Welsh town Llandudno to host snooker tourney

London, July 28 (IANS) The second snooker World Grand Prix will return to the northwestern Welsh town of Llandudno next March, World Snooker announced here.

The tournament was new to the calendar last season and received a fantastic reception in north Wales. It proved a great success as fans flocked to Venue Cymru to see an array of green baize stars including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, John Higgins and Mark Selby, reports Xinhua.

The tournament will be held from March 8 to 13 in 2016 at the same venue in the coastal town.

The 2016 World Grand Prix will be a ranking event for the first time with money earned to count towards the World ranking list. The field for the televised event will comprise 32 players, chasing the trophy and a top prize of 100,000 pounds.

A unique ranking list will run from the 2015 Australian Goldfields Open until the 2016 Gdynia Open with the top 32 players on that list to be eligible to enter the World Grand Prix.

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