Sports World: F1 race at Monza till 2019 at least

F1 race at Monza till 2019 at least

ROME • The Italian Grand Prix will remain at the Monza circuit for at least another three years after a new deal was signed to retain the historic race in the Formula One calendar, the Automobile Club of Italy said on Tuesday.

Organisers had been confident of sealing the contract worth €68 million (S$103.2 million), after successful negotiations with Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone in September.


Ding's revival stalls after upset loss

LONDON • Ding Junhui suffered a shock exit from the UK Championship on Tuesday, as the Chinese snooker star was beaten 6-2 by Jamie Jones in the third round.

Ding, a two-time UK Championship winner, had climbed back to No. 5 in the world rankings after a long slump and hoped for a strong showing in the York tournament. But instead, the 29-year-old was crushed by Welshman Jones, who is only ranked 37th in the world.

Ding is the latest high-profile player to be knocked out of this year's UK Championship following the early exits of Neil Robertson, Stuart Bingham and Judd Trump.


Women's final at National Stadium

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Women's Challenge Cup final between Woodlands Wellington FC and Warriors FC will be held at the National Stadium for the first time on Sunday at 8pm.

The third-place play-off between Arion Football Academy and Police Sports Association will take place earlier at the same venue at 5pm. Admission is free for both matches.

Head to Bishan for trampoline fun

Beginners who are interested in trampoline can attend try-out sessions at 3pm and 7pm tomorrow at Bishan Sports Hall for free.

The sessions will be held alongside the Trampoline Proficiency Badge Level test conducted by Trampoline Singapore for participants from gymnastics clubs and trampoline parks. They will perform a 10-jump routine set with increasing level of difficulty to earn a certificate.

The Trampoline Singapore Invitational Championships will be held on Saturday for local teams and Sunday for overseas teams, which will feature 28 gymnasts from Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and the Philippines. Admission for both days is free.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe