Some good news about the coming Seniors UK Championship

The Seniors UK Championship is upon us. Action starts on Wednesday next week, but you can already meet the legends at the golf day, and the dinner an Tuesday.

Now there is even more coming for the fans.

The event will be shown on TV, at least in the UK.

Freeview coverage

Indeed Freesport.tv will be broadcasting it. I’m not sure if viewers outside the UK will be able to watch it though. TVPlayer should allow fans to view it online, but it’s only available in the UK.

You have an opportunity the Legends at the VIP reception before the final, provided you have a ticket to the final.

SeniorsUK VIP Reception

And finally …

Visitors to the CRS UK Seniors Championship will be able to enjoy a free game of pool in between matches. This new Blackball table is the creation of multiple 8 Ball World Champion Ross McInnes and Michaela Tabb. Pop by and have a look.

BlackBallTable

Loads to look forward to then!

 

UK Seniors Snooker Championship to be Sponsored by Credit Risk Solutions

The good news was published today on WPBSA site

UK Seniors Snooker Championship to be Sponsored by Credit Risk Solutions

  • 16th October 2018

World Seniors Snooker is today proud to announce that Credit Risk Solutions (CRS)will be the title sponsor for the forthcoming UK Seniors Snooker Championship in Hull.

CRS is a major specialist credit insurance broker acting for corporate clients who insure against the risk of customer failure.

The UK Seniors Snooker Championship takes place at the Bonus Arena, Hull on 23-25 October and you can catch some of the greatest names in the sport – including Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White and Dennis Taylor – as they battle it out for the title.

Tickets for the 2018 Credit Risk Solutions UK Seniors Snooker Championship are on sale on now HERE priced between £8 to £20 each per session  (fees apply).

Alternatively you can call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. For any queries regarding accessible ticketing please call 0800 9884440.

If you are interested in finding out how CRS can help your business then please visit www.creditrisksolutions.com

Personally I’m extremely pleased to see a sponsor who isn’t linked to the gambling industry.

Wyldecrest Parks to Partner World Seniors Snooker

This is great news. I remember Wyldecrest Parks sponsoring events on the main tour some years back and they did a great job.

Here is WPBSA announcement

Wyldecrest Parks to Partner World Seniors Snooker

12th October 2018

 

The World Seniors Snooker Tour is today proud to announce that Wyldecrest Parks will become a tour partner for the 2018/19 season.

Wyldecrest Parks, headed up by its CEO Alfie Best, has a history of supporting snooker and in 2010 was the title sponsor for the World Seniors Championship, won by Jimmy White.

As Europe’s largest residential park and holiday home operator, Wyldecrest Parks offers over 60 coastal and inland residential park locations specially designed for retired people looking to downsize; as well as seven holiday parks that cater for the whole family, where you can book your holiday break or own your very own holiday home.

And the great news is with the World Seniors Tour being broadcast you can enjoy every ball of the tournament from the comfort of your Park Home.

Jason Francis, Chairman of World Seniors Snooker said: “I’ve been trying to get Wyldecrest Parks on board for some time now; they supported the concept of a World Seniors Championship at the very start, so it feels great to carry such a prestigious name in the Park Home industry with us as we travel the globe.”

If you’re interested in cherishing the golden years of your retirement by downsizing to a Park Home, releasing equity and enjoying your nest egg contact their friendly team on: 0330 133 7300 or sms HOME to 82228

World Seniors UK Championship 2018 Draw and Important Announcement made after Leo Fernandez takes the last qualifying spot

Indeed, Leo won the last qualifying event last week-en at Scotties in Liverpool.

So before looking at how this last qualifying event unfolded, here is the draw for the main event:

Draw Seniors UK 2018

The draw was announced today at the launch event, attended by the Mayor of Hull, and Joe Johnson at the Hull Guildhall

This very important announcement was made during the launch event:

Hull bids to become snooker city with announcement of exciting three-year deal

Hull is committing to becoming a snooker city today (Monday 8 October) with the announcement that it is the new permanent home of the UK Seniors Snooker Championship.

Later this month Hull will host some of the greatest ever snooker players including Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Cliff Thorburn and Dennis Taylor all competing at the 2018 UK Seniors Snooker Championship at the brand new £36 million Bonus Arena.

The announcement falls on the same day as the draw for this year’s event at the Guildhall, which will be conducted by the Lord Mayor.

Following significant interest in the UK Seniors Snooker Championship, Hull City Council, World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the Bonus Arena are delighted to announce that the annual event will now remain in Hull for at least the next three years.

Councillor Stephen Brady, leader of Hull City Council, said: “Today’s fantastic announcement shows that the city is refusing to rest on its laurels.

“Last month we launched our Conference Champions initiative that aims to bring more large conferences and events, like the UK Seniors Snooker Championship, to Hull.

“Events like this attract thousands of people to the city, spending money in bars, restaurants, shops and hotels, which is a great boost to the local economy.”

