Davis, Doherty and Taylor coming to Ireland for Legends contest

by Gazette Reporter
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TOP class snooker is returning to Goff’s and Dublin Gazette Newspapers is giving you the chance to enjoy the Irish Legends Cup in style this December with former world champions Steve Davis, Ken Doherty and Dennis Taylor in action.

The event runs from December 28 to 30 and promises to be a major sporting event for Ireland with eight of the world’s most popular snooker players battling it out over three days for the trophy.

It pits Ireland against England with the home side looking to win the trophy from the English after the 18-3 victory of Stephen Hendry’s Rest of the World team in May.

Captaining England will be the people’s champion Jimmy “Whirlwind” White, and Steve Davis has already been confirmed onto that team along with ten times ladies World Champion Reanne Evans with one more player to be announced soon.

The rival captain for Ireland is former world champion, the darling of Dublin Ken Doherty and 1985 champion Dennis Taylor. They also have Irish legends Fergal O’Brien and Joe Swail on the team.

In a similar fashion to golf’s Ryder Cup, the event takes place over four sessions, the first three consisting of two doubles matches and four singles, the last session is eight singles.

Each match carries a point. Captains will announce their pairings and line ups before each session and no doubles pairing can be repeated so all team mates will partner each other once. The first team to get 18 points wins the cup.

The event will break off on Sunday, December 28 with the opening Ceremony where White and Doherty will play for the first point but also announce their pairings and match ups for the first session the next day.

Dublin Gazette Newspapers is offering you the chance to enjoy snooker’s Irish Legends Cup in style with a unique VIP experience on Monday, December 29.

Play starts at 1pm but competition winners will be invited along early to meet the players and have a glass of champagne before enjoying the games themselves in prime seats.

To enter, just email your answer to the following question to [email protected], including your answer along with your name and postal address, before Friday, October 24.

In what year did Ken Doherty win the World Championship title?

VIP packages are available for all four sessions which guarantees the holder a prime seat at the event and entrance to the pre-event drinks reception where you will meet all the legends.

Tickets can be bought from the box office via 081 871 9300, or booked online at www.ticketmaster.ie.

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