Coral Sponsor 2014 UK Snooker Championship

Snooker Betting

Top rated UK bookmaker Coral have just announced that they are to be the main sponsor for the 2014 UK Snooker Championship which is due to be held at York’s Barbican Centre.

The Coral Snooker Championship kicks off on the 25th of November and will run until the 7th of December with 128 players playing for the coveted trophy and a top prize of £150,000.

Coral Snooker Championship Odds

Not only are Coral offering a great free bet that you can use on the Snooker Championships, they're also offering some pretty decent odds for the main challengers for the title.

Ronnie O'Sullivan is Coral's 5/2 favourite to win the UK Snooker Championship with Judd Trump next best at 7/1. Coral offer 4/6 that a 147 break will be scored during the tournament.

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan: 5/2
  • Judd Trump: 7/1
  • Neil Robertson: 15/2
  • Mark Selby: 15/2
  • Ding Junhui: 8/1
  • Mark Allen: 16/1
  • Shaun Murphy: 20/1
  • Barry Hawkins: 22/1
  • Stephen Maguire: 33/1
  • Ricky Walden: 33/1

The 2014 UK Snooker Championship will be televised by the BBC and international broadcasters in over 77 countries. An estimated 100 million viewers around the world will watch the the tournament that was previously sponsored by Coral between 1978 and 1985.

World Snooker Pleased With Coral Sponsorship

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said:

"It's fantastic to have Coral on board for one of our Triple Crown events. The UK Championship is a true highlight of the sporting calendar, keenly anticipated by many millions of fans across the globe. We look forward to working closely with the Coral team and building a successful relationship.

"We are well on course for record ticket sales as fans continue to show massive enthusiasm for snooker. It's going to be a spectacular fortnight of drama and excitement as the best players in the world contest the title."

Simon Clare, Coral PR Director, commented:

"Snooker has evolved and modernised over the last few years whilst retaining all of its fine tradition and history. In the same way Coral has also modernised and innovated to offer the very best betting service, whilst staying true to its proud heritage as one of Britain's biggest and best known betting brands. Together, the UK Snooker Championship and Coral make a very good fit indeed".

"It says everything about the longevity of both the UK Championship and Coral that this sponsorship is actually a reunion after an absence spanning three decades. A lot has changed in the world of snooker and the betting industry over the last thirty years, but the UK Championship and Coral are still as pre-eminent as they were in 1978," added Clare.