Important message from Jason Francis regarding the next scheduled events

Jason Francis, Chairmam of WSS shared this on Facebook today:

ANNOUNCEMENT – LEEDS 24TH-26TH JULY

Dear ROKiT World Seniors Tour Players,

I hope this finds you all safe and well, we know we are in unprecedented times not knowing when our clubs can open, if our clubs and open but not play snooker and also when we can stage Senior Events.

We’ve been waiting on clarification from the Government and been in constant contact with the Northern Snooker Centre about the last qualifier of the season 24th – 26th July. Sadly after discussions with them, and the viability of being able to stage an event which adheres to the strict covid policies, it is with regret we are forced to cancel.

We understand players may see clubs open, and professional snooker on the television but the sheer amount of work and testing that has been involved in that, not to mention the costs of testing, make an amateur qualifying event at this stage not possible.

Everyone who has entered will be offered a refund of course and I will write to you separately.

The Seniors Board are working hard to try and make sure our World Championships go ahead in August at the crucible, we’re also already planning as to how next season could look with restrictions still likely to be in place.

We hope it won’t be too long before you are able to visit your clubs to play again, and you supporting those clubs is now more important than ever. As soon as we have more news we will update you,

Kind regards

EmptyClub

Jason

There is no doubt that Jason does everything he can to get the players playing, but it’s not in his hands, and the health and safety of everyone involved – players, referees, club staff – are the most important things to consider. We are going through uncertain times and, hopefully, when this is over, the WSS tour can resume with every single member safe, healthy and eager to play. Take good care of yourselves.

Coronavirus causes more calendar changes…

Jason Francis has today announced that the Seniors Irish Masters 2020, already postponed from March 2020 to July 2020, has now been posponed again and will be played in March 2021.

Here is Jason’s message on social media:

Following discussions with Goffs, and taking into account the current Irish Government advice and projections around events and social distancing we have decided to postpone the Senior Irish Masters due to be played in July 2020 until March 2021. We believe placing the event back in its original slot, albeit one year later, is the most sensible decision at this time . The event will be played with the same field and draw, the new dates are slightly changed now being played over Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th, with two sessions each day. All tickets remain valid to the corresponding session you booked for. We look forward to the Kildare roar in March 21 when we crown our champion with the Alex Higgins trophy.

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Also the WSS ROKiT Phones World Championship 2020, has been posponed by one week, starting now on August 19, 2020.

Crucible Legends Cup 2020 postponed.

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And here is why

The Betfred World Snooker Championship has been rescheduled, subject to government policy, to run from July 31st to August 16th at the Crucible Theatre.

Snooker’s biggest tournament was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic but following discussions with key stakeholders including Sheffield City Council, the BBC, Eurosport and Sheffield Theatres, new dates for the World Snooker Championship have been agreed.

The dates for the qualifying rounds have yet to be confirmed.

WST’s preference is to stage the event with a full crowd inside the iconic Crucible Theatre, which seats an audience of just under 1,000 spectators. If that is not possible, based on government advice at the time, WST will consider the following options:

Playing the event with a reduced crowd.

Playing the event behind closed doors.

Postponing the event to a later date again.

WST Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are delighted to confirm new dates for this huge global sporting event which has an international television audience of 500 million people. The world is going through a very challenging period but live sport can be a massive inspiration for the public and can boost morale. This gives fans of top class sport something on their calendar to look ahead to and enjoy for 17 days.

“It is crucial for our 128 tour players to know that we are doing everything we can to get our circuit going again as soon as it is considered safe to do so by the government. The players are self-employed and they need opportunities to earn, while we keep the health and safety of everyone involved in an event of this scale as a priority.

“In recent weeks we have had intricate negotiations with our key broadcasters including the BBC and Eurosport as well as the Crucible itself and Sheffield City Council. I would like to express my gratitude to all of them as we have progressed to a solution.

“Our sincere hope is that we are able to play the tournament with a full crowd as usual. This event means so much to the fans who have a golden ticket for the Crucible experience, and to the people of Sheffield. The players will desperately want to compete in the atmosphere that only a packed Crucible can generate.

“However if that is not possible then we will give careful consideration to each scenario.”

Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council, added: “The World Snooker Championship is one of Sheffield’s annual highlights, something the city looks forward to and is immensely proud of. Although it is disappointing that so many of our events have been cancelled or postponed it is also essential while we meet the current challenges.

