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!

Future Seniors UK Championship – Sponsors and Venue announcement

Following the success of the 2022 Seniors UK Championship at the Bonus Arena in Hull earlier this month, this was shared by Jason Francis on social media


We are delighted to announce WAYS Facilities Management will continue as the title sponsor of the UK Seniors Snooker Championship for a further two years plus we are thrilled to have agreed a two year extension to our contract with Bonus Arena, Hull Hull is well on the way to being a Snooker City Hull Live Hull City Council

2022 WSS Ways Seniors UK Championship – Peter Lines is your Champion

Peter Lines, the 2017 Seniors World Champion, added a second Seniors title to his record by winning the 2022 Seniors UK Championship in Hull. He came from behind to beat David Lilley by 4-2 in the final.

Congratulations Peter Lines!

Leo, Peter’s six years old son, was in the audience, watching his dad “live” for the first time. This surelely made the occasion even more special for the Lines family.

Here is the official report from the WSS website:

Lines Crowned UK Champion in Hull

Peter Lines became only the second player to have claimed the two biggest titles on the World Seniors Snooker Tour after he won the 2022 WAYS UK Seniors Snooker Championship in Hull.

A winner of the World Seniors Snooker Championship in 2017, 52-year-old Lines defeated reigning world seniors champion David Lilley 4-1 in the final at the Bonus Arena. Still a main tour exponent, Lines continues his good form having reached the last 16 of the UK Professional Championship in York six weeks ago.


Lines’ journey to glory began last summer when he emerged from a tough qualifying event at the Crucible Sports Club in Reading. By the Humber this week, the experienced Yorkshireman dethroned defending champion Michael Judge 3-1 in the opening round before a 4-1 success against close friend and fellow qualifier Kuldesh Johal in the last eight.

On finals day he defeated 2018 winner Ken Doherty 4-2 to set up a title showdown with Lilley, who was aiming to be the first player to hold both the world and UK seniors trophies at the same time. Having not dropped a frame in his first two matches, Lilley came back from 3-1 down to deny Jimmy White in the other last four tie during the afternoon session.


Lilley had been impressive during the tournament and he began the final well by claiming the opening frame before a break of 60 looked to have secured him a 2-0 lead. However, in what would prove to be a massive turning point, a determined Lines clawed his way back in the frame, eventually completing a gutsy 27 clearance to pinch it on the final black.

This was a catalyst for the current world number 82 as he chalked up frames either side of the mid-session interval and then crafted a decisive counter-attacking break of 47 to win frame five on the final pink.

Lines now follows in the footsteps of White in claiming both the world and UK seniors titles.

It was a great tournament, with an excellent coverage, supported by the ever vibrant enthusiasm of Rob Walker.

There is also a report on WST website:

Peter Lines won the WAYS Facilities Management UK Seniors Snooker Championship for the first time, beating David Lilley 4-1 in the final in Hull.

Back in 2017, Lines won the World Seniors title, and the 52-year-old from Leeds can now add the UK title to his list of honours.

Lilley took the opening frame of the final and made a break of 60 in the second, but his opponent crucially clawed his way back and eventually snatched the frame 67-66 by clearing the colours.

Lines dominated the third and fourth frames to take a 3-1 advantage. In the fifth, current World Seniors champion Lilley led 56-21 when he missed a red, and Lines made an excellent 47 clearance to clinch the title.

I’m over the moon to have won,” said world number 82 Lines. “I am just trying to enjoy myself out there. I want to play for as long as I possibly can because I just love playing snooker. When you get to my age and you haven’t won a ranking event, you accept that fact that you are probably not going to win one. So to win two prestigious events on the World Seniors tour, I’m really proud of myself. I am really honoured that I’ve done it.

Earlier in the semi-finals, Lines saw off Ken Doherty 4-2, while Lilley came from 3-1 down to beat Jimmy White 4-3.

Here is the post-match interview by Rob Walker:

Here are some more images, shared during the event on social media …


2022 WSS Ways Seniors UK Championship – The Quarter-finals

Here is the report on the official WSS site about quarter-finals day in Hull:

WAYS UK Seniors Championship 2022 | Day Three Report

Only four players remain on course for 2022 WAYS UK Seniors Snooker Championship glory following the completion of the quarter-finals on Thursday at the Bonus Arena in Hull.

