October 14, 2013

New Prize Announcement: SB Classic Champion gets Crucible Date with Hendry

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 2:14 pm
The Classic Champ will play with the Legend in April.

The Classic Champ will play with the Legend in April at the Crucible.

I like to think that as well as the cash and Q-School prizes what stands the Snookerbacker Classic out from other events in the amateur game is the exposure the finalists and in particular the winner gets from it.

Well, this season there is an even bigger added incentive to carry off the trophy and the main prize as I am delighted to announce that the winner will be invited to the home of snooker, the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on the eve of the great championship to be introduced as champion and play a frame of snooker partnering none other than the undisputed King of the Crucible Stephen Hendry. 

As well as this (and arguably even better…), the winner and his or her guest will join myself and Mrs SB as VIP guests of Snooker Legends, whose creator Jason Francis has joined the SBC Family of Sponsors and kindly offered this amazing experience as a prize to the new champion.

Jason says ‘I am delighted to be getting involved with the Snookerbacker Classic, it’s a great event and I wanted to give it all the support I could. Offering this prize to the champion will give them an experience not many snooker players have had and most can only dream of, namely to play at the biggest venue of them all with all eyes on them, it’s the type of experience that money can’t buy and I can’t wait to see how the SB Classic winner performs when paired up with Stephen against other legends of the sport, it will be quite a night’.

Personally I am delighted as it will also mean that the winner will get to showcase their talent and celebrate being the new champion in style, it will give them more exposure and hopefully get their confidence sky high as they embark on the rest of their career.

Now in its 5th year the Snooker Legends return to the Crucible on Thursday 10th April and this night offers the winner of the SB Classic the experience of what it’s like to play at the venue they all want to get to in a one table situation. It will also mean that I can take Mrs SB and the champ and their guest for an Indian meal afterwards at a little place I know.

To book tickets to this or any other of the Snooker Legends events you should call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or book online at


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