We've got a pair of tickets to give away for one of the best days of action at the World Snooker Championship - the last day of the quarter-finals.
The tickets are for all sessions on Wednesday April 29, the day when all four quarter-finals at the Crucible are played to a finish.
For a chance to win, tell us, in no more than 100 words, why the World Snooker Championship is so special. It could be an anecdote about a previous visit to the sport's Theatre of Dreams, something about your favourite player, a memory of a great match, or anything which sums up the magic of snooker's greatest event.
E-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to Tickets competition, World Snooker, Fourth Floor, 14-16 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QW.
Send your entry by Friday, April 10 and don't forget to include your name and where you are form. The best entries will be posted on worldsnooker.com
to the final of the 18th Welsh Open at Newport Centre on 22nd February, 2009
Global Snooker, in association with World Snooker and Holiday Inn Hotels are delighted to give you the chance to WIN a pair of tickets to both sessions of the final plus overnight accommodation
for you and a guest at the first ranking final of 2009.
Four of the last five finals in Wales have gone to a deciding frame,
and we expect another cracker this year...
All you have to do to win is answer the question below and email to this address: email@example.com, put "Welsh Open Competition" into Subject, your name, address and contact number, so that we can let you know you have won.
Strictly ONE entry per household please.
Who made a maximum break on his way to reaching the final of the Welsh Open in 2007?
Midnight (GMT) Wednesday 18 February, 2009.
If you entered our competition, read on to find out whether you've won a pair of tickets to the final of the Masters.
The competition asked you to name the five players who have won the Masters three or more times. The answer was:
And the winner was Vanessa Howells from Hampstead in London. She receives a pair of tickets to Sunday's final.
Thanks to everyone who entered. You can still buy tickets by calling 0844 815 0815 or visiting www.wembleyarena.co.uk
Snooker's biggest invitation tournament starts this Sunday, and here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to the final on January 18.
The world's top 16 players, including Ronnie O'Sullivan, Shaun Murphy, John Higgins, Stephen Hendry and defending champion Mark Selby, as well as wild cards Judd Trump and Ricky Walden, will be battling for the Masters trophy at Wembley Arena.
Tickets for all rounds are still available, click on the page about the Masters 2009 for the match schedule and for ticket details.
For the chance to win two tickets to both sessions of the final, name the five players who have won the Masters on three (or more) occasions.
Send your answer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a postcard to Masters Competition, World Snooker, 4th Floor, 14-16 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QW.
Make sure you include your name and address, and send your answer by Tuesday January 13.
The winner of our competition, drawn at random by a member of the Media Corps, is Ann Marie Farren.
Ann-Marie, who lives in Blackpool, England will be bringing her
father with her for a day out at the semi finals.
The answer to the question was Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-2 Stephen Maguire
Two tickets to both sessions of the semi finals of the Maplin UK Championship on Saturday 20 December
Overnight Accommodation on Saturday 20 December at The Park Inn Telford
HOW TO ENTER
1. Answer This question: What was the score in the 2007 UK final
2. Send us an email with your answer, together with your full name, address, contact phone number and email address.
CLOSING DATE Midnight Saturday 13 December
STRICTLY one entry per household
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (parent/guardian)
Thanks to all thosw who entered our competition to win one of five free passes to watch the Belgian Open, we received close to 100 entries.
The winners, drawn out of the Snooker Scene hat, are:
Thomas Lavery (England)
Darryl Croft (England)
Samuel Hinton (Wales)
Vadim Ingerov (Russia)
Patryk Kubek (Germany)
The answers were:
1) Jimmy White won the first ranking event staged in Belgium, the 1992 European Open
2) Bjorn Haneveer was Belgium's highest ranked player
3) Mark Selby is 25
Don't forget, you can watch the Belgian Open from September 19-21 at CueSport TV.
We will be running a new competition to win tickets to the Royal London Watches Grand Prix at the weekend!
The Belgian Open is a new pro-am featuring many of snooker’s biggest names and takes place in Duffel from September 19-21.
It will be streamed live on CueSport TV, an excellent site which provides coverage of cue sports from the UK and beyond.
Among the players confirmed for the Belgian Open are Stephen Maguire, Shaun Murphy, Mark Selby, John Higgins, Neil Robertson, Graeme Dott, Mark Allen, Mark Williams, Ken Doherty, Matthew Stevens and John Parrott.
It costs £8 for the three days but, thanks to CueSport TV, this blog is giving away five passes for snooker fans to watch the action for FREE.
To stand a chance of winning, you will need to correctly answer the following three questions:
1) Which player won the first ranking tournament to be staged in Belgium, the 1992 European Open?
2) Which Belgian player once achieved a highest ranking of 53rd, the best of anyone from this country?
3) How old is Mark Selby?
