See Snooker Stars Free In Barnsley


Snooker fans will have another chance to see a host of green baize stars for FREE when the Shanghai Masters qualifiers take place at the Barnsley Metrodome next week.

For the third consecutive year, World Snooker is providing free access to supporters to attend the qualifying rounds of world ranking events at the South Yorkshire venue.

This time the event runs from Wednesday August 5th to Sunday August 9th, with the 16 winners to go through to the final stages in Shanghai in September.

There is no need to book tickets, fans can just turn up at the Metrodome on the day and gain free entry to the arena to watch the sport played at the highest level – live.

Session times on each day are 10am, 2.30pm and 7pm, with all matches the best of nine frames.

Snooker legend Jimmy White enters the fray on Wednesday at 10am and will face talented Leeds-based potter Oliver Lines, who won the Rookie of the Year award after a promising debut season.

Other crowd favourites in action over the five days include Tony Drago, James Wattana, Luca Brecel, Matthew Stevens, Dominic Dale, Ali Carter and former World Champions Peter Ebdon and Ken Doherty.

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A spokesman for World Snooker said: “Once again we are delighted to give fans the chance to see top quality snooker for free. It’s our way of paying gratitude to the supporters who attend many of our events, as well as a fantastic chance for new fans to get involved.”