Motherwell on cue to host snooker stars

John Higgins
John Higgins

The Premier League comes to Motherwell next month as four of the biggest names in snooker compete in a brand new format at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

The event on Thursday, September 22, starts at 7.30pm featuring an exciting mini-tournament with two semi-finals followed by the final.

The first match features world champion and local hero John Higgins against 2009 world champion, Australia’s Neil Robertson.

Higgins missed out on the event last season and despite playing regularly in the competition since the 90s has only recorded one title in 1999.

The second semi-final is an intriguing clash between 2009 Premier League champion, Shaun Murphy, and Masters winner Ding Junhui.

Murphy will be chasing his second title while Ding will be looking for his best ever PLS finish.

The two winners then face off to find the night’s winner and all frames won during the evening equate to points which go towards the players’ standing in the Premier League.

The event will be televised live on Sky Sports, but to be there live, tickets costing £14 (£10 concessions) are available by calling 01698 274600 or visit