The first player through to the last four was Peter Lines who overcame good friend Kuldesh Johal 4-1.

Lines claimed the opener on the pink although qualifier Johal squared up with the second frame. However, breaks of 60 and 69 helped the in-form Lines make it through and keep alive his hopes of being only the second player on the World Seniors Snooker Tour to have won both the world and UK championships.

Peter Lines

No player has held both the seniors circuit’s biggest two titles at the same time but reigning world seniors champion David Lilley is just two more wins away from becoming the first.

Lilley has yet to drop a frame so far after he dispatched 1986 world champion Joe Johnson 4-0. Carrying on his impressive scoring form from round one, the 46-year-old constructed breaks of 76 and 74 as he went 2-0 ahead. He then made a 58 in the third – eventually taking the frame on the final black – before rounding off another fine performance with a run of 59 in the fourth.

David Lilley

In the evening session, Jimmy White moved closer to yet another seniors accolade after ending the challenge of qualifier Wayne Cooper.

The three-time world and 2017 UK seniors champion produced breaks of 59 and 56 in the first two frames before securing the third on the final pink to go 3-0 up.

White looked like wrapping up a clean sweep victory when he made a 53 in the fourth, although Cooper showed determination as he countered with a 50 and later got on the board via the pink. This just delayed the outcome, though, as the popular Londoner got across the line in the next frame for a 4-1 win.

Jimmy White

The day concluded with the tie of the round as Ken Doherty denied Stephen Hendry 4-1 in a rerun of their world championship final from nearly 25 years ago.

Hendry levelled the match with the aid of a 61 break in frame two, but Doherty – who himself crafted a 61 in frame four – was the stronger player in the latter stages and ended up going through comfortably.

The semi-finals will take place during the afternoon session on Friday with the final in the evening. All four remaining players have already tasted success on the seniors circuit; Lines faces Doherty while White plays Lilley in a repeat of the world seniors final from the Crucible Theatre last spring.

I only watched the evening matches, so can’t comment on the other two.

Wayne Cooper looked very nervous, especially at the start and was not able to replicate the form he had shown in the last 16 round. Also, the “rest” wasn’t his best friend on the nigth… Jimmy White was far from his best himself, but did enough and was helped also by getting a bit of luck here and there.

Ken Doherty was far too good for Stephen Hendry. Hendry’s long potting was poor but that didn’t stop him to try and attack the way he always did. This was often his undoing as, when missing, he usually left Ken in amongst the balls … There were some very good shots by Hendry, but no consistency.


2022 WSS Ways Seniors UK Championship – The Last 16

The lst 16 round was played over the last two days and, I have to say, my predictions proved pretty accurate.

This is the World Deniors official report on the first day of the round:

WAYS UK Seniors Championship 2022 | Day One Report

Half of the quarter-final line-up for the 2022 WAYS UK Seniors Snooker Championship is now known following the opening day of action at the Bonus Arena in Hull.

The World Seniors Snooker Tour event began with defending champion Michael Judge exiting the tournament after losing 3-1 to fellow main tour professional Peter Lines.


Lines – world seniors champion in 2017 – settled any early nerves he may have had with an 81 break in frame one, although Irishman Judge levelled up by claiming a scrappy second frame. However, the Yorkshireman, who reached the last 16 of the recent UK Championship, ousted the third on the final pink and then sealed victory with the fourth.

Later in the afternoon session, Ken Doherty kept his hopes of a second UK seniors title alive with a 3-0 success over Lee Walker in another all-professional affair.


The 2018 champion – who wasn’t in the event 12 months later to defend – secured the first frame on the colours and made a crucial break of 30 up to and including the final pink to shade the second. Doherty then completed the win with a classy 64 clearance in the third.

Play resumed in the evening session where serial seniors event winner Jimmy White booked his place in the last eight with a 3-1 triumph over WSST tour number one Patrick Wallace.


Wallace was a late replacement for Tony Drago and he threatened an upset when he took the opener, although three-time world and 2017 UK seniors champion White found his groove, leaving his opponent pointless in the next two frames with the aid of 88 and 80 breaks. The ever-popular Londoner then wrapped up victory with the fourth frame.