“I’m pleased that the Championship has been rescheduled and I really hope that it can be celebrated at the Crucible Theatre in true Sheffield style, when it is safe to do so. We will continue to work with WST and support all decisions taken, to help them deliver the competition whilst keeping everyone safe.”

The top 16 seeds earn an automatic place at the Crucible, and they will be joined by the 16 players who come through the qualifying rounds.

Tickets for the final stages will be automatically transferred to the new dates. The policy for refunds will be announced separately. All ticket holders will be contacted directly by the Box Office in due course.

The Rokit World Seniors Snooker Championship, originally planned for the August 12th to 15th, will now be played between the 19th and 22nd August. All tickets will be transferred to that same corresponding session already booked for.

ROKiT phones.com World Seniors 6 Reds Qualifying Event – Sheffield

The qualifying event for the WSS 6-reds World Championship

Sheffield Star Academy – 13-15 March, 2020

Six-reds rules apply:

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You can follow the event here

This is the draw:

First round (Last 48)

  1. Wayne Townsend 4-0 Chris Clarkson
  2. Ian Spawton 4-1 Andy Battams
  3. Markus Lord 1-4 Nickolas Neale
  4. James Ricardson 2-4 Philip Blackburn
  5. Mark Gray 4-1 Darren Barton
  6. Andy Papaiacovou – Mike Gillespie W/O
  7. Gary Skipworth W/0 – Simon Keenan
  8. Mark White 4-0 Adrain Atkins
  9. Ray Grail W/O – Ali Anwar
  10. Neil Carroll W/O – Dean Venables
  11. Anthony Massey W/O – Simone Zappi
  12. Johnny Stevens 1-4 Steve Bird
  13. Andrew Greaves W/O – Paul Stoves
  14. Steve Evans W/O – George Apperley
  15. Richard Wykes 4-0 David Gosling
  16. Dharmendra Patel 0-4 Adam Clarke

Last 32

Rodney Goggins – Wayne Townsend W/O
Ian Spawton 0-4 Michael Wrigley
Richard Emery 3-4 Nickolas Neale
Gary Filtness – Philip Blackburn W/O
Wayne Copper 3-4 Mark Gray
Cary Kikis – Mike Gillespie W//O
Lee S. Martin 4-1 Gary Skipworth
Mark White W/O – Lee Richardson
Michael Judge 4-0 Ray Grail
Neil Carroll 4-1 Dean Sycamore
Anthony Massey 3-4 Stuart Watson
Sean Lanigan 4-2 Steve Bird
Jonathan Bagley 4-2 Andrew Greaves
Jon Charlton 2-4 Steve Evans
Stephen Campbell 4-1 Richard Wykes
Adam Clarke 3-4

Last 16

Wayne Thownsend 4-1 Michael Wrigley
Nickolas Neale 4-0 Philip Blackburn
Mark Gray 4-2 Mike Gillespie
Lee S. Martin 2-4 Mark White
Michael Judge 4-1 Neil Caroll
Stuart Watson 4-2 Sean Lanigan
Jonathan Bagley 4-2 Steve Evans
Stephen Campbell 2-4 Patick Wallace

QFs

Wayne Townsend 3-4 Nickolas Neale
Mark Gray 4-3 Mark White
Michael Judge 4-2 Stuart Watson
Jonathan Bagley 4-1 Patrick Wallace

SFs

Nickolas Neale 0-4 Mark Gray
Michael Judge 4-2 Jonathan Bagley

The Final

Mark Gray 1-4 Michael Judge

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Congratulations Michael Judge!

Seniors n°1 and truly dominant at the moment!

The WSS ROKiT Phones.com 2020 Irish Masters is postponed.

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This statement has been issued today by Jason Francis:

STATEMENT
In light of the recent Corona-virus situation the Rokit World Seniors Snooker Tour and Goffs Bloodstock regretfully announce the postponement of the upcoming Senior Irish Masters Snooker. The event, due to take place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March will now take place on Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August. All purchased tickets remain valid for the corresponding session, anyone wishing a refund should contact ticketmaster.ie
Player line up and match schedule to remain the same, subject to player availability

 

WSS 2020 British Open Qualifying Event in Clacton

The qualifying event for the WSS 2020 British Open was played at Pot Black, Clacton, next week-end. The winner of the event will play Jimmy White in Plymouth on April, 3, 2020.

