Barry Hearn

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A Reward for your Efforts :​

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A Reward for your Efforts​

By Elliott West

Introduction

Some of the greats of the sporting world gathered the other night to celebrate the 20th year of the Sport Industry Awards. This was the first time that the entire sports sector could come together since the outbreak of the pandemic 18 months ago. Hosted by Laura Woods and Mark Durden-Smith, the stars of the evening to be rewarded for their efforts were the footballer Marcus Rashford and former chairman of World Snooker, Barry Hearn.

Formidable Forces

Marcus Rashford

The England and Manchester United forward deservedly received the prestigious Integrity and Impact award for his fantastic work on and off the pitch, especially for his campaigning for free school meals, food banks and his fight against racism following the tragic death in the USA of George Floyd, working with causes such as Black Life Matters.
Although unable to attend on the night, Marcus appeared to the attendees via a video link, Rashford gave a very humble speech, thanking the judges for the award and reiterating how lucky he is to have the position he does in society and how sport can be a driving force in changing the way society governs and functions, especially to those who don’t have the loudest voice and who are hugely underrepresented. A scenario that has made him hugely driven and determined to help people out of poverty, something he knew too well as a child, where his family worried where the next meal would come from. Thoughts echoed by the former Paralympic Dame Tanni Grey Thompson.
Putting your head above the parapet as an athlete comes with some risk, and openly holding the Prime Minister and government to task is another level. Marcus’ voice has been prominent in the fight against racism and tirelessly campaigning against food poverty and for free school lunches forcing a government U-turn and bringing relief to thousands of families nationwide.”

Barry Hearn

Barry Hearn has been involved in sport since the 1970s, providing management in boxing, darts, gymnastics, pool and especially snooker. A man who has always been highly motivated and innovative, Hearn has revolutionised multiple sports and brought snooker back from the brink. Having worked as the chairman of Matchroom Sports for the last 40 years. Starting in humble surroundings in Romford, Hearn began with organising snooker tournaments, believing that could invigorate sport and help produce stars of the future. A burning ambition based on his own love of sport but unable to play any to a high standard.
On the night, Barry was presented by his son, Eddie, the Coutts Lifetime Achievement Award. He received a standing ovation and made a very powerful speech, including these words:
“In 1975 I started promoting the sport, I did it for one simple reason because I’m a failed sportsman. I love sport, I’m passionate about it. I always wanted to be a heavyweight champion or to play for England.
“I’ve ended up, since 1982, the Chairman and now the President of Matchroom Sport. We have given young men and women the opportunity to change their lives through sport. Irrespective of where they have come from, sport lets you get even against the world, and that’s what sport is about. It’s why we dedicate ourselves and go the extra mile and create a work ethic no one else can live with. Because we are special. Sport unifies the nation, irrespective of colour, creed, religion. Sport is all-embracing and we need it more than anything else through these difficult times.
“There are over 150 people in the Matchroom group and I want to thank every one of them because I wouldn’t be here without them, including my son who reminds me so much of me. He steals all my quotes, none of what Eddie says is original.
“To receive this award, I’m eternally grateful. Thank you.”
Other recipients on the night, included Sky Sports, Sport England and the Football Association. All deserving winners and so refreshing to be able to celebrate in a live event rather than the online presentation last year due to the pandemic. An event that shows how valued sportspersons are, the difference they can make and the unified community that exists within sport.
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Barry Hearn receiving his lifetime achievement award.
Is the girl the prize? 😳
 

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PDC PRESIDENT BARRY HEARN HITS BACK AT VAN GERWEN CRITICAL COMMENTS: "OUT IN A RESTAURANT, GOING TO A HOTEL - NOT THE SMARTEST MOVE" :​

https://dartsnews.com/pdc/pdc-presi...aurant-going-to-a-hotel-not-the-smartest-move

HEAR ME OUT

PDC chief Hearn slams Dutch diners and ‘ignorant’ stars over ‘Covid bomb’ jibe as World Darts Championship nears climax :​

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17204673/barry-hearn-pdc-darts-van-gerwen/

Emperor Barry Hearn hasn't really retired , he's just took a back seat and let son Eddie drive the Matchroom bandwagon but if I seen the pictures circulating of the Dutch darts player's on social media out for Christmas dinner sitting at the table with no doubt Dutch brand lager's and beers then so did he .

Emperor Barry Hearn has more spies than secret agent covid - 19 has worldwide 'Cases' so it really was a bad idea for the Dutch darts players to party .

Ps .

Based on the two year ranking system the darts players who who had to withdraw after testing positive for covid will lose ranking points and slide down the rankings .

