Thursday, 15 November 2012

Snooker in November 2012

I know I'm a bit late in writing this piece, but I had some hectic days at the office and it was impossible to keep my eyes open, once I got home.

That being said, let's take a look at this month's snooker season, because blimey! it's a pretty busy one. I'm going to jump over the first two tournaments (Asian PTC 3 and UK PTC 4) since they already took place, and carry on with another PTC event, this time an European one, that's happening these following days on Bulgaria's capital Sofia between 15 and 18 of November.

Rushing back home we shall have to get prepared for three days of qualifier rounds (20-23), as the UK Championship needs its full draw and the lads want to see their names next to the Top 16 ones.

The Premier League semi-finals and final are set to take place on 24th and 25th of the same month and for the first time in quite some time the chance to see Ronnie lifting another trophy is null, as the Rocket failed to sign the players' contract in time and now, he's withdrawn from the entire snooker season.

The pre-qualifying rounds for the EPTC 6 event are next on our schedule, the World Snooker Academy becoming the host for it on 26 and 27, while another series of qualifiers will take place between 28 and 30 of November, this time for the mighty German Masters.

And with that the month ends, to make room for December and the second most important and glorious snooker event of the season: the UK Championship.

1. Asian PTC 3

When?: 5 - 9 November
Where?: Zhengzhou, China

Who's playing?: click here for the draw.
Prize money: winner (10,000), runner-up (€5,000), losing semi-finalists (2,500), losing quarter-finalists (1,500), last 16 (1,000), last 32 (600) and the last 64 (200). 
Ranking points: winner (2,000), runner-up (1,600), losing semi-finalists (1,280), losing quarter-finalists (1,000), last 16 (760), last 32 (560) and the last 64 (360).


2. Premier League 
 
When?: 8 November
Where?:
The Dome, Doncaster, UK
Who's playing?: Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy and Judd Trump v Mark Allen
Prize money: £1,000 for each frame won, £1,000 for each century break and £25,000 for a maximum break.
Ranking points: N/A



3. UK PTC 4 (Snooker Pro Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup)

When?: 10 - 14 November
Where?: South East Snooker Academy, Gloucester, UK

Who's playing?: click here for the draw.
Prize money: winner (12,000), runner-up (6,000), losing semi-finalists (3,000), losing quarter-finalists (2,000), last 16 (1,250), last 32 (750) and the last 64 (500). 
Ranking points: winner (2,000), runner-up (1,600), losing semi-finalists (1,280), losing quarter-finalists (1,000), last 16 (760), last 32 (560) and the last 64 (360).


4.  Premier League

When?: 15 November
Where?:
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Durham
Who's playing?: Neil Robertson v Ding Junhui and John Higgins v Peter Ebdon
Prize money: £1,000 for each frame won, £1,000 for each century break and £25,000 for a maximum break.
Ranking points: N/A


5.  EPTC 4

When?: 15 - 18 November
Where?: Sofia, Bulgaria

Who's playing?: click here for the draw.
Prize money: winner (12,000), runner-up (6,000), losing semi-finalists (3,000), losing quarter-finalists (2,000), last 16 (1,250), last 32 (750) and the last 64 (500). 
Ranking points: winner (2,000), runner-up (1,600), losing semi-finalists (1,280), losing quarter-finalists (1,000), last 16 (760), last 32 (560) and the last 64 (360).


6.  UK Championship (the qualifiers)


When?: 20 - 23 November
Where?: World Snooker Academy, Sheffield, UK

Who's playing?: click here for the draw.
Ranking points: N/A


7. Premier League

When?: 24 - 25 November
Where?:
Grimsby Auditorium
Who's playing?: update needed.
Prize money: winner (
£50,000), runner-up (£25,000), losing semi-finalist (£12,500)
Ranking points: N/A

8.  EPTC 6 (pre-qualifying rounds)

When?: 26 - 27 November
Where?: World Snooker Academy, Sheffield, UK

Who's playing?: update needed
Ranking points: N/A


9. German Masters (the qualifiers)

When?: 28 - 30 November
Where?: World Snooker Academy, Sheffield, UK

Who's playing?: click here for the draw.
Ranking points: N/A




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