Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Legends get set for cup

Snooker legends are loved like none other in the sporting world.

Even those who have retired manage to keep their profiles high years after leaving the professional ranks. Snooker folk just never forget them.

Getting the chance to see them all play in recent years has been largely down to the great work of Jason Francis and Nick George, who do a great job organising the Snooker Legends tour.

Their hardwork has helped take some of the game's greats across the country, and this week they've taken a massive step to keeping that going with the announcement of the first ever Legends Cup.

Hosted at the The Civic Hall in Bedworth, Warwickshire, the event will be played shortly after next year's World Championship pitting a team from England and Northern Ireland against the rest of the world.

Dennis Taylor will captain the England and Northern Ireland team including Ronnie O'Sullivan, Jimmy White and John Parrott, while Canada's Cliff Thorburn will skipper Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty and Tony Drago.

Jan Verhaas and Michaela Tabb will take charge with John Virgo heading up the ceremonies. The competition will be played over four sessions on 12 and 13 May including both singles and doubles formats.

This kind of event comes as a great way to round off the season and a good chance for fans to watch legends of the past as well as some of the greats still plying their trade on the main tour. So, the event gets a big thumbs up from.

For more information visit www.snookerlegends.co.uk or call 02476 376707 for tickets.

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