Snooker Coming to Barnsley!

Barnsley To Host Snooker’s English Open

Barnsley will stage a World Snooker ranking tournament for the first time in October when the English Open comes to the town.

The event will run from October 16 to 22 at the Barnsley Metrodome with 128 of the world’s best players in action, and tickets are on sale now.

The tournament was new to the calendar last season and staged in Manchester, with China’s Liang Wenbo beating Judd Trump in the final. Top stars including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, John Higgins, Neil Robertson and Shaun Murphy also competed for the Steve Davis Trophy.

And now it moves to South Yorkshire with a stellar field of the sport’s top players expected to enter and battle for the title. The English Open, televised live by Eurosport, is the first of the season’s Home Nations series and carries a top prize of £70,000.

And any player winning all four Home Nations events will also earn a massive £1 million bonus. So the champion in Barnsley will head to the next event in Belfast dreaming of that unprecedented prize.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are delighted to bring a ranking tournament to Barnsley for the first time. We have staged various qualifying events at the Metrodome in recent years and we are sure it will prove an excellent venue.

“We know what fantastic support there is for snooker in the Yorkshire region, the county is very much a global centre for our sport as it also hosts the World Championship in Sheffield and the UK Championship in York. So we expect to see fans come out in their droves to support the English Open in Barnsley and make sure it stays in their town.

“With 128 players in action it really is an incredible chance to see so many of your heroes for the price of a single ticket, with value for money that you won’t see anywhere else in sport. Seats will sell fast though so get them booked quickly.”

Take advantage of a SPECIAL OPENING OFFER with all-day tickets to the first four days of the tournament costing just £10 each! This gives fans the chance to see a wide range of players on multiple tables throughout the day. This offer will not last long and is subject to availability. All-day tickets for the final cost £55 and they are expected to sell out rapidly.

Book tickets fast – call 0871 620 7052 (calls cost 13p per minute plus the network access charge) or visit www.worldsnooker.com/tickets

Snooker Celebration at the Crucible

Please see attached press release from World Snooker.  Sounds like a fantastic event, and all for a great cause.  Chris

Six time World Snooker Champion Steve Davis is urging fans in the Sheffield area not to miss next month’s special show at the Crucible.

The 40th Anniversary Celebration of Sheffield’s World Snooker Championship will take place at the Crucible on Friday April 14th, starting at 6pm. Former World Champions and all of the players competing in the 2017 tournament have been invited, so there will be many famous faces among the crowd.

The show will be a mixture of live interviews with these green baize greats, and archive footage of the most memorable moments of the past four decades of snooker’s biggest tournament.

“It’s going to be a wonderful occasion,” said Davis, who retired from pro snooker last year, having won the World title in 1981, 83, 84, 87, 88 and 89. “It’s amazing to think we have been at the Crucible for 40 years – there have been so many special moments. This is the perfect way to celebrate four decades of snooker in Sheffield.

“Snooker’s relationship with the Crucible has always been quite unique and magical. I’m delighted that we’re staying in Sheffield for at least another ten years. But it’s something that local people should never take for granted. And now here’s the chance to see what will be a fabulous tribute to the past 40 years.”

Staged by World Snooker and Sheffield City Council, this show is a unique opportunity for fans to celebrate the sport and see the top stars in the flesh.

Book fast – tickets for this unique occasion will cost just £20. A donation from the ticket sales will be made to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Snooker China Open on Quest – This Week

In case you missed Day 1, the China Open is on Quest this week – the penultimate tournament of the season.  Mark Selby and Judd Trump were on Freeview during Day 1 – check out of the rest of the daytime coverage this week… Chris

 

Tuesday 28 March
0700-1000 LIVE day two day session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE day two evening session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
Wednesday 29 March
0700-1000 LIVE day three day session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE day three evening session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest

Thursday 30 March
0700-1000 LIVE day four day session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE day four evening session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
Friday 31 March
0700-1000 LIVE quarter-finals on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE quarter-finals on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
Saturday 1 April
0700-1030 LIVE semi-finals on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1600 LIVE semi-finals on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
Sunday 2 April
0700-1000 LIVE final 1st session on Eurosport 2 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE final 2nd session on Quest
1800-2000 Final Highlights on Eurosport 2 HD

Sport on Freeview W/C Nov 10th 2016

Saturday 

10/12/2016

13:30 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse

Racing

Channel 4 Racing

LIVE

From Cheltenham

and Doncaster.