White’s opponent in the last eight will be qualifier Wayne Cooper who registered a memorable 3-0 win over former world and UK professional champion John Parrott in the final match of the day.


One of the successful players to emerge from a qualifying event in Reading last year, the 46-year-old from Bradford got off to a dream start with a run of 102 before later registering a relatively comfortable passage through.

This is the official World Seniors report on the second day of the round:

The quarter-final line-up for the 2022 WAYS UK Seniors Snooker Championship is now complete following the second day of action at the Bonus Arena in Hull.

Joe Johnson caused something of an upset as he ousted Rod Lawler 3-2 in the first match of the day.

Lawler looked good as he took the opening frame with the help of a 71 break but the 1986 world champion potted several pressure balls as he claimed the second on the colours to level.

Back in front went Lawler, although 69-year-old Johnson – winner of the Seniors Masters in 2019 at the Crucible Theatre – remained resilient as he shaded the fourth on the pink before completing an impressive victory with the fifth.


In the second match of the afternoon, 1980 world champion Cliff Thorburn brought down the curtain on his illustrious competitive career when he bowed out to qualifier Kuldesh Johal.

Former professional Johal registered runs of 47 and 32 during the 3-0 win to set up a last eight tie with good friend Peter Lines on Thursday.

Revered Canadian Thorburn – who famously made the Crucible’s first maximum 147 break in 1983 and won the Masters on three occasions – announced that this would be his last competitive match earlier this week.

The former world number one has been an integral part in the creation and development of the World Seniors Snooker Tour and tasted glory on it in 2018 when he lifted the Seniors Masters trophy at the home of snooker.


No player has held both the world and UK seniors titles at the same time, but David Lilley kept on course to create history when he defeated in-form Philip Williams in the evening session.

Lilley won the world crown in Sheffield last spring and the 46-year-old made a statement here with a classy 3-0 victory over the qualifier that featured breaks of 66, 55 and 89, and a pot success rate of over 98%.


The final player to book a spot in the quarter-finals was seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry who ousted Barry Pinches in a deciding frame.

Hendry – looking to secure a maiden title at seniors level – began well with a 76 break to take the opening frame, although he was restricted to just six points in the following two, as Pinches moved one away from victory with the aid of a 70 break in frame three.

However, Hendry turned the tables, crafting a 50 to square the match up before a few fruitful scoring visits in the fifth helped him set up a tasty clash with Ken Doherty.

Matches in the quarter-finals will be the best of seven frames.

Before this event started, Cliff Thorburn, at 73, had announced that this would be his last “competitive” tournament and indeed confirmed that he played his last competitive match yesterday. Cliff struggled badly but never lost his sense of humor throughout the match.

Right after hanging his cue … he seized the mic and headed to the commentary box!

Here is a great piece, written by Hector Nunns before the start of the event:

Snooker’s Original ‘Grinder’ Cliff Thorburn Ready To Call It A Day

Snooker’s original ‘Grinder’ Cliff Thorburn admits he is finally ready to pack away his cue for the last time – after a life of turbulence and triumph in cue-sports that probably merits a Hollywood blockbuster biopic to do it justice.

Thorburn enjoyed huge success on the green baize in the 1980s winning a total of 20 titles, and the mustachioed and gravel-voiced Canadian was also one of the most popular and instantly recognisable faces in the game at a time when players acquired almost rock-star celebrity status.

At 73, the man born in British Columbia takes on a player 32 years his junior, former professional Kuldesh Johal, in the UK Seniors Championship in Hull in what may well prove his last hurrah should he fail to progress further.

But with a cue in hand, Thorburn has lived a very full, exciting, glorious and occasionally dangerous life to the full. His early years after leaving school, at 16 were spent travelling across Canada playing money games in pool halls, staking himself with jobs as a bin-man and dishwasher.

Then he moved down the West Coast to Oakland and San Francisco in the late 1960s. Thorburn said: “There were certainly some moments. I played at a place once in Oakland where I was winning and the backer of the other guy opened up his jacket and showed a gun.

“He said ‘Ain’t nobody leaves here with my player’s money’. My friends told me to lose all the money we had won, which I wasn’t happy about. But eventually I saw we had to lose at least some of it – or get robbed. It felt like fun, but something terrible could have happened.

