SNOOKER: FOUR snooker fanatics will be battling it out in Crewe on Friday with a frame against Mark Williams the prize up for grabs.
The Chronicle teamed up with Match-room Sport and Rileys Snooker Club in Crewe to hold a special tournament, with the winner earning the right to take on Williams before the opening round of the Premier Snooker League 2004 tournament at Legends Sports Club, Crewe, on Saturday, January 10.
The semi-finals of our tournament will be held on Friday to coincide with the BBC'S Children In Need Appeal, which will receive all proceeds from the competition.
In Sunday's quarter-finals, Scott Beanland defeated Paul Hatherley 2-1, Malcolm Dring saw off Ben Cooper 2-1, Darren Potts overcame Arron Hemming 2-0 and Karl Rowley edged out Mark Faddes 2-1.
Friday's matches will be held at Rileys and get under way at 7pm.
Beanland will meet Dring in the first semi with Potts taking on Rowley in the second.
Williams will be joined by fellow stars of the baize Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, Jimmy White, John Higgins, Marco Fu and Paul Hunter at Legends.
Now entering its 18th season, the Premier Snooker League is the longest-running invitational tournament in snooker history and the 2004 competition will see the biggest names in the game pitted against each other in a unique league format. It is a blueprint that also makes the league the most widely-viewed televised snooker production shown across the globe.