The WSS Sponsor is at Phoneweek in Los Angeles

The World Seniors Tour main sponsor, ROKiT is in Los Angeles for the  “Phoneweek” event.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ROKiT, a revolutionary telecommunications company, today introduced its
line of five mobile handsets, including three smartphones, to market. At
an event hosted this morning in downtown Los Angeles, company founders
John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick announced that the handsets
would be officially available for purchase online across the U.S.
exclusively at ROKiT.com and Walmart.com starting today.

UNLIKE ANY OTHER PHONE BRAND, ROKIT IS SHAKING UP THE MOBILE LANDSCAPE
BY PAIRING ITS PHONES WITH VITAL LIFE SERVICES LIKE FAMILY TELEMEDICINE,
LEGAL COUNSEL, AND MORE. THE COLLECTION ALSO INCLUDES TWO SMARTPHONE
MODELS WITH THE BEST GLASSES-FREE 3D TECHNOLOGY ON THE MARKET AND A VAST
LIBRARY OF EXCLUSIVE 2D AND 3D LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATED CONTENT. THESE
UNRIVALED ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE PACKAGES COME PACKED INTO PREMIUM
MOBILE HANDSETS AVAILABLE AT A FRACTION OF THE COST OF COMPETITORS.

“WE STARTED ROKIT WITH A MISSION TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH WELL-BEING AND
SECURITY, AND OFFER A REALISTIC ENTRY POINT TO TOP NOTCH TECHNOLOGY. IT
HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE TO SEE OUR VISION REALIZED AS PEOPLE REACT TO THE
PHONES,” SAID JOHN PAUL DEJORIA, CO-FOUNDER OF ROKIT. “NOT ONLY HAVE
THEY BEEN BLOWN AWAY BY THE GLASSES-FREE 3D EXPERIENCE ON THE
SMARTPHONES, BUT THEY CAN’T BELIEVE JUST HOW MUCH THEY’RE GETTING FOR
SUCH A REASONABLE PRICE. IT WAS IMPORTANT TO US TO BE THE FIRST PHONE ON
THE MARKET WITH SUCH AN EXTENSIVE LIFE SERVICE AND ENTERTAINMENT
OFFERING THAT WILL SURELY CHANGE LIVES.”

ROKIT SMARTPHONES OFFER ENDLESS ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH ITS ROK
ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORM, WHICH INCLUDES ACCESS TO SUBSCRIPTION-BASED
STREAMING TELEVISION, MUSIC, AND GAMES. TWO OF ROKIT’S SMARTPHONE
MODELS, THE ROKIT IO 3D AND IO PRO 3D, FEATURE STEREOSCOPIC SCREEN
TECHNOLOGY METICULOUSLY CRAFTED TO PROVIDE A CRISP, VIBRANT 3D IMAGE AND
ELIMINATE PREVIOUS BARRIERS TO 3D’S SUCCESS. TO ENSURE A SEAMLESS
EXPERIENCE FOR USERS, THE PHONES ALSO ENABLE ACCESS TO PREMIUM,
QUALITY-CONTROLLED 3D CONTENT AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON THROUGH THE
ROKFLIX 3D APP, AN EXPANSIVE CATALOGUE OF FEATURE FILMS AND CUSTOM
CONTENT CREATED BY ROKIT STUDIOS, THE COMPANY’S 3D AND ANIMATION STUDIO
IN FRANCE.

ROKIT’S LIFE-CHANGING BUNDLES ARE ROOTED IN PROVIDING HEALTH AND
PROTECTION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. ROK LIFE SERVICES COME PRE-LOADED ON
SELECT MODELS IN ROKIT’S PHONE RANGE, KICKING OFF WITH A YEAR’S FREE
ACCESS TO 24/7 TELEMEDICINE AND DISCOUNTED PHARMACEUTICALS, WITH
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, FAMILY LEGAL SERVICES, AND ACCIDENTAL DEATH, BURIAL
AND CREMATION, AND IDENTITY THEFT INSURANCE AVAILABLE AT LOW-COST
MONTHLY RATES.

“AT ROKIT WE LIKE TO SAY WE’RE A PEOPLE-FIRST COMPANY, BECAUSE JOHN PAUL
AND I FIRMLY BELIEVE IN BUILDING A BRAND THAT PRIORITIZES MAKING A
DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD OVER MERELY SELLING A PRODUCT,” SAID JONATHAN
KENDRICK, CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF ROKIT. “TODAY MARKS A MASSIVE
MILESTONE AS WE CONNECT PEOPLE WITH WHAT THEY NEED AND WHAT THEY LOVE BY
OFFICIALLY SELLING OUR PHONES GLOBALLY. WE HAVE LOTS MORE IN STORE AND
ARE EAGER TO CONTINUE THIS MOMENTUM FROM HERE.”