“I didn’t play down in the States much after that. In one place two guys were smashing cues over each other’s backs then started throwing the balls at each other. The whole club hit the floor ducked behind tables, before slowly poking their heads up. After winning money against a guy called Cornbread Red in Detroit backed by a nasty piece of work, we had to be escorted to our car.”

Snooker had become the biggest draw for Thorburn and after performing well against John Spencer in exhibition matches he was recommended for acceptance onto the pro tour in 1973.  But if the Canadian had thought things might quieten down a little…he had reckoned without the combustible but brilliant Alex Higgins. A clash of personalities and styles ensured rivalry on the table, and confrontations off it.

On one occasion at the 1983 Irish Open, Thorburn punched the Northern Irishman to the ground, and as peacemakers tried to make the pair shake hands he then kicked Higgins in the groin. It later emerged that Higgins had told his rival: “You’re a Canadian **** who is **** at snooker.”

This rivalry came to a head in the 1980 ‘SAS final’, with Thorburn winning his only world title at the Crucible with an 18-16 victory. TV coverage of the showpiece was interrupted to provide pictures of the storming of the Iranian Embassy in London after a six-day siege. Higgins had a celebratory cake wheeled to his dressing room at 16-16 – Thorburn later planted his face in it.

Thorburn said: “Alex was a heck of player, but he knew what he could get away with and aggravation just seemed to follow him around. I don’t know why he was the way he was, and I still wonder how he could play so well. But I think I bothered him.

“in many ways he was my toughest opponent – I lost a lot of close matches to him, at least it felt like too many. And then of course I would add Steve Davis. But with Steve, he blew so many opponents away and I always felt if I showed some spirit and got close, within two frames, then I could win.”

Another Crucible high for Thorburn came in 1983 in his second-round match against Terry Griffiths, which saw him make the first ever maximum 147 break at the iconic theatre in frame four. Much later, he won the epic match 13-12 at 3.51 am on a Monday morning.

There is no deliberation over his biggest career regret – picking up a £10,000 fine, being docked ranking points and banned for two tournaments by the WPBSA after traces of cocaine were found in a drug sample in 1988. Thorburn said: “People forget that I was world No1 but they sure remember the scandal, and I’ll regret it for the rest of my life.”

But these days Thorburn is enjoying a quiet, relaxing and peaceful retirement in the town of Markham, Ontario in Canada – playing some golf in the summer, spending time with family and still doing some snooker coaching.

And watching a lot more snooker now than ever he did as a player, it has given Thorburn time to reflect on a few things – including his trademark mastery of safety play and tactical nous, which he still defends to the hilt.

Thorburn said: “You see a lot of flash shots being played by the kids today, and there were players coming up with those in my day too. That’s great, but you need something to fall back on. There might be the odd exception, but I always felt safety play was rocket science. And I still think it is a prerequisite to first turn pro, and then win things. Throwing a cue at everything wins you nothing.

“And in terms of who I would have loved to play at both our peaks, I really like John Higgins’ game – he is Mr Clearance. It would have been good to take him on in a long match.

“This will be my last tournament. I have loved doing the Seniors and the Legends for almost 25 years now and I will really enjoy meeting with old pals. I lived in the UK twice, once for two years and once for six and as a Canadian I have always been made welcome. And I am honoured and proud my name is still out there and known after first coming here in 1973.”

I have met Cliff many times at Legends and Seniors events and he was always charming, witty, knowledgeable  and great company. Un Grand Monsieur du snooker!

Thank you for the memories Cliff, all the best for the future.

2022 WSS Seniors Ways Facilities Management UK Championship Update and Preview

This was announced today by Jason Francis on social media 

We are sorry to announce that Tony Drago has been identified as a close contact of someone who has contracted COVID and his enforced period of quarantine means he cannot travel to the UK for next weeks event. Tony will be replaced in the event by Patrick Wallace who is the current World Number 1 ranked Seniors Player. Patrick will face Jimmy White in the Last 16 Bonus Arena, Hull WAYS Facilities Management

Of course, we wish Tony the best. Hopefully he won’t develop any (severe) symptoms.

This is the updated first round draw:


We have some interesting matches in prospect!

Michael Judge v Peter Lines.

