Tag: Barry Hearn

Champion of Champions Unveiled

There was exciting news yesterday as a new Champion of Champions event was revealed by Barry Hearn at the Crucible. The tournament, to be staged in Coventry between the 19th and 24th of November, will see the winners of all the big events this season go head-to-head for bragging rights[Read More…]

BBC Deal Extended

The BBC will continue to broadcast snooker’s biggest domestic tournaments until at least 2017, extending the current agreement by three years. The BBC will continue as host broadcaster of the World Championship, the UK Championship and the Masters until the end of the 2016/17 season, and there is also the[Read More…]

The Semi Spat

The debate is revisited nearly every year and once again chatter among journalists and bloggers, players and fans has resorted back to the format of the World Championship semi-finals. Many have their own personal view and a lot of these have been shared on other blogs, Twitter and Facebook over[Read More…]

Hearn Announces Asian PTCs

Barry Hearn made a wave of announcements for the second week in a row after another exciting press conference at the World Championship in Sheffield today. Last week, the European market was discussed as well as alterations made to the format of the Welsh Open and German Masters – not[Read More…]

Barry Hearn Announces Changes

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn held a press conference at the World Championship today that will have an overbearing impact for the sport across various platforms. Although any one issue could be deemed as a major headline, probably the biggest revelation was the confirmation of a change in format for[Read More…]

Changes to Tour Structure Planned

The busy weekend down in Killarney for the Alex Higgins International Trophy meant that I didn’t have time to report the announcement by World Snooker for planned changes to the structure of the Main Tour.  For the 2013/14 campaign, the circuit will be opened up to 128 professionals – an[Read More…]