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News Release - Issued by World Snooker media office

Record Sales For UK Snooker

Box office records for snooker’s Coral UK Championship are set to be smashed.

The tournament starts at the York Barbican tomorrow and runs until December 7, with top stars like Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson gunning for the top prize.

Nearly 7,000 tickets have already been sold, with sales more than 20 per cent up on the equivalent time last year.

There are still seats available for certain sessions, but fans must book immediately to make sure of their place.

A World Snooker spokesman said: “We are well on course to smash all previous box office records for this tournament and we have already sold almost as many tickets as we did by the end of last year’s tournament.

“It’s testament to the enthusiasm for snooker among the people of York and the surrounding area, which shows no signs of abating. We have also made some changes to our marketing methods for the event which has clearly been successful.

“Alongside the team at Coral we’re looking forward to a fantastic fortnight of snooker with 128 players battling for the trophy. The atmosphere at the Barbican, with a packed the arena, is something special.”

BBC’s coverage of the event starts on Saturday (November 29) but fans who come to the venue for the first three days will have the chance to see all 128 players in action.

Tickets start at just £8 (concessions £4). For details call 0844 854 2757 or visit

Date: Monday November 24, 2014
Contact: Ivan Hirschowitz, World Snooker media office, 07766 656133

Tickets are now on sale for:

Champion of Champions
3-9 November, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

UK Championship
25 November - 7 December, York Barbican, York

The Masters
11-18 January, Alexandra Palace, London

World Snooker Championship
18 April - 4 May, The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

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