  14:30 – 17:30 BT

Showcase

Football BT Sport Score Football Updates
  16:00 – 17:10 BBC1 Football Final Score Football Updates
  22:30 – 23:50 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Leicester v Manchester City.
Sunday 

11/12/2016

09:00 – 13:00 BBC Red

Button

Athletics European Cross

Country

Championships

Live coverage.
  12:15 – 13:00 BBC2 Football MOTD2 Extra With Mark Chapman.
  15:50 – 16:50 BBC2 Athletics European Cross

Country

Championships

Highlights.
  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Impact Coverage ends on Challenge this month.
  22:30 – 23:45 BBC1 Football Match of the

Day 2

Highlights

include Man U

v Spurs.

Monday 

12/12/2016

12:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Scottish Open LIVE Day 1 of the

Home Nations

tournament.

  23:55 – 00:55 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights.
Tuesday 

13/12/2016

11:45 – 12:45 Quest Snooker Scottish Open Highlights from

Monday evening.

  12:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Scottish Open LIVE Day 2 of the Home Nations tournament.
  13:00 – 13:45 BBC2 Rugby League The Super League Show Review of 2016.
  19:00 – 22:30 BBC Red

Button

Football Final Score Football updates.
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 General NFL This Week
Wednesday 

14/12/2016

11:45 – 12:45 Quest Snooker Scottish Open Highlights from Tuesday evening.
  12:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Scottish Open LIVE Day 3 of the Home Nations tournament.
  22:45 – 00:25 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Highlights include Middlesborough v Liverpool.
Thursday 

15/12/2016

10:45 – 11:45 Quest Snooker Scottish Open Highlights from Wednesday evening.
  11:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Scottish Open

LIVE

Day 4 of the Home Nations tournament.
  19:00 – 20:00 Channel 5 General Ultimate

Strongman

Team World

Championship

  22:45 – 23:45 BBC1 General Sports Personality The Contenders

for this year’s title.

Friday 

16/12/2016

10:45 – 11:45 Quest Snooker Scottish Open Highlights from

Thursday evening.

  11:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Scottish Open

LIVE

Day 5 of the Home Nations tournament.
  20:00 – 22:30 BBC Red

Button

General Equestrian Olympia’s

International Horse Show

Quest – Snooker Scottish Open (Updated)

 

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Quest to Show Scottish Open

From December 12th, Quest will be showing the Scottish Open, the third tournament in

the Snooker Home Nations Series.  Live coverage will continue through the week, with the

final on December 18th.  Full evening coverage will be on Eurosport.  Spread the word!  Chris

 

Monday December 12th 2016:

12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 1.
Tuesday December 13th 2016:

11:45 – 12:45

Highlights from the Day 1 evening session.
12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 2.
Wednesday December 14th 2016:

11:45 – 12:45

Highlights from the Day 2 evening session.
12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 3.

 

Thursday December 15th 2016:

10:45 – 11:45

Highlights from the Day 3 evening session.
11:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 4.

 

Friday December 16th 2016:

10:45 – 11:45

Highlights from the Day 4 evening session.
11:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 5.

 

 

Saturday December 17th 2016:

11:45 – 12:45

Highlights from the Day 5 evening session.
12:45 – 16:30

Live coverage from the 1st Semi Final.

 

18:45 – 22:00

Live coverage of the 2nd Semi Final.

 

Sunday December 18th 2016:

11:45 – 12:45

Highlights from the 2nd Semi Final.
12:45 – 16:30

Live coverage from the Final.

