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Big-time snooker for Potters

PUBLISHED: 14:50 20 November 2008 | UPDATED: 12:20 03 July 2010

FOR the first time ever, a Norfolk venue has been selected to host the final of one of the world's favourite televised snooker events.

Potters Leisure Resort is counting down the days to the climax of the 2008 PartyPoker.

FOR the first time ever, a Norfolk venue has been selected to host the final of one of the world's favourite televised snooker events.

Potters Leisure Resort is counting down the days to the climax of the 2008 PartyPoker.com Premier League Snooker which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7. The event will be televised live on Sky Sports.

The Premier League Snooker semi-final and final will be played in Potters' famous international arena, known as the venue for the World Indoor Bowls championship.

This is the first time that the East of England has played host to the final of such a prestigious, televised snooker event, featuring sporting legends such as John Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan, who has won the title for the past four years running.

Now in its 23rd season, the Premier League Snooker is the world's only major snooker tournament played to a league format.

The field consists of seven of the world's very best players, each battling it out over the best of six frames, making a total of 21 matches. The top four players move forward to the big money play-offs hosted by Potters Leisure Resort in December.

The semi-finals (Saturday, December 6) are the best of 11 frames and the final (Sunday, December 7) is over 13 frames.

The players taking part in the 2008 Premier League Snooker are; Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, John Higgins, Steve Davis, Mark Selby, Joe Perry and Ding Jun-hui, with Mark Selby being the first to qualify to appear at Potters at the play-offs.

The event is being broadcast for over 48 hours live coverage on Sky Sports in the UK and Matchroom Sport Television is producing 24 two hour highlight programmes which will be syndicated globally.

Brian Potter is the chairman and founder of Potters Leisure Resort: “We have built a worldwide reputation as the home of the World Indoor Bowls Championships and are really proud of this.

“But we thought the time was right to bring a new sporting event to Potters.”

Day tickets are available for both the semi-finals and the grand final at £17.50 each.

Potters has also planned a three-night festive break starting on Friday, December 5. The three night show break, designed especially for adults, costs £244 and includes tickets for both nights of the Premier League Snooker, accommodation, entertainment and three meals on each full day of your stay.

Without tickets for the snooker, the break costs £219.

For more information or to purchase snooker or weekend break tickets, call 01502 730345 or visit www.pottersholidays.com


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