Tickets have finally been released to the public for the 2013 PTC Grand Final to be held at the Bailey Allen Hall in Galway this March.
The tournament has been a great boost for Irish snooker since its first staging back in 2011, with the Helix in Dublin playing host to the season-long satellite series finale.
However, it was move to the National University of Galway last season, which proved to be a big success over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Thankfully, the annual booze-up will not have too much bearing on this year’s proceedings as it takes place on the final day’s action when surely there will be no problem in achieving a sell-out crowd.
It remains to be seen whether Stephen Lee will be able to defend his title as he is still suspended amid match-fixing allegations.
World Snooker today released this statement:
The 32 players to contest snooker’s Players Tour Championship Grand Finals in Galway in March have now been confirmed…and tickets are on sale.
Mark Selby, Judd Trump, John Higgins, Neil Robertson, Ding Junhui and Ireland’s Ken Doherty are among the star names who will appear at the Bailey Allen Hall at the National University of Ireland, in the world ranking event, which runs from March 12 to 17.
A top prize of £100,000 will be up for grabs in the Eurosport-televised snooker spectacular.
The PTC series has seen players battling for Order of Merit points over the past six months in events across the planet, in locations including China, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany, Belgium and the UK. Now the eyes of the world will be on Galway for the showpiece conclusion.
The 32 players who have qualified for the Grand Finals are:
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A spokesman for World Snooker said: “We are urging fans to book their seats as soon as possible as this event will be in high demand and many sessions will sell out quickly. There is so much passion for snooker in Ireland and the atmosphere in Galway is going to be magical. Make sure you’re there!”
If a player withdraws or is determined ineligible to play before the draw has been made, the player will be replaced by the next player on the Order of Merit list from which the withdrawing player had qualified. If a player withdraws or is determined ineligible after the draw has been made then no replacement will be made and the opponent of the withdrawn player will be awarded a walk over.”