UK Championship 2019 – Q2 – Northampton – 5,6 & 7 June 2019

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UK Q2 Format

Northampton 5-7 July 2019 UK Q2 Format

WSS UK Championship 2019 Q2 Draw


Last 64

Patrick Wallace (N.Ire) 3-1 Neil Craycraft (Eng)
David Brown (Eng)  W/O (?) Nick Spelman (Eng)
Karl Townsend (Eng) 1-3 Jon Charlton (Eng)
Bal Sembi 0-3 Matt Couch (Eng)
Richard Emery (Eng) 3-2 Andy Papaicouvou (Cyp)
Andy Turner (Eng) 0-3 Andrew Milliard (Eng)
Adam Denham (Eng) 0-3 Leo Fernandez (Ire)
Mark Sutton (Eng) 0-3 Colin Mitchell (Eng)
Aaron Canavan (Jer) 2-3 Sean Ward (Eng)
Andrew Darken (Eng) 0-3 Kevin Kelly (Jer)
Cary Kikis (Eng) 3-1 Lee S Martin
Ali Anwar 1-3 Tony Corrigan (Ire)
Les Dodd (Eng) 3-0 Ian Spawton (Eng)
Sean Lanigan (Eng) 3-2 Graham Beardmore (Eng)
George Apperley (Eng) 2-3 Dean Sycamore (Eng)
Rodney Goggins (Ire) 3-0 Ross Buthee (Eng)

Jonathan Bagley (Eng) 3-0 Mohamed Abdelkader
Dharmendra Patel (Eng) 0-3 Stephen Campbell (Eng)
Darren Bradstock (Eng) 0-3 Garoid O’Connor (Eng)
Aidan Owens (Eng) 0-3 Mark White (Eng)
Gary Filtness (Eng) 3-2 Garry Coulson (Eng)
Ray Grall (Eng) 0-3 Michael Wrigley (Eng)
James O’Sullivan (Eng) 3-0 Andrew Greaves (Eng)
Stuart Watson (Eng) 3-1 Nicolas Neale (Eng)
Lee Richardson (Eng) 3-0 Jamie Home (Eng)
Matthew Ford (Eng) 3-0 Neil Carroll (Eng)
Anthony Massey (Eng) 1-3 Wayne Cooper (Eng)
Dean Venables (Eng) 2-3 Mark Ball (Eng)
Johnathan Wallace (Can) 3-0 Keith Thomas (Wal)
Rhydian Richards (Wal) 3-0 Adam Ashley (Eng)
Dennis Tristram (Eng) 3-2 Darren Barton (Eng)
Michael Judge (Ire) 3-0 Lee Taylor (Eng)

Last 32

Patrick Wallace 3-0 David Brown
Jon Charlton 1-3 Matt Couch
Richard Emery 1-3 Andrew Milliard
Leo Fernandez 3-0 Colin Mitchell
Sean Ward 3-0 Kevin Kelly
Cary Kikis 3-1 Tony Corrigan
Les Dodd 3-2 Sean Lanigan
Dean Sycamore 0-3 Rodney Goggins

Jonathan Bagley 3-0 Stephen Campbell
Garoid O’Connor 3-1 Mark White
Gary Filtness 3-0 Michael Wrigley
James O’Sullivan 3-2 Stuart Watson
Lee Richardson 3-2 Matthew Ford
Wayne Cooper 3-0 Mark Ball
Jonathan Wallace 0-3 Rhydian Richards
Dennis Tristram 0-3 Michael Judge

Last 16

Patrick Wallace 2-3 Matt Couch
Andrew Milliard 2-3 Leo Fernandez
Sean Ward 3-1 Cary Kikis
Les Dodd 0-3 Rodney Goggins

Jonathan Bagley 3-1 Garoid O’Connor
Gary Filtness 3-2 James O’Sullivan
Lee Richardson 0-3 Wayne Cooper
Rhydian Richards 0-3 Michael Judge

QF

Matt Couch 0-3 Leo Fernandez
Sean Ward 2-3 Rodney Goggins

Jonathan Bagley 3-2 Gary Filtness
Wayne Cooper 1-3 Michael Judge

SF

Leo Fernandez 4-3 Rodney Goggins

Jonathan Bagley 1-4 Michael Judge

Final

Leo Fernandez 2-4 Michael Judge

Michael Judge UK Champs 2019 Q2 Winner

All detailed results are available here, including match sheets. 

