This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 10 °C Wednesday 20 February, 2019
Advertisement

Back in the frame: O'Sullivan returns to main tour

The world champion has settled his differences with the snooker governing body, it seems.

O'Sullivan.
O'Sullivan.
Image: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

WORLD CHAMPION RONNIE O’Sullivan has settled his differences with the governing body of the sport and is set to return to the main tour.

The 36-year-old Englishman announced after landing his fourth world title in April that he planned to take an extended break from competition.

It later emerged that the unavailability of appearance money was a factor in his refusal to sign a World Snooker players’ contract, which he said was “too onerous”.

On the back of that he missed ranking tournaments in China and Australia.

The deadline for O’Sullivan to sign and be eligible for December’s UK Championship in York was at midday on Tuesday and O‘Sullivan’s management company announced on Twitter: “Good news.@ronnieo147 may be playing again. Contract clarified. Uk and international in china entered.”

O’Sullivan added: “Happy to be back in snooker. See you all soon xx”

-AFP

Player Diary: Adam D’Arcy and Ulster gear up for their first match of the season

Canada cry foul after USA thriller

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

TheScore Team

Read next:

COMMENTS