It could be worse :

'They may go in for a broken leg': Fauci says child COVID-19 hospitalizations are overblown :​

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/...uci-child-covid-19-hospitalizations-overblown

What a mad time's we live in . :unsure:;)(y)
 

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MATCHROOM LAUNCH GLOBAL NINEBALL RANKING SYSTEM FOR POOL.​

NEWS January 10th, 2022 :


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Matchroom President Barry Hearn said: “We are going to make Pool a major global sport and together we’re going to show what can be achieved and what dreams can be created for the players all around the world already playing this wonderful game.”

“For the first time, you have a major global company looking after players and making sure the opportunities are second to none. Get involved either as player or fan. We need everyone to pull in the same direction and under Matchroom’s leadership Nineball Pool will shock the world over the next few years.”

“The game needs to make that quantum leap into the big time and Matchroom are ready to take it there in 2022. This is going to be electric.”
 

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PDC PRESIDENT BARRY HEARN REVEALS FURTHER DETAILS ON PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT :​

https://dartsnews.com/pdc/pdc-presi...-on-premier-league-darts-line-up-announcement :

Emperor Barry Hearn , retired ? He's got the PDC Dart players on a quick march and no sooner does the Ladbroke Masters end and The Premier League starts on February 3rd .

World Seniors Darts begins February 3rd :

THORNTON BELIEVES TAYLOR WILL LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED IN WORLD SENIORS QUEST: "HE'S GOING TO BE LEATHERING THAT DARTBOARD" :​

 

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Barry Hearn: My Life: Knockouts, Snookers, Bullseyes, Tight Lines and Sweet Deals Hardcover – 28 April 2022​

by Barry Hearn (Author)


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Pre-order now: the autobiography of the legendary sports promoter, Barry Hearn.

'I am the largest sports promoter in the world. I promote 11 sports to a global audience of billions of people every day of my life'

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A larger than life working class hero, Romford born and bred - always ready with the perfect soundbite - Barry Hearn was famously described as 'roguish but never a rogue'.

Hearn is credited with turning snooker into one of the biggest sports in Britain. He essentially turned a sport in which competitors wear bowties into a massive, globally televised event. Away from the table, his promotions empire casts its net over a dozen sports - from professional boxing to darts, fishing to ten-pin bowling - and his career spans four decades. He also previously owned Leyton Orient football club.

Packed with hilarious anecdotes from the golden age of snooker, and behind-the-scenes insight into boxing negotiations and darts bust-ups, Hearn's book is a joy to read from start to finish.
 

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ANOTHER CHANCE TO MEET BARRY HEARN :​

 

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World Snooker Championship 2022: Barry Hearn does not want tournament to move from Sheffield :​

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/61163227

'YOU'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER CRUCIBLE' – BARRY HEARN KEEN TO REBUILD ICONIC VENUE FOR WORLD SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP​

Barry Hearn has revealed he has held talks with Sheffield City Council about rebuilding the Crucible to safeguard its future as the home of the World Snooker Championship. Despite staging the sport's biggest event since 1977, the size of the 980-seat venue is prompting increasingly fierce debate with 2010 world champion Neil Robertson leading calls for it to be moved to a bigger arena. :​

https://www.eurosport.co.uk/snooker...or-world-snooker-champ_sto8893714/story.shtml
21APR2022

AN EVENING WITH BARRY HEARN OBE :​

 

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'BIGGER VENUE NEEDED'

World Snooker Championships could LEAVE iconic Sheffield arena as Barry Hearn begins talks over new modern Crucible II :​

 

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'BIGGER VENUE NEEDED'

World Snooker Championships could LEAVE iconic Sheffield arena as Barry Hearn begins talks over new modern Crucible II :​

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He's asking/hoping that Sheffield will build a similar arena about twice as large. They would be able to host other larger events as well. Hope it goes through.
 

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He's asking/hoping that Sheffield will build a similar arena about twice as large. They would be able to host other larger events as well. Hope it goes through.
Yes, this is correct.

Nobody is even thinking about moving it from the Crucible.

I think people have had enough of say money only, with China, middle east...
Look at FIFA World Cup. What a shambles.
China still has huge human rights issues.

Some things, you don't mess with.
Snooker in Sheffield is one of those things.
 

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Yes, this is correct.

Nobody is even thinking about moving it from the Crucible.

I think people have had enough of say money only, with China, middle east...
Look at FIFA World Cup. What a shambles.
China still has huge human rights issues.

Some things, you don't mess with.
Snooker in Sheffield is one of those things.
In speaking with Bazza, he once remarked that all will remain as is until he passes.
Then I think money will be the guiding force.
 
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I’m speaking with Bazza, he once remarked that all will remain as is until he passes.
Then I think money will be the guiding force.
He also said he had passed the mantle to his kids, who are from the same mould.
I think they know better not to mess with it either.

Sheffield will be building a larger facility, to make it easier for early rounds.
That is the plan.
After that, single table setup still remains in the theatre.
 
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