Launch of the WSS ROKiT UK Championship 2019 in Hull

A special event will be held in Hull on September 17, 2019 to launch the WSS ROKiT UK Championship 2019. This is the announcement:

SENIOR SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP AT PQ

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Snooker Legend ‘The Whirlwind’ to launch Senior Snooker Championship at Princes Quay   

Fans will get the chance to meet Jimmy White at this year’s official Launch Event 

When: 17th September, 11am-1:15pm 

Where: PQ, Quayside Level 1  

 Ahead of the ROKiT UK Seniors Snooker Championship, which returns to the Bonus Arena on the 24th and 25th October, Princes Quay shopping centre will be host to a special event which sees Snooker Legend Jimmy White and snooker pundits come together for an exclusive launch.  

 The event will consist of opening statements and reviews, with expert knowledge from Jason Francis and ‘The Whirlwind’ himself, Jimmy White. The pinnacle of event will be the live draw, deciding which players will be drawn against one another, giving fans the opportunity to plan which matches they’ll be attending.  

 Fans will get the chance to meet The Whirlwind with photo opportunities and autographs available. There will also be chance for visitors to brush up on their snooker skills FREE of charge at the two tables installed for the event, courtesy of Tradewell Snooker Club 

 Sarah Smith, Marketing Manager said:  

“We’ve been working closely with the Bonus Arena to plan the Launch Event and we can’t wait to welcome Jimmy White to Princes Quay. It will be a great chance for fans to meet their snooker hero and come and revel in the excitement as the draw is announced. 

It’s another great event on the PQ calendar and with lots of others in the pipeline, we urge our customers to keep their eyes peeled on the Princes Quay website for all the latest news and events.”  

Wrecking Ball Music and Books will be hosting a stall where fans can get their hands on The Whirlwind’s 2015 hit autobiography ‘Second Wind’ as well as previous titles such as ‘Behind the White Ball’ and ‘Jimmy White’s Snooker Masterclass’. The snooker super star, famous for his fluid attacking style of play, has won two of snooker’s three majors and is currently tenth on the all-time list of ranking event winners.  

In the upcoming qualifier competition at the end of September, it will be decided who will face the likes of Jimmy and other big names such as Cliff Thorburn and Patrick Wallace, in the final at The Bonus Arena in Hull.  

Dan Harris, General Manager of the Bonus Arena, said:  

“Hull is fast becoming a snooker city and last year the reaction to the legends was fantastic. Jimmy White is truly a legend of the game and we are delighted he will be joining us next Tuesday for the tournament draw. Fans will get the chance to meet Jimmy as we launch this year’s event.”   

The event will be live streamed across the PQ and Snooker Legends’ Facebook pages.  

Should be fun!

Seeding for the UK Championship in Hull

The seeding for the WSS ROKiT Phones.com UK Championship 2019 has been announced:

1. Jimmy White
2. James Wattana
3. Stephen Hendry
4. John Parrott
5. Cliff Thorburn
6. Dennis Taylor
7. Willie Thorne
8. Sean Lanigan
9. Rodney Goggins
10. Michael Judge
11. Patrick Wallace
12. Qualifier Hull – event 28-30th Sept.

It’s a great line-up.

Last year we had a fantastic event: have a look at the images here! More of the same this year!

Joins us! This is the link for the tickets: https://www.bonusarenahull.com/whats-on/the-rokit-uk-seniors-snooker-championship/

UK Qualifiers In Jersey (Q3) – Draw, format and results

UK Championship Qualifying Event 3 – Jersey – 7-8 September 2019

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Some matches being streamed on snookertv.net

Main event – Starts on Saturday 7th of September 2019

Last 64

Michael Judge  BYE
Mark Ball 3-0 Ady Holley
Michael Wilby – W/O Lee S. Martin
Mike Hallett BYE
Richard Emery 2-3 Les Dodd (109)
Dean Sycamore BYE
Aaron Canavan BYE
Gary Coulson BYE
Rodney Goggins BYE
Sanjay Meghani 3-0 Robbie Kilpatrick
Tony Corrigan 0-3 Gary Britton
Ian Spawton BYE
George Apperley BYE
Sean Lanigan – W/O Tony Knowles
Patsy Fagan 3-0 Guy Heys
Jonathan Bagley BYE

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Patrick Wallace BYE
Andrew Milliard BYE
Jon Charlton BYE
Colin Mitchell BYE
Wayne Cooper BYE
Michael Wrigley BYE
Andrew Greaves BYE
Stuart Watson BYE
Lee Richardson BYE
Philip Blackburn BYE
Keith Thomas 0-3 Gary Filtness
Rory McLeod (128, 106) 3-1 Simon Keenan
Andrew Isitt BYE
Rhydian Richards BYE
Dharmendra Patel 0-3 Geoff Williams
Leo Fernandez BYE

