World snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan could play at The Dome

Snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan
Snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan
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Snooker world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan could feature among a host of star players coming to The Dome.

The venuw will host World Snooker tournaments in August - giving fans in the region the chance to see the world’s leading players.

The Yorkshire venue will stage the qualifying rounds of the Shanghai Masters world ranking event from August 7 to 10 as well as a European Tour event from August 15 to 17.

The European Tour events, which carry ranking points and a top prize of £20,000, are open to all professional and amateur players so top stars like Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson will all be eligible to enter.

Snooker legends like Steve Davis and Ken Doherty plus rising stars such as Michael White and Jack Lisowksi could also be competing in the Shanghai Masters qualifiers.

Tickets for these events are on sale now and fans are advised to book quickly - for details call 01302 370 777 or visit www.the-dome.co.uk to book tickets online.

Tickets cost just £5 per day and fans can buy a ticket for any three days for just £10.

A spokesman for World Snooker said: “We’re excited to bring our events to Doncaster. The Dome is a fantastic venue and the snooker arena hosts a substantial capacity for spectators. It’s a great chance for fans to come and see the sport played at the highest level and watch their heroes in action.”

“Yorkshire could already be considered the home of snooker with the World Championship in Sheffield and the UK Championship in York, and now Doncaster has its own events. We want to see supporters turning out in force and taking advantage of the incredible value for money that snooker tickets offer.”

The Doncaster Dome could also host the qualifiers of a new world ranking event on August 11 and 12, with negotiations on that tournament in progress.

The line-up of players for each event will be released when available.