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Bigger And Better Fan Experience In York

Fans coming to this year’s Cazoo UK Championship in York can enjoy a more exciting and interactive experience than ever before.

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The tournament at the York Barbican  runs until November 12th as the world’s top stars compete for the famous trophy. But this time it’s not just the live action that fans can enjoy. The snooker experience includes:

  • FanZone in the main foyer which includes a wide range of fun new interactive games.
  • Merchandise stand where you can buy a souvenir of your day. You can also buy official programmes and new upgraded commentary radios.
  • A fantastic new CueZone in the venue sports hall where you can receive free coaching and try challenges on an official tournament table. Top players will be giving demonstrations and answering questions in CueZone at certain times – check with the coaches for details.
  • From CueZone, fans can watch players practising through a special viewing window.
  • Catering village outside the Barbican with a range of food, drinks and music.
  • The arena itself is also new this year, with only two tables from the first round. Players are introduced from the top of the stairs to add to the atmosphere, while the set around the table features a new LED display.

A spokesman for World Snooker Tour said: “We believe that fans coming to the Cazoo UK Championship this year will enjoy the overall experience like never before. We have borrowed some of the ideas which have worked well at the World Championship and the Masters and brought them to York. As soon as fans arrive at the Barbican they will be able to take part in fun snooker-themed activities and enjoy a range of food and drink. We want them to enjoy the whole day out including the time before the action starts and in between sessions. The arena itself is also improved this year with a new set. And with a two-table set up from the start, the atmosphere will be electric when the world’s greatest cue kings walk through the tunnel!”