This is a hard one to call. Both Michael and Peter have loads of experience, a good tactical nous and a vast knowledge of the game. This should be good and it should be close. Peter is playing on the main tour, he should be sharp. How much and how well pthe epared Michael will be is the unknown factor. I’m certain though that he will do everything in his power to be ready: He’s the defending Champion. I can’t pick a winner.

Ken Doherty v Lee Walker.

Expect hard match play. Expect grit and patience. Expect fancy socks… 🧦. I will go with Ken for this one, but only just. Ken  is very shrewd and has more experience of the “main table situation”. Lee though is a very solid player: if he manages to dictate the pace and style of the match, he will definitely give Ken a serious challenge.

Jimmy White v Patrick Wallace.

Patrick is the number one Senior player for a reason. In the past however he has struggled with nerves in the big matches, on the main table. Jimmy on the other hand loves such situations, he thrives on them. He’s a showman. Because of these differences in personality, and because these are short matches, I fancy Jimmy to win, but not by much.

John Parrott v Wayne Cooper

John Parrott has very rarely performed convincingly since the Seniors Tour started. I’m not sure why. I must admit that I don’t know much about Wayne’s game, but he has come through the qualifiers which isn’t easy. Wayne Cooper to win.

Joe Johnson v Rod Lawler

Joe Johnson’s cue action is all over the place these days, but he still relishes the battle, and still pots some very good balls. The competitive animal has not been tamed. Rod Lawler is someone I fully respect because he always tries 100%, but I’m not a fan of his pace and he has struggled in recent years. I can’t call this one. I have a feeling that it will just depend on either player’s form on the day.

Cliff Thorburn v Kuldesh Johal

Cliff is 73, getting down of the shot is a struggle, the shot-clock a nightmare. He is however a great champion, and still has the heart of a great champion. Will it be enough to beat Kuldesh? I’m not sure. I would absolutely love to see Cliff do well but I think that Kuldesh will have too much for him.

David Lilley v Philip Williams

Philip Williams has been a strong presence in qualifiers on the WSS tour those last years. He sure can play. David Lilley is the Seniors reigning World Champion and he plays on the main tour. This should be a quality match but, ultimately, I expect David to win it.

Stephen Hendry v Barry Pinches

Now this is an interesting one. Stephen Hendry has hinted that he is playing well in practice. Every time he plays on the main tour he has lots of expectations to cope with and, because of his ranking, he usually faces a “current” top player. This will be a different proposition and an interesting “test” for Stephen. Barry Pinches had a very decent career, he is/was very solid but never really classed as a “top” player. I will go with Stephen here, mainly because, given the opportunity, he still has the scoring power. However, if Stephen goes for too much and gives Barry a lot of opportunities, he will probably pay the price.



Seniors 2022 World Championship Qualifiers – Event 2

This is the draw for the Seniors World Championship Qualifiers, Event 2.

The event will be played in Reading, from the 17th to the 19th of December 2021.

This is the draw (I know, it’s very hard to read, but I can’t help that)

Seniors Event2 draw

And this is the format:

Seniors Event2 format

These are the “last 64” matches, with  original numbers

1. Stuart Watson BYE
2. Ray Grail 1-3 Dennis Tristram
3. Stuart Reardon 3-2 Paul Burrell
4. Richard Emery 1-3 Andy Booker
5. Ant Parsons 3-0 Darren Bradstock
6. Gaurang Vyas 0-3 Kark Townsend
7. Kevin Palmer 0-3 Tony Chappel
8. Adrian Atkins 0-3 John Hunter
Wayne Townsend BYE
9. Peter O’Malley 2-3 David Taylor
10. Ashley Beal 3-1 Richard Pipe
11. Sanjay Maghani W/O Rod Lawler
12. Mukesh Parmar 0-3 Gareth Coppack
13. John Snape 3-1 Darren Millard
David Brock W/O Simone Zappi
14. Dharminder Singh Lilly 3-1 Jonathan Bagley
15. Tony Knowles 2-3 Adrian Morrissey
16. John Palmer 3-0 Minesh Doshi
17. Adam Denham v Nigel Philips W/O
18. Justin Eggins W/O Kuldesh Johal
19. Patsy Fagan 3-0 Falsai Majid
20. Andy Lavin 3-2 Anthony Massey
21. Gareth Edwards 2-3 James Heigth
22. Gary Britton v Aaron Canavan W/O
23. Matt Ford 3-0 Andy Battams
24. David McDonnell v Richard Beckham
25. Gary Coulson 3-0 Ian Whiting
26. Tony Corrigan 3-1 Steve Crowley
27. Mark Ganderton 3-1 Richard Somauroo
28. Mark Bell W/O Darryl James
29. Simon Chandler 0-3 Brian Morgan
30. Phil Williams – Anthony Bonnar W/O

