How Power Snooker plans to change and complement today's snooker world
Devised in 2010 as part of this renewal, Power Snooker introduced a more aggressive and thrilling style of play to the snooker table. This game is all about scoring high in 30 minute matches, with just 9 reds on the table in a diamond formation behind the pink, and one special red known as the Power Ball, which lets players boost their breaks.
Over 1 million people watched Ronnie O'Sullivan win the first tournament in 2010 and Martin Gould win the second in 2011. The innovations to the game made for an intense spectacle and, encouraged to shout and cheer, the audience became part of the experience. The 2011 tournament was seen in 193 countries around the world and has remained high in people's memories as an enthralling new take on snooker.
Power Snooker is set to return not as a competitor to it's traditional counter-part, but as an additional sister-sport that brings out a different side of the game, and one that is more forward-thinking in some respects.
Better gender representation in both the professional and amateur circuits of cue-sports is a key objective. By creating separate and mixed professional tournaments, and providing opportunities for women and equal prize money, Power Snooker hopes to attract a diverse range of players and thus a new audience to cue-sports. The final aim is to see women competing in the finals against men and winning on their own merits in a Power Snooker Championship Final.
Snooker is growing and ever-changing, and Power Snooker hope to be part of that evolution, running not only professional tournaments but even local clubs and leagues, introducing new audiences and players to this fantastic new sport.
Power Snooker Group
Turnford Place, Unit B Ground Floor, Great Cambridge Road
London, United Kingdom EN10 6NH
The Power Snooker Group is a UK incorporated and London-based group with subsidiaries in the UK , US and China and the owner of the Power Snooker sport.
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