World Seniors Snooker Championship Shootout Qualifying Event Unveiled

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World Seniors Snooker (WSS) is delighted to announce that an additional qualification place will be made available to tour players at the 2025 World Seniors Snooker Championship following a change in the qualifying criteria

The top two players on the official World Seniors Snooker ranking list, as well as the top two on the ‘Race to the Crucible’ one-year list will earn their places in the Crucible Theatre, as previously announced, and they will now be joined by the winner of a newly announced ‘Top 16 Shootout’ event.

The 16 players qualifying for this new event will be those ranked between 3rd and 10th on both lists with the official ranking list taking precedence at all times.

Jason Francis, Chairman of WSS, said: “We want to be a tour that listens to its members. We have listened and we have reacted and it now the fight is not just for the top two spots on each ranking list, but also for the top ten.”

A full list of dates and venues can be found below:


  • 9-11 August (Reading)
  • 27-29 September (Reading)
  • 11-13 October (Reading)
  • 22-24 November (Reading)
  • 13-15 December (Reading)


  • 17-19 January (Newbury)
  • 7-9 February (Reading)
  • 7-9 March (Reading)
  • 4-6 April (Reading)

Amateur players must be 40 on or before the first days play in each event, while professionals ranked outside the top 64 at the start of the 2024/25 season must be over 45 on or before the first days play.

Entries for all events are now open at WPBSA SnookerScores and will close seven days prior to each event.