The only spot still to be filled is the “Golden Ticket” Winner. The Golden Ticket event will be played over the coming week-end in Reading, and you will be able to follow the event and find all results here.
We have some very interesting match-ups but the match that caught my eye is
Stephen Hendry v Darren Morgan
Those two have played each other 16 times during their professional careers, Hendry prevailing 15 times. Darren’s only win over Stephen came at the 1990 British Open. Their first professional match dates back to 1988 at the New Zealand Masters. Their last professional match was played at the Crucible: Stephen beat Darren by 13-10 in the quarter-finals of the 1997 World Snooker Championship. That said, Darren, unlike Stephan has continued to play competitively on a regular basis in recent years, and still plays at a very high level. I have to make Darren favourite here.
I’m also very happy to see Mark Davis in the draw. After the heartbreaking way he lost his tour card only last week, this is something he can look forward to and, in my opinion, he’s a very serious contender for the title.
Also intriguing is the match between Ken Doherty and Alfie Burden. Although they have both played on the main tour for a very long time they have only met each other four times, Ken prevailing three times. Their first encounter dates back to the 1999 British Open. Alfie’s only win came at the 2015 Shoot Out which is also the last time they played each other.
Also announced … Alisha Singh will be there, doing players interviews and backstage presentation.
Happy to announce, Alisha Singh as our behind the scenes Presenter for the LLP Solicitors World Seniors Snooker Championship. Alisha will be delivering daily highlights, interviews with players and backstage content from The Crucible! #daretodream LLP Solicitors
I don’t think any player will refuse to do the interviews …
The top eight seeds have been announced ahead of the LLP Solicitors World Seniors Snooker Championship. The eight cannot meet each other in Round 1 and will be seeded into position, with a really dangerous eight other players waiting to take them on in the crucible. The Draw will once again be done live during coverage of the World Professional Snooker Championships on BBC.
The Seeds have been made from the 7 invited players and the next highest ranked on the current World Professional Rankings taking seed 8. These are
1, Lee Walker (Defending Champion)
2, Mark Davis
3, Jimmy White
4, Ken Doherty
5, Stephen Hendry
6, Joe Johnson
7, Tony Drago
8, Peter Lines.
We know Seven of the Eight who will face them, these are
Darren Morgan (Current European Seniors Champion)
Vito Puopolo (Current Pan American Seniors Champion)
Mohamed Khairy (Current African Seniors Champion)
Ben Hancorn (Amateur Qualifier)
Adrian Ridley (Current Asia-Pacific Seniors Champion)
Golden Ticket Winner (Last place will be won weekend of 22/23rd April from top 16 on Seniors Ranking list not already qualified)
Should the top 8 seeds progress we could see some mouth watering ties in the Quarter Finals…. Lee Walker v Peter Lines would see the current World and Uk Champions face off, Stephen Hendry v Ken Doherty would also evoke plenty of memories.
Certain players matches have already been scheduled so you can join us and make sure you see your favourites in action.
To see the defending Champion play on Wednesday 3rd
This was announced today on the World Seniors Snooker Facebook page
APBSF Seniors Champion Adrian Ridley from Yarrawonga, a small country town in North East Victoria, Australia is COMING TO THE CRUCIBLE!
Adrian’s reward for winning the Asia Pacific Billiards and Snooker Federation Seniors Title is a trip to Sheffield where he will line up against the likes of Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry!
On hearing the news he was won his place at the World Seniors he said “Playing in the one table setup at the crucible is like a dream come true for any snooker player. The crucible is the pinnacle of snooker and just having the chance to visit the arena is special, but to be able to play in it is something only most players would dream of”
The LLP Solicitors World Seniors Snooker Championship takes place from the 3rd- 7th May.
PRESS RELEASE – LLP SOLICITORS TO SPONSOR THE WORLD SENIORS
World Seniors Snooker are delighted to announce LLP Solicitors as the title sponsor of the 2023 World Seniors Snooker Championship.
Based in London LLP Solicitors offers an “elite and dedicated” legal service to those who are involved in heavy litigation and/or high net worth clients who require superior advice and assistance.
They also undertake criminal work with an on demand service with a team of top legal professionals. The World Seniors Snooker Championship runs from the 3rd – 7th May from the famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and features legends such as Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty and Tony Drago. Lee Walker from Wales is the defending champion. The Event will be shown live on BBC Digital Channels as well as Worldwide via other platforms.
he Care Workers’ Charity has been announced as the Official Charity of the WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour.
The Care Workers’ Charity has announced its new partnership with World Seniors Snooker and its World Seniors Championship which is taking place during May this year at Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
The partnership will see the charity as the Official Charity throughout the World Seniors Snooker tour.
Snooker Legends Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White, King of the Crucible Stephen Hendry, Ireland’s Ken Doherty, and 1986 World Professional Champion Joe Johnson will each battle it out against 12 other players over five days.
The tour, giving opportunity for legends and players to meet, is set to be enjoyed by multiple generations and has been associated with improving older people’s wellbeing.
Working together with supporters and partners, The Care Workers’ Charity will be using the World Seniors Snooker Championship as a platform to invite both care workers and people who draw on care to the event.
The charity’s “50 for FIFTY” initiative allows companies or individuals to give care workers a day out at the Snooker to meet each other, network and share experiences, as well as see their favourite snooker legends.
Plus, 50% of the ticket cost will be donated back to the charity itself. Those adopting and supporting “50 for FIFTY” will also get a day out at the Snooker themselves to see some of the great work the CWC is doing in person and meet the care workers their donation supports.
Karolina Gerlich, Chief Executive Officer of The Care Workers’ Charity said: “We are beyond delighted to be asked to partner and support the World Seniors Snooker Tour, personally snooker is a great passion of mine but beyond that I am grateful to be able to offer care workers and their clients an opportunity to experience a rare treat at the Crucible Theatre, to enjoy good company and watch some superstars demonstrate their magic”
Jason Francis, Chairman of World Seniors Snooker said: “We are delighted to announce the Care Workers Charity as our official partner for this year. As a sport which focuses on ‘Seniors Sport’ we enjoy a huge amount of support from the ageing population, many of whom remember our Snooker Legends from the 70’s and 80’s.”