20th December – Masters tickets now on sale
WITH THE 24th ANNUAL WORLD POOL MASTERS taking place from Friday to Sunday 17th – 19th February at the Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar, Matchroom Sport can announce that tickets for the event are now on sale.
With five sessions of play in total, all tickets are available from https://www.buytickets.gi/events/world-pool-masters-2017-87
Tickets are priced at £15 for the Friday evening and both afternoon sessions and £20 for Saturday and Sunday evening sessions. An all-session season ticket is £75.
With a field of 16 of the world’s top pool shooters coming to Gibraltar to chase the $20,000 top prize, eight of the stars competing can be named today.
They include the defending champion on the hunt for three Masters titles in a row – Shane Van Boening of the USA. Joining him will be two-time WPA World Champion Niels Feijen (Holland) and England’s recent Mosconi Cup hero Mark Gray.
Current European No.2 David Alcaide (Spain) will be competing as well as Scotland’s Jayson Shaw, arguably the best player in the world at the moment.
From Japan comes the highly-entertaining Naoyuki Oi, while two of the games living legends will be competing in six-time Masters Champion Ralf Souquet (Germany) and from the Philippines Francisco Bustamante. The remaining eight Masters competitors will be named in due course.
Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn: “It’s looking like a great line-up for the Masters, and we’re very excited to be bringing these players from around the world to fight it out in Gibraltar. So far we’ve got some absolutely stellar names competing and when we announce the second half of the field, it will be of similar quality! ”
The Masters will carry an $80,000 prize fund, and the event will be broadcast live for 20 hours in total. In addition, Matchroom Sport Television who will be making 15 x 1 hour programmes of the tournament for international syndication.
The World Pool Masters is sponsored by the following suppliers: RASSON (tables), IWAN SIMONIS (cloth), SALUC (balls), PREDATOR (cues) and ULTIMATE TEAM GEAR (clothing).
Notes: Matchroom Sport are one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,000 hours of original programming across a range of sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, the World Pool Masters is one of a stable of pool events that include the World Cup of Pool and the Mosconi Cup.