http://www.prosnookerblog.com/2013/04/2 ... dia-close/
The key points from Barry’s press conference were as follows:
-A new event will be held from 19-24 November 2013, known as the Champion of Champions event, which will be staged at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
-The Champion of Champions event will see four groups of four players involved (a total of 16), made up of event winners from the 2012/13 season.
-Each group will be played during the course of a full day, with effectively heat semi-finals and a final, providing a winner to go through to the main event semi-finals on Saturday.
-There will be a £100,000 top prize, with the runner-up taking £40,000, losing semi-finalists £20,000.
-The event will be broadcast in the UK on a free-to-air channel, to be confirmed next week.
-The event will be played over a longer format, with the final being over the best of potentially 23 frames.
-There will be no mid-session intervals and potentially a limit of two toilet breaks per match, with no mid-frame breaks as we have seen on occasion this week at the Crucible.
-World Snooker are also close to announcing a new event in India, still to be confirmed.
Some great quotes in there!!
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