The British Open of Snooker 2023 is the first of the season’s four Home Nations tournaments. The winner of the tournament will take home the Davis Trophy, named after 6-time World Champion come DJ, Steve Davis. Any player who wins all four Home Nations tournaments will receive a special bonus of a massive £1 million.
Where will the 2023 British Open be played?
The tournament will be played in the Centaur multi-plex at the famous Cheltenham Racecourse. The Centaur is one of the largest auditoria in that part of country. The racecourse is located at Prestbury Park near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire at the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town itself has a population of just over 100,000 and is host to several annual festivals and cultural events. It is located adjacent to the M5 motorway and is on the Bristol-Birmingham main line railway, located slightly closer to the former (61km) than to the latter (66km).
When will the British Open 2023 be played?
The snooker Bristish Open will take place from September 25 to October 1, 2023. The first round matches will be played on Monday, September 25th, and second round matches on the Tuesday, with sessions starting at 10.00, 13.00 and 1900. Third round matches are at 13.00 and 19.00 on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, while fourth round matches will begin in the evening of that day at 19.00. The quarterfinals are on Friday, September 29, before the semis and the grand final on Saturday and Sunday. Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 are best of 7 frames, Quarter Finals best of 9 frames, Semi Finals best of 11 frames, and the final is best of 19 frames.
How do I get tickets for The British Open 2023?
Tickets for the British Open 2023 are currently on sale from SeeTickets, World Snooker Tours official ticketing partner for the event.
Prices go from £15 per session for the first four rounds up to £40 for the deciding final session on Sunday evening. All day prices range from £25 to £70, and it is also possible to get an Event Pass guaranteein a seat for all sessions throughout the tournament for €190
Where to stay?
Cheltenham has several hotels located fairly close to the tournament venue. If you want a bit of luxury without having to spend all you money, No 38 The Park located in a beautiful Edwardian townhouse about a mile from the racecourse, may be an option, or you could go for The George in the town centre. If you are travelling on a strict budget, there is also a nearby Holiday Inn and the even cheaper Citrus Hotel Cheltenham. For other options, you can visit booking.com.
Getting to Cheltenham
Being located on the main line between Birmingham and Bristol and with frequent direct connections to London, Cheltenham is well-connected to all of the country. You can go by train directly from London Paddington to Cheltenham Station in 2 hours for as little as £23,82 if you book well in advance and have a bit of luck. Otherwise, tickets are usually between £40 and £50 per person each way. From Birmingham Airport you can get to Cheltenham in just over one hour, changing trains at Birmingham New Street, for around the same price as if taking the longer journey from London Paddington.