The World Seniors Snooker Tour arrives in Canada!

The World Seniors Snooker Tour arrives in Canada

“The most important WPBSA Seniors Snooker Event to be staged in Canada for decades”

The Canadian Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) are looking forward to staging this event over the weekend of 7-9 of December. They see the event as the start of putting Canada back on the [snooker] map internationally.

There will be a players’ reception on Thursday 6th December at the Corner Bank Club when the draw will take place and Jason Francis has promised they have a great evening planned for everyone.

The winner of this event will receive an invitation to the 2019 World Seniors Snooker Championship where the winner gets a place in the World Professional championship in Sheffield.

World Seniors Canada Draw
World Seniors Canada Format
Canada Last 16
Finalists Joris Maas and Alan Whitfield
Finalists Joris Maas and Alan Whitfield

World Seniors Qualifying at The Corner Bank in Toronto Final Joris Maas v Alan Whitfield

Posted by Snooker Legends on Sunday, 9 December 2018
Winner Joris Maas
Winner Joris Maas

The players reception prior to the event, saw a special presentation for two Canadian greats who have played a significant role in the growth of snooker.

The late Bill Werbeniuk was the first to be honoured with stories from Cliff Thorburn and a video message from Dennis Taylor.

Also among those to be recognised was former Crucible semi-finalist Alain Robidoux, who travelled in from Montreal to accept his award in person from Cliff Thorburn. Stephen Hendry also sent a surprise video message to congratulate Alain and reminiscence over their previous time spent practising together.

More on the story here: https://www.wpbsa.com/canadian-greats-honoured/