Chel­tenham pots a brand new ven­ture

The Racing Paper - - Trends And Diary -

CHEL­TENHAM race­course is ex­pand­ing its port­fo­lio by host­ing snooker’s World Grand Prix next Fe­bru­ary in the Cen­taur.

Tick­ets are al­ready on sale for the seven day tour­na­ment which will see 32 of the sport’s big­gest names tak­ing part.

Just over a month be­fore the an­nual Chel­tenham Fes­ti­val gets un­der way they will be com­pet­ing for a to­tal of £375,000 with the win­ner tak­ing home £100,000.

Barry Hearn, chair­man of World Snooker, says: “Chel­tenham might be best known for its fab­u­lous horse rac­ing but we want snooker to be­come syn­ony­mous with the venue too.

“When a tour­na­ment finds a true home it cre­ates a mag­i­cal bond. Let’s see if Chel­tenham can cre­ate that.”

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