The World Snooker Tour has announced a continuation of its partnership with BetVictor for the upcoming 2023/24 season.
As had been the case for the last two campaigns, BetVictor will be the title sponsor of eight snooker tournaments this term.
The BetVictor Series will also return, with the money leader after the eighth and final leg again set to receive a £150,000 bonus.
BetVictor Series Events
Championship League: June 26 to July 21, Leicester
European Masters: August 22-27, Nuremberg, Germany
English Open: October 2-8, Brentwood
Northern Ireland Open: October 22-29, Belfast
Snooker Shoot Out: December 7-10, Swansea
Scottish Open: December 11-17, Edinburgh
German Masters: January 29 to February 4, Berlin
Welsh Open: February 12 to 18, Llandudno
Last season, Robert Milkins secured a memorable triumph in the Welsh Open to finish on top of the BetVictor Series standings.
The Englishman collected a whopping £230,000 in total – the £150,000 jackpot and the £80,000 top prize for simultaneously prevailing in Llandudno.
The bonus race was first staged in 2020 and was initially twice won by Judd Trump, before John Higgins scooped the bonus in 2022.
The series will include the four BetVictor Home Nations Series events, the German Masters, the European Masters, the Shoot Out, and the Championship League which is promoted by Matchroom Multi Sport.
WST Chairman Steve Dawson said: “We have worked with BetVictor for many years and they have been an outstanding partner for our sport.”
“We are thrilled to continue working with them on a wide range of tournaments during the 2023/24 season.
“Snooker has an extraordinary global reach through our vast broadcast and digital audience, extending to every corner of the planet.
“BetVictor have joined us on that journey, providing them with huge exposure for their brand worldwide.
“For the fans, media and players, the BetVictor Series bonus race adds an extra element of excitement, running across the eight events.
“Last season, we went to the last tournament in Wales with no fewer than 11 players in with a chance of winning the £150,000.
“The race went down to the final night when an emotional Robert Milkins had the best moment of his career. It could not have been more dramatic!
“The 2023/24 season will be fascinating on the table and we are joining forces with BetVictor to enjoy every match.”
Sam Boswell, Head of Sponsorship for BetVictor, added: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing sponsorship of snooker with eight BetVictor titled tournaments and of course the BetVictor £150,000 bonus race, which has been incredibly popular with players since its creation in 2020.”
“We are looking forward to some great drama on the table over the next 12 months.”
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