 

18:45 – 22:00

Live coverage of the Final – the tournament comes to an end here.

Sport on Freeview W/C Nov 26th

Welcome to this week’s edition.  Note that the UK Snooker Championship starts on the BBC 

this Saturday – with more detailed coverage on BBC Red Button (Freeview Channel 601).

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Saturday 

26/11/2016

06:10 – 06:40 Channel 4 General World Sport
  06:10 – 07:00 ITV4 General Motorsport UK
  06:40 – 07:05 Channel 4 General Triathlon The Sandman event in Anglesey.
  08:25 – 09:00 Channel 4 Formula 1 Murray Walker Meets Jensen Button
  09:00 – 09:55 Channel 4 Horse

Racing

The Morning Line Racing preview.
  09:55 – 11:25 Channel 4 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi

Grand Prix LIVE

Practice 3
  11:55 – 14:30 Channel 4 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi

Grand Prix LIVE

Qualifying
  12:00 – 13:00 BBC1 Football Football Focus With Dan Walker.
  12:45 – 17:00 ITV4 Darts Players

Championships LIVE

  13:15 – 14:00 BBC1 Snooker UK Championships LIVE
  13:15 – 14:30 More 4 Horse

Racing

Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Newbury and Newcastle.
  14:00 – 16:30 BBC1 Rugby

Union

Scotland v

Georgia LIVE

Live Autumn International.
  14:00 – 17:00 BBC2 Snooker UK Championships LIVE
  14:30 – 16:10 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Newbury and Newcastle.
  14:45 – 17:30 BT Showcase Football BT Sport Score Football updates.
  14:30 – 17:30 BBC Red Button Football Final Score Football Updates.
  16:30 – 17:20 BBC1 Football Final Score Football Updates.
  17:00 – 19:30 BBC2 Rugby Union Wales v South Africa Autumn International.
  17:30 – 23:30 BBC Red Button Snooker UK Championships LIVE
  19:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Darts Players Championships LIVE
  19:30 – 20:30 BBC2 Rugby Union England v Argentina. Highlights.
  21:00 – 22:00 Channel 5 Football The Championship
  22:00 – 22:25 Channel 5 Football League One and Two Goal Rush.
  22:00 – 00:00 Spike General Spike Fight Night Bellator 165.
  22:30 – 23:50 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Chelsea v Spurs.
  23:50 – 00:20 BBC1 General The NFL Show
Sunday 

27/11/2016

06:10 – 06:35 Channel 4 General Motorsport The Six Hours of Shanghai
  12:00 – 16:40 Channel 4 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix LIVE Full race coverage.
  12:15 – 13:00 BBC2 Football MOTD2 Extra With Mark Chapman
  12:45 – 17:00 ITV4 Darts Players Championships LIVE
  13:00 – 18:10 BBC2 Snooker UK Championships LIVE
  18:00 – 20:00 Quest General FIA Rallycross
  19:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Darts Players Championships LIVE
  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wrestling
  22:30 – 23:50 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 Including Arsenal v Bournemouth.
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 Snooker UK Championships Highlights.
  23:45 – 00:40 ITV Rugby Union Premiership Highlights
Monday 

28/11/2016

13:00 – 18:00 BBC2 Snooker UK Championships LIVE
  13:00 – 23:30 BBC Red Button Snooker UK Championships LIVE Further coverage from York.
  23:05 – 00:05 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights.
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 Snooker UK Championships Highlights.
Tuesday 

29/11/2016

13:00 – 18:00 BBC2 Snooker UK Championships LIVE
  13:00 – 17:45 BBC Red Button Snooker UK Championships LIVE Further coverage from York.
  17:45 – 20:00 BBC Red Button Football Women’s Football Netherlands v England.
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 General NFL This Week
Wednesday 

