Ex-World champion Doherty coming to Swindon

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Former world snooker champion Ken Doherty is heading to Swindon next month for a fundraising exhibition.

Doherty, who won the snooker’s top prize back in 1997, will be in action at Swindon’s 147 Snooker Club on Saturday, July 18th.

As well as playing a number of players during the night, he will be joined by one of snooker’s favourite characters John Virgo, who will be performing trick shots and telling some jokes.

Both Doherty and Virgo will be on hand to talk to the audience, sign autographs and for photos.

The event is raising money for Ronald McDonald House in Bristol and the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

147 Snooker Club owner Noel Paul is delighted to welcome Doherty back to the club after a previous visit back in 2010, saying: “I feel very excited about Ken coming down to the club.

“I have known him for a few years now and I think he’s one of the nicest people you can meet on the snooker circuit.

“He really entertains the crowd well and has time for everyone.

“Having a former world champion at the club is a real honour for us and can only be good for us and the sport in Swindon.”

Tickets to the charity exhibition are £20 for standard and £35 for VIP. A VIP ticket will get you a front row seat and early entry for a meet and greet with the pair before the event starts.

Standard ticket holders are standing only.

VIP doors open at 7pm, standard from 7:30pm while the exhibition itself starts at 7:45pm.

Tickets can be purchased from the club, based on Sheppard Street, Station Industrial Estate, Swindon, SN1 5DB. Call 01793 531506 for further details.

Your Sport Swindon have teamed up with the 147 Snooker Club to offer one lucky person with the chance to play Doherty on the night. Watch this space for more details.