The Coral Welsh Open gets underway in Cardiff today and once again title sponsor Coral will be donating £50 for every century break made to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.
The tournament runs from February 13 to 19 at the Motorpoint Arena with 128 players chasing the title. It’s the fourth and last in the season’s Coral Home Nations series, following the Coral English Open, Coral Northern Ireland Open and Coral Scottish Open.
At each of those events, £50 was donated for every century, with a total of £9,600 already raised. There were 63 tons in both Manchester and Belfast, and 66 in Glasgow.
Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, based in Bristol, has become World Snooker’s official charity partner for the 2016/17 season. Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in the Bristol area.
Simon Clare, Coral PR Director, said: “With such a strong field this week in Cardiff, including defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, World Champion Mark Selby and many more, we expect an incredibly high standard of play and we would love to see the record of 66 centuries for a Coral Home Nations event beaten.
“We have been delighted to raise money for a fantastic cause in Jessie May throughout the season and it’s over to the players now to show their break building skills. We’re really looking forward to what will be a wonderful week of top class snooker.”
For more information about Jessie May visit www.jessiemay.org.uk