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.

Change in the allocation of the prize fund for 3 World Champ qualifiers

Jason Francis announced this yesterday on the World Seniors Tour Forum on Facebook yesterday:

We are today announcing a change in the allocation of the prize fund for 3 World Champ qualifiers in Newbury, Jersey and Coulsdon The Prize fund will now reward any players reaching the Quarter finals, the invitation to the World Seniors Championship remains on offer to the winner of the event. The Prize money for these three events will be…

£1250 winner
£500 runner up
£200 semis x 2
£75 quarters x 4

These changes were discussed by tour players on their forum and received unanimous support from those who commented. We will continue to work with our players to improve the tour for all those concerned.

This is indeed good news and further incentive for players to enter and try on the World Seniors Tour.

It’s also great to see that the forum is effectively a place where the players can express their concerns and wishes AND are actually listened to.

A few reminders …

Today Jason Francis posted this on twitter




Enter now by clicking here

The ranking list has been updated too

This is the top 16


follow this link for the full list

He also published the current centuries list (after 3 events)

  1. Rodney Goggins 135
  2. Aaron Canavan 131
  3. Patrick Wallace 124
  4. Rodney Goggins 121
  5. Mark White 120
  6. Rhydian Richards 120
  7. Ludovic Arnaert 109
  8. Jonathan Bagley 106
  9. Lieven Vanthournout 104
  10. Steven Waldron 104
  11. Michael Judge 104

Remember there is a £5000 prize for the season highest break offered by Victor Wood Kia 

Victor Wood Kia

Patrick Wallace is your winner in Bruges


Event: European Masters Qualifiers 2

When? 17-19 August 2018

Where? Snooker Palace, Noordzandstraat 4, 8000 Brugge

Congratulations to Patrick Wallace, winner of this event!

Patrick Wallace, winner in Bruges

Here is how it unfolded:

Round 1

Alain Vandersteen (BE) 3-2 Jeremy Dorchue (FR)
Steve Lambrechts (BE) 3-0 John Van Gorp (NL)
Kurt Pollet (BE) 3-0 Bruno Cottenies (BE)
Keith Thomas (Wales)  3-2 Nico Smeets (BE)
Jonathan Charlton (England) 3-2 Wang Chooi Tan (BE)
Christophe Rives-Lange (FR) w/o Paul Burrell (England)
Miro Popovic (DE) 3-1 Jan Mortelé (BE)
Andy Turner (England) 3-2 Gino Verheyden (BE)

Stefan Buyse (BE) 3-1 Thierry Thenaisie (FR)
Remko Boselie (NL) w/o Mark Davies
Ludovic Arnaert (BE) 3-2 Stéphane Ochoiski (FR)
Win De Roeck (BE) 3-1 Mario Veltman (NL)
Nick Tielemans (BE) 3-2 Hossein Mosharaff (BE)
Lee Martin (England) 3-1 Joris Maas (BE)
Mohammed Al Joaker (UAE) 3-1 Steven Thomas (Wales)
Lieven Vanthornout (BE) 3-2 René Hemelsoet (BE)

Round 2

Jonathan Bagley (England) 3-0 Alain Vandersteen
John Hunter (England) 3-2 Steve Lambrechts
Richard Emery (England) 3-0 Kurt Pollet
Stuart Watson (England) 3-0 Keith Thomas
Michael Judge (IRL) 3-2 Jonathan Charlton
Rodney Goggins (IRL) 3-0 Christophe Rives-Lange
Raymond Grall (England) 3-2 Miro Popovic
Lee Richardson (England) 3-1 Andy Turner

Patrick Wallace (NI) 3-0 Stefan Buyse
Remko Boselie 3-1 Bradley Fish (England)
Ludovic Arnaert 3-1 Dean Sycamore (England)
Les Dott (England) 3-1 Wim De Roeck
Simon Dent (England) 3-0 Nick Tielemans
Lee Martin 3-2 Neil Herd (England)
Mohammed Al Joaker 3-1 Hans Blankaert (BE)
Sean Lanigan (England) 3-0 Lieven VanThournout

Last 16

Jonathan Bagley 3-1 John Hunter
Stuart Watson 3-0 Richard Emery
Rodney Goggins 3-2 Michael Judge
Lee Richardson 3-0 Raymond Grall

Patrick Wallace 3-0 Remko Boselie
Ludovic Arnaert 3-0 Les Dodd
Lee Martin 3-2 Simon Dent
Mohammed Al Joaker 3-2 Sean Lanigan


Stuart Watson 3-2 Jonathan Bagley
Rodney Goggins 3-0 Lee Richardson

Patrick Wallace 3-0 Ludovic Arnaert
Lee Martin 3-0 Mohammed Al Joaker


Stuart Watson 3-0 Rodney Goggins

Patrick Wallace 3-1 Lee Martin


Patrick Wallace 3-0 Stuart Watson


Rodney Goggins 135 – this is currently the season High break.
Patrick Wallace 124
Ludovic Arnaert 109
Jonathan Bagley 106
Lieven Vanthournout 104

Meet the players ….

And some pictures taken at the Snooker Palace club… Belgium has some snooker history!

A threat to Stephen Hendry?

News has filtered – via WPBSA website – that Mark Johnston-Allen is eager to join the World Seniors Tour as he has unfinished business.

Johnston-Allen to Return for “Unfinished Business”

29th July 2018

Former world number 31 Mark Johnston-Allen is the latest player who will dare to dream on the World Seniors Snooker Tour (WSST) having entered a qualifying event for the 2019 World Seniors Snooker Championship.

A two-time ranking event finalist, Johnston-Allen is perhaps best remembered for his perfect 3-0 record against seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry, who he could yet meet once again on the WSST. His best performance at the World Championship came in 1992 when he qualified for the Crucible for the only time, losing to Tony Knowles in the opening round.

In recent years the Bristolian has also become a familiar face as both a commentator and Master of Ceremonies at several events.

“This is unfinished business for me!” said Johnston-Allen, “I haven’t played for 15 years but I am looking forward to catching up with my old sparring partners once again.”

The WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour is open to any player over 40. Enter a qualifying event online.

So here is the man about whom Hendry once said “I keep losing to people who shouldn’t be in the same room as me”. Come on Jason, you’ll need two players lounges! (just kidding!).

You can read about the incident and other snooker bust-ups in this typical David Hendon piece.