Mark Selby is now back to winning ways in 2019…


Jester from Leicester Mark Selby has returned to the winner’s enclosure after a year-long drought of winning World ranking titles.

The 36-year-old scooped the 2019 Home Nations English Open after thrashing David Gilbert 9 – 1 at the K2 in Crawley.

Disappointment for David Gilbert…

Gilbert, involved in an emotional World Championship semi-final earlier this year against four-time World Champion John Higgins, was involved in his fourth World ranking final after losing in the finals of the International Championship and World Opens in China. His time will come, though.

But for Selby, it means he has booked a place into the lucrative Champion of Champions event which will begin in just under two week’s time.

So far, the four Home Nations English Open events have seen three English men win and one Chinese player.

China’s No 2 player Liang Wenbo won the first-ever English Open fending off Englishman Judd Trump in the final in 2016, with that famous celebration at the end.

Then in 2017, it was Ronnie O’Sullivan. And then, in 2018, the 2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham picked up the Steve Davis Trophy, named after the winning machine player of the 1980s.

The English Open win is Selby’s 16th ranking title with his last being the 2018 China Championship.

Snooker ranking winners so far in 2019/2020…

  • China’s Yan Bingtao in Riga Masters
  • 2019 World Champion Judd Trump in the International Championship
  • Shaun Murphy in the China Championship
  • And Mark Selby in the 2019/2020 Home Nations English Open

Mark is a brand Ambassador for Century tips.

Read the SnookerZone review of the Century G5, in Equipment reviews, here…


A new era in revolutionary snooker products is coming soon…

The creators of the Century G range of professional cue tips have announced an exciting new partnership with top scientists at Sheffield University. 

It comes as the company, based in Sheffield, the home of snooker, have already created innovative and successful products for the last three years such as the G 1 – 4 range of snooker tips and the G5 this year in 2019.

The partnership seeks to produce further revolutionary snooker and cue sports products beyond 2019, and to get to the science behind snooker in the lab!

Already, Century have been producing tips, titanium ferrules, and other top products as well as getting top class World Champions on board to promote their products.

Both 3 times World Champion Mark Selby is a brand Ambassador for Century and Mark Williams have been using their G range of tips, as have other professionals and top amateurs.

Said Professor Simon Goodwin of Sheffield:

“We are looking forward to working with Century Pro on the science of snooker, It is wonderful to link-up with such an innovative, cutting-edge company.

We will look to develop a better scientific understanding of how snooker works and hopefully revolutionise various aspects of the sport. Sheffield is the home of this great sport, so it’s great to connect University Of Sheffield with a dynamic local partner like Century Pro”

Andrew Colgrave, the co-founder of Century Pro tips, added:

“it’s excellent news for the CC brand. We now have the financial power of the University of Sheffield behind us and some of the brightest minds working directly with us. Our first project begins this month!”

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