30/11/2016

13:00 – 18:00 BBC2 Snooker UK Championships LIVE
  13:00 – 23:30 BBC Red Button Snooker UK Championships LIVE Further coverage from York.
  22:00 – 22:30 BBC2 Football The Premier League Show
  22:45 – 23:15 BBC1 General A Question of Sport
  23:45 – 00:35 BBC2 Snooker UK Championships Highlights.
Thursday 

01/12/2016

00:35 – 02:35 BBC2 Snooker UK

Championships

Snooker Extra.
  13:00 – 18:00 BBC2 Snooker UK

Championships LIVE

  13:00 – 23:30 BBC

Red Button

Snooker UK

Championships LIVE

Further coverage from York.
  19:00 – 20:00 BBC2 Snooker UK

Championships LIVE

  23:45 – 00:35 BBC2 Snooker UK

Championships

Highlights.
Friday 

02/12/2016

13:00 – 18:00 BBC2 Snooker UK

Championships

LIVE

  13:00 – 23:30 BBC Red

Button

Snooker UK

Championships

LIVE

Further coverage

from York.

  19:30 – 22:00 BBC2 Football FA Cup LIVE Round 2 – Macclesfield Town v Oxford United.

Sport on Freeview W/C Nov 16th

Welcome to this week’s edition.  

Note that BT Showcase has programming on Saturday afternoon and Tuesday evening 

(BT Sport Score and live Champions League football with Sporting CP v Real Madrid) – 

Real Madrid already performing well in their group

For me it’s a disappointing pick for Freeview viewers).  

Southampton will be live on BT Showcase on Thursday teatime in their Europa League game.

There’s also the Northern Ireland Snooker on Quest –

Some TV listings appear to have incorrect times, so keep an eye on the blog for transmission times.

 

Wed 16/11/2016 12:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE  
  14:00 – 16:45 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE  
Thurs 17/11/2016 10:45 – 11:45 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open Highlights from Wednesday.
  11:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE  
  14:00 – 16:45 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE  
Fri

18/11/2016

10:45 – 11:45 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open Highlights from Thursday.
  11:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE  
  14:00 – 16:45 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE  
Sat 19/11/2016 06:00 – 06:50 ITV4 General Motorsport UK  
  06:35 – 07:35 Channel 4 General Motorbike Racing Sunflower Trophy
  06:50 – 08:40 ITV4 General British Touring Car Championship Highlights
  09:00 – 10:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing The Morning Line Racing preview.
  11:45 – 12:45 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open Highlights from Friday.
  12:00 – 13:00 BBC1 Football Football Focus With Dan Walker.
  12:45 – 16:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE First Semi Final.
  13:30 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Haydock and Ascot.
  14:00 – 16:30 BBC1 Rugby Union Wales v Japan LIVE Live Autumn International.
  14:00 – 16:30 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE  
  14:30 – 17:30 BT Showcase Football BT Sport Score Football updates.
  14:30 – 17:25 BBC Red Button Football Final Score Football Updates.
  16:30 – 17:25 BBC1 Football Final Score Football Updates.
  16:30 – 19:10 BBC2 Rugby Union Scotland v Argentina LIVE Autumn International.
  18:45 – 22:00 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE Second Semi Final.
  19:10 – 20:10 BBC2 Rugby Union England v Fiji Highlights.
  21:00 – 22:00 Channel 5 Football The Championship  
  22:00 – 22:30 Channel 5 Football League One and Two Goal Rush.
  22:00 – 00:00 Spike General Spike Fight Night PBC Boxing.
  22:30 – 00:00 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Man Utd v Arsenal.
Sun 20/11/2016 06:40 – 07:05 Channel 4 General Snowdonia Triathlon Festival  
  11:45 – 12:45 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open Semi Final Highlights
  12:15 – 13:00 BBC2 Football MOTD2 Extra With Mark Chapman
  12:45 – 16:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE The Final.
  14:05 – 16:45 BBC1 Rugby League Four Nations LIVE The Final.
  18:00 – 21:00 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE The Final from the O2.
  19:15 – 22:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE The Final.
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Rugby Union Premiership Highlights Round 8.
  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wrestling  
  22:30 – 23:15 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 Middlesborough v Chelsea.
  23:20 – 00:15 ITV Rugby Union Premiership Highlights Repeat from earlier on ITV4.
Mon 21/11/2016 18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League  
  19:00 – 20:00 Channel 5 General FIA World Rally Championship Highlights from Austria.
  23:20 – 00:25 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights.
Tue 22/11/2016 16:45 – 18:30 BBC Red Button General Sailing America’s Cup Highlights
  18:30 – 22:30 BBC Red Button Football Midweek Final Score Football updates.
  19:00 – 19:30 BT Showcase Football Champions League Magazine  
  19:30 – 21:45 BT Showcase Football Champions League LIVE Sporting CP v Real Madrid.
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 General NFL This Week  
Wed 23/11/2016 02:00 – 02:25 Channel 4 Boxing KOTV Boxing Weekly  
  18:30 – 22:30 BBC Red Button Football Midweek Final Score Football updates.
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General Macau Grand Prix  
  22:00 – 22:30 BBC2 Football The Premier League Show  
  22:45 – 23:15 BBC1 General A Question of Sport  
  22:45 – 00:15 ITV General Champions League Highlights
Thurs 24/11/2016 17:00 – 21:00 Pick General NFL Live Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings.
  17:30 – 20:15 BT Showcase Football Europa League LIVE Sparta Prague v Southampton
  22:45 – 00:00 ITV Football Europa League Highlights
Fri 25/11/2016 08:55 – 10:35 Channel 4 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix LIVE Practice 1
  12:45 – 17:00 ITV4 Darts Players Championship LIVE From Butlins Minehead
  12:55 – 15:00 Channel 4 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix LIVE Practice 2
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League  
  19:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Darts Players Championship LIVE From Butlins Minehead

