Snooker Kings Heading Back to Motorpoint Arena Cardiff!
The ManBetX Welsh Open will run from February 11 to 17. It is snooker’s longest running world ranking event – other than the World and UK Championships – having been ever present on the calendar since 1992. There will be 128 of the world’s leading players at the Motorpoint Arena, battling for the famous Ray Reardon Trophy.
Last year’s exciting final saw John Higgins beat Barry Hawkins 9-7 to win the title for a record fifth time. Also among the field were the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby and home favourite Mark Williams.
All-day tickets for the showpiece final on Sunday February 17 are available, and there’s also an Event Pass available which gives access to every session of the whole tournament.
Televised by Eurosport and Quest, the ManBetX Welsh Open is the last of the 2018/19 season’s Home Nations events, with the others in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Once again there will be a £1 million bonus on offer to any player who can win all four Home Nations events.
(Approximate and subject to change)
Doors open half an hour before play commences.
Important: Please leave plenty of time to clear security checks before the event begins.
All bags will be searched. Bags larger than an A4 size piece of paper will not be permitted into the Arena. Please note if your bag is deemed too big it will be put in our cloakroom at a charge, so please only bring the essentials with you. Our cloakroom is open for bags and coats at £2 an item. Please do not bring shopping bags to the show, arrange to leave them somewhere safe elsewhere. Rucksacks of any kind will not be permitted into the building.
Here's some info you need to know before arriving at the venue:
Precautions against theft
Please remember to keep your belongings safe, especially your mobile phone - don't let pick pockets win.
Items prohibited from being brought into the venue include:
Professional audio or video recording devices | Professional Cameras | Go Pros or Ipads/tablets | Selfie Sticks | Glass | Cans | Bottles of any type | Fireworks | Alcoholic beverages | Laser pens, lights/torches, tasers | Signs larger than A3 (paper only) | Food or drink | Balloons | Whistles | Umbrellas
Mobile phones are to be switched to silent before you enter the Main Arena.
Our staff are well trained and observant and they are doing their jobs to the best of their ability. Please show them the respect they deserve in these testing times.
When inside the building, stewards are available to help and guide you. Toilets and bars are located on ground floor, first floor (Level 1) and we have a restaurant on the second floor (Level 2).
There is a dedicated smoking area situated near the front entrance of the Arena, accessible via the foyer following admission. Please be aware that this area can become busy at times and there may be a delay accessing it. We appreciate your patience.
Postcode: CF10 2EQ
By Road - From the west: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 33. From the East: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 29.
By Rail - On the main South Wales to London railway line - Cardiff Central Station. From the Valleys, direct to Cardiff Queen Street Station. The Arena is just a few minutes walk from both stations.