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132 edits 2016 International Championship
38 edits European Masters (snooker)
36 edits Matthew Stevens
23 edits Mark Joyce
23 edits Snooker world rankings 2016/2017
20 edits Mark King (snooker player)
19 edits Fergal O'Brien
9 edits Ronnie O'Sullivan
8 edits European Open (snooker)
7 edits Crucible Theatre

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last three days. Last updated 27 October 2016 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.


Article alerts[edit]

All project participants should watchlist this alerts page.

Requests for comments

Article list[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg Good Article:

B-class possible Good Article candidates:

To-do list[edit]

Feel free to add your own suggestions below.

See also: the general cue sports to-do list.

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]

This list is transcluded from Wikipedia:WikiProject Snooker/Wanted snooker bios.
Historical notables
  • [no missing articles of this sort identified at present]

Bios missing infoboxes[edit]




Former professionals[edit]

Other things to do[edit]

Article improvement[edit]

  • Main article Snooker needs some tidying up, especially if it is to get Good Article status
  • Improve the International Billiards and Snooker Federation article.
  • 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 stags 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.
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Project tasks[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}}
WikiProject Snooker (Rated Stub-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This page 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.
Stub-Class article Stub  This page does not require a rating on the quality scale.
 Low  This page has been rated as Low-importance on the importance scale.

[other banners]
Find sources: "PAGENAME" snooker – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference

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 {{WikiProjectBannerShell|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]
{{Reqphoto|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 {{Reqphoto}} 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.


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.


See Category:Snooker navigational boxes for several more.



You might like to add a userbox to your userpage:

Code Result
{{User WikiProject Snooker}}
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{{User WikiProject Snooker|style=chalk}}
Chalk stub.png This user is a member of WikiProject Snooker
{{User WikiProject Snooker|style=balls}}
Snookered on two reds.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Snooker
{{User WikiProject Snooker|style=text}}
WPS This user is a member of WikiProject Snooker
{{User WikiProject Snooker|style=147}}
147 This user is a member of WikiProject Snooker


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



Steve Davis
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If Steve Davis were a pelican...
Born (1957-08-22) 22 August 1957 (age 59)
Sport country  England
Nickname The Nugget,
Ginger Magician
Professional 1978–
Highest ranking 1 (7 years)
Tournament wins
Ranking 28
Non-ranking 24
World Champion 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987–1989

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 metiond in the article and cited there.


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|2016 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 2016 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.


  • 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.
  • Global Snooker - Results for tournaments and player profiles.
  • Chris Turner's Snooker Archive – An excellent resource for stats, records and snooker history.
  • News Now - Snooker
  • Webcite- Not a resource for snooker, but an online archiving service. Since online sources for snooker tend to be volatile links can often go dead leaving information unreferenced. It is good practice to archive every reference you add to the article and include the archive address in the main reference, so if the main link dies the sourced information will not be lost.


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
  • Snooker season 2014/2015 - another important article
  • Snooker world rankings 2014/2015 - another important article
  • Snooker world ranking points 2014/2015 - 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. Not really active at the minute due to a burgeoning sense of disillusionment with the game; if things change, I might go back to making articles, but for now, I don't really want to be a part of it all, in however small a way... (May 2016))
  • Per89 (since 4 March 2016, number cruncher, updating onging tournaments)
  • Coradia175 (since 29 April 2016)

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