Former World Seniors Champion Charity Exhibition!

Mark Williams, who won the World Seniors Championship in 2015, at only 39 – and has been teased for it endlessly since – is doing a charity exhibition in Cleethorpes, on April 12, 2019. This was brought to my attention by Nigel Coton, a player competing on both the Disability Snooker Tour and the Seniors Snooker Tour. Thank you Nigel!

Here is the information available in the press

Mark Williams at Beachcomber, Cleethorpes

April 12 @ 7:30 pm

£25 – £45

Poster for Mark Williams at Beechcomber Cleethorpes

Food available on the night and a great selection of beers, wines and soft drinks.

All proceeds go to health tree foundation trust and special baby care unit.

Mark will play 12 frames on the night. (Local players.)

Snooker competition will be held at Ray Edmonds snooker centre on dates to be arranged. £10 entry. Winners will play a frame on the night.

Name cards on going to raise funds.


Date: April 12
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: £25 – £45


Beechcomber, Cleethorpes

208 North Sea Lane
Cleethorpes, DN36 4ET United Kingdom
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Phone: 01472 812666

Nigel was able to give me a bit more information.

As mentioned, the exhibition is in support of the Health Tree Foundation . It is  organised by Jamie Barrett, a former pro, who sadly lost his wife 3 years ago far too young. Jamie is from Grimsby, only a couple of miles away from Cleethorpes.

Here is an interview with Jamie, ahead of the 2016 UK Championship

As explained above, “Willo” will take on 12 “local” players, including Nigel Coton himself. Nigel can only play with one hand and will (try to) challenge Mark Williams to play him one-handed as well. This is something Mark occasionally does even in ranking events, although only for the odd shot. Here is a recent example.

Hopefully Willo will accept the challenge. Should be great!!!

If you have the opportunity, get yourself there, have fun and support a good cause!

The World Seniors Snooker Tour has announced a new naming rights tour partnership with Global Telecom Giant ROKiT.

Here is the Press Release

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Press Release 20th February 2019

The World Seniors Snooker Tour has announced a new naming rights tour partnership with Global Telecom Giant ROKiT.

The agreement will see ROKiT become the naming rights partner for the tour backed by snooker’s world governing body the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), as well as the title sponsor for the upcoming World Seniors events in Belfast and Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

The partnership with ROKiT follows the announcement last week that the company will become the new title sponsor of the Williams Formula 1 team.

Jason Ferguson, WPBSA Chairman said: “I am delighted by the announcement of an agreement that will help us to take the World Seniors Snooker Tour to the next level. I have been hugely impressed by ROKiT’s mobile handsets and am excited by the opportunities that this cooperation presents.”

Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROKiT, said: The last time we got involved in snooker was in 2013 when we sponsored Ronnie O’Sullivan to win the World Championship and it’s great to once again align the ROKiT brand with the legends of this game. With our ROKiT phones we can bring snooker to audiences in new and pioneering ways, including through our glasses- free 3D technology and our Wi-Fi capabilities.”

Io Pro.pngThe new ROKiT phone will be the official mobile phone of the World Seniors Snooker Tour

The first ROKiT World Seniors Snooker event will be the all-new 6-Red World Seniors Championship where snooker greats including Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White and Ken Doherty will battle it out for a

£20,000 winner takes all prize. The event takes place on one action-packed day in Belfast on Sunday 3rd March 2019.

For tickets go to:


About ROKiT

ROKiT is a telecommunications business that offers consumers state of the art mobile handsets and wireless connectivity at an unbeatable price. 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.

For all press enquires to arrange any interviews or media with our legends please email

Those are the new posters for the World Seniors Six Reds Championship in Belfast and the World Seniors Masters in Sheffield, both sponsored by ROKiT

And there is more !

At all events this season a ROKiT Hospitality area will be created which will in effect be the players lounge, it will serve beverages from the ROK Drinks portfolio including ABK Beers, ROK Natural Energy Drink, Bogarts Gin and Rum and more.

ROKiT Shot


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It’s great for World Seniors Snooker to get the support of such a prestigious sponsor. Indeed, the ROKiT company also just announced as headline sponsor for Williams F1. Here is photo is their drivers George Russell and Robert Kubica in front of the new F1 car using a ROKiT phone.

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ROKiT support for snooker is nothing new. Jonathan Kendrick, chairman of ROKiT, sponsored Ronnie O’ Sullivan with his Oval Vodka brand in 2013 and we all know what happened next!

ROKiT sponsored Ronnie in 2013

And, tomorrow,  both Jimmy White and Reanne Evans will wear ROKiT logos when they clash at the Snooker Shoot Out 2019.

World Seniors Six Reds Championship 2019 Qualifier in Newbury.

This is the draw:

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Last 64

Patrick Wallace 4-0 Steve Bird
Garoid O’Connor 4-1 Andrew Milliard
Lee S. Martin BYE
Pat Patel 4-1 Boris Lazarov
Sean Lanigan 1-4 Marcus Lord
Anthony Bonnar 4-1 Ray Grail
Scott Raper NS –  Leo Fernandez W/O
David Moritz v Craig McGillivray
Barry Pinches NO SHOW v Andrew Isitt NO SHOW
Neal Carroll 1-4 Nikolas Neale
Wayne Cooper 4-2 Rhydian Richards
Neil Craycraft W/O John Hunter
Dean Sycamore 0-4 Johnny Stevens
Richard Emery BYE
Andrew Bolter W/O Darren Mirza
Lee Richardson 4-0 George Apperley


