ONE OF the biggest names in British sport has been in action in Barnsley this week.

Ronnie O’Sullivan, the seven-time world snooker champion, played on Tuesday evening as the World Open qualifiers took place the Metrodome.

He won 5-3 against Alfie Burden in front of a large crowd as fans were allowed to watch snooker at the Metrodome for the first time since before the Covid-19 pandemic with several of the sessions sold out.

Another former world champion, the Australian Neil Robertson, was also in attendance – having previously driven to the wrong Barnsley.

He tweeted before the event: “Qualifiers for the World Open are in Barnsley right guys (The Yorkshire one)? Asking for a friend.”

The qualifiers for the Welsh Open are also being held at the Metrodome.

It started yesterday and also takes place today and tomorrow, with sessions at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm.