Romania to stage Romanian Snooker Masters

14:38:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Romania will have the honor and privilege to stage, yet again, a new snooker tournament - the Romanian Snooker Master - between 14-18 of March this year, at the Metropolitan Circus Arena from Bucharest.

The country is no stranger from presenting snooker events, back in October 2016, staging the first and only (to this date) snooker ranking tournament in its history: The European Masters which delighted the public with a thriller final starring Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump, with the last named one winning 9-8.

It's been a bit lonely to have a snooker-less 2017, so this year World Snooker along with McCann and McCann/Thiess Events are organizing the Romanian Snooker Masters, an invitational tournament which will present to a hungry audience 16 players ready to cross their cues in their quest for a total money prize of 200,000 Euros.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are delighted to add this event to our 2017/18 World Snooker Tour calendar. We know how popular snooker is in Romania so it’s fantastic to be heading back there for a tour event. The players who make it to Bucharest will enjoy a fabulous atmosphere in an amazing city.

“We now have 29 tournaments on our global calendar this season. Our sport is growing around the world in terms of popularity and prize money so each event added to the Tour is great news for the players and fans.”

Cosmin Hodor, Event Director, said: "Romania has a strong culture for sport and we are delighted we will feature Romanian Snooker Masters in 2018, the year of the country’s Great Union centennial. We made great efforts to make this event happen and to strengthen our relationship with World Snooker and the players. We are honoured to see the best snooker players in the world come to Bucharest for a spectacular event."

Adrian Thiess, Event Promoter, added: “We are excited to have this event in Romania and to continue our efforts in featuring a snooker sports tradition in Romania. It means a lot the relationship we have with Ronnie O’Sullivan and the fact that he is keen to play in Romania. During the spring of 2016 we made a partnership with World Snooker for three snooker events in Romania and we are committed to honour this partnership."

The tickets are already up for grabs on Entertix and, so be sure to buy them fast and secure your spot for a genuine snooker show!

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