Snooker On Freeview – A Guide (Updated)

Hello all – following the English Open on Quest, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a guide, detailing all of the ‘Free’ Snooker available this season.

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October 10th – 16th 2016 (7 days)

Quest – English Open

The 1st tournament in the new ‘Home Nations’ series.  Eurosport has full coverage for subscribers, but Quest had daytime coverage, plus highlights of the evening sessions and the final in full, live and for free.

 

November 7th – 12th 2016 (6 days)

ITV4 – Champion of Champions

ITV has the rights for this tournament until 2019.  Featuring the winners of the various tournaments throughout the year, it’s not a ranking event but ITV provide great coverage.

 

November 14th – 20th (7 days)

Quest – Northern Irish Open

The 2nd tournament in the new ‘Home Nations’ series.  Expect coverage to be similar to the ‘English Open’ (see above).

 

November 26th – December 4th (9 days)

BBC – UK Championships

Live on the BBC until 2019 – there is coverage on BBC One and Two, and extensive coverage on the BBC Red Button channel, of one table.  The BBC Sports App has two tables of live action.

 

December 12th – 18th  (7 days)

Quest – Scottish Open

The 3rd tournament in the new ‘Home Nations’ series.  Expect coverage to be similar to the ‘English Open’ (see above).

 

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January 15th – 22nd (8 days)

BBC – Masters

Live on the BBC until 2019 – it’s a one table tournament all week, with full coverage on BBC Red Button, and there’s live action on BBC One (usually on the Saturday) and BBC Two during the week.

 

February 6th – 12th (7 days)

ITV4 – World Grand Prix

Live on ITV until 2019 – this will be held in Preston in 2017.

 

February 13th – 19th  (7 days)

BBC Red Button – Welsh Open

The final tournament in the new ‘Home Nations’ series.  Quest don’t have the free-to-air rights to this tournament.  However, BBC Red Button broadcasts BBC Wales’s live coverage, with daytime live sessions and an hour of live coverage in the evenings.  Some coverage may not be on BBC Red Button if there is another event on (e.g Final Score) but full coverage will be on the BBC Sport App.