ALL FIVE SLEEK BLACK HANDSETS ARE UNLOCKED, EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST
ANDROID FEATURES AVAILABLE, AND INCLUDE DUAL SIM, WIFI CALLING,
WHATSAPP, FACEBOOK, BLUETOOTH, FM RADIO, AND MP3 AS STANDARD.

ROKIT’S FULL LINE OF FIVE MOBILE DEVICES INCLUDE:

  • ROKiT One ($34.99) – Classic bar phone
  • ROKiT F-One ($39.99) – Return of the flip phone
  • ROKiT IO Light ($89.99) – Lightweight touchscreen smartphone
  • ROKiT IO 3D ($199.99) – Mostly-loaded 3D smartphone
  • ROKiT IO Pro 3D ($299.99) – Fully-loaded 3D smartphone

ROKIT PHONES ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE IN THE U.S. AT ROKIT.COM AND
WALMART.COM AND WILL BE ROLLING OUT TO THE UK NEXT MONTH VIA
AMAZON.CO.UK.

ABOUT ROKIT

ROKIT IS A REVOLUTIONARY TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS THAT OFFERS
CONSUMERS STATE OF THE ART MOBILE HANDSETS AND WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AT
AN UNBEATABLE VALUE. AS PART OF ROK BRANDS, ROKIT HAS BEEN FOUNDED BY
BUSINESS INNOVATOR JOHN-PAUL DEJORIA (JOHN PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS, PATRON
TEQUILA, JOHN PAUL PET) AND JONATHAN KENDRICK (BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR).
ROKIT’S CORE INNOVATION IS THE BRAND’S UNIQUE COMBINATION OF DEVICE AND
SERVICE OFFERINGS BROUGHT TO MARKET AT AGGRESSIVE, ATTENTION-GETTING
PRICE POINTS. AS PART OF ROKIT’S PLEDGE TO PROVIDE CONNECTION, HEALTH,
AND SECURITY FOR ALL, THE COMPANY HAS PARTNERED WITH ORGANIZATIONS WITH
SIMILAR VALUES TO HELP FURTHER THIS IDEAL AROUND THE GLOBE. ROKIT IS THE
OFFICIAL WIRELESS PARTNER OF THE LOS ANGELES CHARGERS, THE INAUGURAL
JERSEY PARTNER FOR THE HOUSTON ROCKETS, AND MOST RECENTLY BECAME THE
TITLE PARTNER OF THE WILLIAMS RACING FORMULA ONE TEAM. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.ROKIT.COM

ABOUT ROK BRANDS

ROK BRANDS WAS FOUNDED BY SEASONED BUSINESS INNOVATORS JOHN PAUL DEJORIA
AND JONATHAN KENDRICK. THE CORPORATION INCLUDES ROK VISION, ROK DRINKS
(ABK BEER, REAL IRISH WHISKEY, BOGART’S SPIRITS, AMONG OTHERS), ROK
WATER, ROK STARS, ROK BOOKS AND OTHER BRANDS. HEADQUARTERED IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, ROK BRANDS OFFERS A DIVERSE
PORTFOLIO OF PRODUCTS THAT IMPROVE THE LIFESTYLE OF MANKIND AROUND THE
WORLD. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.ROKBRANDS.COM.

Down the memory lane … they ROK(ed)iT!

Ahead of the ROKiT WSS Masters 2019, WSS on social media published a few images of Legends of our sport “before they were seniors”. Yes, those guys were young once, and great champions. Make no mistake, they still can play, as Cliff Thorburn proved last April. Can you name them all? And the events where those pictures were taken?

Alex Higgins would have turned 70 yesterday. He was the reason why the Legends started, even if he played in just one event.

Join us for the ROKiT Masters 2019 Gala Dinner

ROKiT Masters 2019 Gala Dinner

The gala dinner ahead of the WSS main events are a great opportunity to meet the players in a relaxed atmosphere, to enjoy some great food, meet fellow fans and have fun. This one is even more special!

The defending champion, Cliff Thorburn, invites you to his Canadian themed Champions Dinner. It’s a good opportunity to taste something slightly different and to support a very good cause as well. Don’t miss it, come along.

And join us the next day as well at the iconic Crucible Theatre.

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This is the draw

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And here is my preview 

Who do YOU fancy for the title?

The draw is out for the WSS ROKiT Masters 2019 at the Crucible!

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Following Barry Pinches win in Leeds last week-end, the line-up is now complete.

Here is the draw

Quarter Finals start at 2pm, there is a VIP reception as usual at 1pm.

Cliff Thorburn (1) v Stephen Hendry
Ken Doherty (4) v Barry Pinches

Interval

Jimmy White (3) v Joe Johnson
Aaron Canavan (2) v John Parrott.

