BetVictor Joins Forces With WST For Multiple Title Sponsorships – And The Bonus Race Begins!
BetVictor and WST (World Snooker Tour) are delighted to announce the renewal of a long-term partnership, with BetVictor named title sponsor of eight tournaments during the 2023/24 season. This includes the Matchroom promoted Championship League Snooker – Ranking Edition, underway from Monday, 26 June.
The leading money winner across the BetVictor Series will once again land a huge £150,000 bonus. Last season, the race to win the bonus came down to a dramatic finish as Robert Milkins had to win the final event in the series – the BetVictor Welsh Open – to earn the extra £150,000, and he did just that, beating Shuan Murphy 9-7 in the final.
The bonus race was first staged in 2020, and was won by Judd Trump in each of the first two years. John Higgins scooped the bonus in 2022 before Milkins came out on top in 2023.
The BetVictor sponsored tournaments will include the four BetVictor Home Nations Series events and the BetVictor European Series, as well as the BetVictor Championship League which is promoted by Matchroom Multi Sport.
The events are:
BetVictor Championship League, June 26 to July 21, Leicester
BetVictor European Masters, August 22-27, Nuremberg, Germany
BetVictor Shoot Out, December 7-10, Swansea
BetVictor German Masters, January 29 to February 4, Berlin
BetVictor Home Nations Series
BetVictor English Open, October 2-8, Brentwood
BetVictor Northern Ireland Open, October 22-29, Belfast
BetVictor Scottish Open, December 11-17, Edinburgh
BetVictor Welsh Open, February 12 to 18, Llandudno
All money earned by every player in the eight counting events will be tallied on the BetVictor Series Rankings. The money list leader after the eighth and final event in Wales in February will earn the £150,000 bonus.
Snooker has a global audience of 500 million fans and every BetVictor-sponsored event will be broadcast live by a wide range of broadcasters across the globe, including Eurosport and discovery+ who are host broadcasters for the BetVictor Home Nations Series and BetVictor European Series.
WST Chairman Steve Dawson said: “We have worked with BetVictor for many years and they have been an outstanding partner for our sport, so we are thrilled to continue working with them on a wide range of tournaments during the 2023/24 season.
“Snooker has an extraordinary global reach through our vast broadcast and digital audience, extending to every corner of the planet. BetVictor have joined us on that journey, providing them with huge exposure for their brand worldwide.
“For the fans, media and players, the BetVictor Series bonus race adds an extra element of excitement, running across the eight events. Last season, we went to the last tournament in Wales with no fewer than 11 players in with a chance of winning the £150,000, and the race went down to the final night when an emotional Robert Milkins had the best moment of his career. It could not have been more dramatic!
“The 2023/24 season will be fascinating on the table and we are joining forces with BetVictor to enjoy every match.”
Sam Boswell, Head of Sponsorship for BetVictor, added: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing sponsorship of Snooker with eight BetVictor titled tournaments and of course the BetVictor £150,000 bonus race, which has been incredibly popular with players since its creation in 2020. We are looking forward to some great drama on the table over the next 12 months.”