Subsequent month’s BetVictor Gibraltar Open can be staged within the UK, as a result of coronavirus pandemic, and there can be no novice rounds.
See the total WST announcement right here
I suppose it was inevitable, and smart, that the novice rounds had been cancelled. It wouldn’t have been seen as becoming for a whole bunch of amateurs to descend on a UK venue nonetheless to be introduced, for a weekend of snooker! Even way back to final yr the occasion was performed behind closed doorways.
The occasion runs from March 1 to 7 and it’s the final occasion within the BetVictor European Collection, with the participant who tops the ultimate Order of Benefit to earn a £150,000 bonus.
The novice angle
Little doubt there can be top-ups taken from the Q Faculty Order of Benefit however wildcards haven’t been introduced as but.
Historically there can be 4 or so rounds the place over 100 amateurs fought it out for an opportunity to tackle the professionals. There was no prize cash on provide until they did beat a professional. However greater than that, it was once one of many EBSA qualifying occasions the place a tour card was on provide.
Issues have modified for the reason that World Snooker Federation started and IBSF misplaced their qualifying locations. The path to the principle tour is now considerably totally different – however that’s one other story!
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