original message: "00:06, 26 April 2006 (UTC)")Reply[reply]
  • Abc183 (Inactive since 9 Augustus 2010)
  • Jambornik (Inactive since 29 May 2011, original message: "Since November 2008, creating and editing articles on tournaments.")
  • Poolkris (Inactive since 20 February 2012, original message: "Since 1 September 2006")
  • Kabrada (Inactive since 4 June 2012, original message: "Since November 2008; mostly updating articles on current tournaments, interested in player bios as well, if time allows")
  • Samasnookerfan (Inactive since 25 July 2012; original message: "Since November 2007, creating and editing articles on players, tournements and correcting results.")
  • Alzarian16 (Inactive since 24 August 2012; original message: "Since April 2011, mostly working obscure player articles")
  • ChicXulub (Inactive since 23 September 2012, joined on 11 May 2004)
  • Betelgeuse11 (Inactive since 25 November 2012, original message: "Since November 2008, mostly creating and editing articles on rating. Interested in snooker history.")
  • Andy4226uk (Inactive since 20 December 2012, original message: "Since October 2007, have updated tournaments on a daily basis")
  • Cream147 (Inactive since 11 May 2013, original message: "since January 2007. To see what I have done for this Wikiproject, see my user page")
  • DeMoN2009 (Inactive since 25 May 2013; original message: "Since January 2009; will try to do what I can")
  • GL3N (Inactive since 29 June 2013, original message: "since 5 August 2005")
  • Mikeo34 (Inactive since 3 June 2013; original message: "joined on 1 December 2012")
  • DerbyCountyFan1994 (Inactive since 18 August 2013; original message: "Since 27 July 2013")
  • TheMightyMariner (Inactive since 18 October 2013; original message: "Since 1 May 2006")

Relationships to other WikiProjects edit

Parent WikiProjects edit

Related WikiProjects edit

  1. ^ "Steve Davis". World Snooker Tour. Archived from the original on 7 December 2023. Retrieved 13 February 2024.
  2. ^ a b Harris, Nick (3 December 2007). "An email conversation with Steve Davis: 'Snooker has real strength in depth. It's not like it used to be'". The Independent. UK. Archived from the original on 4 April 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2009.