The draw for the last 16 of the ROKiT Phones World Seniors Snooker Championship has been made today live on the BBC.
It was recently announced that the tournament will return to the Crucible Theatre from 19-22 August and will feature a mix of iconic names, former champions and qualifiers who will contest the title.
Reigning champion Jimmy White will begin his title defence at 7pm on Wednesday 19 August against 1986 world champion Joe Johnson, while seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry will taken on Nigel Bond in a repeat of the 1995 World Championship final at the same time the following day.
Jimmy White v Joe Johnson
Tony Knowles v Peter Lines
Aaron Canavan v Leo Fernandez
Stephen Hendry v Nigel Bond
Ken Doherty v Rodney Goggins
Patrick Wallace v Darren Morgan
Tony Drago v Gary Filtness
Michael Judge v Dennis Taylor
For the first time the tournament will be broadcast live on BBC digital platforms with selected matches available on the ‘Red Button.’ Coverage in China will be shown on major digital TV platforms and across the USA via the Matchroom.Live.
ROKiT Phones – pioneers of the glasses-free 3D phone with onboard Value Added Services – will once again be the title sponsor to the event, continuing a partnership which saw the telecommunications company become the naming rights partner of the WSS Tour in 2019.
The event will be held behind closed doors with no tickets available for spectators due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.