The draw for this event is now available:

As well as the format:

British Open 2020 Qual Format

You will be able to follow the tournament here

Prelim matches

1 Adam Denham 2-3 Steve Field
2 Dharmendra Patel 0-3 George Apperley
3 John Palmer 3-2 Richard Wykes

Last 64

Rodney Goggins (Ire) –  Steven Porter Chell (Eng) W/O
Patsy Fagan (Ire) 3-2 Aidan Owens (Eng)
Lee S. Martin (Eng) 3-1 Boris Lazarov (Bul)
Wayne Townsend (Eng) 0-3 James O’Sullivan (Eng)
Richard Emery (Eng) 3-1 Dennis Tristram (Eng)
Dave Finbow (Eng) 3-0 Garry Coulson (Eng)
Michael Wrigley (Eng) 1-3 Steve Field
Matt Ford (Eng) 0-3 Stuart Watson (Eng)
Aaron Canavan (Jer) 3-0 Kevin Kelly (Jer)
Bal Sembi (Eng) 3-0 Ady Holley (Gue)
Tony Knowles (Eng) 3-0 George Apperley
Ray Grall (Eng) 0-3 Jon Charlton (Eng)
Les Dodd (Eng) 2-3 Johnny Stevens (Eng)
Gary Britton (Jer) W/0  Paul Reading
Neil Craycraft (Eng) 3-0 Dean Venables (Eng)
Neil Carroll (Eng) 0-3 Lee Richardson (Eng)

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Michael Judge (Ire) 3-0 John Palmer
Marcus Lord (Eng) 3-0 Daren Mirza (Eng)
Stephen Campbell (Eng) 3-0 Steve Bird (Eng)
Philip Blackburn (Eng) 1-3 Cary Kikis (Eng)
Gary Filtness (Eng) 3-0 David Brock (Eng)
Karl Townsend (Eng) 3-2 Gary Millar (Eng)
James Brown (Eng) W/0 – Mark Sutton (Eng)
Adrian Atkins (Eng) 0-3 Jonathan Bagley (Eng)
Wayne Cooper (Eng) 3-0 Simon Chandler (Eng)
Mark White (Eng) 3-0 Kevin Palmer (Eng)
Mark Ball (Eng) 3-1 Colin Mitchell (Eng)
Andrew Darken (Eng) 0-3 Sean Lanigan (Eng)
Dean Sycamore (Eng) 3-1 Ian Spawton (Eng)
Garoid O’Connor (Eng) 3-1 Anthony Massey (Eng)
Bradley Jones (Eng) 2-3 Mark Gray (Eng)
Patrick Wallace (Ire) 3-0 James Farrow (Eng)

Last 32

Steven Porter Chell 1-3 Patsy Fagan
Lee S.Martin 3-2 James O’Sullivan
Richard Emery 1-3 Dave Finbow
Steve Field 0-3 Stuart Watson
Aaron Canavan 3-1 Bal Sembi
Tony Knowles 3-2 Jon Charlton
Johnny Stevens 2-3 Gary Britton
Neil Craycraft 1-3 Lee Richardson

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Michael Judge 3-2 Marcus Lord
Stephen Campbell 3-2 Cary Kikis
Gary Filtness 1-3 Karl Townsend
James Brown 3-2 Jonathan Bagley
Wayne Cooper 3-2 Mark White
Mark Ball 2-3 Sean Lanigan
Dean Sycamore 0-3 Garoid O’Connor
Mark Gray 3-2 Patrick Wallace

Aaron Canavan missed the yellow after potting 15 reds with blacks in his match v Bal Sembi. 

Last 16

Patsy Fagan 3-1 Lee S. Martin
Dave Finbow 1-3 Stuart Watson
Aaron Canavan 3-2 Tony Knowles
Gary Britton 3-0 Lee Richardson

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Michael Judge 3-0 Stephen Campbell
Karl Twonsend 3-1 James Brown
Wayne Cooper 3-0 Sean Lanigan
Garoid O’Connor 2-3 Mark Gray

QFs

Patsy Fagan 3-2 Stuart Watson
Aaron Canavan 3-2 Gary Britton

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Michael Judge 3-0 Karl Townsend
Wayne Cooper 3-1 Mark Gray

SFs

Patsy Fagan 2-4 Aaron Canavan

Michael Judge 4-3 Wayne Cooper

The Final

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Aaron Canavan 2-4 Michael Judge

And there is also a Super Seniors event:

British Open 2020 Qual Format - Super Seniors

This is the last Super Seniors event of the season.

