The top 16 players in professional snooker compete in one of the sport’s most prestigious championships. It is the second longest running snooker competition, having started in 1975 and attracts the biggest names from the world rankings. Currently sponsored by gambling company Dafabet, the World Snooker Masters is held at London’s Alexandra Palace, with a total price fund of £600,000 available. Stephen Hendry dominated the game during the 1990’s, who along with 2016 champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, have both won the tournament a record six times each. Snookers maximum break of 147 has only ever been produced at the Masters three times during its history.
You can reach Alexandra Palace from any of the main airports serving London with Gatwick, London City and Stansted all taking less than half an hour to reach the area. The nearest tubes are Wood Green or Finsbury Park, plan your journey at www.tfl.gov.uk. Ticket prices depend on the day and session you attend, ranging from around £21 for the early rounds to between £46 and £160 for the finals. Afternoon games start from 1pm and evening matches at 7pm. How long a match lasts varies, although they are all best of 11 frames with the final being best of 19.
Book early as the event sells out, if you wish to make the final it is worth being aware tickets are much more expensive however games tend to last longer. Keep an eye out for the draws if you are wanting to see your favour player, or in the early rounds you may get to see an upset. Upgrade to a VIP package, where you can gain the ultimate experience with the best seats in the venue, meet and greet with a legendary player and have lunch/dinner included in your ticket. Details of corporate hospitality packages are also available upon request.
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While in London, make the most of your visit by visiting the many historic sites such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the House of Parliament. Jump on an open top bus tour, take in a show in the West End or visit the many museums and art galleries London has to offer.
For more information including: news, tickets, players and their rankings, current and past scores, details on the World Snooker Masters and other snooker tournaments, watching live games online, contact details and FAQ visit the official website.
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