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Premier snooker stars for Penzance

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: October 04, 2012

Barry Hearn: delighted to bring top class snooker to Penzance.

Barry Hearn: delighted to bring top class snooker to Penzance.

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PENZANCE is to host some of the world's top snooker stars later this month when the PartyPoker.com Premier League comes to town.

Four of the biggest names in the game will compete in the £250,000 event at the Penzance Leisure Centre on Thursday October 18.

Masters champion Neil Robertson will face Australian Goldfields Open winner Stuart Bingham in Group A and World Open victor Mark Allen plays PTC Grand Final winner Stephen Lee in Group B.

Barry Hearn, chairman of the Matchroom Sport and World Snooker, said: "I've always maintained that part of the success of the Premier League is in taking top level snooker to places that don't often see it.

"Our event in Penzance is testament to that and we are delighted to have the opportunity to take the Premier League to Cornwall."

The competition, televised live by Sky Sports, features ten of the biggest names in the game contesting one of snooker's most prestigious invitational events.

Now entering its 27th season, Premier League Snooker is the world's only major snooker tournament played to a league format and plays out on Thursday nights, live on Sky Sports.

Following the round robin section of play, the top four players move forward to the big money play-offs in Grimsby next month.

Tickets for Penzance are available from the box office priced at £19.50 (£16.50 concessions). Phone 01736 874 744 for more details, www.leisurecentre.com

Your chance to win a VIP package to the Premier League snooker in Penzance – see Page 84.

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