In this Press Release, Jason Francis has today announced a new Title Sponsor for the Seniors World Championship:
This is of course great news for the players, and for the future of the Seniors Tour. Jason deserves a lot of praise for the way he seeks and secures deals for the Seniors Tour, in various sectors, not just in the betting industry. Make no mistake, this is a massive effort and a huge personal investment as well as financial risks.
Here are the draw and format for the seventh qualifying event for the World Seniors Championship. The event is held at the Northern Snooker Center in Leeds, home to the reigning World Seniors Champion, Peter Lines.
Former world champion speaks ahead of snooker championship in Scunthorpe
Joe Johnson spoke at a special launch event
07:00, 17 FEB 2018
1986 World Snooker Champion Joe Johnson pictured at the launch of 2018 World Senior Snooker Championship at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
Former snooker world champion Joe Johnson is looking forward to returning to Scunthorpe.
For the second consecutive year, the town will play host to the World Seniors Snooker Championship.
The tournament will once again be held at the Baths Hall, following a hugely successful event in 2017.
A special launch event was held at The Baths Hall yesterday (Friday, February 16) in which the 1986 world champion Joe Johnson was present to launch the tournament, which will run from March 20-24.
The 65-year-old spoke to the Scunthorpe Telegraph about the upcoming event, and stated just how much he was looking forward to returning to play at the Baths Hall.
“Absolutely. It was fantastic last year and we’re all very excited to return to the Baths Hall next month,” Johnson told the Telegraph.
“I thought the event was really professional and it was well attended by the people of Scunthorpe.
“This part of the country has always been a hotbed of snooker. There has been some top players from round such as Sid Hood, Mike Hallett and Ray Edmunds – we knew of the interest in snooker around here, but it was so great to see the crowds turn out like they did in Scunthorpe.”
Here is the Schedule for the first round of the Seniors World Championship 2018:
Official Launch and Sponsorship Opportunities Event
Friday 16th February – 9.15am-10.15 am
The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
Special Guest – Snooker Legend – Joe Johnson
The Baths Hall is proud to be hosting the Snooker World Seniors Championship in Scunthorpe between Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th March 2018. The event will be streamed live across the world and last year was watched by 3m viewers in China alone.
You are invited to join Events that Rok Limited and Snooker Legend Joe Johnson at the launch event and hear about how you can get involved and the sponsorship opportunities that are available to you and your business.
This FREE event will take place at The Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 7RG on Friday 16th February 9.15am-10.15am.
Registration is from 9am with tea and coffee on arrival.
Michael Judge is the first Senior player to book his place at the Crucible come April. He won the first Seniors Masters 2018 qualifying event in Newbury in some style: indeed he made three centuries – 134, 111 and 106 – on his way to the title.
He beat Lee Richardson in the final
Michael Judge took home the beautiful trophy by Pete Odell as well as the dazzling prize for the highest break
Here are the full results:
There were two other centuries during the event: 109 by Patrick Wallace and 103 by Stephen Campbell.