Matchroom Sport first produced televised pool with the European Pool Masters in 1993. That event evolved into the World Pool Masters and following stagings across the UK and Holland, the event has moved around, taking place in Las Vegas, Philippines and Poland in recent years.
The following year, in 1994, the inaugural Mosconi Cup took place in the UK. Devised as a Ryder Cup style event between teams from the USA and Europe, since 2003, the Mosconi Cup has taken place on a ‘home and away’ basis.
Every other year it runs at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas and in alternate years it takes place in Europe where it has been staged in Holland, Malta and more recently at its old stomping ground, the iconic York Hall in East London.
The World Pool League, an event produced for the Polish television market ran from 1998 to 2006 and this was replaced in 2006 by the World Cup of Pool. The sport’s premier team tournament, the World Cup now takes place in the Philippines following events in the UK and Rotterdam.
For a nine year period – 1999 to 2007 – Matchroom Sport promoted and televised the World Pool Championship, staging the event in Cardiff, Wales for a five year period and then Taiwan and the Philippines.
Matchroom are currently responsible for nearly 85 hours of pool programming on an annual basis, available live or delayed and are a world leader in televised pool programming.
MATCHROOM SPORT is delighted to announce an exciting new five year agreement with Sky Sports to bring a variety of outstanding events to the world’s premier sports channel.
Commencing this... April 05 2013
World Snooker is delighted to announce Betfair as the new title sponsor of the sport’s biggest tournament, the World Championship.
The Betfair World Championship will run from April 20 to May... March 25 2013
Sky Sports will take its partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation into a 25th year thanks to a new five-year broadcast deal.
The agreement offers Sky Sports viewers over 50 days... March 07 2013
Motocaddy has been unveiled as the ‘Official Electric Trolley’ brand of the PGA EuroPro Tour for an eighth consecutive year, supporting a professional circuit that has produced Major winners including... February 05 2013
Following the outstanding success of the Betfair Masters, prize money for snooker's greatest invitation event will be increased from £500,000 to £600,000 next year.
The top prize for the 2014... January 21 2013
Matchroom Sport and Sauerland Promotion are delighted to announce that Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler will fight in Britain.
The huge super middleweight rematch is the fight of the year in... January 15 2013
The BBC will continue to broadcast snooker’s biggest domestic tournaments until at least 2017, extending the current agreement by three years.
The BBC will continue as host broadcaster of the World... January 09 2013
THE McCoy's Premier League Darts will feature TEN players in 2013 under a new format which was announced on Wednesday evening, with Michael van Gerwen, Wes Newton and Robert Thornton... January 02 2013
World Snooker is delighted to announce that Betfair will sponsor the Masters for the first time this season.
Snooker’s most prestigious invitation event will be known as the Betfair Masters.... November 08 2012