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Snooker legend launches big event

Snooker legend launches big event

13 February 2018

Former snooker champion Joe Johnson is to officially launch the Snooker Legends World Seniors Championship in North Lincolnshire this Friday.

The Bradford-based former snooker legend will be on hand to launch the tournament, which runs from 20 to 24 March, at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.

Joe will be joined in the tournament by a number of other former champions, including Stephen Hendry, John Parrott, Dennis Taylor, Cliff Thorburn and Tony Drago.

Tickets for the sessions are on sale now for as little as just £5 per person (booking fee may apply).

This is the second time the tournament has taken place in Scunthorpe following a hugely successful event last year. The event’s being supported by North Lincolnshire Council.

Jason Francis, organiser of the tournament, said: “I am delighted to return to Scunthorpe to again host the Snooker Legends World Seniors Championship.

“Stephen Hendry and seven other snooker legends will be taking on some of the world’s best amateur snooker players in a bid to win the title.

“Last year saw Stephen’s return to snooker and after losing in the semi-final I am sure he will be looking to go one better and win the tournament this time round.”

Friday’s launch event will also give local businesses the opportunity to find out more about how they can benefit from sponsoring the event and the snooker players.

Last year’s tournament was streamed love across the world and was watched by 3-million people in China alone.

Jason added: “This is an incredible opportunity for a business from northern Lincolnshire to reach a worldwide audience and get involved in a fantastic world championship event.”

The launch event takes place from 9am on Friday 16 February 2018 at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.

Businesses wishing to register an interest in attending Friday’s event can do so now through Eventbrite.

Tickets can be purchased from The Baths Hall website.
For further details email jason@snookerlegends.co.uk.


2018 WORLD SENIORS MATCH SCHEDULE

SESSION 1
Wednesday 21 March at 1pm
Match 1 John Parrott (2) v Qualifier 1
Match 2 Willie Thorne (8) v Qualifier 2

SESSION 2
Wednesday 21 March at 7pm
Match 3 Tony Drago (5) v Qualifier 3
Match 4 Dennis Taylor (4) v Qualifier 4
 
SESSION 3
Thursday 22 March at 1pm
Match 5 Stephen Hendry (1) v Qualifier 1
Match 6 Joe Johnson (3) v Qualifier 2

SESSION 4
Thursday 22 March at 7pm
Match 7 Cliff Thorburn (7) v Qualifier 3
Match 8 Tony Knowles (6) v Qualifier 4

SESSION 5
Friday 23 March at 1pm
Match 9 Winner Match 5 v Winner of Match 2
Match 10 Winner Match 3 v Winner of Match 6

SESSION 6
Friday 23 March at 7pm
Match 11 Winner Match 4 v Winner of Match 8
Match 12 Winner Match 7 v Winner of Match 1

SESSION 7
Saturday 24 March at 1pm
Semi Final 1 Winner Match 9 v Winner of Match 11
Semi Final 2 Winner Match 12 v Winner of Match 10

SESSION 8
Saturday 24 March at 7pm
The Final Winner of SF1 V Winner of SF2

Legends Crucible JJ
First Published:13 February 2018