Thursday, June 29, 2006

World Snooker announces Tournaments for 06-07 campaign

World Snooker has added to the number of tournaments on this years World Snooker Tour by giving the Northern Ireland Trophy official ranking status. The event was held for the first time last year as an invitational event. This years event will be held in August at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast between the 13th & 20th August. The top 32 will be in attendance plus 16 qualifiers.

With the introduction of this event and with hard work from World Snooker to gain additional sponsors the Main Tour prize fund this year has grown by £400,000 to £3.26 million.

World Snooker Tour 2006/07:

Northern Ireland Trophy
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
August 13-20, 2006 (Ranking Event)

Pot Black Cup
Venue To Be Confirmed
September 2, 2006 (Invitational)

Grand Prix
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
October 21-29, 2006 (Ranking event)

UK Championship
Barbican Centre, York
December 4-17, 2006 (Ranking event)

The Masters
Venue to be confirmed
January 14-21, 2007 (Invitational)

Malta Cup
Hilton Conference Centre, Portomaso, Malta
January 29 - February 4, 2007 (Ranking event)

Welsh Open
Venue to be confirmed
February 11-18, 2007 (Ranking event)

China Open
Student Gymnasium, Beijing, China
March 25 - April 1, 2007 (Ranking event) World Snooker Championship
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
April 21 - May 7, 2007 (Ranking event)
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