 

February 23rd – 26th (4 days)

ITV4 – Snooker Shoot Out

Live on ITV until 2018 – this will be held in Watford in 2017.  It will feature 128 players in 2017 – this is quick fire snooker!  Blink and you will miss!  Great format though.

 

March 6th – 12th (7 days)

ITV4 – Players Championship

Live on ITV, this will be held in Llandudno.

 

April 15th – May 1st (17 days)

BBC – World Snooker Championships

Live on the BBC until 2019 – this is the big finale to the season.  BBC Red Button has extensive coverage of one table, with two tables available via the BBC Sports App.

So, that’s 86 days of live snooker on Freeview in the 2016/17 season – great news!  Spread the word – and bookmark this article, it might just be useful!  Chris

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. 

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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

 

 

 

Sport on Freeview (Nov 3rd – Nov 11th)

Hello all, welcome to this week’s guide to Sport on Freeview.  Last month was the most popular month EVER for the blog – thank you all for your support – tell your friends and family, keep spreading the word, and I hope you find the site useful.

Many thanks to those who asked me if BT Sport will be screening highlights of the Australia Cricket test match this week on BT Showcase – looks like a no.  I have contacted BT Sport, no reply.  Looks like we will see Big Bash highlights and a few live games from December, plus highlights of the Ashes series later next year.

The article from BT is here – http://sport.bt.com/cricket/bt-sport-wins-rights-to-show-2017-18-ashes-series-when-england-defend-urn-in-australia-S11363999728418

The article says “BT Sport has also acquired a free-to-air rights package that includes daily highlights of international matches and the Big Bash League, as well as one Big Bash League ‘match of the round’ broadcast live and free each week.”  I thought we’d see highlights appear this week – but sadly not.

2016 Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals on ITV4 This Weekend
Saturday November 5
Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)
First Round
Max Hopp v Cristo Reyes
Benito van de Pas v Michael Smith
Jelle Klaasen v Kim Huybrechts
Brendan Dolan v Simon Whitlock
Mensur Suljovic v Robert Thornton
Joe Murnan v Joe Cullen
Gerwyn Price v Steve Beaton
Daryl Gurney v Josh Payne

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Second Round
Adrian Lewis (5) v Hopp/Reyes
James Wade (6) v van de Pas/Smith
Dave Chisnall (4) v Klaasen/Huybrechts
Raymond van Barneveld (8) v Dolan/Whitlock
Phil Taylor (3) v Suljovic/Thornton
Gary Anderson (2) v Murnan/Cullen
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Price/Beaton
Peter Wright (7) v Gurney/Payne

Snooker – Champion of Champions on ITV4

This is a great tournament, and starts on ITV4 on Monday.

O’Sullivan will take on Shoot Out champ Robin Hull in the tournament’s opening match on Monday, November 7, with German Masters winner Martin Gould up against World Seniors Champion Mark Davis in the second group 3 semi-final.

Tuesday 8th sees Group 1 take centre stage, with Robertson pitted against the winner of the forthcoming International Championship, and Shanghai Masters champion Ding Junhui up against World Open winner Ali Carter in the afternoon session.

Wednesday 9th features action from Group 2 as Selby takes on the winner of this week’s English Open, and Players Championship winner Mark Allen faces Gibraltar Open champ Marco Fu.

The concluding day of group action is Thursday 10th when Group 4 plays out with Murphy, winner of the World Grand Prix taking on the China Championship winner followed by China Open and European Masters victor Judd Trump against Indian Open champion Anthony McGill.  The final will be on Saturday November 12th.

