Seniors UK Championship 2018 – Rodney Goggins wins qualifiying event 2 – Clacton-on-sea

Seniors UK Championship 2018 – Qualifiers event 2

where? Pot Black – Clacton-on sea, a first class club owned by Aidan Owens

When? 28 to 30 September 2018

Here are the draw and format


28-20 September results

Last 64

Goerge Apperley W/O

Hans Blanckaert W/O

Dhamendra Patel W/O

Aidan Owens W/O

Rodney Goggins W/O

Aaron Canavan W/O

Jon Charlton W/O

John Hunter W/O

Nick Spelman 3 (57,51) v 0 Johnny Stevens

UK 2018 Qual 2 - Spelman v Stevens

Dharminder Lilly  3-0 v Steve Bird

Lilly v Bird

Andy Turner 3-2 Simon Dent

Stuart Watson 3(70)-0  Andrew Darken

David McDonnell 3(97)-1 Mark White

Karl Townsend 3-2 Richard Emery

Barry Pinches 3-0 Stuart Thorpe

Sean Lanigan 3 (57) v 1 (60) Lee Martin

Jonathan Bagley 3-0 Bradley Fish

Lee Richardson 3 (79) -0 Neil Herd

Stephen Campbell 3-0 Matt Ford

Nickolas Neale 3-0 Shabir Ditta

Lee S. Martin 3-0 Daren Mirza

Les Dodd 3-1 Dean Sycamore

Michael Judge 3-0 David Lilley

Rhydian Richards 3-1 Neil Craycraft

Sanjay Meghani 1-3 Steve Crowley

Tony Knowles 3-1 Ray Grail

Patrick Wallace v Wayne Cooper

Karl Walker 1-3 Garoid O’Connor

Gary Filtness 1-3 Ashley Beal

Andy Papaiacovou 3-1 Neil Carroll

Last 32

Nick Spelman 3-0 George Apperly

Karl Townsend 3-2 Hans Blanckaert

Barry Pinches 3-0 Andrew Diacopoulos

Dharminder Lilly 2-3 Andy Turner

Sean Lanigan 3-2 David McDonnell (from 2-0 down)

Stuart Watson 3-0 Dharmendra Patel

Aidan Owens 3 (73,54) -0  Dean Venables

Aaron Canavan 3-1 Lee S. Martin

Lee Richardson 3-0 Stephen Campbell

Tony Knowles ?-3  Rhydian Richards

Garoid O’Connor 3-2 Wayne Cooper

Rodney Goggins 3-0 Nickolas Neale

Les Dodd 3-1 Steve Crowley

Michael Judge 3-1 John Hunter

Jonathan Bagley 3-1 Jon Charlton

Ashley Beal 3-1 Andy Papaiacovou

Last 16


Jonathan Bagley 0-3 Rodney Goggins

Aaron Canavan 3-0 Andy Turner

Lee Richardson 2-3 Les Dodd

Rhydian Richards 3-2 Michael Judge

Garoid O’Connor 3-1 Karl Townsend

Nick Spelman 1-3 (106,120) Barry Pinches

Sean Lanigan 3-0 Stuart Watson

Aidan Owens 3-0 Ashley Beal

Quarter Finals

Rodney Goggins 3-0 Aaron Canavan

Les Dodd 1-3 Rhydian Richards

Garoid O’Connor 1-3 Barry Pinches

Aidan Owens 3-0 Sean Lanigan

Semi Finals

Rodney Goggins 3 (107,64) -0 Rhydian Richards

Aidan Owens 3-2 Barry Pinches

The Final 

Rodney Goggins 3-0 Aidan Owens


Congratulations to Rodney Goggins who, quite remarkably didn’t lose a single frame all week-end!


UK 2018 Qual 2 - Rodney Goggins Winner

From Mosconi Cup to World Seniors Tour …

This was announced today by the World Seniors Tour


Former European number 1 Nine Ball Pool Player, and Three time Mosconi Cup Winner, Mark Gray is the latest over 40 cue sports player to ‘dare to dream’ on the World Seniors Snooker Tour.

Mark Gray

Mark said “I never thought I would play snooker again but then one day down at my local club Brian Corr and Pete Odel both mentioned I should give it a go. At first I thought they were joking, but hey here i am and going to give it a go!
I have no expectations, and am just going to enjoy it and am really looking forward to seeing some old faces that I’ve probably not seen for 12 years or so”

Mark lines up at Scotties in Liverpool between the 5th and 7th October and will find out tomorrow who he plays when the draw is made. Should he win he will join the likes of Hendry, White and Parrott at the Uk Snooker Championships in Hull between the 23rd and 25th October.

