Friday, 7 March 2008

World First For 888.Com World Snooker Championship Draw

Fans around the world will have the chance to watch live as the World Snooker Championship draw is broadcast online for the first time ever at 13.00 GMT on Tuesday, March 11th on

The webcast, live from Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, will begin with pre-Draw build up at 12.30, culminating with the Draw at 13.00. Snooker fans around the globe will also be the first to hear reactions to the Draw from current World Snooker Champion John Higgins, as well as two-times ranking event winner Neil Robertson. The players will also entertain fans with a special snooker exhibition. World Champion John Higgins said: “March 11th will be a special day in snooker history as it is the first time that snooker fans all around the world will be able to watch the Draw live. Snooker is a global game and this can only help to broaden the fan base for snooker and the World Snooker Championship”.

The Draw will pit the 16 top seeds at random against the 16 players who battle through the final qualifying round, which takes place from March 7th to 10th at the English Institute of Sport – Sheffield.

The World Snooker Championship itself runs from April 19th to May 5th at the Crucible Theatre.