Thursday 03/11/2016 06:00 – 06:10 ITV4 Football Goals of the 70’s
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League
  20:00 – 22:00 BT Showcase Football Europa League LIVE Sparta Prague v Hapoel Beer Sheva.
  22:40 – 23:55 ITV Football Europa League Highlights.
Friday 04/11/2016 18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League
  19:30 – 22:00 BBC2 Football FA Cup LIVE First Round – Eastleigh v Swindon Town.
  22:00 – 23:15 BBC Red Button Football FA Cup Goals Action from 2 First Round games tonight.
  23:55 – 00:25 BBC1 General The NFL Show
Saturday 05/11/2016 06:15 – 06:45 Channel 4 General Motorsport – Mini Challenge
  06:55 – 07:55 ITV4 General Motorsport UK
  07:55 – 08:55 ITV4 General World Superbikes Highlights
  09:00 – 10:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing The Morning Line Racing preview.
  12:00 – 13:00 BBC1 Football Football Focus With Dan Walker.
  12:45 – 17:00 ITV4 Darts World Series of Darts Finals LIVE
  13:30 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Doncaster, Wincanton and Aintree.
  14:00 – 16:30 BBC1 Rugby Union Wales v Australia Live Autumn International.
  16:30 – 17:15 BBC1 Football Final Score Football updates.
  17:00 – 22:00 BBC2 Rugby League Four Nations LIVE Double bill. England v Scotland followed by New Zealand v Australia.
  17:00 – 18:00 ITV4 Darts The Darts Mavericks
  17:30 – 19:00 BBC Red Button Football FA Cup Goals First round action.
  19:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Darts World Series of Darts Finals LIVE
  21:00 – 22:00 Channel 5 Football The Championship Including Aston Villa v Blackburn.
  22:20 – 23:35 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Bournemouth v Sunderland.
Sunday 06/11/2016 12:15 – 13:00 BBC2 Football MOTD2 Extra With Mark Chapman
  12:45 – 17:00 ITV4 Darts World Series of Darts Finals LIVE
  13:45 – 16:15 BBC1 Football FA Cup Final Score Live goal updates.
  14:30 – 17:30 BBC2 Cycling Track Cycling World Cup LIVE
  17:30 – 19:00 BBC2 Football FA Cup Highlights First round action.
  19:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Darts World Series of Darts Finals LIVE
  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wrestling
  22:30 – 00:00 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 Including Arsenal v Tottenham
  23:15 – 00:15 ITV Rugby Union Anglo-Welsh Cup Highlights
Monday 07/11/2016 06:00 – 06:05 ITV4 General Nijinsky’s Triple Crown
  12:45 – 17:20 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE Group 3 action.
  17:40 – 18:45 ITV4 Rugby Union Anglo-Welsh Cup Highlights
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Turkey. Coverage continues tomorrow.
  18:45 – 23:15 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE Group 3 action.
  19:00 – 19:30 BBC2 Football FA Cup 2nd Round Draw LIVE
  23:15 – 23:50 BBC2 Football The Women’s Football Show
  23:15 – 00:10 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights.
Tuesday 08/11/2016 12:45 – 17:20 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE Group 1 action.
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Norway.
  18:45 – 23:15 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE Group 1 action.
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 General NFL This Week
Wednesday 09/11/2016 01:45 – 02:10 Channel 4 Boxing KOTV Boxing Weekly
  12:45 – 17:20 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE Group 4 action.
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Germany.
  18:45 – 23:15 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE Group 4 action.
  22:45 – 23:15 BBC1 General A Question of Sport
Thursday 10/11/2016 12:45 – 17:20 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE Group 2 action.
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Lithuania.
  18:45 – 23:15 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE Group 2 action.
Friday 11/11/2016 00:30 – 01:00 Quest General FIA World Endurance Championship highlights.
  12:40 – 15:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE
  12:45 – 17:20 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE 1st Semi Final
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from the Netherlands.
  18:45 – 23:15 ITV4 Snooker Champion of Champions LIVE 2nd Semi Final
  19:15 – 22:00 ITV Football International Football LIVE England v Scotland
  22:45 – 23:45 ITV Football International Football England v Scotland Highlights
  23:15 – 00:20 ITV4 Snooker The Snooker Mavericks Documentary.
  23:55 – 00:25 BBC1 General The NFL Show
  23:00 – 00:00 ITV4 Darts The Darts Mavericks
  23:50 – 00:20 BBC1 General The NFL Show