SPORTS impresario Barry Hearn says he is ‘absolutely delighted’ to be bringing the World Pool Masters to Gibraltar.

Fifteen of the world’s greatest players have been announced for February’s tournament.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Top pool talent coming to Rock
EYES ON THE PRIZE: Top pool talent coming to Rock

The game’s longest running invitational event will take place at Tercentenary Hall from Friday 17 to 19, with players battling it out for a winning prize of $20,000.

The event will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing theMasters to Gibraltar.

“Matchroom have had great success on the Rock with darts and snooker events and I’m sure we will have similar success with pool.

“All the big names from around the world will be heading to Gib for an action-packed three days. All in all, for any sports fan, the Masters will be unmissable!”

Players confirmed so far include world number two Chang Jung Lin, WPA World 9 Ball

Champion, Albin Ouschan and two-time Mosconi Cup winner and World No.8 Alex Pagulayan.

Steven Linares, minister for sport, said; “This follows the success of the World Snooker’s Gibraltar Open and Gibraltar Darts Trophy which have already been staged on the Rock.

“It is yet another example of our events-led tourism policy which promotes Gibraltar as an events destination”.

Tickets for the Friday evening and for each afternoon session are priced at £15.

Entrance for Saturday and Sunday evening sessions are priced at £20.

An all-session season ticket is £75.

Tickets are now on sale via