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See snooker’s top stars In Preston next month

The 2018/19 snooker season gets under way next month with the qualifying rounds of the Kaspersky Riga Masters and World Open, and you can see snooker’s top stars in action live at the Guild Hall in Preston.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ali Carter during their second-round clash at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield

Salmon’s Soapbox: Personality clashes are good for sport

Craig Salmon believes a few more conflicts between players would increase the appeal of sport

A bit of argy-bargy at the Crucible Theatre I hear? Never, that can’t be true, can it?

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Elite Snooker A,  winners of the Richard Smith Knockout Cup

Veterans’ League’s finale was cracker

The Preston and District Veterans’ Snooker League’s finale proved to be as popular as ever.

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Ben Walsh with Ronnie O'Sullivan's medal

Medal joy for Rocket superfan

A Ronnie O’Sullivan mini-me with a passion for snooker received a very special gift from the champion himself.

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Preston ace Ian Burns

Burns satisfied with quarter-final finish

Ian Burns ‘would have snapped your hand off’ for a quarter-final appearance at the ManBetX Welsh Open but was annoyed to lose 5-3 to Noppon Saengkham.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrating his win at Preston Guild Hall, before giving his medal to a young boy in the crowd (circled). Photo: Michael Ellison

Do you know the mystery boy with the medal?

Snooker organisers are trying to trace the lucky recipient of Ronnie O’Sullivan’s winning medal.
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Ronnie O'Sullivan after his victory at Preston Guild Hall (photo: eventphotos67)

Preston Guild Hall glory for Ronnie O’Sullivan after win over Ding Junhui

Ronnie O’Sullivan secured his maiden World Grand Prix title with a convincing 10-3 victory over Ding Junhui at Preston’s Guild Hall.

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Mark Selby PHOTO: Eventphotos67

Ronnie O'Sullivan into semi-finals at Guild Hall

Ronnie O'Sullivan made four centuries as he thrashed Xiao Guodong 5-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix at Preston's Guild Hall.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan (above) beat Yan Bingham (eventphotos67)

Guodong KOs Higgins at Guild Hall

Xiao Guodong continued his run of good form to knock John Higgins out of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix at Preston Guild Hall with a 4-3 win.

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Stephen Maguire on his way to victory over Li Hang (eventphotos67)

Snooker: Trump and Allen crash out in Preston

Judd Trump and Mark Allen were surprise first-round casualties at the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix at the Guild Hall on Tuesday.

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The bridge linking the bus station and Guild Hall

Bridge re-opens - and right on cue

The covered bridge between Preston Bus Station and the Guild Hall complex has been re-opened, right on cue for the snooker Grand Prix.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan pictured at Preston Guild Hall on Monday (photo: eventphotos67)

Rocket Ronnie off to flier at Guild Hall

Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Robert Milkins 4-0 to reach the last 16 of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix at Preston Guild Hall.

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Mark Allen

Ladbrokes World Grand Prix: Six to watch at the Guild Hall

The Ladbrokes World Grand Prix starts today until Sunday in Preston with the best 32 players from the season so far battling for the trophy and a £100,000 top prize.

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Stephen Maguire

Maguire’s setting himself target ahead of Guild Hall date

Stephen Maguire has given himself the next five ranking events to get back into the top 16, starting with next week’s Ladbrokes World Grand Prix in Preston.

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Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan

Rocket Ronnie in action on opening night at Guild Hall

Ronnie O’Sullivan will face Robert Milkins in the first round of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix in Preston next Monday.

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James Silverwood.

Lancaster snooker player bids to upset former world champion Stuart Bingham

A Lancaster snooker player will take on a former world champion in his first TV appearance on Thursday night.

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Ladbrokes World Grand Prix trophy

Snooker stars set for Guild Hall date

Snooker’s leading players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby and Judd Trump have had their first round matches scheduled for this month’s Ladbrokes World Grand Prix in Preston.

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Ian Burns crashed out of the Scottish Open in Glasgow

Burns still positive despite defeat in Glasgow

Preston potter Ian Burns feels that a good run of results is just around the corner, despite his latest defeat at the Dafabet Scottish Open in Glasgow.

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2018's Ladbrokes World Grand Prix will take place at Preston Guild Hall, February 19 to 25

WIN: Ladbrokes World Grand Prix final tickets to see snooker stars at Preston Guild Hall

Snooker superstar Ronnie O'Sullivan is fast becoming regarded as the greatest player of them all and we're giving you the chance to see the best in action at 2018's Ladbrokes World Grand Prix.

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Ian Burns

Exit leaves Burns feeling frustrated

The lean streak continues for Ian Burns but he maintains that hard work is the only cure after crashing out of the Betway UK Championship.

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