Stephen Hendry has been confirmed as a player in the UK Seniors Snooker Championship in October.
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
“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
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
For tickets to see him play in Hull click this link
For Liverpool its here
For the 6 reds in Northern Ireland here
and for Plymouth 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.