These are the last 32 matches

Stuart Watson 3-0 Dennis Tristram
Stuart Reardon 0-3 Andy Booker
Ant Parsons 3-2 Karl Towsend
Tony Chappel 3-2 John Hunter
Wayne Townsend 3-0 David Taylor
Ashley Beal 3-1 Sanjay Maghani
Gareth Coppack 3-1 John Spane
David Brock 0-3 Dharminder Sihgh Lilly
Adrian Morrissey 3-1 John Palmer
Nigel Philips 3-1 Justin Eggins
Patsy Fagan 1-3 Andy Lavin
James Heigth 3-0 Aaron Canavan
Matt Ford 3-2 Richard Beckham
Gary Coulson 1-3 Tony Corrigan
Mark Ganderton 2-3 Mark Bell
Brian Morgan 3-0 Anthony Bonnar

These are the last 16 matches

Stuart Watson 3-0 Andy Booker
Ant Parsons 2-3 Tony Chappel
Wayne Townsend 0-3 Ashley Beal
Gareth Coppack 0-3 Dharminder Singh Lilly
Adrian Morrisey – Nigel Philips W/O
Andy Lavin 3-2 James Heigth
Matt Ford 1-3 Tony Corrigan
Mark Bell 1-3 Brian Morgan


Stuart Watson 4-1 Tony Chappell
Ashley Beal 0-4 Dharminder Singh Lilly
Nigel Philips 3-4 Andy Lavin
Tony Corrigan 1-4 Brian Morgan


Stuart Watson 4-3 Dharminder Singh Lilly

Andy Lavin 2-4 Brian Morgan

The Final

Stuart Watson 4-3 Brian Morgan


During the event, you will be able to follow the scores/results on this page

The results and the draw for the next rounds will also be added here.

Seniors 2022 World Championship Qualifiers – Event 1

This is the draw for the Seniors World Championship Qualifiers, Event 1.

The event will be played in Reading, from the 14th to the 16th of December 2021.

This is the draw (I know, it’s very hard to read, but I can’t help that)

Seniors Event1 draw

And this is the format:


These are the “last 64” matches, with numbers

1. Stuart Watson 2-3 Dharminder Singh Lilly
2. Adrian Morrissey 3-1 Richard Pipe
3. Kuldesh Johal BYE
4. Shaf Hussain 3-1 Dean Sycamore
Ant Parsons BYE
– Andy Lavin BYE + No Show/Withdrawal
Gary Coulson BYE
5. Richard Beckham 3-0 John Hunter
6. Wayne Townsend 2-3 Tony Corrigan
7. Andy Milliard 0-3 James Richardson
8. Mark Bell W/O Gary Britton
Rod Lawler BYE
9. Leo Fernandez 3-0 Chris Jones
10. Stuart Reardon 3-0 Ian Desmer
11. David Brock 0-3 Neal Jones
12. Paul Burrell 0-3 Jonathan Bagley
13. Tony Knowles 3-2 Sean Vaz
John Palmer BYE
14. Richard Emery 3-2 Anthony Bonnar
Dave Finbow BYE
15. Patsy Fagan 1-3 Anthony Massey
Adam Denham BYE
16. Gareth Edwards 2-3 David Taylor
17. Tony Edwards 0-3 Aaron Canavan
18. Matt Ford 3-0 John Evans
19. David McDonnell 3-0 Faisal Majid
20. John Snape 3-0 Minesh Doshi
Steve Crawley BYE
21. Mukesh Parmar 3-0 Andy Booker
22. Mark Ganderton 3-2 Darryl James
23. James Heigth 3-0 Sanjay Meghani
24. Philip Williams W/O Simone Zappi