Jonathan Bagley 4-0 Lyndon Paxford
Sanjay Meghani 4-0 Pat Bonnar
Mark White W/O Chris Hart
Neil Herd W/O David McDonnell
Aaoron Canavan 4-1 Robert Marshall
Karl Townsend 2-4 Dean Venables
Simon Dent BYE
Stuart Watson 4-1 Surrinder Gill
James O’Sullivan W/O Rodney Goggins
Andrew Darken 3-4 Sean O’Shea
Gary Filtness 4-2 Richard Somauroo
Michael Wrigley BYE
Tony Corrigan 4-3 Tony Knowles
Gary Britton 4-3 Dermott Mouran
Stephen Campbell 4-3 Jon Charlton
Guy Heys 0-4 Michael Judge

Last 32

Patrick Wallace 4-2 Garoid O’Connor
Lee S. Martin 4-0 Pat Patel
Marcus Lord 4-3 Anthony Bonnar
Leo Fernandez 4-0 David Moritz
Nikolas Neale BYE
Wayne Cooper 4-0 Neil Craycraft
Johnny Stevens 3-4 Richard Emery
Andrew Bolter 1-4 Lee Richardson


Jonathan Bagley 4-1 Sanjay Meghani
Mark White 4-2 Neil Herd
Aaron Canavan 3-4 Dean Venables
Simon Dent 2-4 Stuart Watson
James O’Sullivan 4-0 Sean O’Shea
Gary Filtness 4-0 Michael Wrigley
Tony Corrigan 4-3 Gary Britton
Stephen Campbell 2-4 Michael Judge

Last 16

Patrick Wallace 1-4 Lee S. Martin
Marcus Lord 1-4 Leo Fernandez
Nikolas Neale 3-4 Wayne Cooper
Richard Emery 3-4 Lee Richardson


Jonathan Bagley 4-2 Mark White
Dean Venables 1-4 Stuart Watson
James O’Sullivan 4-1 Gary Filtness
Tony Corrigan 3-4 Michael Judge

Quarter Finals

Lee S. Martin 0-4 Leo Fernandez
Wayne Cooper 4-2 Lee Richardson


Jonathan Bagley  4-0 Stuart Watson
James O’Sullivan 2-4 Michael Judge

Semi Finals

Leo Fernandez 0-4 Wayne Cooper

Jonathan Bagley 4-1 Michael Judge

The Final

Wayne Cooper 3-4 Jonathan Bagley


Igor Figueiredo wins Pan American Snooker Championship 2019

Igor who recently won the Seniors World Championship Q6 Event in Houston, making a 146, has now won the Pan American Snooker Championship 2019, at the same place, earning a new two years Main Tour card starting next season.

Here is the report by the always excellent Michael Day


Igor Figueiredo will make a return to the professional circuit after winning the 2019 Pan American Snooker Championship at the Q-Ball Snooker & Pool Club in Houston on Sunday evening.

This tournament is the flagship event for the newly formed Pan American Billiards and Snooker Association (PABSA), a continental federation serving players from both North and South America.

The competition drew a full capacity of 48 entries that featured representatives from Bermuda, Brazil, Canada and the host nation the USA.

Round-robin qualifying took place across the opening three days with the top three in each group advancing to the knockouts.

Brazilian Figueiredo eased through his section; topping Group A without losing a frame. Along with the seven other group winners, he went straight into the last 16 where he awaited the winner of a preliminary tie. For him that would be Saif Ibrahim (USA), whom he dispatched 4-0.

In the quarter-finals he faced current and four-time United States National Champion Ahmed Aly Elsayed. Despite dropping his first frame of the week, he progressed as a 4-1 victor.

Local Houston player Mark White was next to feel the dominance of Figueiredo in the semi-finals, as he went down 5-1.

Figueiredo’s opponent in the final was Chicago’s Renat Denkha who was also undefeated throughout. Denkha booked his final berth after ousting former professional John White (Canada), 5-4, in the other last 4 tie.

However, the final was a step too far for the American, as Figueiredo flexed his muscle to a 5-1 victory to collect the title, trophy and a two-year professional tour card that is active from the 2019/20 campaign.

Given Figueiredo’s class and pedigree it wasn’t a surprise to see him claiming the title in Texas. A recent six-season professional, he only fell off the top tier at the end of 2016/17. During his time on the circuit he reached the last 16 of both the 2017 Welsh and Gibraltar Opens.

Since then the 41-year-old has had success competing as an amateur. In Malta, last Spring, he conquered the inaugural World Snooker Federation Seniors Championship and later in the year he lost to Ken Doherty on TV in the final of the UK Seniors Championship.

​At the same Houston venue the week before the Pan-Am Championship Figueiredo also won a World Seniors Tour World Championship qualifying event where he constructed a break of 146. The effort is believed to be the highest competitive break ever made in the United States.

2019 Pan American Snooker Championship

Results (from the quarter-finals onwards)

​Igor Figueiredo (Brazil) 4-1 Ahmed Aly Elsayed (USA)

Mark White (USA) 4-2 Ajeya Prabhakar (USA)

John White (Canada) 4-2 Mark Collier (USA)

​Levi Meiller (Canada) 1-4 Renat Denkha (USA)


Figueiredo 5-1 M.White

J.White 4-5 Denkha


Figueiredo 5-1 Denkha

The image above is courtesy of Monique Limbos

Article written and published by Michael Day on the 4th February 2019​​​

Let’s hope that this time, Igor finds sponsors allowing him to compete in most events so that he gets a proper chance to do his huge talent justice.