News release - Issued by World Snooker
The York Barbican will once again host snooker’s top stars at the Betway UK Championship later this year.
General admission tickets are now on sale, and tickets for the semi-finals and final will go on sale week commencing May 2.
The Betway UK Championship is one of snooker’s most important and prestigious tournaments, with a history dating back to 1977. All 128 players compete at the venue over 12 days, battling for the famous trophy.
The BBC-televised tournament runs from November 22 to December 4.
The event has been staged in York since 2011 and last year it was won by Neil Robertson who beat Liang Wenbo in the final and made a sensational 147 maximum break. In recent years the title has also been won by Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby and Judd Trump.
Crowds have hit record levels year on year in York and once again tickets are expected to sell rapidly so fans are strongly urged to book fast.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “The Betway UK Championship has a fabulous history and each year we are treated to top class snooker from the best players in the world. Since we changed the format of the event to start with all 128 players in the first round, we have seen great stories and incredible drama.
“This year’s event promises to be even better than ever, with the standard of play rising year upon year, and the established stars facing a persistent challenge from a new generation of fearless and exciting young potters.
“As ever my message to fans is to get tickets booked as soon as possible as many sessions will sell out within days. York is an exceptional venue and a wonderful city, the players are all looking forward to going back and I expect to see bigger crowds than ever.”
Tickets start at just £6 (plus booking fees) and are available by calling 0844 854 2757 or visiting www.worldsnooker.com/tickets
Special Half Price Offer
Purchase tickets before the end of June and get half price tickets on session and all-day tickets between Saturday 26 November and Thursday 1 December
Date: Thursday April 28, 2016
Contact: Ivan Hirschowitz, World Snooker media office, 07766 656133
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