Lisbon to Stage First World Snooker Event

November 20, 2014

World Snooker will stage its first ever professional snooker event in Portugal in December.

The Lisbon Cup will take place from 11 December until 14 December and will be the fifth European Tour event of the snooker season.

Running from December 11 to 14 and televised live on Eurosport, it will be the, with all professional and amateur players eligible to enter.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We have taken snooker into many brand new territories in recent years and now we are delighted to bring a professional event to Portugal, which will be the 11th different country to host a European Tour event.

“We know there is a lot of support in the country and we are thrilled to be working with the promoter to bring the dream to reality.

“Taking our sport into new regions is an integral part of the European Tour’s success, and the fantastic television coverage from Eurosport ensures that our partners receive excellent exposure.

“For the players, visiting Lisbon for the first time is going to be a wonderful experience. But there will be plenty at stake on the tables with prize money and crucial Order of Merit points to play for.”