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