DO NOT post your answers below. Send them instead to email@example.com.
The closing date is next Monday, September 15.
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You can win tickets to a tournament next season by voting for which up-and-coming player you think will make an impact in the coming season.
Last year worldsnooker.com readers voted Judd Trump as the One To Watch. Which promising young star will fulfil his talent in the 2008/09 campaign?
The only criteria for the player you pick is that he must be under 25 years old and must be outside the top 32 of the official rankings.
E-mail your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org putting ’Ones to Watch’ in the subject field, or send a postcard to: Ones to Watch, World Snooker, 14-16 Great Portland St, London W1W 8QW.
Don’t forget to include your name and address. Entries must be received by Thursday, August 14.
The winner of the competition will be drawn at random from the entrants who vote for the player receiving the most votes.
23 Jun 2008 10:21:00
Here are the best entries to our caption competition...
We asked you to suggest what was going through Joe Perry's mind at the 888.com World Snooker Championship.
The winner was:
"Please Miss Tabb, may I go to the toilet?"
That caption came from two people - Darryl Croft from Nottingham and Darren Sharman from Leicester. They both win a pair of tickets to a tournament next season.
Here are a couple more of your entries:
"What in the world was in those bottles?... hick..." (note of webmaster - it's my winner :-DDD)
Nassios Dimitris, Greece
"Waiter, cheque please."
Michael Carpenter, Derby
Look out for more competitions coming soon on worldsnooker.com
17 June 2008
World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is delighted to have been voted Player Of The Year in the readers' poll of Snooker's official website, worldsnooker.com.
Ronnie O'Sullivan, speaking through his management company, Grove Leisure, had the following reaction to the news.
"I would like to thank all my fans for their support throughout the previous season. They have really helped to lift me and enable me to approach my games in a more positive frame of mind than ever before.
It has been a fantastic season for me, winning both the World and UK Championships and picking up 3 maximum breaks along the way. I can't remember a time when I've been playing so well.
Hopefully I can continue this good form into next season and I look forward to entertaining my fans next year with the same attacking, positive gameplay."
16 Jun 2008
Worldsnooker.com readers have voted Ronnie O'Sullivan as the clear winner in our Player of the Season competition.
O'Sullivan received 273 of the 436 votes cast in the competition. The Rocket won snooker's two biggest ranking events last term - the Maplin UK Championship and 888.com World Snooker Championship.
He also regained the official world No 1 ranking and made three brilliant 147 breaks, setting a new record of nine career maximums.
Second in the poll was Mark Selby with 74 votes. The Jester won the first two major titles of his career - the SAGA Insurance Masters and Welsh Open.
Ali Carter was third on 22 by virtue of his brilliant run to the Crucible final. Stephen Maguire, the only player other than O'Sullivan to win two ranking titles during the season, came next on 16, followed by Shaun Murphy and Marco Fu on 11.
The randomly-selected winner of the competition was Sabina Virtosu from Berkshire, who wins a pair of tickets to a tournament next season.
Here are the full results of the poll:
Ronnie O'Sullivan - 273
Mark Selby - 74
Ali Carter - 22
Stephen Maguire - 16
Shaun Murphy - 11
Marco Fu - 11
Liang Wenbo - 8
Stephen Hendry - 7
Joe Perry - 3
Matthew Stevens - 2
Michael Holt - 2
Ryan Day - 2
Mark Williams - 1
Dominic Dale - 1
Ken Doherty - 1
Peter Ebdon - 1
Mark King - 1
21 May 2008
There's a chance to win tickets to a tournament next season if you let us know who you think was the outstanding player of the 2007/08 campaign.
Neil Robertson was your choice a year ago, but who gets your vote this time?
Ronnie O’Sullivan won the two biggest ranking titles - the 888.com World Snooker Championship and Maplin UK Championship, and also regained the world No 1 ranking. Mark Selby also won two major crowns at the SAGA Insurance Masters and Welsh Open, and broke into the top four.
Or how about Stephen Maguire, who won two ranking events and made his first televised 147, or Ali Carter who also made a magical maximum during his brilliant run to the Crucible final. You might think that Shaun Murphy deserves the accolade for his Malta Cup triumph and five consecutive ranking event semi-finals, or Marco Fu for his memorable Royal London Watches Grand Prix victory.
Whoever your choice is, e-mail your vote to email@example.com putting ’Player 0708’ in the subject field, or send a postcard to: Player of the Season, World Snooker, 14-16 Great Portland St, London W1W 8QW
The winner, drawn at random, will receive a pair of tickets to a choice of tournaments next season*.
Don’t forget to include your name and address. Entries must be received by Friday, June 13.
Look out for more competitions on worldsnooker.com in the coming weeks.
* Tickets up to and including quarter-final stage of any tournament except the 888.com World Snooker Championship.