Saturday, 28 March 2009

World Series Snooker Grand Final is at Portimão, Algarve, 8-10 May 2009

Watch this international event at the Portimão Arena with the participation of the main world players of this game. This will include John Higgins.

Last year the series saw events held in Jersey, Berlin, Warsaw and Moscow, with the likes of Higgins, fellow Scots Stephen Maguire and Graeme Dott, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, Shaun Murphy, Ken Doherty and Steve Davis all competing.

The final in Portimão will be held only a few days after the final of the World Championship in Sheffield.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of May,
Times to be confirmed (TBC)

Venue: Portimão Arena - Parque de Feiras e Exposições - Portimão

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Location: Portimão Arena is an excellent exhibition centre easily accessible from the centre of Portimão by car or local bus. It’s within walking distance from Portimão’s Riverside Area. Location (Click here for details using Google Map)

Links & Notes:

‘The World Series of Snooker is a series of snooker tournaments set up as a compliment to the WPBSA's tour. Its first season is played in 2008, consisting of four two-day tournaments (quarter-finals on Saturday, semi-finals and final on Sunday) in Jersey, Germany, Russia and Poland. It features eight leading players — each tournament features four of these taking on four wild cards. Points are awarded for reaching at least the semi-finals, and the four most successful players go on to a final tournament in [Portimão, Algarve, Portugal] with the final winner receiving €70,000. (Wikipedia)

‘The object of the game is to score more points than the opponent by potting object balls in a predefined order.

At the start of a frame, the balls are positioned as shown and the players take it in turns to hit a shot in a single strike from the tip of the cue, their aim being to pot one of the red balls and score a point. If they do pot at least one red, then it remains in the pocket and they are allowed another shot - this time the aim being to pot one of the colours.

If successful, then they gain the value of the colour potted. It is returned to its correct position on the table and they must try to pot another red again. This process continues until they fail to pot the desired ball, at which point their opponent comes back to the table to play the next shot.

The game continues in this manner until all the reds are potted and only the 6 colours are left on the table; at that point the aim is then to pot the colours in the order yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black. When a colour is potted in this phase of a frame, it remains off the table. When the final ball is potted, the player with the most points wins’. (Wikipedia)

World Series of Snooker Official WebSite

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