“I’m sure – like with everything else –Hull will embrace the UK Seniors Snooker Championship and we can establish ourselves as a snooker city.”

The UK Seniors Snooker Championship is one of the marque events on the international World Seniors Snooker tour.

Jason Ferguson, chairman of WPBSA, said: “Snooker is a booming global sport and we are delighted that Hull has joined us to become our latest snooker city.

“Hull is clearly a city with ambition and we are excited to bring our new World Seniors Tour to the magnificent facilities at the new Bonus Arena.

“I am sure our snooker stars will provide great entertainment and plenty of drama for the people of Hull.”

The 2018 UK Seniors Snooker Championship will be staged at the Bonus Arena on October 24 and 25. Tickets start from £8.

There will be six sessions over the two days with the final on October 25.

Dan Harris, General Manager at the Bonus Arena, said: “I am delighted the UK Seniors Snooker will be calling Hull home for the next three years.

“We are delighted with the response to the event on 24 and 25 October with thousands of tickets already sold to see legends of the game such as Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry and Dennis Taylor.

“Having such a strong response – combined with the desire of World Seniors Snooker and Hull City Council to keep the event in the city – means we can build on Hull’s reputation as a true snooker city.”

For more information about the 2018 UK Seniors Snooker Championship visit www.seniorsnooker.com

To book tickets visit www.bonusarenahull.com/whats-on/2018-uk-seniors-snooker-championship

The last qualifying event was played over three days – 5 to 7 October 2018 – at Scotties in Liverpool,

Here is the draw:

and the format

LiverpoolFormat

And here are the results:

Lewis Walsh W/O
Craig McGillivray W/O
Simon Bedford W/O
Neil Herd W/O
Michael Wrigley W/O
Stephen Campbell W/O
Anthony Massey W/O

Last 64

John Whitty 3 (51) v 0 James Simpson
Leo Fernandez 3 (82) v 0 Mark Ball
James McGouran 3 v 0 Sean Lanigan
Simon Seabridge 3 v 2 Wayne Cooper
Lee S Martin 3 (52,60) v 1 (72) Andrew Molyneux
Jonathan Bagley 3 (52) v 2 John Welsh
Steve Evans 3 v 1 Keith Thomas
Marcus Lord 3 v 1 Les Dodd
Stuart Watson 3 v 2 (62) Graham Beardmore
Andy Milliard 0 v 3 (54) Mark Gray
Tony Knowles 3 v 0 Neil Caroll
Ali Anwar 3 v 0 Tony Murphy
Andy Johnson 3 v 0 Dharmendra Patel
Gary Skipworth 3 v 0 Nikolas Neale
Patrick Wallace (87) 3 v 0 Steve Thomas
Michael Judge 3 v 0 Steve Bird
Dean Sycamore 3 v 2 Tony Corrigan
Richard Emery 3 v 1 Johnny Stevens
Neal Jones 3 v 0 George Apperley
Sanjay Meghani 3 v 0 Snookerbacker
John Charlton 3 v 2 Alex Ferguson
Karl Townsend 3 v 1 Lat Bonnar
Mark White 3 v 0 Andrew Darken
Wayne Brown 3 v 0 Andy Turner

Last 32

Leo Fernandez 3 (51) v 1 (50,61) Lee Martin
John Whitty 3 (84) v 2 (62) James McGouran
Stuart Watson 3 (78,50) v 0 Ali Anwar
Steve Evans 3 v 1 Marcus Lord
Mark Gray 3 v 0 Lewis Walsh
Tony Knowles 3 v 0 Andy Johnson
Jonathan Bagley 3 v 0 Simon Seabridge
Simon Bedford 3 v 0 Neil Herd
Mark White 3 v 1 Gary Skipworth
Dean Sycamore 3 v 0 Stephen Campbell
Michael Wrigley 3 v 0 Richard Emery
Patrick Wallace (130,93) 3 v 0 Neal Jones
Jon Charlton 3 v 2 Craig Macgillivray
Wayne Brown 3 v 2 Michael Judge
Karl Townsend 3 v 1 Anthony Massey

Sanjay Meghani W/0

Last 16

Jonathan Bagley 1 v 3 Simon Bedford
Michael Wrigley 1 v 3 Steve Evans
John Whitty 3 v 1 Dean Sycamore
Mark White 3 v 1 Wayne Brown
Patrick Wallace 1 v 3 Leo Fernandez
Sanjay Meghani 3 v 2 Jon Charlton
Stuart Watson 2 v 3 Tony Knowles
Mark Gray 2 v 3 Karl Townsend

QF

Simon Bedford  3 v 2 Steve Evans
John Whitty 3 v 1 Mark White
Leo Fernandez 3 v 0 Sanjay Meghani
Karl Townsend 1 v 3 Tony Knowles

SF

Simon Bedford 3 v 1 Mark White
Leo Fernandez 3 v 0 Tony Knowles

Final

Leo Frenandez 3 v 1 Simon Bedford

Seniors UK Championship 2018 – Rodney Goggins wins qualifiying event 2 – Clacton-on-sea

