13 Results for tag: Jason Francis

Snooker Challenges Raise Funds for Public Health Workers

Over £14,700 has been raised for public health services following a series of snooker-themed challenges broadcast online by World Seniors Snooker over the past three months. The activities, which have included the ‘Blue Ball Challenge’ and most recently the ‘First Poke’ challenge, have been aimed at snooker players who have had access to a ... More

Snooker Stars Potting for the NHS

Leading snooker stars including 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham have taken part in the Blue Ball Snooker Challenge during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to raise money for the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. The initiative was the brainchild of World Seniors Snooker Chairman Jason Francis who challenged any players with snooker ... More

New Appointments to World Seniors Board

ROKiT Phones World Seniors Snooker has announced that three new directors have been appointed to its board. Current Chairman Jason Francis and director Jason Ferguson will be joined by John Parrott, David Murray and Rohit Sagoo, who will all support the next development phase of the ROKiT Phones World Seniors Snooker Tour. Former world champion John ... More

WPBSA World Snooker Coaching Course Details Confirmed for 2020

We can today confirm the full details of our upcoming courses for 2020 which provide all with the opportunity to become part of our official coaching network. For the first time the WPBSA World Snooker Coaching Programme will offer three levels of qualification, from our Level 1 Community Award, the accredited 1st4sport Level 2 course and now our all-new ... More

Wyldecrest Parks to Partner World Seniors Snooker

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 ... More

New Ambassadors for World Seniors Snooker

World Seniors Snooker (WSS) is today proud to announce that Dennis Taylor, Cliff Thorburn and John Virgo will all represent the World Seniors Snooker Tour as global ambassadors and help to develop opportunities worldwide. Jason Francis, WSS chairman said: “John, Dennis and Cliff are icons of the sport, known worldwide and respected by everyone. All ... More

Hendry to Compete on World Seniors Snooker Tour

Stephen Hendry will return to competitive action during the 2018/19 season following the announcement that he will participate in this season's World Seniors Snooker Tour (WSST). The seven-time world champion and 36-time ranking event winner has confirmed that he will play in no fewer than four tournaments, starting with the upcoming UK Seniors Champio... More

World Seniors Snooker and EASB Announcement

The WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour is delighted to today announce a new partnership with the English Association of Snooker and Billiards (EASB) which will see both companies work closely together to support each other’s initiatives in England. The EASB has been granted places in all English based World Seniors Snooker Tour qualifiers with a remit to ... More

O’Kane to Compete on World Seniors Tour

New Zealand’s Dene O’Kane has announced he will be dusting off his cue and entering the World Seniors Tour qualifiers in Hong Kong this September. The former world number 18 and two-time World Championship quarter-finalist will be returning to the country where he reached his only professional ranking final at the 1989 Hong Kong Open, narrowly losing ... More

WPBSA World Seniors Tour

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is today delighted to announce the official formation of the WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour. Following the statement last December that the WPBSA would engage to develop an official tour of events for players over 40, we can now confirm that a new subsidiary company known as World ... More