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

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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

ClactonDrawResults

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

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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

PRESS RELEASE
MOSCONI CUP LEGEND JOINS THE WORLD SENIORS SNOOKER 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: https://www.snookerlegends.co.uk/worldseniors_registration.html

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

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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.

UKQual1HongKong-ShirtIroning

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

UKQual1HongKong-NopponVisit

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

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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:

UKQual1HongKong-Bottle

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

Saturday

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)

Sunday

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)

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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 www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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:

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

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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

CUT OFF FOR CLACTON MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 16TH SEPT

CUT OFF FOR LIVERPOOL TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER AT MIDNIGHT

WORLD CHAMPS Q1 NEWBURY HAS 10 PLACES LEFT, IT WILL CLOSE WHEN THEY ARE TAKEN.

Enter now by clicking here

The ranking list has been updated too

This is the top 16

SeniorsRankingsTop16-10Sept2018

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