Premier League Snooker Betting 2011
Premier League snooker in 2011 could be the highest quality action the sport and the competition has ever seen. There has been a revitalisation in the snooker world and the sport is rising from the ashes which had started to form around any professional who holds a snooker cue.
Premier League snooker betting 2011 is not going to be easy, on the contrary it will be one of the most difficult snooker betting markets of the season. This is simply down to the fact that the best players go head to head over a series of weeks and very little divides them.
Prize money for Premier League snooker has also been bumped for the 2011 tournament which means that all the players involved will have a little extra incentive to take each match seriously.
Premier League Snooker Favourites
Ronnie O'Sullivan is the current leader of the Premier League snooker favourites. This is because the three time world champion has made this tournament his own with a silly number of wins (eight in the last ten years). He is still the best player in the world when he is in the right frame of mind.
John Higgins is hot on the heels of Ronnie and one of the firm Premier League snooker favourites following his recent World Championship win. Higgins seems to be in the best form of his life and has a lot of emotional motivation away from the snooker table.
The ten players who will compete in the Premier League are; Ronnie O'Sullivan, Matthew Stevens, Ali Carter, Neil Robertson, John Higgins, Ding Junhui, Mark Williams, Shaun Murphy, Judd Trump and Jimmy White.
Premier League Snooker Betting
Premier League snooker betting applies to a number of different markets that operate throughout the event. Punters can bet on each individual match throughout the Premier League as well as markets such as how many century breaks there will be and if someone will make a maximum break.
Premier League snooker betting is more difficult on a match by match basis because the gap in quality between the players involved is not very big. With the exception of Jimmy White, every single player holds a current professional title.
Premier League Format
The Premier League format consists of a group stage and then semi-final matches and a final. There will be ten batches of group matches held between August 18 and November 17. The best of nine frames semi-finals and best of 13 frames final will be held on November 26 and 27.
The Premier League format is designed around speed an entertainment. World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn has already said there is no point dragging the Premier League out over the course of the season because fans would lose interest and viewing figures would drop.
Premier League Snooker Prize Money
Premier League snooker prize money has received a bump for the 2011 season. The format of how the prize money is dished out has also been slightly changed. The winner of the Premier League receives £60,000, the runner up nets £30,000 and losing semi-finalists each take home £20,000.
The player who finishes in last place will take home £6,000. A thousand pounds is awarded to the player who makes the highest break on each night of the Premier League and £25,000 is up for grabs to any player who makes a 147 break. A total of £210,000 is available.