How to watch the Ways 2022 Seniors World Championship

This has been shared on WST website today:

How To Watch World Seniors Championship

The Betfred World Championship concludes on Monday but that’s not the end of the snooker from the Crucible as the 2022 WAYS Facilities Management World Seniors Snooker Championship starts on Wednesday.

The event runs from May 4 to 8, with the likes of Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White, John Parrott, Ken Doherty, Joe Johnson and defending champion David Lilley in the line-up. For more information on the event click here.

If you can’t make it to the Crucible, in the UK you can watch the event live on the BBC Sport website and app, BBC iPlayer and the Red Button.

In all territories you can watch on Matchroom.Live

Matchroom has expanded the Matchroom Live streaming service with the launch of dedicated mobile apps – for details click here

This is good news. Although matchroom isn’t free, this announcement means that, for those living outside UK and interested in this event, they will be able to watch it.

Bring it on!


2022 Seniors World Championship Update

This was announced yesterday:


Following Dominic Dales performances in the recent BETFRED World Professional Snooker Championship Qualifiers he moved back within the worlds top 64 and therefore becomes ineligible to take up his place at the WAYS Facilities Management World Seniors Snooker Championship. His place will be taken by Michael Holt a ranking event winner, and highest ranked of those eligible for an invitation. We wish Dominic well as he continues his professional career and welcome Michael to the event. The draw for the championship will be conducted live during the BBC Sport coverage of the Professional Championship which starts tomorrow.

Michael Holt lost his professional status earlier this month and will need success at the Q-School to requalify for the main tour. He has been adamant that he wants to continue to play whatever happens … Welcome Michael and congratulations Dominic

Also, the four referees who will officiate at the event have been announced:

The 4 officials who will oversee the WAYS Facilities Management World Seniors Snooker Championship have been announced. Teaming up with legends Michaela Tabb and Leo Scullion will be Roy Gannon and Andy Yates. Both Roy and Andy have put in countless hours in the qualifiers and deserve their time at the crucible. It all starts on Wednesday 4th May live on BBC Sport from the iconic Crucible Theatre Sheffield


Line-up for the 2022 Seniors World Championship announced

The following press release was shared by World Seniors Snooker two days ago:

Press Release

Ways Facilities Management World Seniors Snooker Line Up Confirmed.

The 24 players who will contest the Ways Facilities Management World Seniors Snooker Championship have been announced with a few eye catching players making their debut in the event.

Maria Catalano, an 11 time ranking event winner and former World Number 1, will become the first woman to appear at the final stages of a Seniors event, Maria is the cousin of Current World Number 1 Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Also making his first appearance will be former Shanghai Masters, Shootout and World Open Winner Dominic Dale.

The field contains no fewer than four World Champions in Stephen Hendry, Joe Johnson, John Parrott and Ken Doherty and five World Seniors Champions, Jimmy White, Peter Lines, Nigel Bond, Darren Morgan and the Defending champion David Lilley.

Ahmed Aly will become the first American to play at the Crucible and for Bob Chaperon from Canada he will return to the home of snooker for the first time in 30 years.

Africa is represented by Egyptian Wael Talaat and Europe by Ireland’s Frank Sarsfield. Local player Wayne Cooper is sure to bring a vociferous crowd, as is three times London Champion Gary Filtness.

Making up this 24 player field are Lee Walker, Rory McLeod, Michael Judge, Stuart Watson, Patrick Wallace, Tony Knowles and Philip Williams.

The event begins on Wednesday 4th May and will be shown on the BBC Digital Channels in the Uk. Tickets are available to see all sessions by calling 0114 249 6000

The Draw will be made during the early coverage of the World Professional Championship.


It’s a diverse and interesting line-up and it will definitely be an interesting event!