2023 Seniors Snooker World Championship announcement

This morning Jason Francis has shared this on social media:

 

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PRESS RELEASE

The Dream continues…. lets get cracking and change a few more snooker players lives…

The World Seniors Snooker Tour is proud to announce the 2023 World Seniors Snooker Championship which will be held at the iconic Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th May 2023.

Once again the event will hold qualifiers to give opportunities for any amateur player, or any current WST professional player ranked 64-128 on the main tour, and over 40 on or before the 28th October 2022, to win one of four coveted spots at the event alongside legends of the game including Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty. Lee Walker will begin the defence of his title on the opening night.

Four Qualifiers will be held at the Crucible Club in Reading, with the winner of each event progressing to the main Championships. The dates of those qualifiers are

Qualifier 1 Friday 28th – Sunday 30th October 2022
Qualifier 2 Friday 13th – Sunday 15th January 2023
Qualifier 3 Friday 17th – Sunday 19th February 2023
Qualifier 4 Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March 2023

Entries will open on Monday 3rd October via https://snookerscores.net/

You cannot enter yet.

All players will need to secure, or already hold, a World Seniors Tour Membership for the 2022/23 Season. Pros who already hold a WPBSA membership do not need both.

Further details and an entry pack will be produced prior to entries opening.

This is not a full calendar, but it’s excellent news all the same.

Good News about the Seniors Tour

It’s been a while … but eventually i’s good news.

After the last Seniors World Championship, we got no news about the World Seniors Tour, no provisional calendar for this season, no invitation to register for qualifiers… nothing.

Instead, Jason Francis has been involved in a lot of newer projects: Seniors Darts, the 900 and more… Many, me included, became worried that the World Seniors Snooker Tour would disappear. Clearly, there were some issues.

Yesterday, Jason Francis, posted this on social media

Keep the faith… we’re not done yet! #Daretodream

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The announcement triggered a lot of positive comments, and, of course, questions.

Here is one comment by Barry Pinches, with Jason Francis’s answer

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Of course the other Jason he is mentionning is Jason Ferguson. That’s reassuring and definitely good news! Hopefully, we will know more and get a “calendar” very soon.