World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has given a major hint about an exciting new snooker competition which could see the top players of Britain and Europe take on the best of Asia.
No details have been officially announced by World Snooker yet but it appears a new snooker tournament similar to the Mosconi Cup which sees Europe face USA in nine-ball pool is in the pipeline.
The Ryder Cup in Golf is also another similar event which snooker could soon have its own version of.
That’s because recently Barry Hearn was asked by Twitter user Tammy Stewart if a Europe vs Asia Mosconi Cup style event was in his thinking.
Interestingly, Hearn replied with the words “It’s coming”.
With China now having so many top quality players established and climbing the rankings, there is no doubt a competition against some of Britain and European stars would make for great viewing.
And with the recent emergence of talented European stars such as Belgium’s Luca Brecel and Switzerland’s Alexander Ursenbacher there is a growing consensus that snooker is ever increasing its status as a global sport.
The Mosconi Cup this year will be held in the glamour location of Las Vegas and will be the 24th event in its history. It sees the best of Europe take on USA over four days of high-quality nine-ball pool drama.
In its early years the likes of Steve Davis, the late Alex Higgins, Jimmy White and Ronnie O’Sullivan competed for Europe and the event has been compared to the Ryder Cup in golf.
It’s just a case of waiting to see what World Snooker announce in the coming months ahead.