Seniors UK Championship 2018 – Qualifiers event 2

where? Pot Black – Clacton-on sea, a first class club owned by Aidan Owens

When? 28 to 30 September 2018

Here are the draw and format

UKQual2ClactonFormat

28-20 September results

Last 64

Goerge Apperley W/O

Hans Blanckaert W/O

Dhamendra Patel W/O

Aidan Owens W/O

Rodney Goggins W/O

Aaron Canavan W/O

Jon Charlton W/O

John Hunter W/O

Nick Spelman 3 (57,51) v 0 Johnny Stevens

UK 2018 Qual 2 - Spelman v Stevens

Dharminder Lilly  3-0 v Steve Bird

Lilly v Bird

Andy Turner 3-2 Simon Dent

Stuart Watson 3(70)-0  Andrew Darken

David McDonnell 3(97)-1 Mark White

Karl Townsend 3-2 Richard Emery

Barry Pinches 3-0 Stuart Thorpe

Sean Lanigan 3 (57) v 1 (60) Lee Martin

Jonathan Bagley 3-0 Bradley Fish

Lee Richardson 3 (79) -0 Neil Herd

Stephen Campbell 3-0 Matt Ford

Nickolas Neale 3-0 Shabir Ditta

Lee S. Martin 3-0 Daren Mirza

Les Dodd 3-1 Dean Sycamore

Michael Judge 3-0 David Lilley

Rhydian Richards 3-1 Neil Craycraft

Sanjay Meghani 1-3 Steve Crowley

Tony Knowles 3-1 Ray Grail

Patrick Wallace v Wayne Cooper

Karl Walker 1-3 Garoid O’Connor

Gary Filtness 1-3 Ashley Beal

Andy Papaiacovou 3-1 Neil Carroll

Last 32

Nick Spelman 3-0 George Apperly

Karl Townsend 3-2 Hans Blanckaert

Barry Pinches 3-0 Andrew Diacopoulos

Dharminder Lilly 2-3 Andy Turner

Sean Lanigan 3-2 David McDonnell (from 2-0 down)

Stuart Watson 3-0 Dharmendra Patel

Aidan Owens 3 (73,54) -0  Dean Venables

Aaron Canavan 3-1 Lee S. Martin

Lee Richardson 3-0 Stephen Campbell

Tony Knowles ?-3  Rhydian Richards

Garoid O’Connor 3-2 Wayne Cooper

Rodney Goggins 3-0 Nickolas Neale

Les Dodd 3-1 Steve Crowley

Michael Judge 3-1 John Hunter

Jonathan Bagley 3-1 Jon Charlton

Ashley Beal 3-1 Andy Papaiacovou

Last 16

ClactonDrawResults

Jonathan Bagley 0-3 Rodney Goggins

Aaron Canavan 3-0 Andy Turner

Lee Richardson 2-3 Les Dodd

Rhydian Richards 3-2 Michael Judge

Garoid O’Connor 3-1 Karl Townsend

Nick Spelman 1-3 (106,120) Barry Pinches

Sean Lanigan 3-0 Stuart Watson

Aidan Owens 3-0 Ashley Beal

Quarter Finals

Rodney Goggins 3-0 Aaron Canavan

Les Dodd 1-3 Rhydian Richards

Garoid O’Connor 1-3 Barry Pinches

Aidan Owens 3-0 Sean Lanigan

Semi Finals

Rodney Goggins 3 (107,64) -0 Rhydian Richards

Aidan Owens 3-2 Barry Pinches

The Final 

Rodney Goggins 3-0 Aidan Owens

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Congratulations to Rodney Goggins who, quite remarkably didn’t lose a single frame all week-end!

 

UK 2018 Qual 2 - Rodney Goggins Winner

From Mosconi Cup to World Seniors Tour …

This was announced today by the World Seniors Tour

PRESS RELEASE
MOSCONI CUP LEGEND JOINS THE WORLD SENIORS SNOOKER TOUR!

Former European number 1 Nine Ball Pool Player, and Three time Mosconi Cup Winner, Mark Gray is the latest over 40 cue sports player to ‘dare to dream’ on the World Seniors Snooker Tour.

Mark Gray

Mark said “I never thought I would play snooker again but then one day down at my local club Brian Corr and Pete Odel both mentioned I should give it a go. At first I thought they were joking, but hey here i am and going to give it a go!
I have no expectations, and am just going to enjoy it and am really looking forward to seeing some old faces that I’ve probably not seen for 12 years or so”

Mark lines up at Scotties in Liverpool between the 5th and 7th October and will find out tomorrow who he plays when the draw is made. Should he win he will join the likes of Hendry, White and Parrott at the Uk Snooker Championships in Hull between the 23rd and 25th October.

If you’re over 40 and fancy giving it a go just like Mark you can enter here: https://www.snookerlegends.co.uk/worldseniors_registration.html