Rocket Ronnie In Barnsley On Thursday

The Barnsley Metrodome hosts the qualifying rounds of two of snooker's world ranking events this week, with World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in action on Thursday.



The Yorkshire venue will stage the first round of the German Masters on December 11 and 12 (Wednesday andThursday), followed by the Haikou World Open on December 13 and 14 (Friday and Saturday). Both tournaments feature 128 players, with the 64 winners to go through to the final stages in Germany and China next year.



O'Sullivan is competing in the German Masters - a tournament he won in 2012 - and faces Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh on Thursday at 7pm.



Legend Steve Davis is straight back into green baize action following his jungle adventure on the TV show 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here.' The Nugget, who is flying back from Australia in order to resume his snooker career,  faces Dylan Mitchell on Thursday at 7pm and Hammad Miah on Saturday at 2.30pm.



Neil Robertson, the newly crowned UK Champion, is up against Ian Burns on Thursday at 7pmand Alexander Ursenbacher on Saturday at 7pm.



Many more of snooker's top stars are competing including Mark Selby, Judd Trump, Ding Junhui, Jimmy White and John Higgins. The full draws and formats are available on



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