New Date For The Final Of Future Stars Of Snooker 2011

The final of Future Stars of Snooker 2011, which was originally due to take place on 11 August, has now been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday 18th October at Rileys Victoria.

Seven young hopefuls from across the UK will be competing for the title of Future Star 2011 and a cash prize of £5,000.

The seven youngsters will undertake 5 tasks set for them to test their skills and accuracy, each task is pointed and will be scored accordingly. The final will be judged by snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan.

The Future Stars of Snooker is a competition which was introduced for the first time in 2010 by Rileys & Ronnie O’Sullivan to find the next star of snooker.

Ronnie O’Sullivan says: “This is an amazing opportunity for the kids. There’s a lot of money to be made in professional snooker nowadays, especially with all the new tournaments Barry Hearn has introduced.”

Ronnie adds: “It’s great to see snooker appealing to a younger crowd, I think the likes of Judd Trump coming into the game has been a real boost for the sport. Last year’s standard in the final of Future Stars was unbelievable; there are a lot of talented youngsters around and I’m really looking forward to seeing how these kids do.”

To get through to the final the boys had to win their heats in local qualifiers which took place at Rileys clubs across the UK in March, before going on to take part in regional finals in April and winning.

Maurice Kelly, CEO of Rileys said: “We introduced this competition to help give someone a start on their career path in snooker. The £5,000 prize money goes towards providing assistance with tournaments and general expenses, so we hope it pays off for one of these boys. As Ronnie says, there is good money to be made in professional snooker and we’d love to see a Future Stars competitor go on to make it big.”

The seven finalists competing for the title of Future Star 2011and £5,000 prize money are: Elliot Slessor from Gateshead; George Pragnell from Norwich; Robert Dagnall from Rainford, St Helens; Adam Bobat from Fareham, Hants; Toby Simpson from Long Eaton, Nottingham; Steven Hallworth from Skellingthorpe, Lincoln; Jamie Clarke from Pemberton, Llanelli