Following high demand for tickets for next month’s Dafabet Masters, extra seats will be added to the arena at Alexandra Palace.
The tournament runs from January 10 to 17 in North London and the final on Sunday 17th had sold out, prompting the decision to add extra seating to the sides of the arena.
This brings the capacity to a maximum possible of 1958 seats which is the biggest it has ever been for the Masters at this venue.
However sessions are still selling rapidly so fans are strongly urged to book immediately to make sure of seeing the world’s leading players competing for the famous trophy.
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For ticket details call (+44) 0871 620 7052 (calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline plus network charges) or visit www.worldsnooker.com/tickets
A spokesman for World Snooker said: “We have had unprecedented demand this year which is why we have decided to increase the capacity of the arena. This shows how the tournament has grown since we moved to Ally Pally in 2012.
“It’s always a sizzling atmosphere at the Masters and with an even bigger arena it’s going to be an incredible experience to be there live. Make sure you and your friends have something to look forward to in January by booking now.”
Shaun Murphy will be defending the title he won for the first time last year and he takes part in the opening match against Mark Allen on Sunday January 10th at 1pm.
The other green baize kings in contention include Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, Mark Selby, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson and Stuart Bingham.
The full draw is:
Shaun Murphy v Mark Allen – Sunday January 10 at 1pm
Barry Hawkins v Joe Perry – Monday January 11 at 7pm
Judd Trump v Stephen Maguire – Monday January 11 at 1pm
Neil Robertson v Marco Fu – Wednesday January 13 at 7pm
Mark Selby v Ricky Walden – Tuesday January 12 at 7pm
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Mark Williams – Tuesday January 12 at 1pm
John Higgins v Liang Wenbo – Wednesday January 13 at 1pm
Stuart Bingham v Ding Junhui – Sunday January 10 at 7pm
Thursday January 14 at 1pm: Selby / Walden v O’Sullivan / Williams
Thursday January 14 at 7pm: Murphy / Allen v Hawkins / Perry
Friday January 15 at 1pm: Trump / Maguire v Robertson / Fu
Friday January 15 at 7pm: Higgins / Liang v Bingham / Ding
Saturday January 16 at 1pm: Semi final 1 (top half of draw)
Saturday January 16 at 7pm: Semi final 2 (bottom half of draw)
Sunday January 17 at 1pm and 7pm