SNOOKER: Snooker Legends Cup – Live on British Eurosport

May 7, 2013

Following on from 17 days of World Championship drama at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, a selection of snooker’s great and the good will all be under one roof once again for a special event in London.

Featuring the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jimmy White and Steve Davis, British Eurosport will screen live action from the Snooker Legends Cup event at the Civic Hall in Bedworth on the weekend of May 11-12.

The format of the competition pits four players from England and Northern Ireland against four players from the rest of the world.

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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: 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: 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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TV: Barry Hearn documentary to air on BBC Two

April 27, 2012

The life and career of sports promoter Barry Hearn, one of the most colourful and powerful characters in the business, is to be the subject of a new BBC Two documentary.

Barry Hearn: The People’s Promoter presents an insight into the self-made millionaire who worked his way up from humble beginnings to manage some of the biggest stars in sport, as well as elevate pastimes such as darts and snooker into unlikely sporting success stories.

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SNOOKER: Betfred.com World Championship – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

April 16, 2012

Snooker’s greatest showpiece gets underway this weekend as the iconic Crucible Theatre in Sheffield once again plays hosts the sport’s biggest stars in the Betfred.com World Championship.

BBC Television and British Eurosport will provide comprehensive live coverage throughout the 17-day tournament, where four-time champion John Higgins (above) defends his title.

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