World Seniors Cue Zones with PJ in Goffs

Some exciting news published by RIBSA 

World Seniors Cue Zones with PJ in Goffs


Next January Snooker is back in Goffs with the legends of the game. Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne, Ken Doherty and Patrick Wallace will battle it out with one of our top amateur players over the weekend of the 5th and 6th January 2019 in the famous venue of Goffs in Co Kildare.

  • Cue Zone with PJ

RIBSA will be also holding a Cue Zone with our RIBSA National Coach PJ Nolan at the event so get your tickets today to watch the legends and maybe get a few tips to improve your game from Ireland’s top coach.

The Cue Zones will be open to anyone who attends the event in Goffs so do not miss out and get your tickets today.

  • World Seniors Snooker Tour for the Seniors Irish Masters in Goffs.

The stars Jimmy White, Ken Doherty, Joe Johnson, Willie Thorne, John Virgo, Dennis Taylor and Michaela Tabb. RIBSA will hold a qualifying event on December 1st in Roadstone SC  to join this stellar line up.

  • Gala Dinner

We are delighted to announce details of the Seniors Irish Masters Gala Launch Dinner which takes place at the Osprey Hotel in Naas as will have all the Snooker Legends in attendance.

We are hoping you will want to join us. Your ticket includes a welcome drink on arrival, 3 courses and the company of some of snookers greatest characters. A seat this year is just 60 euros but numbers are limited.

If you wish to secure your seat, or a table for your company or group of 8 hosted by a legend, then please email


PJ Nolan is a legend himself. He’s not just an excellent coach, he’s one who is totally dedicated to the players he support and coaches. I’ve met him in countless comps, and he makes a point to be there and watch all the matches his “students” are involved in, offering them support and advice as long as they are in the tournament.

Interesting exponents in Hull

Whilst in Hull for the CRS Seniors UK Championship 2018, I visited the stands of two interesting guests exponents.

Ross McInnes and Michaela Tabb – they are husband and wife – presented this beautiful English Pool table. Ross was PPPO pool World Champion in 1996 and his aim in designing this table was to create a “tool” that would satisfy the most demanding champions, and, at the same time, would be beautifully pleasing to the eye.

You will soon be able find more info on their site:

For the time being the site just offers a phone number and this email that you can use to contact the company.

QBolt Technologies aims at helping players to improve their game, and make their live in competition a bit easier.

They have a website

and they are on twitter


The practice bench can be fitted with a smartphone or a tablet so that you can record and asses your cue action.

The Quicktip is screwed, not glued onto the cue. The idea is that, with this technology, you can go to competitions taking a number of bedded tips with you, and, should your tip be damaged during practice or a match, it only takes a minute to fit another one that is ready to use.

The Qbolt contains a chip able to communicate via bluetooth with your smartphone or tablet. When fitted at the rear of your cue, it records the speed you put into the shot. You can then analyse what speed is optimal depending on the result you want to achieve. This device is mainly, but not only, aimed at helping pool players to improve their break-off.

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

To book tickets visit

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


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


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


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


Leo Frenandez 3 v 1 Simon Bedford