The second annual Pink Ribbon pro-am begins on Wednesday at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester.

Several top professionals, including world chamion John Higgins, are among the field, which also features many amateur players.

Michael Holt won the inaugural Pink Ribbon title last year, beating Jimmy White in the final.

The tournament serves as a useful pre-season warm up for professionals as well as a chance for amateurs to take on some of the game’s top stars. The first prize is £2,400.

But it is also about raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Last year more than £6,000 was raised with organiser Paul Mount hoping to beat that total in 2011.

Among the pros who have entered are Holt, White, Stephen Maguire, Graeme Dott, Mark Allen, Joe Perry and Jack Lisowski.

Full details and coverage is available here where there are also details on how to buy tickets.

Note: contrary to what I reported yesterday, Judd Trump has not actually entered this event.


Monique said...

The field also features some of the top snooker bloggers/posters/twitterers...

expect some online banter. :)

wild said...

good luck to everyone involved in this great event and cause there will be competitive element from different level professional and some bragging rights for bloggers and mates down the pecking order.


the most important thing is the charity it supports and hopefully they will collect a fair amount over the next 5 days.