Snooker legends to play special televised tournament in Hull

Legends of snooker will head to Hull this September for the Mr Vegas World Seniors Snooker 900 series at Connexin Live
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Legends of the world of snooker will return to Hull as part of a special televised tournament.

The likes of seven-time World Champion, Stephen Hendry, four-time World Seniors Champion, Jimmy White, and 1997 World Champion, Ken Doherty, will be among those competing in the Mr Vegas World Seniors Snooker 900 series at Connexin Live. Last year, the same venue hosted the Tour Championship.

The event will also be broadcast live on Channel 5 on Sunday, September 8. Bringing some of the most decorated names in the sport to Hull, current World Seniors Champion, Igor Figueirdo, and 'The Tornado', Tony Drago, will also feature in the event along with former ranking event winner Barry Pinches.

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Chairman of the World Seniors, Jason Francis, said: “It is brilliant to return to Hull, a city that has welcomed Seniors Snooker with open arms. This field contains the four players who contested the semi-finals of the recent Mr Vegas World Seniors Championship at the Crucible as well as two icons of the game in Jimmy and Stephen.

“With tickets starting from just £10, it’s a great chance for everyone in and around the area to enjoy an afternoon of top-class snooker, which will be played under the new 900 rules, with each frame only lasting a maximum of 15 minutes.”

The 1985 World Snooker Champion, Dennis Taylor, will also be at the event as part of the TV commentary team. Taylor will also host a special VIP Legends Lunch for seasoned snooker fans to enjoy a two-course meal and front-row seats for the matches.

Tickets for the one-day event will start at £10 each plus booking fee. They will go on sale from Wednesday, July 3 from Connexin Live's website or its ticketing partner AXS. VIP and hospitality upgrades are also available for all shows - email hull@eu.asmglobal.com for further details.