Last 32

Michael Judge 3-0 Mark Ball
Lee S. Martin 1-3 Mike Hallett
Les Dodd 1-3 Dean Sycamore
Aaron canavan 3-1 Gary Coulson
Rodney Goggins 3-0 Sanjay Meghani
Gary Britton 3-0 Ian Spawton
George Apperley 0-3 Tony Knowles
Patsy Fagan 2-3 Jonathan Bagley

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Patrick Wallace 3-1 Andrew Milliard
Jon Charlton 3-2 Colin Mitchell
Wayne Cooper 3-0 Michael Wrigley
Andrew Greaves 1-3 Stuart Watson
Lee Richardson 3-0 Philip Blackburn
Gary Filtness 1-3 Rory McLeod
Andrew Isitt 0-3 Rhydian Richards
Geoff Williams 2-3 Leo Fernandez

Last 16

Michael Judge 3-1 Mike Hallett
Dean Sycamore 1-3 Aaron Canavan
Rodney Goggins 2-3 Gary Britton
Tony Knowles 3-1 Jonathan Bagley

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Patrick Wallace 3-0 Jon Charlton
Wayne Cooper 0-3 (141, 138) Stuart Watson
Lee Richardson 2-3 Rory McLeod
Rhydian Richards 2-3 Leo Fernandez

Quarter Finals

Michael Judge 2-3 Aaron Canavan
Gary Britton 3-1 Tony Knowles

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Patrick Wallace (141) 3-2 Stuart Watson
Rory McLeod 2-3 Leo Fernandez

Semi Finals

Aaron Canavan 1-4 Gary Britton

Patrick Wallace 4-0 Leo Fernandez

The Final

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Gary Britton 1-4 Patrick Wallace

All detailed results can be found here

Super Seniors Competition

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Last 16

George Apperley 0-2 Andrew Isitt
Gary Filtness 2-0 Colin Mitchell
Richard Emery 2-0 Keith Thomas
Mike Hallett 2-0 Guy Heys
Patsy Fagan 0-2 Tony Knowles

Quarter Finals

Richard Emery 2-0 Robbie Kilpatrick
Andrew Isitt 0-2 Les Dodd
Gary Filtness 1-2 Mike Hallett
Ian Spawton 1-2 Tony Knowles

Semi Finals

Richard Emery 0-2 Tony Knowles
Les Dodd 1-2 Mike Hallett

The Final

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Tony Knowles 2-0 Mike Hallett

All detailed results can be found here

European Open 2018 cancelled – Press Release

After long months of uncertainty, we finally have news abot the 2018 European Open, and, unfortunately it’s not great.

Here is the press release:

PRESS RELEASE 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019

Last Season the ROKiT Phones.com World Seniors Snooker Tour held qualifiers for a European Open which was scheduled to be played in October 2018. Sadly for economic reasons the event was cancelled but players had won qualifiers in Letterkenny, Brugge and Northampton to play, we had also awarded a place to the EBSA European Seniors Champion.

With no contracted European event this season, we feel it is only right and proper that the players who won those events do get rewarded with a place at a full ranking event. Therefore we have taken the decision to place these players in events this season, guaranteeing their rightful opportunity, rather than having to wait for a proposed European Seniors Championship.

Former Professional Sean Lanigan will line up in the Uk Seniors Championship which will be staged at the Bonus Arena in Hull on the 24th and 25th October. Crucible quarter finalist Patrick Wallace has been awarded a spot of the Senior Masters in May, current World Number 1 Michael Judge will line up in Goffs on the 27th and 28th March and EBSA Seniors Champion, and recent Worlds Runner Up Darren Morgan will appear in the 6 reds Championship in Coleraine in June.

We would also like to announce some opportunities for amateur players who are supporting multiple events. The player who sits at World Number 1 on the ranking list following our qualifier in Essen Germany on 26th April will also get awarded a place at the Senior Masters in May. The player who sits highest on the 1 year money list, who is not already invited, after the Senior Masters will be awarded a place in the 6 reds, as will the player ranked number 1 on the Super Seniors Ranking List.

Jason Francis, Chairman of the ROKit Phones.com World Seniors Snooker Tour, said “We felt it was important to reward the players who had won their right to a place in a full televised ranking event, we also wanted to reward players who are consistently doing well in our global qualifying events but not necessarily winning them. We will continue to review strategy and build on our recent World Championships.”

I kept asking for news to Jason Francis all last season and I know with 100% certainty that he tried his absolute hardest to get the event staged. I’m sure that this decision must have been very hard to take, and only after exhausting every other possibility.