Next month’s WST Classic will be broadcast across the globe (outside China) on Matchroom.Live, giving fans the chance to watch snooker’s star players compete over seven days in the new world ranking event.
The tournament at the Morningside Arena in Leicester will run from March 16th to 22nd, with a field of 128 players and total prize money of £427,000. All-time greats in the line up include Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Mark Allen, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy, John Higgins, Kyren Wilson, Mark Williams and many more, with the draw and format to be announced on Wednesday.
Fans in all territories (outside China) can watch live on Matchroom.Live, with commentary on the main table from David Hendon and Dominic Dale. Details of the cost and how to sign up will be announced shortly.
Matchroom.Live is a global multi-sport OTT service, launched in May 2020 to provide a single destination for Matchroom’s diverse portfolio of events across many sports. The platform hosts live events for territories outside of existing broadcast agreements, as well as free on-demand content spanning over 40 years of Matchroom’s archive.
WST Chairman Steve Dawson said: “We are thrilled to team up with Matchroom.Live to broadcast the WST Classic to every corner of the globe. With such a strong field, it will be seven days of outstanding snooker. For fans who have not come across Matchroom.Live before, this is a chance to get a taste of the fantastic service on offer, with live action from many different sport available throughout the year.”
A limited number of tickets are on sale for the final day WST Classic. The final day will include the quarter-finals at 10am, semi-finals at 2.30pm and final at 7pm. All matches will be best of seven frames, up until the semi-finals which are best of nine, and the final which is best of 11.
Tickets start at just £15 and fans must book fast due to the limited number of seats. For details click here.