If you’re over 40 and fancy giving it a go just like Mark you can enter here:

Seniors UK Championship 2018 – Qualifiers 1 – Hong Kong: Suchakree Poomjang is your winner


The first qualifying event for the UK Championship takes place this week-en in the i20 Club in Hong Kong.

This is a very nice club in a very nice city and the players were made to feel very welcome. Here are a few images:

Although one of them at least was made to work… it’s only fitting that “the shirt” is ironing for once instead of being ironed.


There are a number of Thai players involved in the draw, and Noppon Saengkham came to support them, and the event, which is great!


This is what the players will do battle for (as well of course as for a place in Hull)


I’m not too sure to understand the “second runner-up” concept but those trophies look beautiful!

Whilst the Chairman Jason Francis was offered this:


Not sure if this is a thermos bottle (for the long nights) or a sport bottle (Jason you should get fitter maybe? ) but it’s a nice touch.

Now here is the draw, as published by Jason Francis on FB:

Left side

Lee Richardson (UK) (1) v Patrick Ooi (Malaysia)

Cheung Chin Pang (Cn) v Roger Leighton (uk) to play Tony Ng (HK)

Andy Ng (HK) v Sompol Saetang (Thai) to play Calvin Wong Sai Wah (HK)

Borriak Jongchotchatchawal (Thai) v Lui Po Chun (HK) to play Au Sin Wai (HK)

Zhi Yong Huang (Cn) v Richard Peric (Aus)

David Roe (uk) v Andy Lam (HK) to play Stuart Hinton (Aus)

David Hunter (Aus) v Leung Ka Fai (HK) to play Chiu Kai Fat (HK)

Jian Zhan (Cn) v Suchakree Poomjang (Thai)

Right side

Guo Hua (Cn) v Cheng Kwok Yan Coco (HK)

Jonathan Wong (HK) v Ng Ping Wai Ransome to play Li Chung Ping (HK)

Wong Chin Man v Puttiphat Sutprasoet (Thai) to play Yau Wong On (HK)

Winston Leung (HK) v Chui Chun Fai Frankie (HK) to play He Bao Ying (Cn)

Kai Zhang (Cn) v Tsung Wai Tat (HK)

Ng Cheuk Fai (HK) v Marvin Tai (HK) to play Terrance Leung (HK)

Chow Chan Hung (HK) v Greg Jenkins (aus) to play Ng Yam Shui (HK)

Hans Blankaert (Bel) v Glen Wilkinson (aus)

Starting Format for Saturday 

On Yee Ng is there to support her father Ng Yam Shui

On Yee and dad


11am (4 am UK time) – R1

Cheung Chin Pang (cn) 0-3 Roger Leighton (uk)

Andy Ng (HK) 1-3 Sompol Saetang (Thai)

Borriak Jongchotchatchawal (Thai) 3-0 Lui Po Chun (HK)

David Roe (uk) 3-0 Andy Lam (HK)

Andy Lam 0-3 David Roe

David Hunter (aus) 3-2 Leung ka fai (HK)

Jonathan Wong (HK) 1-3 Ng Ping Wai Ransome (HK)

Wong Chin Man 1-3 Puttiphat Putprasoet (Thai)

Chui Chun Fai Frankie (HK) 3-0 Winston Leung (HK)

Chui chun fai frankie 3 v 0 winston Leung

Ng Cheuk Fai (HK) 3-0 Marvin Tai (HK)

Chow Chan Hung (HK) 2-3 Greg Jenkins (aus)

1.30pm  – R2

Lee Richardson (uk) 3-0 Patrick Ooi (Malaysia)

Zhi Yong Huang (cn) 3-1 Richard Peric (Aus)

Jian Zhan (cn) 2-3 Suchakree Poomjang

Guo Hua (cn) 3-0 Cheng Kwok Yan Coco (HK)

Kai Zhang (cn) 3-0 Tsung Wai Tat (HK)

Hans Blankaert (bel) 2-3 Glen Wilkinson (aus)

David Hunter (Aus) 3-2 Chiu Kim Fat (HK)

Roger Leighton (UK) 3-1 Tony Ng (HK)

Sompol Saetang (Thai) 3-1 Calvin Wong Sai Wah (HK)

Ng Ping Wai Ransome (HK) 0-3 Li Chung Ping (HK)

Puttiphat Putprasoet (Thai) 2-3 Yau Wong On

Ng Cheuk Fai (HK) 3-2 Terence Leung (HK)

Au Siu Wai (China) 3-0 Borriak Jongchotchatchawal (Thai)

David Roe (UK)  3-0 Stuart Hinton (AUS)

