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2019 ManbetX Welsh Open Snooker at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff- 11th to 17th February

128 of the world’s best snooker players will descend upon the Welsh capital this February to compete in the 2019 ManbetX Welsh Open. Established in 1992, this is snooker’s longest running world event (other than the World and UK Championships).

Last year’s weeklong championships culminated in a thrilling final battle between John Higgins and Barry Hawkins. However, it was Higgins who ultimately claimed victory for a record breaking 5th time after a 9-7 win. Other snooker greats such as Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, and Blaenau Gwent born Mark Williams also took part in this final event of the 2018/19 Home Nations series.

This year, players will once again compete for the coveted Ray Reardon Trophy. Organisers have urged fans to buy tickets early as they are expected to sell out fast. Tickets start at £8, whilst all day tickets for the final on Sunday 17th can be purchased for £55. Fans can also get their hands on an Event pass, which grants them access to every session throughout the event, for £160.


To find out more about the Welsh Open, and to purchase your tickets, you can visit the event’s website.


Want to travel to this event?

The Motorpoint Arena is a 5-minute walk from Cardiff Queen Street Railway Station and an 8-minute walk from Cardiff Central Railway Station. A number of bus services also stop a short walk from the Arena. Services are likely to be busier than usual before and after this event, so please leave plenty of time for your journey.


Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.


Walk & Cycle

You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!

You can find out more information on our ‘Cycling and Walking’ page.


We also offer a Freephone telephone service. One of our friendly advisors will be on hand to answer any of your public transport information queries and to help you plan your journey. Give us a call on 0800 464 00 00 for free!

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