Welcome to Canada – Bienvenue au Canada !

Nex week-end the Seniors potters will compete in Toronto for a spot in the Seniors World Championship.

Toronto World Qual 2018

There have been more than 50 entries already. The draw isn’t know yet.

This event is very important in the eyes of the Canadian Billiard and Snooker Association.

this is what they had to say to their members:

Canadian Snooker Players/Members:

As promised more information is now available regarding the Senior Tour Event. Players who have already signed up may have received the e-mail below but I would like to share it with all our members. Please read the e-mail sent by the WPBSA President Jason Francis below.

This will be a great Canadian event and for us snooker addicts over 40 a thrill to participate in this whether you play or not.

We agree with Jason and foresee this Senior Tour event to be the start of putting Canada back on the map internationally so let us show our support by playing or coming out and joining Cliff Thorburn, Jason Francis, and many others at the players reception on Thursday Dec 6th, followed by match play over the next 3 days.

Entries for this event can be online but also can be made by cash at the Corner Bank with John White and Jim Wych. We would love to see one of our Canadians make it all the way to England to represent us, yes that does not have to be only a dream it is reality ! Take care everyone and see you there if you make it.

The CBSA board and OBSA board thank you and look forward to your support of this great event.

E-mail sent by Jason Francis:

Firstly we want to tell you about the most important WPBSA Seniors Snooker Event to be staged in Canada for decades, this first event is an important part of putting our country back on the map and discovering the next Thorburn, Stevens and Werbeniuk. We are at the start of something and we hope you will want to get your cue out and support the event.

If you are over 40 by 7th Dec you can compete for this great opportunity.

It will all start with our players reception where we will make the draw for the main event. This will take place on Thursday 6th December at the Corner Bank Club 925 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1L 4C5, – this of course is our home for the whole event.

Arrival time is 7pm and you will be welcomed by our global Ambassador, 1980 World Snooker Champion and Canadian Legend Cliff Thorburn. We’ve got a great evening planned for everyone and of course you will know who you will be playing.

Dress code is smart casual, no jeans or trainers please.

We’ve been working hard together on making this event just right and after discussions with the CBSA and Corner Bank we’d like to announce some news.

Enter now by clicking here https://www.snookerlegends.co.uk/worldseniors_registration.html

Secondly we are going to announcing a change in the prize fund to make sure everyone who makes the quarter finals is on some money

The winner will of the event will now receive 2000 CAD and an invitation to the 2019 World SENIORS Snooker Championship where the winner gets 42,000 CAD and a place in the World Professional in Sheffield.

The Runner up will receive 850 CAD

Semi Finalists will 350 CAD

Quarter Finalist will receive 125 CAD
All the money will be paid out in cash on the final day of the event.
ENTRY FEE IS 85 CAD (£50) via the online entry system.

Should the winner be Canadian the CBSA have announced they will make a further contribution to their players travel to the final stages.

Also because we understand many players will only play in this one event this season the WPBSA will not impose the requirement to purchase an official tour shirt at 40 CAD, we are asking players who don’t have a shirt to supply their own short sleeved black collared shirt and you will be required to pay 15 CAD for the World Seniors Logo which you will attach with double sided tape. Should any players wish to purchase the shirt anyway as a keepsake please let us know in advance when you enter so we can bring them.

If you have any questions please refer to the terms and conditions, as well as Canadian players we have some players travelling in who already have an official World Seniors Snooker Ranking, they do get placed in the draw in seeded positions, everyone else is randomly drawn.

We are working on streaming one match table throughout all three days, this means we can offer some great exposure to any company who wishes to add some sponsorship. Please email me or enquire at the club about how we can advertise your brand with this great event,

We personally look forward to meeting everyone in Toronto, please remind other players they still have time to enter and dare to dream as well, please post this link on all your social media and email it about

Enter now by clicking here https://www.snookerlegends.co.uk/worldseniors_registration.html

The parts in bold have been highlighted by me.

This is the place where it will happen The Corner Bank


By following the link you can take a virtual tour …


Good news from Jersey

The next Seniors event is the second Seniors World Championship qualifying event in Jersey and there is good news.


Indeed there is an increase in Prize money in Jersey.

Thanks to a donation from the Jersey Billiards and Snooker Association the total prize fund in Jersey has now passed the £3000 mark.

Any player reaching the last 16 will get their entrance fee back (£50) and anyone reaching the quarter finals will now receive £100 up from £75.
You still have time to enter the draw in Jersey but entries close on Thursday, if you are interested enter here
The event is being held between the 16th and 18th November with the winner getting a place at the 2019 World Seniors Snooker Championship.



Centuries so far this season (5.11.2018)

Here is the list of centuries made so far this season…

2018/19 Century Breaks

Rodney Goggins 135 Bruges
Aaron Canavan 131 Northampton
Barry Pinches 125 Newbury
Patrick Wallace 125 Newbury
Patrick Wallace 124 Bruges
Rodney Goggins 121 Letterkenny
Mark White 120 Northampton
Barry Pinches 120 Clacton
Rhydian Richards 120 Northampton
Ken Doherty 117 Uk Champs
Barry Pinches 114 Newbury
Ludovic Arnaert 109 Bruges
Barry Pinches 106 Clacton
Jonathan Bagley 106 Bruges
Rhydian Richards 105 Newbury
Jonathan Bagley 104 Newbury
Lieven Vanthournout104 Bruges
Steven Waldron 104 Northampton
Michael Judge 104 Letterkenny
Barry Pinches 104 Newbury
Patrick Wallace 104 Newbury

Remember there is £5000 for the grabs – thanks to Kia Victor Wood – for the man with the highest break over the season.

This Is Pool Announces Partnership with the World Seniors Snooker Tour

Here is the link to the Press Release 

Another partnership, and another one that isn’t a bookie!

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

From Mosconi Cup to World Seniors Tour …

This was announced today by the World Seniors 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

Two referees selected to officiate at the Seniors UK Championship 2018

This was published by WPBSA on their Facebook page yesterday:

SENIORS NEWS | Two referees have been selected by World Seniors Snooker to officiate at the UK Seniors Snooker Championship in Hull next month as part of an ongoing commitment to support the EASB.

Coventry’s Ian Wagstaff and Carl Whitby from Sheffield are both EASB stalwarts and have been chosen to support main officials Michaela Tabb and Patricia Murphy during the event. The pair will be given matches at the brand new Bonus Arena, Hull and with 11 matches spread across twodays its sure to be a busy time for everyone involved.

The UK Seniors Snooker Championship runs from 23-25 October and features all-time greats including Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty and Jimmy White.

🎟 Tickets for the event can be secured at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Referee gloves ballds

Congratulations to Ian and Carl.