18 June, 2009
(all events run from 7.30pm to 11pm apart from the one in Llandudno on November 19. This begins at 6pm and finishes at 11pm)
Week 1 - September 3 - Penrith Leisure Centre, Penrith, Cumbria
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 01768 863450
Neil Robertson x Judd Trump - 4-2
Ronnie O'Sullivan x Marco Fu - 4-2 :-)
Week 2 - September 17 - Malvern Theatre, Great Malvern, Worcs
Tickets £19.50 (adults), £18.50 (concessions). Box office 01684 892277
Shaun Murphy x John Higgins - 2-4
Stephen Hendry x Judd Trump - 2-4
Week 3 - September 24 - Southampton Guildhall, Hampshire
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 02380 632601
Neil Robertson x Stephen Hendry - 1-5
John Higgins x Marco Fu - 3-3
Week 4 - October 1 - Charter Hall, Colchester, Essex
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 01206 282020
Judd Trump x Marco Fu - 4-2
Ronnie O'Sullivan x Neil Robertson - 3-3
you can download match at the Discussion club - General discussion - R. O'Sullivan matches - http://snooker.f.xaviermedia.com/viewtopic.php?t=106&mforum=snooker
Week 5 - October 15 - Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 0844 477 9000
Ronnie O'Sullivan x Shaun Murphy - 4-2 :-)
John Higgins x Stephen Hendry - 3-3
Week 6 - October 22 - Grimsby Auditorium, Lincolnshire
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 0844 847 2426
Ronnie O'Sullivan x Stephen Hendry - 3-3
Shaun Murphy x Marco Fu - 5-1
Week 7 - October 29 - Preston Guild Hall, Lancashire
Tickets £15 (adults) £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 01772 258858
John Higgins x Neil Robertson - 4-2
Shaun Murphy x Stephen Hendry - 3-3
Week 8 - November 5 - Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter, Devon
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 01392 221771
Marco Fu x Neil Robertson - 2-4
Ronnie O'Sullivan x Judd Trump - 2-4 :-(
you can download matche here - http://snooker.f.xaviermedia.com/viewtopic.php?t=106&mforum=snooker
Week 9 - Nov 12 - Hutton Moor LC, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 01934 425900
John Higgins x Judd Trump - 4-2
Shaun Murphy x Neil Robertson - 4-2
Week 10 - November 19 - Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 01492 872000
Shaun Murphy x Judd Trump - 2-4
Marco Fu x Stephen Hendry - 5-1
Ronnie O'Sullivan x John Higgins - 2-4 :-(
Semi-finals Nov 28 Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton on Sea, Norfolk
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 01502 730345
John Higgins x Shaun Murphy - 3-5
Ronnie O'Sullivan x Judd Trump - 5-1 :-)
Final - Nov 29 - Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton on Sea, Norfolk
Tickets £15 (adults), £12.50 (concessions). Box office - 01502 730345
Shaun Murphy x Ronnie O'Sullivan - 7-3 :-((
MATCHROOM SPORT can announce the venues and fixtures for the 2009 PartyPoker.com Premier League Snooker competition.
The event, which will be screened live on Sky Sports on Thursdays begins on September 3 and ends with the final on November 29.
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is in action on the first night at the Penrith Leisure Centre in Cumbria where he meets Hong Kong's Marco Fu, with the other match being between Neil Robertson and Judd Trump, who won the Championship League to qualify.
The competition features seven of the greatest stars of the game contesting snooker’s most prestigious invitational event.
Now entering its record-breaking 24th season, Premier League Snooker is the world’s only major snooker tournament played to a league format.
There are two games on each night (apart from three at Llandudno on November 19) and each match is over six frames, with two points for a win and a point for a 3-all draw. Following the round robin section of play, the top four players move forward to the big money play-offs in November at the Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk.
The field consists of seven of the very best players in the world and each player plays the others once over the best of six frames, making a total of 21 matches.
Six of the current top ten in the world rankings are taking part including world number one O'Sullivan, who has won the Premier League for the last five seasons, and current World Champion John Higgins.
Shaun Murphy, who Higgins beat in the Crucible final in April, returns to the event for the first time since 2005, while Hong Kong's Marco Fu is also back after a resurgence in form saw him move up to eighth in the rankings.
Seven-time World Champion Stephen Hendry is also included, Australian Neil Robertson will be making his second appearance in the Premier League, while Trump qualified through the ultra-competitive Championship League earlier his year.
Ronnie O'Sullivan 3-3 Neil Robertson
O'Sullivan's scores first
70-48 (O'Sullivan 47, Robertson 45), 6-84 (Robertson 77), 113-14 (O'Sullivan 112), 86-42 (O'Sullivan 43, Robertson 42), 0-117 (Robertson 91), 4-72 (Robertson 37)
RONNIE O'SULLIVAN slaughtered his own performance after throwing away a 3-1 lead. in the second match of the night.
O'Sullivan made only one break of more than 50 in the match - an effort of 112 in the third effort - and apologised to the crowd at the Charter Hall in Colchester.
"I can't believe I got three frames so I'm over the moon with that," said a despondent O'Sullivan.
"I didn't think I could get any worse but I've proved that I could - I'm just useless, give me a new head!
"I'm glad that's over, it was awful, I'm sorry, very sorry."
The match ended 3-3 draw and meant O'Sullivan has claimed three points from his first two matches, the same amount as Robertson.
An early missed long red after a break of 45 proved costly for Australian Robertson and O'Sullivan, who has won the Premier League title for the last five seasons, went on to claim the opening frame.
Robertson missed a straight red early in the second but it did not prove costly as he soon got another opportunity. This time a break of 77 gave him the frame, although the miss on the last red with a century looming would have annoyed Robertson.
But O'Sullivan showed his class in the third frame after Robertson's missed into the centre pocket. While the Rocket was making a break of 112, commentator Clive Everton described it by saying 'you will not see a better crafted century than this' as O'Sullivan moved 2-1 ahead.
Both players made breaks of more than 40 at the start of the fourth but the critical point came when O'Sullivan tucked Robertson up with a perfect snooker. The cue ball was tight behind the pink and Robertson failed to hit the target red on five occasions to gift O'Sullivan 20 points.
When Robertson finally hit the target, he left the red on and O'Sullivan did the rest to move into a 3-1 lead with two frames remaining.
In the fifth it was O'Sullivan's turn to make a number of fouls as the cue ball was hidden behind the brown ball and his three-cushion escape was unsuccessful on four occasions. Robertson's later break of 91 kept his hopes alive of securing a point.
Robertson moved 35-0 ahead in the last before referee Paul Collier correctly called a foul against Robertson as his cue glanced a red that was touching the cue ball. But Robertson battled hard and a break of 37 saw him claim a hard-fought 3-3 draw.