Semi Finals and Finals at 7pm with a VIP at 6pm

All matches are best of 3 with a respot at 1-1.

Cliff Thorburn is the defending champion. Last year he was an unexpected but very popular winner. Cliff’s passion and love for the game are huge and this is an understatement! The way he celebrated his win last year is proof of that. He will give it his best and more to defend his title! If you want to re-live the story, in pictures, follow this link.

Aaron Canavan, the reigning World Champion is seed number two. Aaron had a rather quiet season but he’s coming to form. He was runner-up at the WSS ROKiT Six Reds championship 2019, and again last week-end in Leeds. He’s a very serious contender. Last year, he paraded his World Champion’s trophy at the Crucible, this year he will hope to lift the Masters trophy there. Aaron absolutely loves the WSS tour and what it brings to his life. You can read his testimony here.

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Aaron Canavan World Champion 2018

Jimmy White is seed number three. He’s a man in form. He has won the last two WSS events, the 2019 Irish Masters and the 2019 ROKiT Six Reds World Championship. Jimmy has bitter-sweet memories of the Crucible, having never lifted the World Championship trophy in this iconic venue, he was runner-up six times. You can be certain that he will do everything in his power to win there next month! He’s certainly one of the favourites to do just that.

The seed number 4 is Ken Doherty, the reigning WSS UK Champion. Ken dropped off the main tour but is currently still playing in it on an invitational tour card. This card expires at the end of the season, BUT Ken is currently provisionally ranked 57 in the end-of-season list, he has a great chance to regain his full professional status. He needs some good results though in China, and, even more importantly, at the World Championship 2019 Qualifiers in April. Therefore you can be certain that Ken will prepare the very best he can. I make him the favourite, along with Jimmy White, who is actually in the same situation but less favorably placed ranking-wise.

The four unseeded players are Stephen Hendry (!!!), John Parrott, Joe Johnson and Barry Pinches. The first three have been World Champions. Even if they have not been at their best recently, it would be foolish to write them off!

Barry Pinches hasn’t got the most illustrious carreer but he’s a very useful player: as a pro, he was quarter finalist in the 2003 UK Championship and the 2004 Grand Prix. He made a 147 at the 2000 Welsh Open qualifiers. He beat Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final to earn his only professional title, the PTC event 4 in 2010. Before turning pro, he had won the prestigious English Amateur Championship – he oldest and longest-lasting snooker tournament in the world having been established back in 1916, 11 years before the World Snooker Championship  – in 1988. But above all, Barry loves the game with a passion. Since losing his tour card, he’s been playing in countless pro-ams and amateur events, with his son Luke, and in the Challenge Tour; he won the Challenge Tour Event 3, this very season. And of course he won in Leeds last week-end! Don’t underestimate him!

Barry Pinches Leeds Masters 2019 Quals winner

Don’t miss it! It will be a great event in the most famous snooker venue of all, the Crucible.

And make it even better: treat yourself to a VIP seat and meet the players. 

 

WSS ROKiT Masters 2019 – Leeds Qualifiers Results – Barry Pinches is your winner.

You can follow the action on SnookerTV.net

Yesterday’s results mean that It’s Jonathan Bagley who will be n°1 after this event and will play in the Main Tour World Championship qualifiers next month.

Prelim round:

Scott Raper 2-3 Steve Whalley
Dean Venables 3-1 Michael Wrigley
Nikolas Neal 2-3 John H. Hunter
Andrew Diacopoulos 3-0 Andrew Darken
Ali Anwar 3-0 Anthony Bonnar
Stephen Campbell 3-0 Nish Joshi
Andy Papaiacovou 1-3 Andrew Greaves

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Matt Couch 3-0 Sean Halligan
Mark Ball 3-2 Jon Ingi Aegisson
Neal Jones 3-0 Ray Small
Steve Bird 3-0 Pat Patel
Neil Herd NS – Darren Shaw W/O
Lewis Walsh 3-1 George Apperley
Karl Townsend 1-3 James Richardson

Last 64:

Jonathan Bagley  (114) 3-0 Steve Whalley
Robert Marshall 0-3 Shaun Wilkes
Dean Venables 1-3 Garoid O’Connor
John H. Hunter 2-3 Steve Evans
Gary Filtness v Marcus Lord W/O
Les Dodd 3-0 Philip Blakburn
Andrew Diacopoulos 0-3 Leo Fernandez
David Lilley 3-0 Gary Coulson
Barry Pinches 3-0 Ali Anwar
Asgeir Gudbjartsson 3-2 Tony Corrigan
Stephen Campbell 2-3 Sean Lanigan
Palmi Eirmarsson 0-3 Sanjay Meghani
Dean Sycamore 1-3 Neil Caroll
Wayne Cooper 3-1 Surrinder Gill
Andrew Greaves 3-1 Simon Dent
Lee Ricardson 0-3 Muhammad Aurangzaib

