Pro-Am at Ding’s Snooker Academy & Masters Almanac

As we face an exceptionally long gap between the World Championship and the start of the season, it’s good to see a few persons/clubs’ initiatives to get pro and amateurs playing

Here is an announcement from Ding’s Snooker Academy on Facebook:

Invitational Pro am – 32 players – July 17th

Ding Junhui Snooker Academy announces our first Pro-am event on the 17th July.
All played on Star tables with brand new cloths.

Pro’s give Amateurs +21 start
Former pros give Amateurs +14 start

£120 entry
Winner – £1200 and trophy
Runner – £650
Semi – £275
Quarters – £150

Matches start 9.30am
Best of 7’s all the way through

Dress code – Smart casuals (shorts & slippers won’t be allowed)
Please note, once you have sent in your request to enter, we will then send you the confirmation followed by the bank details to pay your entry.
Strictly the first 32 to enter and pay will be confirmed. Players won’t be confirmed until we receive your entry fees.
Final – will be on Live stream all over the world!
To enter please message us on Facebook or email 

And some fans having time on their hands are putting it to good use.

This was shared by David Hendon on twitter:

Snooker Scene podcast listener Matt Tresco has compiled a Masters almanac, very much in the vein of Chris Downer’s Crucible almanac. It features every conceivable fact about the tournament and can be downloaded for free at the following link: #almanac

I have downloaded it. Thank you Matt Tresco for this interesting document.