Preliminary matches

  1. Richard Emery 2-0 Neil Caroll
  2. Richard Wykes 0-2 Colin Mitchell

Last 16

Gary Filtness 2-0 Kevin Kelly
Gary Miller 1-2 Les Dodd
Steven Porter Chell 0-2 Tony Knowles
Richard Emery 2-1 Ray Grail

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George Apperley 0-2 Dharmendra Patel
Steve Field 0-2 David Brock
Colin Mitchell 2-1 Dennis Tristram
Patsy Fagan – Ian Spawton W/O

QFs

Gary Filtness 2-0 Les Dodd
Tony Knowles 1-2 Richard Emery

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Dharmendra Patel 0-2 David Brock
Colin Mitchell 2-0 Ian Spawton

SFs

Gary Filtness 2-0 Richard Emery

David Brock 0-2 Colin Mitchell

This SF win means that it’s Gary Filtness who will play in the 6-reds Championship in Coleraine in June. In fact Gary needed just one frame.

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Here is Gary’s reaction right after the match. It says everything about how much it matters for those players. The competive beast in them never dies!

The Final

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Gary Filtness 2-1 Colin Mitchell

An emotional Gary dedicated his win to Billy O’Connor:

Gary Filtness tribute to Billy O'Connor

Billy O’Connor was a talented young snooker player, and even more than that, a remarkable young person, who was taken away by ilness at the age of 18. Billy never stopped to fight, and never stopped to smile. He was managed by The Grove, for years Ronnie O’Sullivan’s management and he often played at Upton Park with Gary. Very ill himself, in his last months Billy was still playing snooker and trying to raise money to support fellow teenagers sufferers.

Here is the tribute written by WPBSA  when Billy passed away.

WSS Seniors British Open 2020 news

The Seniors British Open 2020 will be played in Plymouth on 3 and 4 April 2020.

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The match ups for the upcoming ROKiT Phones.com Senior British Open which will be staged at the Plymouth Pavilions on the 3rd and 4th April, are as follows:

Opening the event on Friday 3rd at 7pm will be 7 times World Snooker Champion and 4 times former British Open Champion Stephen Hendry who will play 1985 World Snooker Champion Dennis Taylor. That match is followed by another cracker as the current World Seniors Snooker Champion, and former two time British Open Winner Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White plays an amateur player who will come from a event in March.

All the legends will attend a VIP champagne reception before these matches start so a great opportunity to grab an autograph and photo.

On Saturday morning at 10am the four other remaining players do battle. Former World Number 2 Tony Knowles plays 1986 World Champion Joe Johnson and 1991 World Champion John Parrott plays 1980 World Champion Cliff Thorburn.

The afternoon session will see both semi finals contested and the final will be played that evening with one of our players klifting the trophy.

A pre-final VIP champagne reception is also available to purchase which includes a chance to meet all our legends PLUS our guest of honour… 6 times World Snooker Champion Ray Reardon.

You can grab the tickets by going to

https://www.theticketstore.co.uk/online/default.asp…

The full schedule is

Friday 3rd April @ 7pm
Stephen Hendry v Dennis Taylor
Jimmy White v (Amateur tbc)

Saturday 4th April @10am
Joe Johnson v Tony Knowles
John Parrott v Cliff Thorburn

Saturday 4th April @ 2.30pm
Winner Match 2 v Winner Match 4
Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 3

Saturday 4th April @ 7.00pm
The Final

Vip Packages are available for Friday and Saturday night sessions

The one amateur in the draw will be the winner of the qualifying event, played at Pot Black Clacton, next week-end. 

The draw for this event is now available:

PRELIM MATCHES

1 Adam Denham v Steve Field
2 Dharmendra Patel v George Apperley
3 John Palmer v Richard Wykes

Left Half

Rodney Goggins (Ire) v Steven Chell (Eng)
Patsy Fagan (Ire) v Aidan Owens (Eng)
Lee Martin (Eng) v Boris Lazarov (Bul)
Wayne Townsend (Eng) v James O’Sullivan (Eng)
Richard Emery (Eng) v Dennis Tristram (Eng)
Dave Finbow (Eng) v Garry Coulson (Eng)
Michael Wrigley (Eng) v prelim 1
Matt Ford (Eng) v Stuart Watson (Eng)
Aaron Canavan (Jer) v Kevin Kelly (Jer)
Bal Sembi (Eng) v Ady Holley (Gue)
Tony Knowles (Eng) v prelim 2
Ray Grall (Eng) v Jon Charlton (Eng)
Les Dodd (Eng) v Johnny Stevens (Eng)
Gary Britton (Jer) v Paul Reading
Neil Craycraft (Eng) v Dean Venables (Eng)
Neil Carroll (Eng) v Lee Richardson (Eng)

