The ROKiT Phones World Seniors Snooker Tour has recently announced a series dates for tournaments to be held during 2021.
Following the successful staging of the World Seniors Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre last August, the tournament will return to the ‘home of snooker’ for a third successive year from 6-9 May 2021.
A 16-player field will be led by Jimmy White – who will be looking to win the event for a third successive year – with tickets to go on sale this month to Crucible members from 14 December and general sale from 21 December.
A number of places in the draw will be filled following the inaugural ROKiT World Seniors Qualifying School which is set to be held at the Crucible Sports and Social Club in Reading from 4-10 January. The event is set to be the first open-entry amateur tournament held by the WPBSA since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and will be run strictly in accordance with guidelines from the DCMS and the EPSB with full COVID-19 testing protocols in place.
Also set to return is the UK Seniors Championship, last held in October 2019 prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. As in 2018 and last year, the tournament is once again set to be held at the state-of-the-art Bonus Arena in Hull and has now been expanded from two to four days covering 12-15 August 2021.
Among those already confirmed to be participating at the event are Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White, as well as previous champions Ken Doherty and last year’s winner Michael Judge. Tickets for the event will go on sale from 10am on Friday 11 December.
The Senior Irish Masters remains scheduled to take place at the iconic Goffs venue from 27-28 March, subject to government restrictions in place at the time. World Seniors Snooker will continue to monitor the event and provide further updates when possible.
Finally, the Seniors Masters event, scheduled for 15-16 May 2021 at Alexandra Palace, will now be rescheduled to Autumn 2021 with new dates to be announced in due course.
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