CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS SNOOKER EXTENDS RICOH ARENA AGREEMENT UNTIL 2020

Matchroom Multi Sport are delighted to announce a new three-year agreement which will see snooker’s prestigious Champion of Champions remain at Ricoh Arena, Coventry until 2020 with tickets for 2018 on sale on Monday, November 13 2017.

Since its inaugural running in 2013, the Champion of Champions has gone from strength to strength with players and fans united in seeing the tournament as one of the highlights of the snooker calendar.

Broadcast live on ITV4 and on networks around the world, the Champion of Champions brings together 16 players, all World Snooker Tour winners over the previous 12 months, and has been won by some of the sport’s biggest names – Ronnie O’Sullivan (2013, 2014), Neil Robertson (2015) and John Higgins (2016).

The 2018 Champion of Champions will be staged from Monday, November 5 until Sunday, November 11.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn commented: “The Ricoh Arena is a great venue for snooker and I am thrilled that our excellent relationship with the venue will continue for at least a further three years.

“Since the first Champion of Champions in 2013 we have seen a year-on-year rise in attendance as the tournament has cemented itself as one of the major events of the snooker calendar. The people of Coventry come out in force to support snooker’s best players every November and we’re pleased they will be able to continue to do so.

“With record crowds, record TV numbers and 16 of the very best players in the world, I have no doubt that the Champion of Champions will continue to be a must-see. It’s a tournament all players are desperate to compete in and we look forward to seeing the best of the best at the Ricoh Arena for a further three years.”

Stuart Cain, commercial director for Wasps and the Ricoh Arena, added: “The growing success of Champion of Champions is testament to the Ricoh Arena’s ability of being able to host world-class sporting events, and we are delighted to have secured the tournament for the next three years.

“To have 16 of the world’s best snooker players performing on our doorstep is something both the Ricoh Arena and the wider region should be proud of.”

Tickets for the 2018 Champion of Champions will go on sale this Monday, November 13 from www.championofchampionssnooker.co.uk

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