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Masters Tickets Selling Fast

Demand for tickets has been so high for next week’s Dafabet Masters that World Snooker has added extra seats in the arena.

O'Sullivan is the defending champion.
O’Sullivan is the defending champion.

Snooker fans have snapped up tickets to see the world’s leading 16 players battling for the trophy and a top prize of £200,000, with the final selling out weeks in advance.

The 1,500-seater arena at Alexandra Palace in North London has now had nearly 200 extra seats added for the tournament which runs from January 11 to 18, and the tickets are NOW ON SALE.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is defending the title and plays his opening match against Ricky Walden onTuesday January 13. Among the other green baize stars in action will be Judd Trump, Neil Robertson and Mark Selby.

A spokesman for World Snooker said: “We have had fantastic ticket sales so far and it is building up to be an incredible tournament. Ally Pally has a unique atmosphere and this event brings together the cream of snooker’s crop.

“Extra tickets have now been released but there are less than 200 available for most sessions so fans MUST BOOK FAST if they want the chance to be there live to see one of the best events in British sport.”

For ticket details call 0871 620 7052 or visit www.worldsnooker.com/tickets

The schedule for the first round is:

Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy (Sunday January 11 at 1pm)

Stuart Bingham v Marco Fu (Sunday January 11 at 7pm)

Judd Trump v Stephen Maguire (Monday January 12 at 1pm)

Neil Robertson v Robert Milkins (Monday January 12 at 7pm)

Ronnie O’Sullivan v Ricky Walden (Tuesday January 13 at 1pm)

Barry Hawkins v Ali Carter (Tuesday January 13 at 7pm)

Mark Allen v John Higgins (Wednesday January 14 at 1pm)

Ding Junhui v Joe Perry (Wednesday January 14 at 7pm)

Format for subsequent rounds:

Quarter-final one (O’Sullivan / Walden v Bingham / Fu): Thursday January 15 at 1pm

Quarter-final two (Hawkins / Carter v Robertson / Milkins): Thursday January 15 at 7pm

Quarter-final three (Ding / Perry v Allen / Higgins): Friday January 16 at 1pm

Quarter-final four (Trump / Maguire v Selby / Murphy): Friday January 16 at 7pm

Semi-final one: Saturday January 17 at 1pm

Semi-final two: Saturday January 17 at 7pm

Final: Sunday January 18



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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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Tour Championship – won by Neil Robertson.

1. Judd Trump
2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
3. Neil Robertson
4. Mark Selby
5. John Higgins
6. Kyren Wilson
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Ding Junhui
10. Yan Bingtao
11. Barry Hawkins
12. Mark Williams
13. Mark Allen
14. Jack Lisowski
15. David Gilbert
16. Anthony McGill

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