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World Seniors Snooker Championship: 2024 draw

The draw for the 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship was introduced on Friday, with Jimmy White bidding for a document fifth title.

The Whirlwind’s dream of securing a return to the Crucible Theatre to compete within the World Snooker Championship ended on Thursday.

White had hoped to make it again to the venue phases of a World Championship for the primary time since 2006 however misplaced closely to Liu Hongyu in Sheffield.

The 61 year-old’s attentions after a disappointing season of battle on the primary tour will now flip to the blue-riband event on the World Seniors Tour, which can be being staged on the Crucible.

White is already a four-time world seniors champion, most lately elevating the trophy aloft in 2023 when he overcame Alfie Burden within the closing.

The previous world quantity two will meet Andrew Norman within the first spherical of the 16-strong competitors.

Ken Doherty, James Wattana, Darren Morgan, and Joe Johnson are different notable names within the 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship draw.

Doherty, who misplaced to Marco Fu in his World Championship qualifying match on Friday, faces Tyson Crinis on the other facet of the draw to White.

The Irishman gained the Mr Vegas Seniors 900 in entrance of his house followers in Nation Kildare on the expense of White final month.

Wattana, Morgan, and Johnson are all in the identical half as Doherty, with the trio set to come across Rodney Goggins, Dechawat Poomjaeng, and Barry Pinches within the first spherical respectively.

White’s half appears easier on paper, though the likes of Tony Drago and Igor Figueiredo are within the combine on this part.

Drago is scheduled to fulfill Michael Choose and Figueiredo will play Tessa Davidson, with Tony Knowles moreover on this bracket and drawn to face Mohamed Khairy.

The 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship takes place from Wednesday, Could eighth till Sunday, Could twelfth.

Dwell protection shall be out there to UK and Irish viewers on Channel 5.

Tickets for the occasion are at present on sale and may be bought at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship

Spherical of 16

Jimmy White vs Andrew Norman
(Could ninth, 12pm session)

Igor Figueiredo vs Tessa Davidson
(Could eighth, 7pm session)

Tony Knowles vs Mohamed Khairy
(Could eighth, 7pm session)

Tony Drago vs Michael Choose
(Could ninth, 12pm session)

Joe Johnson vs Barry Pinches
(Could ninth, 7pm session)

James Wattana vs Rodney Goggins
(Could eighth, 12pm session)

Darren Morgan vs Dechawat Poomjaeng
(Could ninth, 7pm session)

Ken Doherty vs Tyson Crinis
(Could eighth, 12pm session)


Matches to be performed on Could tenth

White/Norman vs Figueiredo/Davidson

Knowles/Khairy vs Drago/Choose

Johnson/Pinches vs Wattana/Goggins

Morgan/Poomjaeng vs Doherty/Crinis


Matches to be performed on Could eleventh




Match to be performed on Could twelfth


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