Canada will host the Pan American Snooker Championships

And the winner of the Seniors event will get a spot in the WSS ROKiT Phones.com 2020 World Championship

Here are the informations about the Pan American World Championships

Canada to host Pan American Snooker Championships
filed on Monday, December 9, 2019.   10:44am PT/USA

The Pan American Snooker and Billiards Association (PABSA) have announced that the 2020 Pan American Snooker Championships will be hosted in Canada at The Corner Bank in Toronto from March 23 – 29.

2020 Pan American Snooker Championships - The Corner Bank, Toronto, Canada. March 23 - 29

After a successful 2019 staging by the United States Snooker Association (USSA) earlier this year at Q Ball Snooker & Pool in Houston, Texas, it is the turn of the Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association (CBSA), who have chosen to play the Championships at one of Canada’s premier cuesports facilities which is located in the Scarborough administrative division of the city of Toronto.

The Corner Bank in Toronto, Canada - Photo courtesy of The Corner Bank
The Corner Bank in Toronto, Canada

Photo courtesy of The Corner Bank

 

In a change from 2019, PABSA have expanded the 2020 Championships which will now encompass the main 2020 Pan American Snooker Championship event, and the 2020 Pan American Seniors Snooker Championship event for players aged 40 and over. The Seniors event will be played first from March 23 – 25, followed then by the Main event from March 26 – 29.

A view of the snooker tables in The Corner Bank - Photo courtesy of The Corner Bank
A view of the snooker tables in The Corner Bank

Photo courtesy of The Corner Bank

 

The Championships are open to entry from a player who is a citizen of any of the 41 countries which make up the Pan American Olympic movement, with a special dispensation for players who have been a legal permanent resident of one of those nations for a continuous period of the past five years, and have not had any previous representation for a foreign nation in any international snooker competition.

The United States is expected to have several participants competing in both events.

Players interested in entering should visit the PABSA website for further details: www.pabsa.org

The Seniors Tour goes “Down Under”

Adelaide

The following was announced today on social media (Facebook) :

 Breaking News…

The ROKiT Phones.com World Seniors Snooker Tour is proud to announce an agreement with the Australian Billiards Snooker Council (ABSC) which will see a qualifier for the World Seniors Championship staged at Snooker SA in Adelaide between the 22nd – 24th May 2020. The event, which will be open to any player over 40 will see the winner progress to the famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in August 2020 to line up alongside legends of the game including Stephen Hendry and defending champion Jimmy White.

Jason Francis, Chairman of World Seniors said
“It fantastic to expand our qualifiers to yet another continent. I am very aware of how good the snooker scene is in Oceania and this will give local players, as well as those who wish to take a trip of a life time, the chance to walk out at the famous Crucible Theatre”

Frank Dewens, President of the ABSC and the OBSF said “Australia are pleased to involved in the promotion of snooker and in particular, being host to a qualifying World Seniors Championship in Adelaide next year. This event will give our players the opportunity to test their skills against some of the top players in the world for a spot at the famous Crucible Theatre in the UK”

Full details of the event will be announced soon @snookeraustralia

 

World Seniors Snooker Announces Extended Partnership with ROKiT Phones.com

World Seniors Snooker Announces Extended Partnership with ROKiT Phones.com

Here is the Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

World Seniors Snooker Announces Extended Partnership with ROKiT Phones.com

World Seniors Snooker is today delighted to announce an extension to its current tour sponsorship agreement with technology company ROKiT until 2021. The new deal with the creators of the glasses-free 3D mobile phone, will see the tour become known as the ROKiT Phones.com World Seniors Snooker Tour.

In line with the recent extension of the title sponsorship agreement of Formula 1 team Williams Racing, the new agreement made today at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield comes on the eve of this year’s  World Seniors Snooker Championship, which will now be titled as the ROKiT Phones.com World Seniors Snooker Championship.

The event will see 20 players from 13 countries battle it out over four days to become this year’s world champion, with a line up which includes Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Dennis Taylor, John Parrott, Cliff Thorburn, Tony Knowles, James Wattana and Tony Drago. The event will be shown live in the UK and Ireland on Freesports TV and also in China on the Superstar Online platform.

Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROKiT said: “Snooker is a global sport beamed into over 1.6 billion households and we are a global company associated with some top-level sporting teams. To extend our partnership with the World Seniors Snooker Tour and rebrand to ROKiT Phones makes perfect sense and in line with our company strategy and vision.”

Jason Ferguson, WPBSA Chairman said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with ROKiT. So much of our sport is available now on multiple viewing platforms, including of course mobile phones. The 3D aspect of the ROKiT hone is astounding and I cannot wait to see some snooker in 3D on there.”

To learn more about the ROKiT Phone go to www.rokitphones.com

For any press or media enquires please contact the WPBSA Head of Communications Matt Huart matt.huart@wpbsa.com

 

WSS ROKiT 2019 World Championship – Great Sponsoring / Partnership News!

The build-up series will continue tomorrow, but today is the time to share two great pieces of news regarding sponsoring and partnership.

