South West Snooker Academy Selected as PTC Venue

The South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester, a World Snooker Centre of excellence, has been selected to stage all four UK Players Tour Championship events next season.

Amateur and professional players from anywhere in the world are eligible to compete in the PTC series.

Entry and information packs will be available in the coming weeks.

The dates for the UK events at the South West Snooker Academy are:

PTC Event 1
July 18-19 (amateur pre-qualifier)
July 20-22 (Last 128)

PTC Event 2
August 8-9 (amateur pre-qualifier)
August 10-12 (Last 128)

PTC Event 3
September 5-6 (amateur pre-qualifier)
September 7-9 (Last 128)

PTC Event 4
November 10-11 (amateur pre-qualifier)
November 12-14 (Last 128)

A spokesman for World Snooker said: “The South West Snooker Academy hosted two PTC events this season and it proved an excellent venue with a high standard of playing conditions and facilities for players.

“We recognise the need to have access for spectators at PTC events and the SWSA provides this option.

“Alongside the SWSA team we look forward to four top class PTC events in Gloucester next season, to be contested by players from all around the world.”

Paul Mount, Chairman of the South West Snooker Academy, added:

“We’re delighted to be selected as the venue for the 2012 PTC events.

“As a World Snooker Centre of Excellence we’re very proud to provide the highest standard of playing conditions and facilities anywhere in the world.

“We look forward to welcoming players from all over the World to the 2012 PTC events.

“It is set to be a very exciting season for snooker and there are now some wonderful opportunities for young players and amateurs to develop their game and progress towards the Professional Tour.

“At South West Snooker Academy we take great pride in assisting the development of players and the sport from junior level through to professional status.

“With our coaching and residential packages in place we are structured to enable a player from anywhere in the world to use the South West Snooker Academy to progress their career.

“It is also a pleasure to be able to offer spectator facilities for all the PTC events. The public greatly enjoyed the events we hosted last season and we look forward to welcoming the fans back to the South West Snooker Academy again.”

South West Snooker Academy will be running preparation practice weeks at special rates for all PTC players. For further information please contact Paul Williams, Head of Snooker, South West Snooker Academy. Tel 01452 223214.

Tickets will be available to the general public for all events and will be on sale in our e-store soon.