Tuesday 27 June 2017

Ireland wins right to host prestigious snooker finals once again

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT REPORTER

Ireland has secured the staging of snooker's Players Tour Championship Grand Finals in 2013, despite stiff competition from a number of countries including Thailand and Qatar.

More than 40 million people will tune in to see the world's top stars compete in Galway for the €125,000 prize.

The finals, which are snooker's version of the Champions League, will return to the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway, from March 12-17.

"The Bailey Allen Hall proved an excellent venue last year and there was a superb atmosphere in the arena," said World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn.

Sunday Independent

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