ManBetX pockets key snooker sponsorship deal

Matchroom Multi Sport has announced that ManBetX will title sponsor snooker’s Champion of Champions tournament for the next two years.

Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from Monday to Sunday 5-11 November, the 2018 the ManBetX Champion of Champions will be broadcast live in the UK on ITV4 throughout and on networks around the world including CCTV in China.

Barry Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport, outlined: “We are delighted to once again be working with ManBetX on what is one of the biggest events on the snooker calendar. We have an ongoing relationship with ManBetX, who are a great supporter of world-class snooker and we are pleased that they will title sponsor the Champion of Champions.

“The tournament attracts great crowds and a huge international TV audience, with top-class snooker assured as 16 champions of sport compete to determine the ultimate Champion of Champions.”

The ManBetX Champion of Champions features World Snooker tournament winners from the previous 12 months, including World Champion Mark Williams, UK Championship winner Ronnie O’Sullivan and Shaun Murphy, who will defend the title he won last November.

The tournament begins with four groups, each featuring a semi-final and final on the same day with the group winners progressing to the tournament semi-finals on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November. Sunday’s final will be played over 19 frames with the winner taking home £100,000.

Luis Álvarez-Cervela, spokesperson of ManBetX also commented on the deal: “ManBetX continue to overtake competitors and become a trusted brand through our title sponsorship of the Champion of Champions showpiece event. We look forward to seeing the ManBetX brand feature alongside many of the best snooker players on the planet.”

Scott Taylor, Partner at Project11, added: “We are delighted to announce this strategic and exciting addition, boasting the prestigious Champion of Champions title and reinforcing ManBetX’s position in world snooker.”

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