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Snooker Comes To The Metrodome

Friday August 23 2013


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SNOOKER fans in Barnsley will be able to watch the game's top players in action for free at the Metrodome in October.

The venue will stage World Snooker tournaments for the first time this season, starting with the two-day International Championship qualifiers starting on October 1.

All professional players will be eligible to enter which means stars such as Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui and Shaun Murphy could be in action.

The International Championship qualifiers will see 128 players involved, with the 64 winners going through to the final stages in Chengdu, China.

"This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our existing fans for their loyal support," said Barry Hearn, chairman of World Snooker.

"It’s a chance to come and see your heroes free of charge and for anyone who hasn’t seen live snooker before, it’s the perfect opportunity to see what it’s all about."

All matches are best of 11 frames and there are sessions at 9.30am, 2.30pm and 7.30pm on both days. The draw and format will be released after the seeding cut-off point on September 23.

Later in the season, the Metrodome will also host the qualifying rounds of the German Masters (December 11-12), Haikou World Open (December 13-14) and China Open (February 17-18).

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Reply Posted by CRaig on Friday August 23 2013 at 12:04
wooohoooo...

Reply Posted by june on Friday August 23 2013 at 12:11
how do we make sure we get a seat is it first come gets in ro will there be tickets if so how do you get one ?

Reply Posted by milzi on Friday August 23 2013 at 12:32
Better get me a babysitter and a ten if I want to attend which I shall be there :-)

Reply Posted by kev Anderson on Friday August 23 2013 at 14:43
How do i enter the competition. lol i wanna play sing

Reply Posted by steve on Friday August 23 2013 at 17:21
its gonna be all the nobodys...

Reply Posted by Antony driver on Monday August 26 2013 at 16:40
How do u get tickets please

Reply Posted by Ej on Monday August 26 2013 at 16:48
world snooker website. Article copied much......
Fans in Barnsley will be able to watch snooker's top players in action for FREE at the Metrodome in October.
 
The Barnsley Metrodome will stage World Snooker tournaments for the first time this season, starting with the International Championship qualifiers on October 1st and 2nd.

 
The South Yorkshire venue has been selected to host the qualifying rounds of major ranking events during the 2013/14 season. All professional players will be eligible to enter which means cue kings like Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, Jimmy White and Steve Davis could be in action.

 
The International Championship qualifiers will see 128 players involved, with the 64 winners going through to the final stages in Chengdu, China

 
And World Snooker have made the decision to give spectators free access into the arena to see the green baize wizards compete.

 
Chairman Barry Hearn said: "This is our way of saying 'thank you' to our existing fans for their loyal support. It's a chance to come and see your heroes free of charge. And for anyone who hasn't seen live snooker before, it's the perfect opportunity to see what it's all about.

 
"We have the UK Championship coming up in York in December and of course the World Championship in Sheffield in April so any new fans introduced to the sport in Yorkshire have the biggest tournaments on their doorstep.

 
"The lay-out of the arena means that fans can watch several tables at once. It really is a tremendous opportunity and people can just turn up on the day and gain access with no need to reserve in advance."

 
All matches are best of 11 frames and there are sessions at 9.30am, 2.30pm and 7.30pm on both days. The draw and format will be released after the seeding cut-off point on September 23.

 
Later in the season, the Metrodome will also host the qualifying rounds of the German Masters (December 11-12), Haikou World Open (December 13-14) and China Open (February 17-18).

Reply Posted by wayne bridges on Thursday June 25 2015 at 21:56
brilliant gesture barry hearn.............youve put snooker back on the map......