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: