Belgium’s top player Luca Brecel competes in the Betfred World Championship at the Crucible today, and later this year he’ll be looking forward to the 2018 European Masters in Lommel.

The tournament will run from October 1 to 7 and tickets are NOW ON SALE! Fans are strongly urged to book quickly to make sure of their seats as many sessions will sell out quickly. For details and to book visit

The tournament was staged in Lommel, in the province of Limburg, for the first time in 2017 and it was the first ranking event held in Belgium for more than two decades. The event proved a great success with many of the world’s top stars competing for the trophy.

Fans flocked to the De Soeverein venue to see players including Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, John Higgins and home favourite Brecel. Trump won the title by beating Stuart Bingham 9-7 in an exciting final.

“We also received great support from the  fans and we know how much snooker has grown in Belgium in recent years, especially off the back of the success of the wonderful young talent Luca Brecel. I hope to see even bigger crowds next time and to see Lommel become the home of the European Masters.”World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are delighted to announce our return to Lommel, which proved a fantastic setting this year. The feedback from the players about the venue and the city of Lommel was excellent and we are very grateful for the support we receive from our local partners.

The local promoter added: “I am thrilled with the news that World Snooker has again chosen to stage the event with our support as promoters. Surely we are ready to give all Belgian and European snooker fans the time of their lives while watching and encountering the stars nearby! This is yet another great opportunity to enlarge the sport of snooker and its popularity in our region.”

Related News

World Number One Mark Selby Beat Sanderson Lam

Ryan Thrashed Ashley Hugill 4-0

Joel Walker Won His First Challenge Tour Title.

Geet Sethi Has Decided To Make A Comeback To The Green Baize

New Structure For National Billiards And Snooker Championships

A New Record Set By Pankaj Advani In Billiards.

Jimmy Robertson Hopes That His First Ranking Title Will Help Him Achieve Further Success.

Veteran Jimmy White Proved He Can Still Compete On The World Snooker Tour By Beating Fergal O’brien

Ryan Day, Qualified The 1st Round - 28th Match In International Championship 2018 Qualifiers, Defeating Lee Walker

Jimmy Robertson Has Jumped To Fourth Place On The One-year Ranking List Following His Victory European Masters.

Ronnie O’sullivan Has Been Drawn Against Kurt Maflin

Jimmy Robertson Won The First Ranking Title

Keerthana Wins Gold, Anupama And Digvijay Settle For Bronze

David Grace Won His Second Challenge Tour Title

Anthony Hamilton Put On A Superb Display To Defeat Luca Brecel

Ronnie O’sullivan Will Compete In A Ranking Event For The First Time.

Ryan Day, Qualified The 3rd Round In European Masters, Defeating World Number One Mark Selby.

Mark Selby Wins China Championship 2018 Title

John Higgins Continued His Recent Hoodoo Over Judd Trump

Ding Junhui Suffered Defeat Against Yuan Sijun

Shaun Murphy Eased Through His Opening Match At The China Championship, Defeating Liam Highfield

Ryan Day Clinched Their Place On China Championship 2018

A Brief History Of China Championship

Kyren Wilson Withdraws From China Championship

David Lilley Won The Fifth Event On The New Challenge Tour Series