Greg Jenkins (aus) 3-1 Ng Yam Shui (HK)

Ng Yam Shui playing


Last 16

Huang Zhi Yong  (cn) 3-1 David Roe (UK)

Suchakree Poomjang (Thai) 3-0 David Hunter (AUS)

Roger Leighton (UK) 3-1 Lee Richardson (UK)

Au Siu Wai (CN) 3-1 Sompol Saetang (Thai)

Guo Hua (China) 3-0 Li Chung Ping (HK)

Chui Chun Fai Frankie (HK) 3-0 Yau Wong On

Zhang Kai (China) 3-0 Ng Cheuk Fai (HK)

Greg Wilkinson (Aus) 3-1 Greg Jenkins (Aus)


QF line-up

Roger Leighton (UK) 3-0 Au Siu Wai (China)

UK Qual HK QFs Leighton

Huang Zhi Yong (China) 1-3 Suchakree Poomjang (Thai)

UK Qual HK QF Poomjang

Guo Hua (China) 3-0 Chui Chun Fai Frankie (HK)

UK Qual HK QF Guo Hua

Zhang Kai (China) 2-3  (Australia)

dnwo8ctu8aeshjUK Qual HK QF Wilkinson

Semi Finals

Roger Leighton (UK) 1-3 Suchakree Poomjang (Thai)

(Leighton 94)

UK Qual HK SF Leighton - Poomjang

Glen Wilkinson (Aus) 2-3 Guo Hua (China)

UK Qual HK Glen Wilkinson v Guo Hua

The Final

Suchakree Poomjang (Thailand) 3-0 Guo Hua (China) – Referee is Queenie

UK Qual HK Final handshake

Third and fourth places match 

Roger Leighton (UK) 3-1 Glen Wilkinson (Australia)

Congratulations to Suchakree Poomjang from Thailand, your winner. See you in Hull! 

You can (re-)watch the final here.

Two referees selected to officiate at the Seniors UK Championship 2018

This was published by WPBSA on their Facebook page yesterday:

SENIORS NEWS | Two referees have been selected by World Seniors Snooker to officiate at the UK Seniors Snooker Championship in Hull next month as part of an ongoing commitment to support the EASB.

Coventry’s Ian Wagstaff and Carl Whitby from Sheffield are both EASB stalwarts and have been chosen to support main officials Michaela Tabb and Patricia Murphy during the event. The pair will be given matches at the brand new Bonus Arena, Hull and with 11 matches spread across twodays its sure to be a busy time for everyone involved.

The UK Seniors Snooker Championship runs from 23-25 October and features all-time greats including Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty and Jimmy White.

🎟 Tickets for the event can be secured at

Referee gloves ballds

Congratulations to Ian and Carl.

Draw and Format for the Seniors UK Championship Qualifiers 2 in Clacton

Although the next event is the UK Championship Qualifiers 1 in Hong Kong, the draw and format are already available for the next one, in Clacton to be played on the last week-end of September.

Here they are:


And don’t forget … here is what awaits those who qualify!


PS: I know that the draw is hard to read, but you can click on each image and enlarge it …

Change in the allocation of the prize fund for 3 World Champ qualifiers

Jason Francis announced this yesterday on the World Seniors Tour Forum on Facebook yesterday:

We are today announcing a change in the allocation of the prize fund for 3 World Champ qualifiers in Newbury, Jersey and Coulsdon The Prize fund will now reward any players reaching the Quarter finals, the invitation to the World Seniors Championship remains on offer to the winner of the event. The Prize money for these three events will be…

£1250 winner
£500 runner up
£200 semis x 2
£75 quarters x 4

These changes were discussed by tour players on their forum and received unanimous support from those who commented. We will continue to work with our players to improve the tour for all those concerned.

This is indeed good news and further incentive for players to enter and try on the World Seniors Tour.

It’s also great to see that the forum is effectively a place where the players can express their concerns and wishes AND are actually listened to.

A few reminders …

Today Jason Francis posted this on twitter




Enter now by clicking here

The ranking list has been updated too

This is the top 16


follow this link for the full list

He also published the current centuries list (after 3 events)

  1. Rodney Goggins 135
  2. Aaron Canavan 131
  3. Patrick Wallace 124
  4. Rodney Goggins 121
  5. Mark White 120
  6. Rhydian Richards 120
  7. Ludovic Arnaert 109
  8. Jonathan Bagley 106
  9. Lieven Vanthournout 104
  10. Steven Waldron 104
  11. Michael Judge 104

Remember there is a £5000 prize for the season highest break offered by Victor Wood Kia 

Victor Wood Kia

Michael Judge wins European Masters 2018/19 Qualifying event 3

Where? Barratts, 42 Kingsthorpe Rd, Northampton NN2 6EZ

When? 7-9 September 2018

Entries are closed.

