Topic locked Named Sponsor For Snooker’s Welsh Open

Postby Wildey ... tm?tid=149

World Snooker is delighted to announce as the new title sponsor of the 2010 Welsh Open, which takes place at the Newport Centre, 25th-31st January.

The Welsh Open, a ranking event since 1992, attracts the greatest players in the World. Former Welsh Open champions include Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby and last year’s winner Ali Carter.

The new agreement will initially be for one year and the event will be known as the Welsh Open. The tournament will be broadcast on BBC Wales, Eurosport as well CCTV (China), Now TV (Hong Kong) and Showtime Arabia.

Barry Hearn, who took over as Chairman of World Snooker last month, said: “This is a further boost for snooker and it proves we are definitely moving in the right direction for our sport. Having, one of the biggest betting brands in the World, sponsor the Welsh Open demonstrates the appeal of snooker. We’ve now got sponsors on board for four of our five UK tournaments and I’m sure that there are more to come. We look forward to working closely with the team at to make this tournament a great success.”

Trevor Beaumont, Chief Executive of Totesport comments: “We are delighted to again be associated with World Snooker after a break of 5 years. As one of the premier tournaments in the calendar the Welsh Open is a great opportunity for us to remind our audience of customers that is relevant for them across all major sports betting events.”

Ali Carter won the Welsh Open last year by beating Joe Swail 9-5 to claim his first ranking event title. The Captain will defend his title against the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, Mark Selby, Stephen Hendry, Ding Junhui and Ryan Day.

now then serious questions has to be asked............WHAT THE buck HAS WORLD SNOOKER DONE FOR 6 YEARS WITHOUT A SPONSOR FOR THE WELSH OPEN ?

Barry Hearn in a month has found a sponsor how does that work ?

Re: Named Sponsor For Snooker’s Welsh Open

Postby Lucky

It is a bit embarrassing for the outgoing board, that the introduction of one man for just over a month has basically sorted out the single biggest problem that snooker faced. If the German ranker does come off next February then the current crop of pro's who've lived through this lean period have a right to some answers.

Re: Named Sponsor For Snooker’s Welsh Open

Postby Wildey

nobody especially me says hearn is sorting things out has been mentioned it short term but after 6 years why the bloody hell hasent fatty done something similar.....

for 2 long mr blobby has been marmite.