Guild Hall to host World Grand Prix

Snooker’s top stars will be at the Guild Hall in Preston next month as the iconic venue hosts the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix for the first time.

Preston ace Ian Burns

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Eight tables were in use at Preston Guild Hall for two sets of qualifiers

Shaun at the max to reach Romania

Preston Guild Hall hosted some of snooker’s top players when it staged two rounds of qualifying matches.

Fundraisers take part in a snooker match for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

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Snooker players held a charity competition to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Ronnie OSullivan will be among the stars on show in Preston this month

Snooker stars in double city date

Top snooker stars – including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, John Higgins, Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy and Neil Robertson – will be playing in the qualifying rounds of two world ranking events at Preston Guild Hall later this month.

Shaun Murphy is in the top 32

Snooker back at Guild Hall

The Guild Hall in Preston will once again host the world’s top snooker stars in February when the 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix takes place at the iconic venue.

Judd Trump faces Ronnie O'Sullivan in an exhibition event at the Guild Hall, in Preston, next month

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Snooker coach Roger Leighton with some of his students in China

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A Preston-born former snooker ace has become one of the sport’s top coaches after forging a career in the Far East.

Ronnie OSullivan and Dennis Taylor (right) were at Prestons Guild Hall in October last year

Stars set for Guild Hall

Snooker’s leading players will be back at Preston’s iconic Guild Hall later this month for the qualifying rounds of 
major professional tournaments.

Mark Selby celebrates with the trophy after beating Ding Junhui at the Crucble Theatre

Double celebration for Selby

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Ronnie O'Sullivan pictured at the Crucible Theatre this week

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Reigning champion Stuart Bingham

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Knockout Cup winners St Anthonys

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Mark Williams

Legends look to roll back the years

The World Seniors Snooker Championship will get underway this weekend at Preston Guild Hall.

Defending champion Mark Williams

Williams cannot do ‘a Ronnie’ at Guild Hall!

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Ronnie O'Sullivan with the trophy at the Masters at Alexandra Palace

No Crucible cruise ahead says Ronnie

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Irish ace Ken Doherty

Doherty loves Guild Hall venue

Former World Snooker champion Ken Doherty believes that the standard of play with be higher than ever at this year’s World Seniors Championship in Preston.

Snooker legend Jimmy 'The Whirlwind' White

Guild Hall line-up confirmed

The draw for snooker’s World Seniors Championship in Preston has taken place, with legends including Jimmy White, John Parrott, Ken Doherty and Mark Williams among the line-up.

Snooker legend John Parrott (photo:

John’s eager to get back to Guild Hall

Snooker legend John Parrott is thrilled that the World Seniors Championship will be staged at the Guild Hall in Preston for the first time next month.

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