SOME of the world's best snooker players will return to Barnsley's Metrodome next month!

The venue hosted the International Championship qualifiers last month and fans flocked to the arena to see the world’s best in action.

The Metrodome will now stage the German Masters qualifiers on December 11 and 12, followed by the Haikou World Open qualifiers on December 13 and 14.

Both tournaments will see 128 players each playing one match, with the 64 winners to go through to the respective venues in Germany and China next year.

A spokesman for World Snooker said: "We were delighted by the response of fans when we staged qualifiers in Barnsley for the first time in October as hundreds of fans packed the arena to see top stars like Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, John Higgins and Jimmy White."