This is the first one:

Canadian Legend Cliff Thorburn has today announced he will be working with Purple Pharma at next week’s ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Championship promoting and encouraging people to carry Bleed Kits

Trauma is the leading cause of death for people under 40 in the Uk, having a bleed control kit on the scene means quick and immediate action to control a catastrophic bleed before the emergency services arrive.

Cliff said “When I played I was known as a tough match player, someone once said of my play that every shot was a pint of blood, I was stunned to hear how many lives could be saved if more of these kits were on site and people learnt the skills to make a difference”

As part of Cliffs promotion of Purple Pharma every ROKiT World Seniors Event will carry Bleed Kits on site. A kit like the one pictured costs just £32.50 plus Vat and delivery. You can get one by calling 07383 432 627 or email orders@purplepharma.com

Bleed Control Kits, helping reduce deaths from catastrophic bleeding.

Bleed Control Kit

(source Jason Francis on Facebook)

And this is the second one:

The ROKiT World Seniors tour today welcomes Chamberlain 1875 as its Official Watch Partner for the 2019/20 Season.

Chamberlain1875.com is a Belgian company developed and created by Snooker Historian Nico Smeets who is a player himself.

Nico has long had a fascination with the origins of our game, invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain in Ootacamund in India. His company pays homage to the games creator and honours him with the creation of 20 swiss handmade time pieces.

Chamberlain1875.com watches will be available to purchase at all ROKiT World Seniors Events and Nico himself will be on hand to talk you through the history of the game and his watch collection.To celebrate the launch of this partnership Chamberlain 1875 are going to present a watch to the player who makes the highest break during the tournament. The piece, aptly named ‘The Crucible’, is a stunning piece of Swiss watchmaking and has a value in excess of £1000.
Jason Francis, Chairman of ROKiT World Seniors said “I have been so impressed with Nico’s passion in honouring the memory of Sir Neville Chamberlain, who invented our great game, but also his commitment and attention to detail in producing his watch range, all of which commemorate or pay homage too a part of the sport of snooker. The person who wins ‘The Crucible’ Watch has a time piece to rival anything out there in terms of quality but of course is unique in its connections to our history”The price range of the watches is from 699 to 5000 Euro. Chamberlain 1875 is available online and in selected stores.

Jason Francis, Chairman of ROKiT World Seniors said “I have been so impressed with Nico’s passion in honouring the memory of Sir Neville Chamberlain, who invented our great game, but also his commitment and attention to detail in producing his watch range, all of which commemorate or pay homage too a part of the sport of snooker. The person who wins ‘The Crucible’ Watch has a time piece to rival anything out there in terms of quality but of course is unique in its connections to our history”

The price range of the watches is from 699 to 5000 Euro. Chamberlain 1875 is available online and in selected stores.

(source Jason Francis on Facebook)

Chamberlain1875-3

 

WSS ROKiT Tour News

Rankings

Following the UK Championship 2019 Q1 in Bruges, the ranking list has been updated. Patrick Wallace is the current n°1.

You were fantastic in Newbury

snowdrop

Together in Newbury you all raised over £1000 for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust. That’s not taking into account that some players have decided to donate their prize money as well, and that will add to the total.

Thanks so much everyone who participated

No launch dinner in Sheffield … 

The players involved in World Championship 2019 at the Crucible in August take it very seriously and want to prepare properly. With the matches starting right in the morning, the decision was made – wisely – not to have a launch dinner on the tournament’s eve.

… Instead  we will have a Champion’s PARTY!

Join all the legends at the Champions Reception party after the World Final on Sunday 18th August. Players Hotel Jurys Inn Sheffield.

DJ and Karaoke is the legendary Lee ‘The Shirt’ Richardson

Buffet included as well as the comeback performance of “El Legendaros” Thorburn, Taylor, Virgo and Johnson, the karaoke Kings!
Dance and singing till late.

Tickets are just £15 but limited numbers. Reserve yours now by messaging on here or email info@snookerlegends.co.uk

 

 

Super Seniors Events Announcement

Super Seniors Logo

Over 55? This is for you!

This was today announced on social media:

PRESS RELEASE

Following a meeting last week between Jason Francis, Chairman of the ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Tour, and Jason Ferguson, Chairman of the WPBSA, some exciting news has been announced today with the creation of the Super Seniors which will be for amateur tour players over 55 years of age.

5 Super Senior Events will be staged with a separate ranking list being created. The Top ranked player at the end of the series will be given a place in the ROKiT World Senior 6 Reds Event in June, with the chance of winning £20,000.
The Super Senior Events will be held on the Sunday of the main qualifiers in

Northampton on the 7th July
Jersey on the 8th September
Newbury on the 10th November
Coulsdon on the 9th February
Clacton on the 10th March

Entries will only be open to current ROKiT World Senior Tour Card players who have entered the main event being staged that weekend. Entries will be limited to 16 players who will play a best of three frame knockout event with a £400 prize fund, entry will be free of charge.

The ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Tour is open to any player of any gender or ability over 40 years of age on or before the first days play. Players interested in registering for any of the events should go to this Registration  

Players over 55 who have entered should then register for the Super Seniors via email jason@snookerlegends.co.uk

The tour look forward to making some more exciting announcements soon.