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NEWPORT City Council are prepared to spend £50,000 over the next three years in a tug-of-war with Llanelli over the Welsh Open snooker championships.
The tournament, which brings global green baize stars to the city, has been in Newport for nearly two decades.
But Llanelli are putting in a bid to stage it next year - which marks the twentieth anniversary since Stephen Hendry played Darren Morgan in the first final.
A delegation from Llanelli, including Welsh rugby international Dafydd Jones, were at Newport Centre for this year's event, which was won by Scotland's John Higgins for a second successive time.
And it looked likely that the event would be staged in West Wales when World Snooker delegates went to Parc Y Scarlets - the Scarlets rugby region's stadium - to look over the facilities.
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