New eyes, new hopes for Willie Thorne

Willie Thorne on twitter has vowed to play on the Seniors Tour this season after undergoing lens replacement surgery in Bristol. After struggling with poor sight for years, the legendary snooker player and commentator is finally enjoying clearer vision as the surgery was succesful.

In the previous season Willie had entered some Seniors events but it was obvious how badly he was struggling. Hopefully the surgery will make a telling difference and allow him to compete properly and enjoy his snooker again.

All the best Willie!

You can read more about it here


Brilliant David Lilley

David Lilley is a World Seniors Tour player, he’s never been a professional. Last season he qualified for the Seniors World Championship. Then he went on to play in the Q-School and finished on top of the Order of Merit. This makes him eligible to compete on the Challenge Tour as well as on Seniors Tour. It also earns him invitations to Main Tour events, should some pros not enter.

David just got, and accepted, two such invitations. This last week he’s played in the Riga Masters Qualifiers and in the World Open Qualifiers and he won both matches. He beat Hammad Miah by 4-2 in the Riga Masters Qualifiers, scoring 118, 112 and 95 on his way, and he beat Li Hang by 5-4 in the World Open Qualifiers, this time with a 93. Li Hang is currently ranked n° 36 in the World, certainly no “numpty” …

David is currently joint first on the Main Tour one year list, has earned himself £5500 in a single week and is Latvia and China bound.



ICS Hong Kong Qualifier

The Seniors Tour goes to Australia!

This was announced today on Facebook

Hong Kong Venue

The WPBSA World Seniors Tour is delighted to announce a qualifying event in Sydney, Australia which will see a the winner receive a place in the World Seniors Qualifier in Hong Kong in September.
All amateur snooker players over 40 years old are welcome to enter this ground breaking event which will be held the weekend of the 11th and 12th August at the Chatswood ICS, 61 Alleyne St, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales.
Entry fee is $100 and the matches will be played over a best of 5 format with a black ball decider at 2-2.
The winner will receive return flights to Hong Kong and their hotel for the duration of their stay. Their entry fee will also be covered.
The winner must be free to travel into HK between 20-23rd September to compete in the World Seniors Uk Championship Qualifiers.
All interested players should contact Greg Jenkins on
Further details can be found here

for those not able to access FB, here is the post:

ICS Hong Kong Qualifier

A qualifying event to send 1 person to Hong Kong to compete in the Hong Kong Qualifier 21-23 August 2018, for the UK Seniors Championship 23-25 October 2018.
Expressions of Interest
Matches will be Best of 5 frames, with a respotted Black at 2-2. This is the official format. Depending on runners we are hoping to play groups stage followed by Single Knockout.
Winner will receive Airfare and Accommodation in Hong Kong.
Entry Fee is $100.00
ICS has generously donated the use of 3 Shender tables for the qualifier.
We are also hoping to obtain 3 table sponsors for $250.00 per table during this event. Please advise if you are interested.
Additional sponsors would be much appreciated. Along with any official qualified referees who would like to donate their time.
Any inquiries please contact;
Greg Jenkins
Ph. 0425314591 or