wildJONESEYE wrote:i watched some of the World Open pre qualifying at the academy online and it looks huge with seats there hopefully next season there will be PTC and qualifying action played there is that something you want to see happening ?
That's great that you watched some of our World Open Qualifying event streaming on our website. The Academy is a massive, purpose built building with a total of 20,000 square foot of floor space. Each of the eight match tables have spectator seating installed, we have four practice tables in the practice room, which is large enough to have temporary seating installed for events and we have a 400 seat main arena which is just about finished! (we were let down by the seat supplier). The arena has a commentators booth and seating area for the second marker so is fitted for televised/streamed matches. We also have a large players lounge, large reception, tournament office and media office, shop and kitchen.
Here is a link to a short video of some of the facilities we have:
As for holding PTC events and/or qualifying matches at the South West Snooker Academy-we would be very interested in deed. We do however, appreciate that World Snooker have the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield which provides what they require so we are working on our own initiatives as well to compliment what is already out there.
Thanks again wildJONESEYE