SNOOKER/DARTS: ‘Rocket’ Ronnie heading for the Cresset along with top darts players

Ronnie O'Sullivan is coming to Peterborough.

Ronnie O'Sullivan is coming to Peterborough.

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Snooker king Ronnie O’Sullivan and some of the biggest names in world darts are on their way to Peterborough.

‘Rocket’ Ronnie will play Judd Trump in the new ‘Eleven 30 Series’ at the Cresset on Saturday September 3 and then two months later - on Thursday November 10 - the Bretton venue will host the Peterborough Masters of Darts featuring world champion Scott Waites and five other top players.

Both events are new and are the brainchild of Norwich company Amber Dew Events Ltd.

The Eleven 30 Series Snooker (all shots have to be under 30 seconds) is being billed by the promoters as ‘one of the biggest grudge matches ever!’ featuring the world’s most popular player (O’Sullivan) and the young pretender (Trump).

O’Sullivan is the current Masters Champion, a title he won for the sixth time in January. Add to that his five world titles, five UK titles, most ever competitive centuries and the fastest ever 147 break, and you have a player who many regard as the greatest ever to hold a snooker cue.

Judd is the future. With his brand of ‘naughty snooker’ he has proven he can stand toe-to-toe with the Rocket. At their last match-up, the 2015 Grand Prix Final, it was Judd who triumphed 10-7. With major ranking events wins in China and Australia, as well as the 2012 UK Championship, the ‘Ace in the Pack’ is ready and willing to settle this rivalry once and for all.

It’s a winner-takes-all best of 11-frames match and it all breaks off on Saturday September 3 at 7pm. John Virgo will provide the commentary and Michaela Tabb will be the referee.

Lord Russell J. Baker, managing director of Amber Dew Events Ltd, said: “Forget the silent, gentlemanly atmosphere of the snooker halls - this is rock and roll all the way.”

For ticket details call 01733 265705 or go online at www.cresset.co.uk

The Peterborough Masters Darts Tournament 2016 brings six of the world’s biggest PDC and BDO darts stars to Peterborough to play three head-to-head matches in one evening for the very first time.

The three head-to-head matches have been specially selected to ensure huge interest and include the two-times back-to-back PDC world champion and runner-up in 2016 Adrian Lewis and the current 2016 BDO world champion Scott Waites.

The line-up is as follows:

1st Match – Steve Beaton v Kevin Painter (Best of 15 legs)

2nd Match – Dave Chisnall v Scott Waites (Best of 17 legs)

3rd Match – Adrian Lewis v James Wade (Best of 19 legs)

There will also be tickets sold with the prospect of four lucky winners to create two doubles teams to play former world champions Eric Bristow and Keith Deller at doubles on stage in front of an audience exceeding 850 noisy and rapturous darts fans.

Lord Baker adds: “Quite simply this is not an event to be missed and early purchase of tickets is advised as this event is expected to be a sell-out.”

Once again for ticket details call 01733 265705 or go online at www.cresset.co.uk