SNOOKER fans are in for a treat when World Snooker's English Open comes to Barnsley in October.

The event will run from October 16 to 22 at the Metrodome with 128 of the world’s best players in action.

The tournament will be televised live by Eurosport, and the winner will claim a top prize of £70,000. Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, John Higgins, Neil Robertson and Shaun Murphy all competed for the trophy last year.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are delighted to bring a ranking tournament to Barnsley for the first time. We have staged various qualifying events at the Metrodome in recent years and we are sure it will prove an excellent venue.

“We know what fantastic support there is for snooker in the Yorkshire region, the county is very much a global centre for our sport as it also hosts the World Championship in Sheffield and the UK Championship in York. So we expect to see fans come out in their droves to support the English Open in Barnsley and make sure it stays in their town."