The European Championship - updates & more

12:50:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

As many of you already know this year is a very important one for global snooker since a lot has changed (names & formats of the tournaments) and some broadcasting contracts have been renewed.

But the friends of the blog know this is also a HUGE year for Romania, because the European Championship is the first ever ranking tournament to be staged on Romanian soil, so we are really looking forward to see the lads in action in October (3 to 9 October to be more precise).

In recent months we've heard a lot of rumours concerning the location of the event. Initially, it was Bucharest, then Cluj-Napoca, but now everything is settled, so I am pleased to announce you that the first edition of the European Championship will be staged in Bucharest.

Also, there are some changes in the format of the tournament.

Initially it was said that all 128 players will be coming to Romania and the qualifying rounds will be played here, but according to today's official press release from World Snooker's website, it seems only the Last 32 will be delighting us.

The qualifying stages will be held at Guild Hall from Preston, UK from September 26 to 28.

Although it wasn't stated in the press release, this decision was probably taken after serious consideration regarding the venue's capacity of settling 128 snooker players. 

The venue's name itself is yet to be made public, but will definitely be announced in short time.

So, I don't know about you but I am really looking forward to this new event.

For those of you interested, please check because there's already a ticket alert on so be sure to subscribe and get the news when the tickets will be put on sale and grab yours, because this is a chance you can't miss!

Also, be sure to keep an eye on the blog because I shall be keeping you posted on what's going on with this event, as well as with the regular ones.