Press release – 2011 Tour Dates
Snooker Legends are excited to announce 27 new tour dates for 2011.
Thousands of snooker fans enjoyed last year’s tour, and the legends proved they can still play a bit delivering 20 centuries at our 18 events, including Jimmy’s magical 147 in Redhill.
We’re back at the Crucible, one week before the championships, but we’re also delighted to be taking snooker back to Goffs in Ireland. We know this is a venue close to the player’s hearts and many of our Legends believe created the best atmosphere for snooker anywhere in the world.
We’ve also honoured our pledge to come to Scotland and Northern Ireland, if you’ve ever wanted the chance to not only see these legends play, but mix and mingle and say hello, and get that all important photograph or signature, then Snooker Legends gives you that, plus a few laughs along the way.
The main core of players have all been signed up again. Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, John Parrott, Cliff Thorburn, John Virgo and of course Michaela Tabb .
However we will be announcing some special surprise guests along the way, and we are delighted to announce the first of these... Canadian legend Kirk Stevens
Kirk will be our guest player at three events:-
The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield on Saturday April 9th.
The Waterfront , Belfast on Friday 27th May.
Goffs, Co Kildare on Sunday 29th May.
Kirk has not played in the UK in many years but remains one of the fans favourites from the golden era of the 1980s. Few will forget his semi-final with Jimmy White at the Crucible or his 147 at the Benson and Hedges Masters. Kirk continues to play snooker in Canada, has recovered from alcohol and substance abuse, and we are proud to welcome him to our squad of Legends.
The Full 2011 tour dates are
Saturday 9th April The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Tel 0114 249 6000 (on sale 27th Nov)
Saturday 7th May The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. Tel 01737 276500
Sunday 8th May The Charter Hall, Colchester. Tel 01206 282020
Friday 13th May King Georges Hall, Blackburn. Tel 0844 8471664
Saturday 14th May Victoria Hall, Stoke Tel 0844 871 7656
Monday 16th May Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury. Tel 0844 871 7607
Tuesday 17th May Hutton Leisure Centre, Weston Super Mare. Tel 01934 425900
Friday 20th May Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon Tel 01992 441946
Saturday 21st May The Newport Centre, Newport. Tel 01633 656 757
Monday 23rd May The Assembly Rooms Derby, Tel 01332 255800
Tuesday 24th May Broadway Theatre, Lewisham Tel 020 8690 0002
Friday 27th May The Waterfront, Belfast. NI. Tel 028 9033 4455
Sunday 29th May Goffs, Co,Kildare Tel 0818719300
Thursday 2nd June 2011 The Dome, Doncaster Tel 01302 370777
Tuesday 7th June South West Snooker Academy , Gloucs. Tel 01452 223214
Wednesday 8th June The Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth. Tel 0845 1461460
Saturday 11th June The Albert Halls, Bolton Tel 01204 334400
Sunday 12th June Venue Cymru, Llandudno Tel 01492 872000
Monday 20th June The Brighton Centre, Brighton Tel 0844 8471515 VIP TICKETS 01273 292 695
Tuesday 21st June The Hexagon Theatre, Reading Tel 0118 960 6060
Wednesday 22nd June Fairfield Halls, Croydon Tel 020 8688 9291
Monday 4th July Penrith Leisure Centre, Penrith Tel 01768 863450
Tuesday 5th July Kelvin Hall Glasgow. Tel 0844 481 8898
Wednesday 6th July Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. Tel 01463 234234
Thursday 7th July A.E.C.C, Aberdeen Tel 08444 77 9000
Tuesday 12th July The Metrodome, Barnsley Tel 01226 730060
Wednesday 13th July The Auditorium, Grimsby. Tel 0844 847 2426
Our Vip experience guarantees every snooker fan a prime seat plus entry to the pre-event champagne reception where you receive a complimentary souvenier brochure and can meet all the legends, get your photographs, autographs and say hello. The VIP package represents a perfect Xmas present for any snooker fan.
Tickets for our tour will go on sale during November, please contact the theatres for details.
Finally I can confirm that we will be paying tribute at our legends events to our former team member Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins who sadly passed away earlier this year. Snooker Legends was created as a platform for players such like Alex to play again in front of his adoring fans, at some of the great snooker venues. We are so glad that he got the chance to go back to the Crucible one final time for what was sadly to be his final snooker match.
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...and don’t forget your first chance to see the Legends in 2011 will be on Saturday 5th Feb in Guernsey at the Beau Sejour Leisure Centre.