Judd Trump, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Irishman Fergal O'Brien will at the PTC Grand Finals in Galway, Ireland in March, with tickets now on sale

 

DRAW AND FORMAT

 

The tournament at the Bailey Allen Hall from March 14-18 is the climax of this season's Players Tour Championship series. There have already been 12 tournaments around the UK and Europe, with the top 24 in the Order of Merit going through to Galway.

 

TICKETS ARE EXPECTED TO SELL FAST, SO BOOK NOW. Republic of Ireland customers should call 0818 719 300, otherwise call 0844 847 2455. Or book online at www.ticketmaster.ie

 

The draw for the first round of the Grand Finals is:
Dominic Dale v Xiao Guodong (winner to face new sensation and current UK Champion Judd Trump)
Current World Champion John Higgins v Jamie Jones (winner to face Andrew Higginson)
Ben Woollaston v China's top player Ding Junhui (winner to face World No 1 Mark Selby)
Martin Gould v Stephen Lee (winner to face Michael Holt)
Shoot-Out champion Barry Hawkins v Jack Lisowski (winner to face new Masters champion Neil Robertson)
Irish favourite Fergal O'Brien v Joe Perry (winner to face former World Champion Graeme Dott)
Mark Davis v Tom Ford (winner to face former UK Champion Stephen Maguire)
Ricky Walden v Matthew Stevens (winner to face three-time World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan)

 

The match schedule can be found at www.worldsnooker.com

 

A spokesman for World Snooker said: "It's a tremendous line up of leading players, with a great mixture of legends of the sport and rising stars.

 

"We know there's a great appetite for snooker in Ireland and we hope that when fans see who is in the field for this tournament they will snap up the tickets.

 

"There will be a top prize of £70,000 from a total prize fund of £250,000 plus a lot of ranking points at stake in the Grand Finals, so this will be an event the top players really want to win.

 

"The event, which is co-promoted by T.H.E Agency Ireland, will be televised by channels around the world including Eurosport, Shanghai TV, Beijing TV, Guangzhou TV and Now TV, bringing Galway into the spotlight on a global scale."