Super Seniors Event Draw

Last 16

Keith Thomas (Wales) 2-0 Kevin Kelly (Jer)
Ray Grall (Eng) Bye
Colin Mitchell (Eng) Bye
Richard Emery (Eng) Bye

Gary Filtness (Eng) Bye
Les Dodd (Eng) 1-2 Andrew Darken (Eng)
Dennis Tristram (Eng) Bye
Ian Spawton (Eng) 2-1 George Apperley (Eng)

QF

Keith Thomas 2-1 Ray Grall
Colin Mitchell 2-1 Richard Emery

Gary Filtness 2-0 Andrew Darken
Dennis Tristram 1-2 Ian Spawton

SF

Keith Thomas 1-2 Colin Mitchell

Gary Filtness 2-0 Ian Spawton

Final

Colin Mitchell 0-2 Gary Filtness

 

WSS ROKiT Tour News

Rankings

Following the UK Championship 2019 Q1 in Bruges, the ranking list has been updated. Patrick Wallace is the current n°1.

You were fantastic in Newbury

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Together in Newbury you all raised over £1000 for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust. That’s not taking into account that some players have decided to donate their prize money as well, and that will add to the total.

Thanks so much everyone who participated

No launch dinner in Sheffield … 

The players involved in World Championship 2019 at the Crucible in August take it very seriously and want to prepare properly. With the matches starting right in the morning, the decision was made – wisely – not to have a launch dinner on the tournament’s eve.

… Instead  we will have a Champion’s PARTY!

Join all the legends at the Champions Reception party after the World Final on Sunday 18th August. Players Hotel Jurys Inn Sheffield.

DJ and Karaoke is the legendary Lee ‘The Shirt’ Richardson

Buffet included as well as the comeback performance of “El Legendaros” Thorburn, Taylor, Virgo and Johnson, the karaoke Kings!
Dance and singing till late.

Tickets are just £15 but limited numbers. Reserve yours now by messaging on here or email info@snookerlegends.co.uk

 

 

Chen Gang is the CBSA nominee for the WSS ROKiT World Championship 2019

This has been announced today on social media:

The ROKiT World Seniors Championships welcomes CHEN GANG from China. Chen is the nomination of the Chinese Billiard and Snooker Association. CBSA

Chen Gang

Chen owns a snooker club in Hefei Anhui province and coaches in the club.

Chen was asked what it means to him to play in the ROKiT World Seniors Championship? He said…

The Crucible Theatre is such a holy place for every snooker player. We have more and more players to play the professional snooker but not all of them has the opportunity to play at the Crucible, I never thought I would have this opportunity in my life, now I’m 42 years to get this opportunity, it’s more like a great encouragement for me after playing snooker over 20 years. I feel dreams can come true, I have no regrets for my persistence in this game these years. A great honour to show up in Crucible as a player. I will prepare for it, start to do exercises and adjust my daily schedule- get up early and go to bed early, and practice.

Chen joins the likes of Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White and James Wattana in the quest for the title and £25,000 winners cheque. The Event runs from 15th-18th August and you can get your tickets here.
https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/events/snooker-seniors

Congratulations Chen Gang!

The new season starts … in Bruges

Yes, we have the first event of the new season, in beautiful Bruges.

Here is the draw:

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And the format:

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Prelim Match: Ricky Sadhwani 0-3 Hans Blankaert (replaces Stephane Ochoiski) – winner to play Lee Richardson

Last 32

Patrick Wallace 3-0 Jan Mortelé
Alain Vandersteen 3-0 Markus Silja Fischer
Jonathan Charlton 3-0 Lee Taylor
Gary Filtness 3-1 Simone Zappi
Stuart Watson 3-0 Ian Spawton (replaces Garry Coulson)
Andy Turner 1-3 Wang-Chooi Tan
Andreas Papaiacovou 3-1 George Apperley
Max Acquati 0-3 Rodney Goggins

Michael Judge 3-0 Philip Owen Blackburn
Lieven Vanthournout W/O … Wasseem Shurih
Les Dodd 3-1 Giuseppe Colonna
Saman Rasool … W/O Sean Lanigan
Richard Emery 3-0 Jos Voets
Dean Sycamore 2-3 Ludovic Arnaert
Dharmendra Patel 2-3 David Coltro
Lee Richardson 0-3 Hans Blankaert

Last 16

Patrick Wallace 3-2 Alain Vandersteen
Jonathan Charlton 2-3 Gary Filtness
Stuart Watson 3-0 Wang Chooi Tan
Andreas Papaiacovou 0-3 Rodney Goggins

Michael Judge 3-1 Lieven Vanthournout
Les Dodd 1-3 Sean Lanigan
Richard Emery 3-1 Ludovic Arnaert
David Coltro … W/O Hans Blankaert

Belgian Referees on the final day

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Quarter Finals

Patrick Wallace 3-0 Gary Filtness
Stuart Watson 1-3 Rodney Goggins

Michael Judge 3-2 Sean Lanigan
Richard Emery 1-3 Hans Blankaert

Semi Finals

Patrick Wallace 3-4 Rodney Goggins

Michael Judge 4-1 Hans Blankaert

The Final

Rodney Goggins 4-2 Michael Judge

Rodney Goggins winner UK Champs Q1 Bruges 2019

Rodney will play in the UK Championship 2019 in Hull end October. Well done! 

