SNOOKER: Betfair World Championship 2013 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

April 15, 2013

Snooker’s greatest prize is up for grabs in Sheffield as the city plays host to 17 days of slow-burning tension and drama with 32 of the world’s finest players going head-to-head for the 2013 World Championship trophy.

Last year’s winner Ronnie O’Sullivan returns to the Crucible Theatre to defend his title, marking his high-profile comeback to the sport following self-imposed break, and is among the favourites for glory despite having played just one competitive match since his Sheffield triumph last May.

BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have comprehensive coverage of the 2013 Betfair World Championship across all platforms, with the tournament starting in Sheffield on Saturday, April 20, running until May 6.

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SNOOKER: ITV4 to screen 2013 Haikou World Open

February 19, 2013

ITV will broadcast its first major ranking world snooker event for 20 years when it covers the Haikou World Open in China from February 25-March 3.

Featuring many of the sport’s biggest names, current champion Mark Allen will be defending his title against the likes of world number one Judd Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui and 2010 World Open winner Neil Robertson.

The action takes place on Hainan Island and there is a top prize of £85,000 up for grabs. ITV4 and British Eurosport will have extensive coverage of the event throughout the week.

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SNOOKER: Welsh Open 2013 – Live on BBC Wales & Eurosport

February 8, 2013

The best snooker players on the planet will be in Newport for the 2013 BetVictor Welsh Open with live coverage on BBC Wales and British Eurosport.

The tournament runs from February 11-17 at the Newport Centre and will feature leading players such as world number one Mark Selby, John Higgins, Judd Trump, defending champion Ding Junhui and Welsh wizards Mark Williams and Matthew Stevens.

The BBC Wales-televised event is one of snooker’s longest standing world ranking events, ever-present on the calendar since 1992.

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SNOOKER: World Snooker Shoot Out 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

January 21, 2013

Barry Hawkins will begin the defence of his title when the Betfair World Snooker Shootout breaks into life at the Circus Arena in Blackpool from January 25-27, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

The fast-paced tournament sees 64 of the world’s best players step up to the baize for one-frame matches in a spectacular three-day knockout event with a hefty prize purse going to the victor.

This innovative quick-fire event was re-introduced by World Snooker in 2011 and features a shot-clock and a random draw, with all entrants chasing a top prize of £32,000.

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SNOOKER: Betfair Masters 2013 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

January 9, 2013

BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have full coverage of the 2013 Betfair Masters, snooker’s most prestigious invitation event featuring 16 of the world’s leading players.

The tournament promises to be the perfect start to the new year for all snooker fans and will be played at one of London’s finest venues, Alexandra Palace, which stages the event for the second successive year.

Extensive live coverage of all eight days of the event begins on Sunday, January 13, concluding with the showpiece final a week later.

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SNOOKER: UK Championship 2012 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

November 26, 2012

World snooker’s finest are in York to contest the 2012 WilliamHill.com UK Championship and you can follow all the action with BBC Sport and British Eurosport.

The tournament is the second biggest ranking event on the calendar after the World Championship and is one of snooker’s Triple Crown events.

Last year, Judd Trump (above) claimed the UK title, his second ranking event of his career, after taking seven frames in a row on the way to beating Mark Allen 10-8, in a gripping match in which he eventually had to hold off a strong comeback from his opponent.

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