Snooker’s UK Championship will return next year, featuring 128 of the world’s top players battling for the famous trophy.
In recent years, the UK Championship has been won by top stars including Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, Neil Robertson and Ding Junhui.
WST Chairman Barry Hearn said: “The news that we will return to York next year for the UK Championship is fantastic for our players and the people of Yorkshire."
"York Barbican has become synonymous with this event having hosted us for many years and everyone on the circuit loves the annual fortnight in the beautiful city of York."
“The wonderful people who fill the arena at York Barbican each year – and those who have never been before – can join us in looking forward to experiencing the magic of live snooker again in a year’s time. Fans must book your tickets quickly as demand will be higher than ever.”