The current Covid-19 crisis has forced everyone to change their plans, and it’s a very difficult time for all, economically, socially and psychologically.
The Seniors Tour has suffered as events needed to be posponed or canceled. There are no absolute certainties just yet about the end of this season, or about next season. There is no way a proper calendar can be established with certainty at this moment in time.
But here are some informations about WSS tour plans at the time of writing.
This SEASON 2019/20
Jan 4th – 10th – Qualifying School, Crucible Reading
This event was supposed to be played in Jersey. Because of the travel restrictions, it became increasingly obvious that most entrants would be unable to travel to the venue. Therefore, the event will now be held in Reading and entries are re-opened.
The Q-school comprises four competitions:
2021 UK Seniors Qualification – 4 places available to qualify
2021 World Seniors Championship – 2 places available to qualify
2021 Masters Championship – 1 Place in the 2021 Masters
All matches best of 5 to semi-finals, Final matches in each event best of 7
All 8 winners will be guaranteed £1000, payable at the final stage event.
The senior events are open to any current amateur player over 40 on or before 4th January 2021.
The Seniors event is open to any amateur player over 55 on or before 4th January 2021.
All players who enter will need to agree to the WPBSA code of conduct and terms and conditions of the event which will be available within the entry system. They will also need to understand the COVID procedures that will be in place. Players will be tested for Covid-19 and will be withdrawn from the events should they test positive. They may need to arrive the day before their first match.
March 27/28th – Irish Masters Goffs (tbc pending pandemic rulings by then in Ireland)
May 6-9 – World Champs Crucible
+ Seniors Qualifying School 2 (venue tbc)
New SEASON 2020/21
UK Championship in Hull (12-15August, 2021)
Seniors Q School in Jersey September (dates to be confirmed)
Masters – Alexandra Palace, London (dates to be confirmed)