Fans to play for cash prizes in new snooker game

SNOOKER fans from all over the globe will be able to compete for cash prizes in a brand new online fantasy snooker game set to launch later this month.

Created by snooker fans Stefan Wojciechowski, Chris Holbrook and David Block, Fantasy Snooker – which is free to enter – will run like other popular fantasy team games in other sports and allows users to select the sport’s best players for each competition they play in. Players are priced according to their world ranking.  

Users can pick up to two players a tournament and will receive points each time they progress to certain parts of the competition, when they hit a century break and win by emphatic scorelines. 

At the end of the season the overall winner with the most points will win £500, the runner-up wins £200 and the third place entrant will win £100. 

All tournaments except for the Premier League, seniors events and qualifying matches are covered. 

The game’s official website launches on Saturday, April 21 – the opening day of this year’s World Snooker Championships with points scoring as early as June when the 2012/2013 World Snooker season gets underway.

Co-organiser Mr Wojciechowski told The Old Green Baize the huge increase in tournaments around the world advocated by World Snooker chief Barry Hearn was the big factor in getting together and creating the competition.  

“We are big snooker fans and the idea came from the fact that there are more tournaments now then ever before so a game like this is more viable,” he said.

“We also thought it would encourage fans to engage with some of the smaller tournaments by giving them a vested interest.

“Our main aim is to make it user-friendly and fun.

“There are fantasy leagues running for a lot of other sports so we thought it was time Snooker had one.” 

“There is exciting times ahead and I would like to thank everyone following us on Twitter from all over the world and for their enthusiasm – always good to hear.”

For more information visit www.fantasysnooker.com/ or follow @fantasysnooker on Twitter.

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