Right Half

Michael Judge (Ire) v prelim 3
Marcus Lord (Eng) v Daren Mirza (Eng)
Stephen Campbell (Eng) v Steve Bird (Eng)
Philip Blackburn (Eng) v Cary Kikis (Eng)
Gary Filtness (Eng) v David Brock (Eng)
Karl Townsend (Eng) v Gary Millar (Eng)
James Brown (Eng) v Mark Sutton (Eng)
Adrian Atkins (Eng) v Jonathan Bagley (Eng)
Wayne Cooper (Eng) v Simon Chandler (Eng)
Mark White (Eng) v Kevin Palmer (Eng)
Mark Ball (Eng) v Colin Mitchell (Eng)
Andrew Darken (Eng) v Sean Lanigan (Eng)
Dean Sycamore (Eng) v Ian Spawton (Eng)
Garoid O’Connor (Eng) v Anthony Massey (Eng)
Bradley Jones (Eng) v Mark Gray (Eng)
Patrick Wallace (Ire) v James Farrow (Eng)

The qualifying event will be covered on this blog as it unfolds of course.

WSS ROKiT Phones.com Masters 2020 – Q1 in Coulsdon

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The first qualifying event for the 2020 Seniors Masters was played in Coulsdon from 7 to 9 February 2020

Here is the draw (from last 64)

And the format

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You will be able to follow the tournament here.

Preliminary matches: 

  1. Jonathan Wallace 1-3 James Farrow
  2. Steve Bird 3-0 Daren Mirza
  3. Colin Mitchell 2-3 James Brown
  4. Steve Waldron  Ady Holley W/O
  5. Mark Gray 3-0 Philip Blackburn

Last 64:

  1. Rodney Goggins W/O Matt Ford
  2. Dean Venables 0-3 Patsy Fagan
  3. James O’Sullivan 3-1 Richard Wykes
  4. Boris Lazarkov 0-3 Tony Knowles
  5. Rory Mc Leod 3-0 Steve Field
  6. Ian Spawton 0-3 Garry Coulson
  7. Mark White 1-3 James Farrow
  8. Steve Bird 2-3 Richard Emery
  9. Jonathan Bagley 3-1 Dennis Tristram
  10. Bal Sembi 3-1 Kevin Palmer
  11. Mark Ball 3-0 Neil Carroll
  12. Andrew Darken 0-3 Sean Lanigan
  13. Tony Corrigan 3-2 Nickolas Neale
  14. Stephen Campbell 3-2 Paul Burrell
  15. Andrew Grieves 3-0 Dharmendra Patel
  16. James Brown 3-2 Aaron Canavan
  17. Leo Fernandez 2-3 Wayne Townsend
  18. Bradley Jones 3-0 Ray Grail
  19. Cary Kikis 3-0 Ady Holley
  20. Adam Ashley 1-3 Dean Sycamore
  21. Wayne Cooper 3-0 Adam Denham
  22. Neal Jones 3-0 Keith Thomas
  23. Neil Craycraft 3-2 David Brock
  24. D. O’Sullivan 0-3 Gary Filtness
  25. Stuart Watson 3-2 Mark Sutton
  26. Michael Wrigley 3-1 George Apperley
  27. Karl Townsend 0-3 Mark Gray
  28. Adrian Atkins 1-3 Jon Charlton
  29. Andrew Milliard 3-1 Anthony Massey
  30. Garoid O’Connor 3-0 John Palmer
  31. Gary Skipworth 3-0 Stevie Carroll
  32. Lee Richardson 3-2 Kevin Kelly

Last 32:

