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: BBC Sport retains World Snooker rights

January 9, 2013

The BBC will continue to be the home of world snooker after signing a new deal to broadcast the sport’s biggest domestic tournaments until at least 2017, extending the current agreement by a further three years.

The corporation will continue to cover the World Championship, UK Championship and the Masters until at least the end of the 2016/17 season, and there is also the option to continue with one further event after 2014, ensuring the sport’s biggest events stay on terrestrial television.

BBC Sport will continue to act as host broadcaster for all three events, which will be given extensive network coverage throughout the UK on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Red Button and online via the BBC Sport website.

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