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Patrick Wallace 2-3 Matt Couch
Chris Hart 0-3 Jon Charlton
Mark Ball 3-1 Mark White
Brian Morgan NS Neal Jones W/O
Aaron Canavan 3-0 Karl Walker
Tony Knowles 0-3 Neil Craycraft
Steve Bird 3-0 Alex Ferguson
Rodney Goggins 3-1 Anthony Massey
Stuart Watson 1-3 John Whitty
Gary Skipworth 3-0 Jason Lawrence
Darren Shaw 2-3 Richard Emery
Lewis Walsh 3-2 Andrew Milliard
Johnny Stevens 3-1 Bradley Fish
Lee S. Martin 3-0 Dean Reynolds
James Richardson 2-3 Simon Bedford
Michael Judge 3-0 Andrew Pennington

Last 32:

Jonathan Bagley 1-3 Shaun Wilkes
Garoid O’Connor 3-0 Steve Evans
Marcus Lord 1-3 Les Dodd
Leo Frenandez 0-3 David Lilley
Barry Pinches 3-0 Asgeir Gudbjartsson
Sean Lanigan 1-3 Sangay Meghani
Neil Caroll 0-3 Wayne Cooper
Andrew Greave 0-3 Muhammad Aurangzaib

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Matt Couch 3-0 Jon Charlton
Marl Ball 0-3 Neal Jones
Aaron Canavan 3-1 Neil Craycraft
Steve Bird 0-3 Rodney Goggins
John Whitty 3-0 Gary Skipworth
Richard Emery 1-3 Lewis Walsh
Johnny Stevens 1-3 Lee S. Martin
Simon Bedford 3-1 Michael Judge

Last 16: 

Shaun Wilkes 1-3 Garoid O’Connor
Les Dodd 0-3 David Lilley
Barry Pinches 3-0 Sanjay Meghani
Wayne Cooper 3-2 Muhammad Aurangzaib

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Matt Couch 3-2 Neal Jones
Aaron Canavan 3-2 Rodney Goggins
John Whitty 3-0 Lewis Walsh
Lee S. Martin 3-1 Simon Bedford

QF

Garoid O’Connor 3-1 David Lilley
Barry Pinches 3-2 Wayne Cooper

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Matt Couch 0-3 Aaron Canavan
John Whitty 2-3 Lee S. Martin

SF

Garoid O’Connor 1-3 Barry Pinches

Aaron Canavan 3-0 Lee S. Martin

The Final

Barry Pinches 3-1 Aaron Canavan

Congratulations to Barry Pinches! See you at the Crucible in April!

Barry Pinches Leeds Masters 2019 Quals winner

Invitation to the Main Tour World Championship 2019 Qualifiers News

With the WSS World Championship delayed into the summer, you may have wondered if there would be an invitation for a WSS player at the Main Tour World Championship Qualifiers next month, and who might get it. Here is the answer, as posted by Jason Francis on social media.

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Published by Jason Francis

We are today delighted to announce that the WPBSA has granted an invitation to this year’s Betfred World Championship in Sheffield for the player who is ranked number 1 on the ROKiT World seniors ranking list following the conclusion of this weekend’s qualifying event in Leeds.

The invitation looks to be a straight fight between Jonathan Bagley from Leeds and Patrick Wallace from Dungannon in Northern Ireland. Both have held the number 1 spot this season.

Taking into account ranking points to be removed at this event, Bagley heads to Leeds with a three-point lead and with their current seeding meaning that they can’t meet until the final this weekend, it’s likely the race will be decided on how they perform against the other players.

Follow all the action this weekend for free on www.snookertv.net

What it means to dare to dream

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Aaron Canavan

Today, Aaron Canavan, the reigning WSS World Champion shared this on Facebook:

So early this morning I was asked to do an interview for local Jersey Media, it went as they usually do apart from the last question which was…..

“The format in the Rockit 6 reds world seniors snooker championship was £20,000 winner takes all. Don’t you feel a little aggrieved to walk away with nothing?”

My reply was this, which I wanted to share with everyone.

“12 months ago I was a snooker player who played in his local club three times a week, I’m now current world seniors snooker champion and on Sunday night I walked out in front of a huge area of people and played my snooker hero, Jimmy white, in a major final, live on television. I also played a former world champion Ken Doherty and the absolute legend Tony Drago and won that day. There are millions of amateur snooker players all over the world and you can bet your last fiver that every single one of them wanted to be in my shoes on Sunday night ….. The motto of the snooker legends tour is #daretodream, I have another for myself. #livingthedream so my answer is no, I don’t feel aggrieved in the slightest, all my childhood dreams came true and I got everything I ever wanted as a snooker player on Sunday night. Now I want to do it again”

Aaron.

Thank you for sharing this Aaron.