World Seniors Snooker has today announced its calendar of events for the 2019/20 ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Tour season.
Headlined by the recently-announced ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Championship which will be played at the Crucible Theatre this August, the season will include a minimum of six major ranking events to be held over the next 12 months.
As well as the World Seniors Championship, the ROKiT UK Seniors Championship won last season by Ireland’s Ken Doherty will return to Hull’s Bonus Arena from 24-25 October.
This will be followed by a return to the iconic Goffs venue in Ireland next January for the Seniors Irish Masters won this season by Jimmy White, prior to a new One Frame Challenge event at the historic St Georges Hall venue in Liverpool which will celebrate 50 years of the iconic Pot Black which was first held in 1969.
In April the circuit will head to Plymouth for another new event, the ROKiT Seniors British Open which will pay tribute to the ranking event than was held there from 1994-2000.
The final event of the season will be the ROKiT 6-Red World Seniors Snooker Championship, which will remain in Northern Ireland but move to a new location in Coleraine. As in 2018, the tournament will carry a £20,000 winner takes all prize and will be held from 5-6 June.
Tickets for next season’s events in Hull, Liverpool and Plymouth go on sale tomorrow (1 May 2019).
Tickets are already on sale for the ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Championship in Sheffield in August.
All events include a VIP option to attend a champagne reception, to be attended by all legends who will be competing in that event.
Alongside our major ranking events there will also be new opportunities for our amateur qualifiers than ever before with tournaments to be held across the world.
Entries will open tomorrow for qualifiers across England, Belgium and Hong Kong, with tournaments also set to return to Canada and Beijing with further information to be revealed in due course. Players can enter events online here.
We are also delighted to reveal that we are working with the Oceania Billiards and Snooker Federation and the Australian Billiards and Snooker Association to place a qualifier in Australia, as well as the Pan American Billiards and Snooker Association to hold a qualifier in Brazil this season. The winner of both these qualifiers will travel to Sheffield to play in the 2020 ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Championship.
|JUNE||21-23||UK QUALFIER 1||Snooker Palace, Brugges|
|JULY||5-7||UK QUALFIER 2||Barratts Northampton|
|AUG||14-18||ROKiT WORLD CHAMPS||Crucible Theatre, Sheffield|
|SEPT||6-8||UK QUALFIER 3||Jersey|
|27-29||UK QUALFIER 4||Tradewell, Hull|
|OCT||4-6||WORLD CHAMPS Q1||Toronto, Canada|
|24/25||ROKiT UK CHAMPIONSHIPS||Hull Venue, Hull|
|NOV||8-10||WORLD CHAMPS Q2||Newbury, Berkshire|
|DEC||6-8||IRISH MASTERS Q1||Scotties, Liverpool|
|JAN||3/4||ROKiT IRISH MASTERS||Goffs, Co Kildare|
|24||ROKiT ONE FRAME CHALLENGE||St Georges, Liverpool|
|FEB||7-9||Masters Q1||Frames. Coulsdon|
|MARCH||6-8||British Open q1||Pot Black, Clacton|
|13-15||6 Reds Q 1||Sheffield Star Academy|
|APRIL||3/4||ROKiT BRITISH OPEN||Plymouth|
|JUNE||5TH – 6TH||ROKiT 6 REDS||Coleraine Northern ireland|
|21ST-23RD||WORLD CHAMPS Q7||I20, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|AUG||10th-15th||ROKiT 2020 WORLD CHAMPS||Crucible Theatre, Sheffield|
(Venues and dates subject to change)