European Masters 2016 – before it starts

Everyone has arrived in Bucharest (including me) and before things start in earnest tomorrow, Ronnie and Mark Selby met the local press. The media came in numbers and both players expressed how happy they are to be here and how much they want to put on a great tournament for the fans.

You can watch the press conference (or at least part of it) on Periscope

Here are a few pictures posted on twitter (mostly by Worldsnooker and Jason Francis)

 

This is the setup, and it looks really great even if was still work in progress when the picture was taken

(picture by Worldsnooker on twitter)

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Tomorrow the battle begins, but for now some are enjoying the good life …

pictures by Jason Francis on twitter

In good company as well going by Jason’s tweet:

Great dinner last night with @MariusCopil Romania’s number 1 men’s tennis player

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and on FB, Ronnie marveled:

This guy serves at 242 kmh, Marius copil Romanian number 1 tennis player