The event has 74 runners which is the largest turnout so far this season and a fantastic chance to get ranking points.  One person will join Sean Lanigan and Patrick Wallace at the European Open.

The line-up features players from England, Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Malta, Jersey, Iceland and Cyprus.

Tony Drago had entered the event but withdrew because of an ankle injury.

There will be four Easb referees on duty, two will be used on the stream tables and two will roving referees.

Here is the draw:


And here is the format:



Prelim round

Michael Wringley w/o Andy Papaiacovou
Sean Halligan w/o Bradley Fish

Adam Ingram 3-0 Steve Bird
Steve Evans 3-2 Paul Burrell
Robert Marshall 3-1 John Hunter
Graham Beardmore 3-1 Marcus Lord
Sanjay Meghani 3-0 Robert Barton
Neil Craycraft 3-1 Steve Evans
Sean Ward 3-0 Anthony Bonnard
Rodney Goggins 3-2 Andy Milliard
Mark White 3-1 Nick Neale
Sean Ward 3-0 Anthony Bonnard
David Brown 3-2 David Morritz

Last 64

Aaron Canavan w/o Chris Hart
Sean Ward w/o Tony Drago

Ian Wagstaff 3-0 George Apperley
Jon Charlton 3-0 Andrew Darken
Rhydian Richards 3-1 Andrew Diacopoulous
Richard Emery 3-2 David McDonnell
Sanjay Meghani 3-0 Darren Barton
Barry Pinches 3-0 Adam Ingram
Sean Lanigan 3-0 Michael Wrigley
Lee Richardson 3-0 Andrew Turner
Michal Judge 3-0 Simon Seabridge
Matt Ford 3-0 Bilal Ahmed
Gary Filtness 3-0 Ray Grall
Mark Ball 3-2 Sanjay Meghani
Dean Venables 3-1 Tony Corrigan
Nick Spelman 3-2 Graham Breadmore
Simon Dent 3-2 Neil Herd
Robert Marshall 3-1 Gary Miller
Jonathan Bagley 3-0 Brett Gant
Neil Caroll 3-1 Dean Sycamore
Sean Halligan 3-2 Stephen Campbell
Stuart Watson 3-1 Gary Skipworth
Wayne Cooper 3-1 Lee Martin
Gary Britton 3-1 David Brown
Steven Waldron 3-0 Daren Mirza
Patrick Wallace 3-1 Daniel Mooney
Lee S. Martin 3-0 Dharmendra Patel
Rodney Goggins 3-0 David Lilley
Mark White 3-0 Palmi Elmarsson
Lewis Walsh 3-0 Mark Davies
Garoid O’Connor 3-0 James Simpson
Aidan Owens 3-0 Kalr Townsend

Last 32

Lee Richardson 3-1 Neil Craycraft
Rhydian Richards 3-1 Jon Charlton
Richard Emery 3-2 Sean Lanigan
Barry Pinches 3-0 Ian Wagstaff
Gary Filtness 3-0 Mark Ball
Nick Spelman 3-2 Dean Venables
Michael Judge 3-2 Matt Ford
Robert Marshall 3-1 Simon Dent
Jonathan Bagley 3-0 Neil Caroll
Wayne Cooper 3-2 Stuart Watson
Patrick Wallace 3-0 Lee S. Martin
Aaron Canavan 3-0 Lewis Walsh
Geroid O’Connor 3-0 Aidan Owens
Mark White 3-2 Rodney Goggins
Gary Britton 3-0 Steven Waldron
Sean Ward 3-2 Sean Halligan

Last 16

Jonathan Bagley 3-1 Sean Ward
Barry Pinches 3-0 Wayne Cooper
Gary Britton 3-1 Richard Emery
Lee Richardson 3-0 Rhydian Richards
Patrick Wallace 3-0 Mark White
Aaron Canavan 3-1 Robert Marshall
Michael Judge 3-0 Nick Spelman
Gary Filtness 3-2 Garoid O’Connor


Jonathan Bagley 3-1 Barry Pinches
Gary Britton 3-0 Lee Richardson
Aaron Canavan 3-2 Patrick Wallace
Michael Judge 3-0 Gary Filtness


Gary Britton 3-1 Jonathan Bagley
Michael Judge 3-1 Aaron Canavan


Judge v Britton Final Euro Masters Qual 3

Michael Judge 3-1 Gary Britton

Euro Masters Qual 3 Judge Winner

Aaron Canavan scored the highest break: a  131.