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Blackpool Week of Snooker

Blackpool will stage a sensational week of snooker next March with the World Seniors Championship followed by the dramatic Shoot-Out.

Defending Shoot-Out champion Dominic Dale - photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

Defending Shoot-Out champion Dominic Dale – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

The World Seniors will take place at the Blackpool Tower Circus Arena for the first time, on Monday 2 March and Tuesday 3 March, 2015. Then the Shoot-Out returns to the same venue for the fifth consecutive year, from Wednesday 4 March to Friday 6 March.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for what will be a glorious week of top class snooker action in the Lancashire seaside town. Fans MUST BOOK FAST to make sure of their seats as many sessions will sell out quickly.

Tickets for the Seniors start at just £10 (concessions £8). And for the Shoot-Out they start at just £12, with a 10% discount for groups of six or more. For details call 0871 620 7052 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) or visit www.worldsnooker.com/tickets

The World Seniors Championship has been running since 2010 and brings together legends of the sport. Steve Davis is the defending champion while favourites like Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor and Cliff Thorburn have been recent regulars in the popular event.

Davis said: “It’s a wonderful celebration of snooker, both for people who fell in love with the sport in the 1980s, and those new fans who want to see some of the all-time great characters showing they can still play. I hope the arena will be packed and the event will be a great success in its new home in Blackpool.”

The Shoot-Out is fast and furious snooker at its best: a one-frame knockout featuring 64 of the world’s best players, with a shot clock and plenty of crowd participation.

Dominic Dale won the trophy and £32,000 top prize last season and the player nicknamed The Spaceman is looking forward to landing back in Blackpool to defend his crown.

“The atmosphere in Blackpool is so special, it’s unlike anywhere else,” said Dale. “The crowd get involved and it’s all about being able to embrace that and get them behind you. I love the event and winning it was one of the highlights of my career. I can’t emphasise strongly enough what amazing fun it is for the fans, there is so much drama and so many great players involved.”

Both tournaments will be televised on Sky Sports

 

 



Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.

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