The International Championship qualifying rounds will be played at a new venue this week, the Metrodome at Barnsley.
Under the new format, all all players enter the tournament in Round One, a new level playing field with an equal opportunity for everyone.
Victory in Round One will earn the players £3,000 and a trip to China to compete in the final stages of the event at Sichuan Stadium at the end of October.
The eventual winner will take away £125,000 from the £625,000 prize fund.
Such is the global spread of snooker nowadays that On Q Promotions players find themselves up against opponents from eight different countries.
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The European Tour moves to Germany this weekend, for the popular Paul Hunter Classic, at Furth.
Players’ travel arrangements were nearly thrown into disarray by a strike threat at Stansted Airport.
Luckily an agreement was reached at the last minute and the On Q Players have touched down in Nuremburg.
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Mark Davis will defend his SangSom 6 Reds World title in Thailand in September against a star-studded field.
Forty-eight players from all over the world, including the World’s elite Top Sixteen have been drawn into eight groups of six players.
Davis is seeded number one as defending champion.
Five On Q Promotions players wrote their names into Round Two of the 2013 Shanghai Masters after success on the opening day of the Qualifiers in Doncaster.
First man through to Round Two of the £425,000 Shanghai Masters was Stoke’s Liam Highfield.
He received a walkover due to the withdrawal of his opponent Jin Long.
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The Snooker circuit is getting ready to descend on the Dutch city of Rotterdam for the European Tour event this week.
Sixteen On Q Promotions players are participating in the event and four of them are planning a Road Trip.
Rob Milkins, Andrew Norman, Michael Wasley and Sam Baird have decided the most economical way to travel is to share a car and the costs.
Andrew Norman, who arranges all the travel plans for On Q players explained “It makes sense.
“The cost of four flights, plus petrol to the airport, and the cost of taking the cue cases was a huge bill compared to the petrol and the ferry crossing for taking one car.
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After eighteen years as a professional snooker player, Robert Milkins has achieved his ambition of securing a place in the World’s Elite Top Sixteen.
Milkins was confirmed as World Number 14 when the Rankings were updated following the Australian Goldfields Open.
A magnificent run to the semi finals in Bendigo helped him cement his place.
“I’m chuffed to bits”, confirmed Milkins.
“It was one of my ambitions at the start of my career. Although it’s taken me much longer than I’d hoped, to get there.
“My target now is to win a major ranking event.
Gloucester’s Rob Milkins booked his place in the Quarter Finals of the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo.
A high scoring 5-2 win over Rory McLeod saw the milkman through to face Tom Ford in Friday’s Quarter Finals.
A blitz of scoring from Milkins saw him surge into a 4-0 lead in just 56 minutes.
Mark Davis won a nail-biting deciding frame on the final pink to get his 2013 Australian Goldfields Open campaign under way.
Davis, who reached the semi finals last year, edged out Paul Davison after a high quality Last 32 match.
Davison played his part with breaks of 124 and 112, but Mark Davis displayed consistent heavy scoring with runs of 66, 55, 104, and 43 to clinch victory.
Rob Milkins became the fourth On Q Promotions player to book his place in the Last 16, beating Ben Woollaston.
Gloucester’s Milkins, on his first trip to Australia, rattled in breaks of 85, 112 and 75 on his way to a 5-3 win.
Robert Milkins defeated Jimmy White 5-3 to book his place in the Last 16 of the Wuxi Classic in China.
Victory over White kept up Milkins’ his winning record against the Whirlwind. The Gloucester man became the player millions loved to hate when he defeated White in the final qualifying round of the World Championship last season.
Now he has ended White’s run in China.
A bright and breezy match saw good contributions from both players. White continued to show his good early season form with one brilliant break of 72.
Milkins best effort was a break of 86 to open a 2-0 lead. The South West Snooker Academy based star stretched that to 3-1 at the interval, leaving White with too much ground to make up later in the match.
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Jimmy White produced a vintage performance to knock the defending champion Ricky Walden out of the Wuxi Classic.
A 5-2 victory takes White through to the last 32 of the event, where he awaits either rob Milkins of John Astley.
Now aged 51, White showed that age is no barrier to success as he rattled in breaks of 60, 59, 60 and 57 to carve out a 4-1 lead.
Walden briefly rallied, taking the sixth frame, but White sealed victory in the seventh.
He’d trailed by 55 points but countered with 42 and then cleared blue to black to complete victory.
“That result has given me a lot of confidence.” White confirmed.