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Snooker Stars Return To Ireland

Snooker Stars Return To Ireland

Snookers best known players make a return to Ireland this month in the Alex Higgins International Trophy (PTC8) at the Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney. Held from October 20-23 players such as Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump, John Higgins and local hero Ken Doherty are all set to appear.

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Alex Higgins International Trophy - PTC8



As well as seeing your favourite cue-men in action there is also a fantastic opportunity to see some of Europe's top Amateurs players as 40 players will join the 90 Professional players entered into the first round proper of this event, where the Amateur player can realise his dream of mixing it up with the elite of the game on the World Stage.

The first round of PTC 8 starts at 9.30am on Friday the 21st of October with Ten tables in action and there will be one 'Television Table' as Eurosport will be broadcasting the PTC 8 Live across Europe.

The Best Players in the World deserve the best venues and the Killarney Convention Centre (KCC) is used to hosting events of this magnitude, and it's expansive layout and ideal tiered seating is perfect and will make this an event not to be missed. World Snooker are installing Ten 'Star' Snooker Tables for the event, so conditions will be perfect.


Ronnie O'Sullivan PTC7 2011


'The Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan, 'World Number One' Mark Selby, 'Seven Times World Champion' Stephen Hendry, 'Current World Champion' John Higgins, 'World Seniors Champion' Jimmy White, 'Ireland's Favourite' Ken Doherty, Mark Williams and a host of house hold names from World Snooker will be in Killarney in Mid October and immediately they will realise that they are in a special place, playing in a tournament named in the honour of a very special player.

As this is the First World Ranking Event to be played on Ireland's shores for many year's the Organisers felt it was fitting to name PTC 8 after the 'Iconic' Alex 'The Hurricane ' Higgins.
Alex twice World Champion in 1972 and 1982 is often credited for bringing the game of snooker to a wider audience and very much contributed to the popularity of the game in the '80's.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the greatest players in the World. With Ten tables in play at any one time this is a unique chance to watch many of your favourite players. With an all-day entry ticket starting from just Ten Euro (An all day ticket gets you 12 hours of Snooker).

Special accommodation rates are available at the adjacent Gleneagle Hotel and Apartments and also at the neighbouring Brehon hotel. Base yourself at the centre of all the action in The Gleneagle Hotel from just ‚ā¨79 per room per night or in the luxurious Brehon from ‚ā¨100 per room per night. Residents of both hotels will receive a 50% discount on daily tickets to the event, excluding the VIP tickets. Call Reservations on 064 6671550.

For more information on World Snookers PTC 8 at the Killarney Convention Centre
go to www.ptckillarney.com or checkout PTC Killarney' Facebook or email for media information derekkielymedia@ptckillarney.com or call 00353-894191901

Posted Oct 13, 2011
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