WITH A revamped format involving ten of the best players in the world, Matchroom Sport can announce the 11 venues that will play host the 23 matches that comprise 2012 PartyPoker.com Premier League Snooker.
The action gets underway on Thursday 16th August as the League returns to Skegness and the Embassy Theatre and plays out on Thursday evenings through September, October and November, live on Sky Sports.
The tournament concludes on the evening of Sunday 25th November with the final match at the Grimsby Auditorium.
This year the League comprises ten players making up two groups of five. Each player plays the other four players in their group once, making a total of ten matches per group. Each match is over six frames and there are two points for a win and one for a draw. At the end of the league section, the top two in each group advance to the play-offs.
Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn, “The League has always been about taking top class snooker around the country and allowing fans who don’t perhaps live near to one of the major tournaments the opportunity to see the biggest names in the game.
“This year we are returning to some of the successful venues from the past as well as charting new territory for snooker in towns like Penzance and Spennymoor.
“With all of snooker’s big ticket sellers taking part I expect tickets to be snapped up quickly when they go on sale shortly.”
The dates and venues
Thurs 16th Aug 7:30pm Embassy Theatre, Skegness (08456 740 505)
Thurs 6th Sept 7:30pm Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre, Stoke (01782 515005)
Thurs 13th Sept 7:30pm The Sands, Carlisle (01228 633766)
Thurs 27th Sept 7:30pm Spiceball Leisure Centre, Banbury (01295 257522)
Thurs 4th Oct 7:30pm Guildhall, Southampton (023 8063 2601)
Thurs 11th Oct 7:30pm Malvern Theatres (01684 892277)
Thurs 18th Oct 7:30pm Penzance Leisure Centre (01736 874 744)
Thurs 25th Oct 7:30pm Guildford Spectrum (01483 443333)
Thurs 8th Nov 7:30pm The Dome, Doncaster (01302 370 777)
Thurs 15th Nov 7:30pm Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Durham (03000 261 162)
Sat 24th Nov 7:30pm Grimsby Auditorium (0844 871 3016)
Sun 25th Nov 7:30pm Grimsby Auditorium (0844 871 3016)
Notes: Matchroom Sport are one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,000 hours of original programming across a range of sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, Premier League Snooker is one of a stable of cuesports events that include Championship League Snooker and the Mosconi Cup.