The World Seniors Championship 2017

The 2017 World Seniors Championship was the first event of the new Seniors Tour organised and promoted by Jason Francis and the only one during the 2016/17 season.

It took place at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe, England, from 22 to 24 March 2017. The tournament was open to non-tour players only, aged 40 and over on 1 January 2017.


The event was won by Peter Lines, a qualifier, who, in addition to the winner’s cheque also received a place in the qualifying tournament for the 2017 World Professional Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

The event was sponsored by Superstar Online. It was streamed In China and on Facebook.

The referees on duty were Michaela Tabb and Leo Scullion.

There was a 30 seconds shot-clock in operation. Matches going the full distance were decided by a black ball shootout.

You will find all the details about how it unfolded on Wikipedia

The Snooker Heritage Room was on display throughout the event

Here though is the story in pictures…

21 March 2017 – Golf Day and launch dinner ! 

with some poker thrown in too

All images of the Launch Dinner and heritage room …

22 March 2017 – First Round

Joe Johnson 3-0 Patrick Wallace

Peter Lines 3-0 Patsy Fagan

Aidan Owens 3-1 Willie Thorne

Jonathan Bagley 3-2 Tony Knowles– black ball shootout

All images of the first round matches…

23 March 2017 – Quarter Finals

John Parrott 3-0 Joe Johnson

Peter Lines 3-0 Dennis Taylor

Stephen Hendry 3-2 Aidan Owens – black ball shootout

Jonathan Bagley 3-0 Cliff Thorburn

All images of the Quarter finals…

24 March 2017 – Semi Finals and Final

SF – John Parrott 3-2 Jonathan Bagley – black ball shootout

SF- Peter Lines 3-0 Stephen Hendry

The Final – Peter Lines 4-0 John Parrott

All images of the Finals day …