All detailed results are here

142 by Michael Judge. Early candidate for the season’s High Break!

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Stephen Hendry confirmed for the WSS ROKiT UK Championship 2019 in Hull

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Stephen Hendry has been confirmed as a player in the UK Seniors Snooker Championship in October.

Follow this link and scroll to 36.31 to hear what he has to say 

Also, following this interview Stephen has committed to more events:

Stephen Hendry – New Season, fresh start.

Last night, in an exclusive interview with BBC Radio Humberside Stephen Hendry confirmed his participation into the ROKiT UK Seniors Snooker Championship which will take place at the Bonus Arena in Hull on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th October.

By his own admission the games most decorated World Champion hasn’t done himself justice on the ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Tour but today he has announced his participation for next season with a renewed focus to get back to winning ways. Following on from last night’s announcement on BBC Radio Humberside of his participation in the ROKiT Uk Seniors Championships in Hull, the King of the Crucible, has confirmed he will be competing in the One Frame Challenge in Liverpool in January, The Senior Masters in March, The British Open in Plymouth, the 6 Reds in Coleraine and the 2020 World Seniors Championship. If his Chinese Pool commitments allow he is also keen to line up in Goffs for the Senior Irish Masters, also in January.

The full interview with Sports Talk can be found here by scrolling to 36.31

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Stephen said
“I am really looking forward to committing to more events this year on the World Seniors Tour. It’s great to see the growth in the number of tournaments and I’m excited to get back on the table and compete again. I certainly haven’t performed to my best over the last few events, so I am keen to get some practice in this year and being competitive.”

Jason Francis, Chairman of the ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Tour, said “I’m delighted we’re going to see Stephen on the tour again this season. Any line-up that includes his name excites snooker fans all over the world. He epitomises the description of a Snooker Legend”

For more details of where the tour is going click here
https://www.wpbsa.com/rokit-world-seniors-snooker-2019-20-…/

Stephens first appearance will be at this year’s ROKiT World Seniors World Championship which is being staged at the iconic Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Stephen plays his first round at 2pm on Friday 16th August with tickets being made available here
https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/events/snooker-seniors

For tickets to see him play in Hull click this link
https://www.bonusarenahull.com/…/the-rokit-uk-seniors-snoo…/

For Liverpool its here
https://www.ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/world-seniors-snooker

For the 6 reds in Northern Ireland here
https://www.riversidetheatre.org.uk/…/rokit-6-red-world-sen…

and for Plymouth here
https://www.theticketstore.co.uk/online/default.asp…

#DaretoDream

As an appetizer, you will find the images of last season event here

Ken Doherty is the defending Champion, will not get the opportunity to defend his title as he regained his full professional status this season.

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Credit Risks Solutions World Seniors UK Championship 2018

Super Seniors Events Announcement

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Over 55? This is for you!

This was today announced on social media:

PRESS RELEASE

Following a meeting last week between Jason Francis, Chairman of the ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Tour, and Jason Ferguson, Chairman of the WPBSA, some exciting news has been announced today with the creation of the Super Seniors which will be for amateur tour players over 55 years of age.

5 Super Senior Events will be staged with a separate ranking list being created. The Top ranked player at the end of the series will be given a place in the ROKiT World Senior 6 Reds Event in June, with the chance of winning £20,000.
The Super Senior Events will be held on the Sunday of the main qualifiers in

Northampton on the 7th July
Jersey on the 8th September
Newbury on the 10th November
Coulsdon on the 9th February
Clacton on the 10th March

Entries will only be open to current ROKiT World Senior Tour Card players who have entered the main event being staged that weekend. Entries will be limited to 16 players who will play a best of three frame knockout event with a £400 prize fund, entry will be free of charge.

The ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Tour is open to any player of any gender or ability over 40 years of age on or before the first days play. Players interested in registering for any of the events should go to this Registration  

Players over 55 who have entered should then register for the Super Seniors via email jason@snookerlegends.co.uk

The tour look forward to making some more exciting announcements soon.

WSS ROKiT 2019 World Championship – Hendry, White and Canavan first matches schedule

Although the line-up isn’t complete, and the draw hasn’t yet been made, the schedule for the first matches involving Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White and the defending champion Aaron Canavan has been announced:

Stephen Hendry, The King of the Crucible, will start his campaign in the World Seniors Crown on Friday 16th August at 2pm.

Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White will begin at 7pm on the very same day, Friday 16th August.

This promises to give fans the chance to see two legends of the game on the same day in the Crucible Theatre.

Defending Champion Aaron Canavan from Jersey starts his defence on Thursday 15th August at 7pm.

Tickets for all sessions can be secured here
https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/events/snooker-seniors

For some sessions the Crucible is filling very quickly, and for all sessions the first rows have already been booked completely. If you are interested don’t leave it too late!