Davis delighted ‘wonderful celebration’ will return to Portsmouth

Steve Davis in action at the Mountbatten Centre. Picture: Mick Young
Steve Davis in action at the Mountbatten Centre. Picture: Mick Young
Thomas Sharp. Picture: Tim Dunkley

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Snooker superstars past and present will return to the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth in October for the 2013 World Seniors Championship.

The tournament was staged in the city for the first time last year.

It proved hugely popular with the likes of Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, Cliff Thorburn, Joe Johnson and Tony Knowles competing for the trophy, which was won by Nigel Bond.

This year’s Sky-televised event is over the weekend of October 19-20.

Once again many of the sport’s all-time greats will be gracing the green baize, with the line-up to be announced shortly.

Six-time world champion Steve Davis said: ‘This is such a wonderful celebration of snooker and a chance for anyone who follows the game to see the characters they loved in the 1980s and 1990s.

‘It’s also a chance for the likes of Jimmy (White) and myself to show we can still play a bit.

‘Above all it’s very enjoyable for everyone and the players can have a bit of fun with the crowd.

‘I’m delighted we’re going back to Portsmouth as it’s an excellent arena and we had a cracking atmosphere there.

‘Hopefully the snooker supporters will come again this year.

‘And for anyone who hasn’t seen the game live before, we can promise a great day out’

Tickets are on sale now and start at just £15.

There are also some fabulous VIP tickets available, with access to the players’ lounge and the chance for fans to mingle with their heroes.

Until the end of July there is a special offer with £5 off all tickets. A limited number of tickets are available at this special price.

For details call (023) 9262 6509 or visit worldsnooker.com/tickets