Last 32 matches

25. Dharminder Singh Lilly 3-2 Adrian Morrissey
26. Kuldesh Johal 3-0 Shaf Hussain
27. Ant Parsons W/O Andy Lavin
28. Gary Coulson 0-3 Richard Beckham
29. Tony Corrigan 3-1 James Richardson
30. Mark Bell 3-2 Rod Lawler
31. Leo Frenandez 2-3 Stuart Reardon
32. Neal Jones 3-2 Jonathan Bagley
33. Tony Knowles 3-0 John Palmer
34. Richard Emery 3-1 Dave Finbow
35. Anthony Massey – Adam Denham W/O
36. David Taylor 1-3 Aaron Canavan
37. Matt Ford 3-2 David McDonnell
38. John Snape 1-3 Steve Crowley
39. Mukesh Parmar 3-2 Mark Ganderton
40. James Heigth 0-3 Philip Williams

The last 16 matches

41. Dahrminder Singh Lilly 3-1 Kuldesh Johal
42. Ant Parsons 1-3 Richard Beckham
43. Tony Corrigan 1-3 Mark Bell
44. Stuart Reardon 2-3 Neal Jones
45. Tony Knowles 3-2 Richard Emery
46. Adam Denham 2-3 Aaron Canavan 
47. Matt Ford  1-3 Steve Crowley
48. Mukesh Parmar 2-3 Philip Williams

The Quarter-finals

49. Dharminder Singh Lilly 4-0 Richard Beckham
50. Mark Bell 4-3 Neal Jones
51. Tony Knowles 2-4 Aaron Canavan
52. Steve Crowley 2-4 Philip Williams

The Semi-finals

53. Dharminder Singh Lily 4-1 Mark Bell
54. Aaron Canavan 0-4 Philip Williams

The Final

55. Dharminder Sigh Lilly 2-4 Philip Williams

Congratulations Philip

Philip Williams

and you can hear Philip’s reaction here

Our Seniors Snooker World Champion wins Q-Tour event One

David Lilley won the first Q-Tour event of this season. There are four such events sheduled this season, with the player topping the order of merit getting a two year professional tour card.

Here is the report by WPBSA

Lilley Crowned King of the Castle at Q Tour

England’s David Lilley has claimed the inaugural WPBSA Q Tour title following a 5-1 final defeat of China’s Si Jiahui at the Castle Snooker & Sports Bar in Brighton.

The WPBSA Q Tour is an official pathway to the World Snooker Tour with two professional places to be won across the season from four tournaments. The events are open to all players, with 48 players automatically qualified for the last 64 stage through their position on the 2021 Q School Order of Merit.

Reigning World Seniors Snooker champion Lilley was one of eight players competing on the final day having seen the field reduced from 107 since the start of the tournament and was impressed throughout, compiling 14 breaks of 50, including three centuries during his six matches played.

Having already dispatched English trio Hamim Hussain, Daniel Womersley and John Astley, his closest match came at the quarter-finals stage where he won the final two frames to edge out Welshman Daniel Wells 4-3, before dominating Alex Millington to reach the title match.

There he would face fellow former professional Si, who himself had seen off Lee Shanker, Soheil Vahedi and Alfie Lee to reach the final day, before toppling Keishin Kamihashi and Simon Bedford to earn the right to face Lilley.

The 19-year-old would have no answer in the decisive match, however, as he quickly fell 4-0 behind – potting just five balls prior to the mid-session interval – leaving Lilley just one frame from the title. Although Si would claim the first frame upon their resumption with a cool clearance of 84, Lilley would not be denied and took out the decider with a break of 76 to become the first Q Tour champion of the season.

The victory puts Lilley in pole position for the first World Snooker Tour card available from the new Q Tour series, with the top ranked player following this season’s four scheduled events set to qualify. A further 16 players will contest a play-off tournament for the second card.

The WPBSA would like to thank all of the players, officials and in particular the Castle Snooker Club and its staff, who helped to ensure the success of the first Q Tour event – which saw an impressive 28 century breaks compiled across three days.

The WPBSA Q Tour will return with Event Two from 10-12 December at the Terry Griffiths Matchroom, Llanelli. The closing date for entries for the event is 4:30pm on Friday 26 November 2021