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PTC Press Release

With time ticking towards the 20th of October the Killarney Convention Centre (KCC) in Co. Kerry in the Republic of Ireland is getting ready to welcome the World’s best snooker professionals and the talented amateurs are ready and waiting to try and make a name for themselves at the Players Tour Championships (PTC8).

From Co. Down to Waterford, from Wexford to Killarney and from Cork to Derry the atmosphere on Thursday the 20th of October will be electric as around 40 places will be available to join the first round proper with the pro’s on Friday the 21st of October.

The opportunity to be part of this fantastic World Snooker event for any budding amateur is the stuff of dreams and to have the chance to mix it up with the ‘Rocket’ the ‘Wizard of Wishaw’ the ‘Nugget’ is just incredible but make no mistake when O’Sullivan, Higgins and Davis hit the green baize at the Killarney Convention Centre it will be business, the real business of professional ranking point snooker and nothing personal.

PTC 8 is not exhibition snooker and since the professional days of Goff’s in Co. Kildare there hasn’t been a tournament of this stature on the shores of Ireland and top class professional snooker has been sorely missed and what is even better than Goff’s is that the KCC is by far and away the best venue possible with a magnificent theatre transformed into a superb snooker arena for the television table and a brilliant room adjacent to the main table that will provide 10 top class ‘Star’ tables.

Tournament Promoter Connie O’Sullivan said “This has been a dream for many people involved in the game here in Ireland for many years now and it has been a particular dream of mine personally to get a ranking event here to Killarney. The Gleneagle Hotel and the KCC are very established venues for the ‘All Ireland and Munster Annual Snooker Club Team Championships’ and with over 30 years of experience of hosting various snooker events here we can use all of that experience to help World Snooker make this event a resounding success”.