17 September 2009
By Graham Clark
THREE of snooker's biggest stars are set to take to the table in a night of snooker at Tattersalls in aid of charity.
Leading the all-star line-up at the Newmarket based bloodstock auctioneers on Monday, November 9, will be recent Shanghai Masters champion and three-times world champion Ronnie O' Sullivan.
The Essex ace will be joined at the table by six-times world champion Steve Davis along with 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy.
The trio will be helping to raise money for the Paul Hunter Foundation, a charity set up in memory of the three-times Masters hero who died of cancer aged just 27 in 2006, and the Newmarket branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Organising the event is friend of the former Leeds snooker ace Graham Cowdrey of Six Mile Bottom.
Cowdrey said:"I first met Paul back in 2003 when the company I was working for at the time was sponsoring him. He was such good player and a really great man.
"Since Paul died I have kept in touch with his former manager Brandon Parker and through one conversation the idea came about to hold such a night and Tattersalls seemed the perfect venue for the event."
The evening, which will last about two hours, will get under way with a best-of-five-frame game between O' Sullivan and Murphy.
Following the pairs game will be a 30-minute trick shot session with BBC snooker pundit Davis.
After a short interval, top impressionist Rory Bremner will commentate on a doubles match which will see O' Sullivan and Murphy each paired up with a well known face from the racing world, yet to be announced.
"It promises to be such a good evening. The crowd will not only be entertained by some top snooker but laughter from a top comic and, what is best, that all the money will go to charity," added Cowdrey.
Tickets for the event, which runs from 7.15pm to 9pm, cost £20 per person and can be brought from the Palace House Tourist Information Office, Palace Street, Newmarket.