World Seniors Snooker Championship

Posted on: 12 April 2024

Last edited on: 14 April 2024


World Seniors Snooker are delighted to announce that MR VEGAS will headline their World Championship which will be played at the Crucible Theatre between 8-12th May and be shown live in the UK on Channel 5.

A global field from 5 continents will make up this year’s field as players from as far as Australia and Brazil descend on the home of snooker to chase the coveted World Seniors Crown.

Defending Champion is Jimmy White, who will be searching for his 5th title but he will face stiff competition from 1997 World Champion, and recent Mr Vegas 900 Winner Ken Doherty as well as 1986 World Champion Joe Johnson.

From overseas we welcome Asian legend James Wattana, from Malta Tony Drago, as well as Pan American Seniors Champion Igor Figueiredo from Brazil and Tyson Crinis from Australia who holds the Asia Pacific Seniors Title.

Ireland is further represented for UK Seniors Champion Michael Judge and former professional, and former Irish Seniors Finalist Rodney Goggins.

No one can forget how Dechawat Poomjeang lit up the crucible in 2013 and the former professional from Thailand take his first tilt at a Seniors Crown.

Also in the field is former world number 2 Tony Knowles, former ranking event winner Barry Pinches and current European Seniors Champion Darren Morgan from Wales. Africa is represented by way of their Seniors Champion Mohammed Khairy who hails from Egypt. Former professional Andrew Norman and the recent Women’s World Seniors Champion Tessa Davison make up the 16 who will contest a new £50,000 prize fund.


The Schedule

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The winner will take home £20,000 and take a place in the Champion of Champions Event later this year.

Jason Francis, Chairman of World Seniors said

“Its fantastic to welcome Mr Vegas as our title sponsor for the World Championship following our partnership with them on the two recent 900 events. We are also delighted to secure a major free to air broadcaster in Channel 5.”

Ulle Skottling, deputy CEO of Videoslots, the UKGC-licensed online casino company running the Mr Vegas brand, said

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with World Seniors Snooker. We like to bring a bit of Vegas in our sponsored events and we’re sure that the Snooker at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield will rock and roll.”

Tickets are now on sale via the Crucible on 0114 2496000 or online at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

To find out more about Mr Vegas please visit www.mrvegas.com



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