FOR the first time Gibraltar will host the fifth professional snooker tournament of this season’s Kreativ Dental Clinic European Tour series which will be held at the Tercentenary Sports Hall from December 11 to 15 and will be televised by Eurosport.
It is understood that many of snooker’s top 128 players are expected to enter and compete for this trophy, and there will also be a series of qualifying rounds for amateurs on the two days prior to the competition.
Tickets for the tournament will go on sale on Tuesday November 3 with prices set at £20 for the Friday, £25 for the Saturday and £30 for the Sunday, or fans can buy a three-day pass for just £65 with a 25% discount for students and senior citizens and a 10% group discount.
Bookings can be made by calling +350 200 47592, visiting www.worldsnooker.com/tickets or via email on [email protected]
The Tour is a series of events, with the others staged in Latvia, Germany, Bulgaria and Poland. And the top 24 on the final Order of Merit will qualify for the Players Championship in March 2016.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are delighted to stage a professional tournament in Gibraltar for the first time. The European Tour has taken snooker to a host of different countries across the continent, helping us to develop as an international sport. We’re excited about the new Gibraltar Open and it’s the perfect chance for fans in the area to see the world’s leading stars.”
Special mention must be made of the tremendously inventive poster issued to promote the event.