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Snooker World Cup Announced

Snooker World Cup Announced

World Snooker in along with the Billiard Sports Association of Thailand have revealed that they are in the advanced discussions about a Snooker World Cup event to be held in Bangkok from July 11-17.

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The provisional format of the event includes 20 two-man teams from around the world and World Snooker expects to release full details in the coming weeks. At the moment the criteria for selecting the players for the event has not been finalised

To quote World Snooker: "To stage a World Cup would be tremendously exciting for snooker and we are delighted to be working towards this alongside our colleagues in Thailand."

 

John Higgins and Stephen Maguire with Scotland Flag

 

This event could be really entertaining if it is staged and broadcast properly. It would be great to see a range of top players from around the world competing under with their national team. And it gives players from smaller nations that wouldn't usually been seen on TV a chance of exposure and to play against the top pro's such as the Netherlands, Germany, India etc.

You would have to fancy either Scotland (Higgins, Maguire, Dott, Hendry), England (O'Sullivan, Carter, Selby, Murphy) or Wales (Williams, Day, Stevens) to take the cup, but China, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Thailand and of course Australia will all field strong teams also.

 

Neil Robertson

Posted Feb 22, 2011   
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