Quest – Northern Ireland Open (Updated)

Starting on Monday November 14th, Quest will be showing the 2nd in the new Snooker Home Nations series.  Liang Wenbo is the only player still with a chance of winning a £1 million bonus, but he still has three tournaments to win if he wants to get the hands on the money!  Wenbo beat Judd Trump in the final of the English Open last month, great final.  As soon as I have transmission times for the end of the tournament, I will add these to this article. 


Three live broadcasts from Quest’s English Open got in Quest’s Top 10 programmes for that week (according to website Barb) – great news. The conclusion to the final attracted 183,000 viewers – the 2nd most watched show on Quest that week (Oct 10-16 2016).  Let’s get the ratings even higher for the Northern Ireland Open!  Spread the word! 

Info from Quest below – many thanks to QUEST for sending this to us:

‘Live from the 14th -20th November Quest is the only place, free to air, to see the three NEW events added to the World Snooker Home Nations calendar; the English Open, the Northern Ireland Open and the Scottish Open. Snooker’s top stars are expected to compete including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jimmy White, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy and Judd Trump. Quest will be airing the daytime sessions, hosted by Colin Murray. The highlights from the previous evening’s play will air from Tuesday 15th November, and you can watch the whole final on Sunday 20th November. The Home Nations Series is a new series of events adding to the established, Welsh Open. The grand prize for winning all four tournaments is a massive £1 million bonus.’

For this tournament, the timings will be the same as last time, however we will be showing the evening sessions as well on Saturday and Sunday.’

No mention of the Welsh Open in Quest’s comments above – this could be because BBC Wales/BBC Red Button have coverage and maybe Quest can’t show this one.  I’ll report back once I have clarification.  Chris

Monday November 14th:

12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 1.


Tuesday November 15th:

11:45 – 12:45

Evening highlights from Day 1.


12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 2.


Wednesday November 16th:

11:45 – 12:45

Evening highlights from Day 2.


12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 3.


Thursday November 17th:

10:45 – 11:45

Evening highlights from Day 3.


11:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 4.


Friday November 18th:

10:45 – 11:45

Evening highlights from Day 4.


11:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 5.


Saturday November 19th:

11:45 – 12:45

Evening highlights from Day 5.


12:45 – 16:30

Live coverage of the 1st Semi Final.


18:45 – 22:00

Quest didn’t show the English Open 2nd Semi Final live – but this time the 2nd semi final will be shown live – great news!


Sunday November 20th:

12:45 – 13:45

Semi Final highlights


13:45 – 17:30

The final begins!  Live coverage.


19:15 – 22:30

Conclusion of the final – LIVE





2 thoughts on “Quest – Northern Ireland Open (Updated)

  1. I have been watching the Dale/Swailes match this afternoon and have found that the noise from what seems to be traffic plus the clatter from the other table(s) is really off putting and combines to make one large echoing racket.
    Surely, a directional microphone over the table would contain or minimise this din. Not quite the same watching with the sound muted !! Come on you sound people – get it sorted please.


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