Rodney Goggins 3-0 Patsy Fagan
James O’Sullivan 3-1 Tony Knowles
Rory McLeod 3-0 Garry Coulson
James Farrow 3-1 Richard Emery
Jonathan Bagley 3-0 Bal Sembi
Mark Ball 2-3 Sean Lanigan
Tony Corrigan 3-2 Stephem Campbell
Andrew Greaves 0-3 James Brown
Wayne Townsend 3-2 Bradley Jones
Cary Kikis 3-0 Dean Sycamore
Wayne Cooper 3-0 Neal Jones
Neil Craycraft 3-2 Gary Filtness
Stuart Watson 3-1 Michael Wrigley
Mark Gray 3-1 Jon Charlton
Andrew Milliard 3-2 Garoid O’Connor
Gary Skypworth 2-3 Lee Richardson

Last 16:

Rodney Goggins 3-1 James O’Sullivan
Rory McLeod 3-0 James Farrow
Jonathan Bagley 3-2 Sean Lanigan
Tony Corrigan 2-3 James Brown
Wayne Townsend 3-2 Cary Kikis
Wayne Cooper 3-1 Neil Craycraft
Stuart Watson 3-1 Mark Gray
Andrew Milliard 3-2 Lee Richardson

QFs:

Rodney Goggins 1-3 Rory McLeod
Jonathan Bagley 1-3 James Brown
Wayne Townsend 1-3 Wayne Cooper
Stuart Watson 3-1 Andrew Milliard

SFs:

Rory McLeod 4-1 James Brown
Wayne Cooper 4-0 Stuart Watson

The Final

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Rory McLeod 3-4 Wayne Cooper

Centuries:

125 Rory McLeod (L32)
111 Bal Sembi (L64)
107 Stuart Watson (QF)
102 Jonathan Bagley (L64)

Super Seniors Event 4

Preliminary match:

Ray Grail 0-2 Richard Wykes

Last 16:

Patsy Fagan 2-1 Dharmendra Patel
Tony Knowles 2-0 Keith Thomas
Steve Field 2-0 Andrew Darken
Richard Wykes 0-2 Richard Emery
George Apperley 0-2 David Brock
Dennis Tristram 2-0 Neil Caroll
Kevin Kelly 0-2 Gary Filtness
Colin Mitchell 2-1 Ian Spawton

QFs

Patsy Fagan 1-2 Tony Knowles
Steve Field 1-2 Richard Emery
David Brock 0-2 Dennis Tristram
Gary Filtness 2-1 Colin Mitchell

SFs

Tony Knowles 2-0 Richard Emery
Gary Filtness 2-0 Dennis Tristram

The Final

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Gary Filtness 2-0 Tony Knowles

All detailed results for the Super SEniors Event 4 are available here

WSS ROKiT Phones.com 2020 World Championship tickets go on sale today

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This was shared today on social media by Jason Francis:

On sale now! At 12 noon tickets for the 2020 ROKiT Phones.com World Seniors Snooker Championship went on sale. Link here

https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/events/roki-t-phones-com-world-seniors-snooker-championship?fbclid=IwAR0sdTY_ACa36Lkx8J8Re-cbyrjxn169xPmcuz9gA8bDc8p7q_XAyVHVMno

16 of the best over 40 Snooker Players in the World go head to head for the trophy won last year by Jimmy White. Jimmy is back amongst a stellar field which includes Stephen Hendry, John Parrott and James Wattana to defend his title. The Event runs from the 13th – 15th August.
The opening session, with a players meet and greet VIP, will be “The Legends Cup” from 6pm on the 12th August
Willie Thorne, Cliff Thorburn, Joe Johnson and Dennis Taylor game go head to head in our event opener, an evening of fun and nostalgia with a trophy for our champion. A special trick shot cabaret from John Virgo will also be performed.

Get your tickets quick!

Seniors News From Malta

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The 2020 WSF Open in Malta has reached the knockout stage, with several WSS players doing well and still competing after the group stage was completed yesterday.

You can see all the tournament results and future fixtures by following  this link. 

In the last 64 …

Nickolas Neale will play 14 years old Iulian Boiko from Ukraine

Stuart Watson will play the winner of Jeremy Lee v Jenson Kendrick

Wayne Townsend will play 20 years old Brian Ochoiski from France

Tony Drago and Rory McLeod will face each other. Tony won all three of his group matches. It’s great to have him back playing well. Remember, he missed the inaugural WSF event in Malta in 2018, as he was then critically ill.

Leo Fernandez was very unlucky. He didn’t come in Malta in the best possible shape having suffered a hand injury a couple of weeks ago, and to make things worse, his luggage, including his cue arrived only when the group stages were already well unerway. As a result, he managed to win only one match, which wasn’t enough.

Stuart Watson and Rory McLeod reached the last 16