Aaron Canavan beaten by Robert Milkins at the World Championships 2018 Qualifiers

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Robert Milkins, a professional since 1995, who was once ranked as high as 13th in the world, had too much experience for Aaron who was competing in his first ever professional match. Robert eventually beat Aaron by 10-1. But the match wasn’t as one-sided as the score suggests. During the first half of the match, Aaron competed really well, in particular in the tactical department. However he didn’t have Robert’s scoring power and struggled with the pace of the table that was … too slow! Indeed, in preparation of this match, Aaron had practiced on a very fast table. Yesterday, in the English Institute of Sports, its was chilly and damp, and the tables were playing slow (this was told to me by both Aaron and Robert independently).

Disappointment obviously, but a great experience nonetheless.

 

Aaron Canavan will play Robert Milkins in the first round of the World Championship Qualifiers

Worldsnooker has published the draw and format for the World Championship 2018 Qualifiers.

Click here for the draw

Click here for the format

Aaron Canavan, the Seniors World Champion will face Robert Milkins on the very first day of the competition over best of 19, two sessions: 11th of April, 10 am and 7pm (UK time). Best of luck Aaron. Should he win, Scott Donaldson or Tyler Rees would be waiting next.

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Looking back at the Assetereum Seniors World Championship 2018

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It was an amazing event!

Aaron Canavan is your Champion!

Jason Francis took the opportunity to share some good news about next season. Here they are:

Assetereum World Seniors. We have some amazing facts so far! Over 500 players have entered the qualifiers this season. Peter Lines has flown the flag for our event, a very worthy Champion.

A minimum of 5 Senior events this coming season!

New opportunities for our Champions and we have qualifiers in Hong Kong and New York already lined up

Entry fee cut to £50, halved! We have joined with WDBS with a free place for their nominated player. Ladies are also now playing in our Tour

Ranking list will be official under WPBSA. £5500 on offer for top 16 at the end of the season Shootout

Lastly, next year at the end of the season we will have an event for the top 16 of the Tour and we will take them back to the Norbrek Castle where it all started for so many…

And I have published a gallery with all the images taken during the four days!

Stephen Hendry’s autobiography announced

 

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Seven times World Champion, Legend, and regular at Seniors events, Stephen Hendry is publishing the story of his life, a book that many snooker fans have been hoping for, and waiting for. It will be on the shelves on September, 6, 2018 (according to Stephen Hendry on twitter)

Read more here 

Stephen Hendry memoir goes to John Blake

Stephen Hendry memoir goes to John Blake

John Blake Publishing has acquired snooker player Stephen Hendry’s memoir, Me And The Table: My Autobiography.

The book will chronicle his life story for the first time – from a childhood spent climbing the ranks of the sport, through the highs of the 90s and lows of the 2000s, to his life now as a sports pundit and commentator.

During his 27-year career, Hendry won the World Championship seven times and was snooker’s world number one for eight consecutive seasons between 1990 and 1998. He was the youngest World Champion of the sport at the age of 21, five years on from becoming a professional snooker player at the age of 16, and retired in 2012.

Me And The Table will publish on 6th September 2018. Rosie Virgo, managing director at John Blake, acquired world rights from Jane Aspinall, Talent Manager for Global Sport and Media.

Hendry said: “I never dreamed when I received a small table for a Christmas present from my parents I would have the career that I did, or achieve so much. This is the story of my life and career in my own words and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”