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Snooker Legends

Monday 12th July 7.15pm

Bringing Legends Back to the Baize!

Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White, Dennis 'The Silver Fox' Taylor, John ‘The Entertainer’ Parrott & Cliff ‘The Grinder’ Thorburn are coming to The Hexagon in Reading on Monday 12 July 2010 for an evening of Snooker and Nostalgia. On this special evening one of them will be crowned The Hexagon Legend 2010!

Darling of Snooker fans everywhere, Jimmy White is still undoubtedly one of the most popular faces the game has ever had.  Still competing on the main tour, and now carving out a name for himself in the new 6 red format of the game, he still commands a full house wherever he plays.  Jimmy was awarded the MBE for services to snooker in 1999.

Cliff Thorburn remains the only ever overseas winner of the World Championship, his victory in 1980 made him a national hero in Canada and endeared him to millions of fans in the UK. In 1983 he achieved the first ever 147 in the tournament. In 1983 Cliff was awarded the Order of Canada.

John Parrott is familiar to millions as a regular BBC Snooker commentator, horse racing pundit and as a former captain on ‘A Question of Sport’. However the 1991 World and UK Snooker Champion is also a 3 time European Open Champion and appeared in 20 consecutive championships at the crucible from 1984 – 2004. In 1996 John was awarded the MBE

John Virgo, ‘JV’ himself, will also be on hand as compere, host and will also entertain the crowds with some trick shots. John himself is a former UK Snooker Champion.

Sadly Alex 'Hurricance' Higgins has had to withdraw from this event due to ill health. The Snooker Legends promoters have released this statement
"We are sorry to announce that due to ongoing ill-health that Alex Higgins will be unable to appear at Snooker Legends on the 12th July  Alex will be replaced by 1985 World Champion and BBC commentator Dennis Taylor.  We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause but at this time Alex's health must take priority.  We hope to welcome him back to our tour once he is better but we are delighted and thankful that a player of Dennis's calibre has agreed to join our team"

This event is strictly one night only. Limited VIP packages are available; this includes a champagne reception with all the players prior to the matches, a premium seat at the event and a souvenir brochure.

Plus one lucky audience member will partner a legend in a game of doubles, join us for what promises to be an unforgettable night, snooker legends... bringing legends back to the baize.  

Tickets: £20, £15. VIP Ticket: £60

Player line up subject to change at short notice

All tickets are inclusive of booking fee