The First One Is Always Special

Ponds Forge To Host Snooker Stars

Many of snooker’s top players will be at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield from June 10th to 17th for the qualifying rounds of two world ranking events, and fans can watch the action for just £5.

The Riga Masters qualifiers run from Monday June 10th to Thursday June 13th, followed by the International Championship qualifiers from Friday June 14th to Monday June 17th. The winners of these matches go through to the final stages of the tournaments in Latvia and China respectively.

Green baize kings in action across the eight days will include Neil Robertson, Mark Williams, Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy, Stuart Bingham, Barry Hawkins, Kyren Wilson and Jimmy White. For the full draws and playing schedule CLICK HERE

Tickets cost just £5 per day and can be booked on the day by calling 07776 133617.

The action starts at 10am each day from June 10th to 13th then 9.30am each day from June 14th to 17th.

A spokesman for World Snooker said: “We are delighted to bring top class snooker back to Ponds Forge, which we know has proved an excellent venue for our qualifying events in the past. Sheffield is the home of snooker, with the World Championship just around the corner at the Crucible, and we know how much the fans in the city love our sport.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to see many of the best players on the planet in action, including a range of former World Champions and up-and-coming stars. These are the first ranking events of the 2019-20 season so they are all looking to get off to a winning start. For just £5 per day, fans can see a wide range of players on multiple tables. It is live sport at its best.”