Terrestrial fans snookered…

LOCAL snooker fans – and there are more than a few – wanting to keep up with the first ever world-ranking tournament here can watch action from the final 32 players in the Northern Ireland Trophy on British Eurosport and Eurosport 2. Disappointingly, neither the BBC nor UTV opted to buy the rights for terrestrial-only viewers. Nor is there much ‘local interest’ left, despite NI’s past achievements on the baize. Nevertheless, I’m hoping to get down the Waterfront during the weekend to see it live (tickets willing). Wonder if they’ll let Alex Higgins in…