27.5.08

JIANGSU CLASSIC TO BE SCREENED ON EUROSPORT

Eurosport will show the Jiangsu Classic, World Snooker's new invitation event in China, from June 4-8.

The first broadcast is on Wednesday, June 4 at 8.30am.

This tournament features eight of the world's top 12 ranked players plus four local wildcards.

It will be played first in Nanjing, using a round robin format, with the final in Wuxi City, hometown of Ding Junhui.

Good news, this, for snooker fans suffering withdrawal symptoms after the 888.com World Championship!

Note: there's not coverage every day as they aren't playing every day.

16 comments:

Dana said...

Are you sure about it? There are French Open matches in programme of EUS and no snooker. And more - 6 June is Friday

Anonymous said...

Great News! I look forward to watching it!

Anonymous said...

And also, there's loads of Snooker on Eurosport, through the whole season! I assume EUS is Eurosport

Dave H said...

Dana - I got the wrong day so I've amended it. It starts on the Wednesday.

Dana said...

to Dave H - I hope you're right, cause I would like to see some good snooker again, but there are just football and tennis matches in EUS programme

Anonymous said...

GO Ali!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

it will be only on ES2??

V.

Anonymous said...

I've heard round robins are best of 3 frames, a bit short.

Anonymous said...

I've heard round robins are best of 3 frames, a bit short.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, posted it twice!

CJW said...

Yes, all matches in the round robin stages will be best of 3 frames. The semi-finals will be best of 7 frames and the final will be best of 11 frames.

thesnookerforum.com said...

TV schedule (BST)

Wednesday June 4

08.30-10.00 Eurosport 1
12.30-15.30 Eurosport 2

Thursday June 5

10.15-12.15 Eurosport 1
12.30-15.30 Eurosport 2
17.15-19.15 Eurosport 1

Friday June 6

17.15-19.00 Eurosport 1

Sunday June 8

06.00-09.00 Eurosport 2
19.15-21.00 Eurosport 1

CCTV5 are also broadcasting.

Snooker Bet King said...

So delighted to read this. Am having major major withdrawl symptoms.

So who are the players? 8 out of 12? I assume no Ronnie..!?

Best out of 3 frames is unbelievable. Never heard of anything like that before. Fancy some of these Chinese guys to do well with this format. If they come out of the blocks fast then there will be no stopping them!

Anonymous said...

Well, best-of-3 isn't too bad -- think of the Pot Black Cup which is best-of-1. ;-)

cheers,
Eric

Dave H said...

It is a bit of a short format but, to be fair, this is really to showcase the game and they want to feature as many players as possible in a short time

thesnookerforum.com said...

This is the chineses version of Pot Black. Would snooker had taken off in the UK had they started with best-of 50 or whatever they used to play in those days? The chinese want shorter matches.