10.5.08

WHERE IT'S AT

Just in case you thought snooker was going into hibernation for the summer, here are the dates for all the upcoming professional events.

Important note: this calendar is provisional and liable to change. Do not arrange tickets/travel/time off work without first checking with individual promoters.

The Malta Cup and China Open, as well as all the qualifiying dates, are still to be added and there will hopefully be further tournaments to be slotted in.


2008
May 12-15: Championship League at Crondon Park, Essex (Live on Betfair.com, Bet365.com and Williamhill.com)
Group 7 (Mon, Tue); Champions Group (Wed, Thu)

May 14-18: Huangshan Cup at Heifei, China
Invitation event featuring Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, Mark Williams, Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo and others

June 6-8: Jiangsu Classic at Jiangsu, China
World Snooker promoted invitation event featuring 12 top players, including Ding Junhui

June 21-22: World Series at St. Hellier, Jersey (Live on Eurosport)
Featuring John Higgins, Shaun Murphy, Mark Selby and Ken Doherty plus four local players

July 8-13: Sangsom 6-red International at Montien Riverside Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
New event played with only six reds featuring several big names, including Peter Ebdon, Ken Doherty, Mark Williams, Jimmy White and Ding Junhui

July 12-13: World Series at Berlin, Germany (Live on Eurosport)
Featuring John Higgins, Stephen Maguire, Graeme Dott and Shaun Murphy plus four local players

August 24-31: Northern Ireland Trophy at Waterfront Hall, Belfast (Live on TG4 and Eurosport)
First ranking event of the season

September 11: Premier League at Grimsby Auditorium (Live on Sky Sports)

September 18: Premier League at the Anvil, Basingstoke (Live on Sky Sports)

September 25: Premier League at the Assembly Rooms, Derby (Live on Sky Sports)

September 27-28: World Series at Moscow, Russia (Live on Eurosport)
Featuring Graeme Dott, Steve Davis, Ding Junhui and Stephen Maguire plus four local players

October 1-7: Roewe Shanghai Masters (Live on Eurosport)
Second ranking event of the season

October 9: Premier League at Malvern Theatre, Great Malvern (Live on Sky Sports)

October 11-19: Royal London Watches Grand Prix at venue TBC (Live on BBC and Eurosport)
Third ranking event of the season

October 23: Premier League at Plymouth Pavilions (Live on Sky Sports)

October 25-26: World Series at Warsaw, Poland (Live on Eurosport)
Featuring Ding Junhui, Steve Davis, Stephen Maguire and Graeme Dott plus four local players

October 30: Premier League at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield (Live on Sky Sports)

November 6: Premier League at Newport Centre, Wales (Live on Sky Sports)

November 13: Premier League at Olympos, Haywards Heath (Live on Sky Sports)

November 20: Premier League at the Sands Centre, Carlisle (Live on Sky Sports)

November 27: Premier League at the Glades Arena, Kidderminster (Live on Sky Sports)

December 6-7: Premier League play-offs and final at Potters, Norfolk (Live on Sky Sports)

December 13-21: Maplin UK Championship at venue TBC (Live on BBC and Eurosport)
Fourth ranking event of the season

2009
January 11-18: Saga Insurance Masters at Wembley Arena (Live on BBC and Eurosport)
The game’s leading invitation event

February 9-15: Welsh Open at Newport Centre (Live on BBC Wales and Eurosport)
Fifth ranking event of the season

April 18-May 4: 888.com World Championship at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield (Live on BBC and Eurosport)
Seventh ranking event of the season

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fullest calender for several years. Hopefully this is a springboard

Nick B

Anonymous said...

May 14-18: Huangshan Cup at Heifei, China
Invitation event featuring Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, Mark Williams, Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo and others

June 6-8: Jiangsu Classic at Jiangsu, China
World Snooker promoted invitation event featuring 12 top players, including Ding Junhui


Do you know what tv channel these will be shown on in China, if any? CCTV?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Great calendar. Do you know where is the Jersey event taking place and how/where to buy tickets?
Thanks,
Luis

Anonymous said...

You've forgotten the
Paul Hunter Classic 28.–31.08.2008 Fürth, Germany, with John Higgins, Barry Pinches, Barry Hawkins, Jimmy Michie, Stephen Maguire, Joe Perry, Ryan Day, Michael Judge and Mark Williams.
They will all be flying back and forth Belfast <-> Nürnberg/Fürth, since some of them will also attend the NIT.

PaddyM said...

Jersey event to take place at the Fort Regent, 21/22 June. Tickets on sale at the Fort Regent in St Helleir

Anonymous said...

Thanks Paddym!
Luis

Anonymous said...

How do you go about buying tickets from overseas for the 2009 World Championship and roughly how much will they cost?

Dave H said...

The tickets generally go in sale around Jauary time
n
They vary from around £12 for early sessions up to £70 for the final

Best to keep a check on worldsnooker.com for more info or email them for the official answer

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Dave.

Anonymous said...

So are there six or seven ranking events next season?