ROMANIAN SNOOKER MASTERS SET FOR MARCH

Bucharest will stage the new Romanian Snooker Masters, a 16-player invitation event, in March 2018. The new tournament will run from March 14 to 18 with total prize money of 200,000 Euros. Sanctioned by World Snooker, the tournament will be organised by McCann Bucharest and McCann/Thiess Events. Bucharest staged the European Masters last season, with…

Snooker’s China Open hits £1 Million Prize Money

The China Open in April will become the only snooker event other than the World Championship to hit the £1 million prize money mark, thanks to a new four-year agreement between World Snooker and joint promoters Star Xing Pai and Beijing Fuhua Culture Tourism Development Ltd. Co. The world ranking event will run from April…

BBC and World Snooker Extend Broadcast Agreement to 2024

The BBC will continue to broadcast all three of snooker’s Triple Crown tournaments until the end of the 2023/24 season. The new deal is a five-year extension to the current agreement. The BBC will continue to provide comprehensive live TV coverage and online streaming of the World Championship, UK Championship and the Masters, the sport’s…

Dafabet To Sponsor Northern Ireland Open

World Snooker is delighted to announce Dafabet as the new sponsor of the Northern Ireland Open. The world’s finest players will descend upon the Belfast Waterfront next week for the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open, with a 128 man field chasing the £70,000 top prize. It’s the second event of this season’s Home Nations series. Last…

Dafabet To Sponsor Snooker’s English Open

World Snooker is delighted to announce Dafabet as the new sponsor of the English Open, the first of the 2017-18 season Home Nations series. The Dafabet English Open will run from October 16 to 22 at the Barnsley Metrodome with a star-studded field including all of the world’s top 16 players. World Champion Mark Selby,…

888sport To Sponsor Snooker’s European Masters

World Snooker is delighted to announce that next week’s European Masters in Belgium will be sponsored by 888sport. The 888sport European Masters will run from October 2 to 8 in Lommel and it will be the first ranking event to take place in Belgium for 23 years. Televised by Eurosport, the tournament carries a top…

Murphy: Snooker’s £1m Jackpot Is Not Impossible

Shaun Murphy is targeting victory at next month’s English Open in Barnsley, which would leave him as the only player capable of securing the £1 million bonus attached to the Home Nations series. The 2005 World Champion appreciates the size of the task for any player to achieve the pay out, which comes with winning…

D88 To Sponsor German Snooker Masters

World Snooker is delighted to announce D88 as the new title sponsor of the German Masters world ranking event. The D88 German Masters will run from January 31st to February 4th at the famous Tempodrom venue in Berlin. The tournament was first staged in 2011 and has since become one of the highlights of snooker’s…

World Snooker Partners With Rigour Media For Digital Expansion In China

World Snooker has licensed digital rights in China to Rigour Media, in a new ten-year deal… The agreement gives Rigour exclusive control of digital audio-visual rights in China, for all World Snooker events until 2027. Fans throughout China will be able to watch World Snooker tournaments using Rigour Media’s platform Superstar Online as well as…

Belgium To Host Snooker’s European Masters

Belgium will stage a World Snooker ranking event for the first time in 23 years in October when the 2017 European Masters comes to Lommel. The tournament will run from October 2 to 8 in the city of Lommel in the Belgian province of Limburg. Belgium hosted the European Open from 1992 to 1994, in…

Barnsley To Host Snooker’s English Open

Barnsley will stage a World Snooker ranking tournament for the first time in October when the English Open comes to the town. The event will run from October 16 to 22 at the Barnsley Metrodome with 128 of the world’s best players in action, and tickets are on sale now. The tournament was new to…