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 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.