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Over 40m TV viewers worldwide will tune in when Ireland hosts the world’s top snooker stars in Galway over St Patrick’s weekend.
The Betfair Players Tour Championship finals – snooker’s version of the Champions League – will be held in the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway, from Wednesday to Sunday.
Stars such as World number one Mark Selby, World Champion John Higgins, UK champion Judd Trump, Masters champion Neil Robertson, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien are among those appearing.
After 12 tournaments around Europe, the top 24 in the PTC Order of Merit have qualified for Galway.
Ireland fought off stiff competition from cities in Thailand, the UK and Malta to host the finals.
The event, which has been brought to Ireland by two Galway brothers Shea and Niall McNelis, will be televised by channels around the world (est audience 40m) including Eurosport, Shanghai TV, Beijing TV, Guangzhou TV and Hong Kong’s Now TV as well as stations in New Zealand and the Middle East.
Ticket sales have been excellent, with some qualifying sessions still available from www.tickemaster.ie.
Competition prizes of sets of tickets for the final are available. Please contact Niall McNelis on 087 619 7300 to arrange.
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