22.10.09

SNOOKER LEGENDS HIT GLENROTHES

A new seniors event takes place in Glenrothes on October 31 and November 1 featuring some of snooker's best known faces from the last three decades.

The 110sport-promoted tournament sees Stephen Hendry, Alex Higgins, John Parrott, Cliff Thorburn, Ken Doherty, Jimmy White, Tony Knowles and Tony Drago crossing cues

Higgins faces Thorburn as the 30th anniversary of their 1980 world final approaches. BBC coverage of that match was famously interupted by news footage of the SAS storming the besieged Iranian embassy in London.

Hendry tackles Drago while White takes on Parrott and Doherty meets Knowles.

The matches will be available to view on 110sporttv in November.

“It will be great to see Alex back in action in Scotland and I’m sure there will be plenty of people wanting to see him,” Hendry said.

“Cliff Thorburn will be playing Alex in a re-match of the 1980 ‘SAS’ World Championship final. That match has top billing on Saturday night and rightly so.”

Day tickets for Saturday’s first round and the semi-finals and final on Sunday are available at the box office from Rothes Halls.

Full draw:
Saturday, October 31
2.00pm - Ken Doherty v Tony Knowles
4.00pm - John Parrott v Jimmy White
6.00pm - Stephen Hendry v Tony Drago
8.00pm - Alex Higgins v Cliff Thorburn

The last seniors event was staged nine years and won by Willie Thorne, who gives his views on the contenders on 110sport.tv.

7 comments:

JohnMcBrideIRE said...

Its great to hear that them boys will be playing again.

Anonymous said...

About time! Do you know if the Joe Johnson tour is still going ahead?

Also will this be streamed live on 110sport? I will buy it whenever it airs, but its always more enjoyable if I dont already know the result.

MMMBop said...

Suppose it makes sense that Higgins vs Thorburn is on last, who know when that match will end!

Ron said...

This is one of the coolest things in years...will certainly make up for the poor disappointing Grand Prix recently. Am so excited about this!

Anonymous said...

How much is it been on 110 sport cant find any price?

Anonymous said...

I cant find Willie Thorne preview anywhere on the site.

Anonymous said...

11:22am click on the video highlights legends of snooker, then click watch you have to be registered.