Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Venue changes for Masters & UK Championship next season

Two of the biggest tournaments in the year, UK Championship and Masters will move to other venues start from the next season.

The Last man to win Masters in Wembley?
The biggest invitational non-ranking event on the calender, Masters may no longer called Wembley Masters next year. Because it will move to Alexandra Palace which is very near to London. Alexandra Palace is a bigger venue compare to Wembley Arena, hopefully it can attract more fans to witness the new being Masters Champion.

Ding Junhui is the defending Master Champion, possibly the last Masters champion trumped in Wembley Arena. Masters 2012 which only features world's elite top 16 players, will run from January 15 to 22, 2012. BBC and Eurosport will televise the biggest invitational event as usual. 

Snooker returns to York Barbican Centre

UK Championship which is currently hold in Telford, will return to stage in Barbican Centre, York. UK CHampionship was staged in Barbican Centre between 2001 to 2006, starts from 2007 it moves to Telford. It is a good news for both York Snooker Fans and players. It will run from December 3 to 11, 2011, wide live coverages by BBC and Eurosport.

China's Ding Junhui, who beat Steve Davis in the 2005 UK Championship final in York, added: 'I'm really pleased that we are going back to York for the UK Championship. It's one of our biggest tournaments and winning it in 2005 was one of the best moments of my career. I've got great memories of playing at the Barbican Centre as the atmosphere is special. While we played there I made a lot of friends in York, especially among the Chinese community, so I'm looking forward to meeting them again and hopefully having their support in the tournament.'
(Source: UK Championship to return to York Barbican on

I am looking forward to see Masters move to a new venue and we are back to a familiar venue in York! :-)


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