Good news from Jersey

The next Seniors event is the second Seniors World Championship qualifying event in Jersey and there is good news.

Jersey

Indeed there is an increase in Prize money in Jersey.

Thanks to a donation from the Jersey Billiards and Snooker Association the total prize fund in Jersey has now passed the £3000 mark.

Any player reaching the last 16 will get their entrance fee back (£50) and anyone reaching the quarter finals will now receive £100 up from £75.
You still have time to enter the draw in Jersey but entries close on Thursday, if you are interested enter here
The event is being held between the 16th and 18th November with the winner getting a place at the 2019 World Seniors Snooker Championship.

 

 

Centuries so far this season (5.11.2018)

Here is the list of centuries made so far this season…

2018/19 Century Breaks

Rodney Goggins 135 Bruges
Aaron Canavan 131 Northampton
Barry Pinches 125 Newbury
Patrick Wallace 125 Newbury
Patrick Wallace 124 Bruges
Rodney Goggins 121 Letterkenny
Mark White 120 Northampton
Barry Pinches 120 Clacton
Rhydian Richards 120 Northampton
Ken Doherty 117 Uk Champs
Barry Pinches 114 Newbury
Ludovic Arnaert 109 Bruges
Barry Pinches 106 Clacton
Jonathan Bagley 106 Bruges
Rhydian Richards 105 Newbury
Jonathan Bagley 104 Newbury
Lieven Vanthournout104 Bruges
Steven Waldron 104 Northampton
Michael Judge 104 Letterkenny
Barry Pinches 104 Newbury
Patrick Wallace 104 Newbury

Remember there is £5000 for the grabs – thanks to Kia Victor Wood – for the man with the highest break over the season.

This Is Pool Announces Partnership with the World Seniors Snooker Tour

Here is the link to the Press Release 

Another partnership, and another one that isn’t a bookie!

Wyldecrest Parks to Partner World Seniors Snooker

This is great news. I remember Wyldecrest Parks sponsoring events on the main tour some years back and they did a great job.

Here is WPBSA announcement

Wyldecrest Parks to Partner World Seniors Snooker

12th October 2018

 

The World Seniors Snooker Tour is today proud to announce that Wyldecrest Parks will become a tour partner for the 2018/19 season.

Wyldecrest Parks, headed up by its CEO Alfie Best, has a history of supporting snooker and in 2010 was the title sponsor for the World Seniors Championship, won by Jimmy White.

As Europe’s largest residential park and holiday home operator, Wyldecrest Parks offers over 60 coastal and inland residential park locations specially designed for retired people looking to downsize; as well as seven holiday parks that cater for the whole family, where you can book your holiday break or own your very own holiday home.

And the great news is with the World Seniors Tour being broadcast you can enjoy every ball of the tournament from the comfort of your Park Home.

Jason Francis, Chairman of World Seniors Snooker said: “I’ve been trying to get Wyldecrest Parks on board for some time now; they supported the concept of a World Seniors Championship at the very start, so it feels great to carry such a prestigious name in the Park Home industry with us as we travel the globe.”

If you’re interested in cherishing the golden years of your retirement by downsizing to a Park Home, releasing equity and enjoying your nest egg contact their friendly team on: 0330 133 7300 or sms HOME to 82228

From Mosconi Cup to World Seniors Tour …

This was announced today by the World Seniors Tour

PRESS RELEASE
MOSCONI CUP LEGEND JOINS THE WORLD SENIORS SNOOKER TOUR!

Former European number 1 Nine Ball Pool Player, and Three time Mosconi Cup Winner, Mark Gray is the latest over 40 cue sports player to ‘dare to dream’ on the World Seniors Snooker Tour.

Mark Gray

Mark said “I never thought I would play snooker again but then one day down at my local club Brian Corr and Pete Odel both mentioned I should give it a go. At first I thought they were joking, but hey here i am and going to give it a go!
I have no expectations, and am just going to enjoy it and am really looking forward to seeing some old faces that I’ve probably not seen for 12 years or so”

Mark lines up at Scotties in Liverpool between the 5th and 7th October and will find out tomorrow who he plays when the draw is made. Should he win he will join the likes of Hendry, White and Parrott at the Uk Snooker Championships in Hull between the 23rd and 25th October.

If you’re over 40 and fancy giving it a go just like Mark you can enter here: https://www.snookerlegends.co.uk/worldseniors_registration.html

Two referees selected to officiate at the Seniors UK Championship 2018

This was published by WPBSA on their Facebook page yesterday:

SENIORS NEWS | Two referees have been selected by World Seniors Snooker to officiate at the UK Seniors Snooker Championship in Hull next month as part of an ongoing commitment to support the EASB.

Coventry’s Ian Wagstaff and Carl Whitby from Sheffield are both EASB stalwarts and have been chosen to support main officials Michaela Tabb and Patricia Murphy during the event. The pair will be given matches at the brand new Bonus Arena, Hull and with 11 matches spread across twodays its sure to be a busy time for everyone involved.

The UK Seniors Snooker Championship runs from 23-25 October and features all-time greats including Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty and Jimmy White.

🎟 Tickets for the event can be secured at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Referee gloves ballds

Congratulations to Ian and Carl.

Change in the allocation of the prize fund for 3 World Champ qualifiers

Jason Francis announced this yesterday on the World Seniors Tour Forum on Facebook yesterday:

We are today announcing a change in the allocation of the prize fund for 3 World Champ qualifiers in Newbury, Jersey and Coulsdon The Prize fund will now reward any players reaching the Quarter finals, the invitation to the World Seniors Championship remains on offer to the winner of the event. The Prize money for these three events will be…

£1250 winner
£500 runner up
£200 semis x 2
£75 quarters x 4

These changes were discussed by tour players on their forum and received unanimous support from those who commented. We will continue to work with our players to improve the tour for all those concerned.

This is indeed good news and further incentive for players to enter and try on the World Seniors Tour.

It’s also great to see that the forum is effectively a place where the players can express their concerns and wishes AND are actually listened to.