2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship: Draw, Results, Schedule, Format and Prize Money

The 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship begins on May 8. Credit: World Seniors Snooker TourThe 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship begins on May 8. Credit: World Seniors Snooker Tour
The 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship begins on May 8. Credit: World Seniors Snooker Tour | World Seniors Snooker Tour
The World Seniors Snooker Tour’s blue riband event returns to the Crucible Theatre. Will reigning champion Jimmy White retain the title?

A cosmopolitan field of 16 players will line up for the upcoming 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship that takes place at the Crucible Theatre between May 8-12.

The annual spectacle at the home of the sport is the premier prize on the World Seniors Snooker Tour. Reigning champion Jimmy White will be aiming for a record-extending fifth world seniors crown.

Cueists representing seven different countries and four different continents are set to feature in Sheffield, having made it to the hallowed arena by either winning a qualifying event/international tournament or via an invite due to their achievements within the sport.

A full preview of this year’s opening round matches is here, but essential information on the 2024 Championship is below:

The draw and schedule for the 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship

Jimmy White (England) 3-2 Andrew Norman (England)

Igor Figueiredo (Brazil) 3-1 Tessa Davidson (England)

Tony Knowles (England) 0-3 Stuart Watson (England)

Tony Drago (Malta) 3-1 Michael Judge (Republic of Ireland)

Joe Johnson (England) 1-3 Barry Pinches (England)

James Wattana (Thailand) 3-2 Rodney Goggins (Republic of Ireland)

Darren Morgan (Wales) 1-3 Dechawat Poomjaeng (Thailand)

Ken Doherty (Republic of Ireland) 3-1 Tyson Crinis (Australia)

Quarter-Finals

White 0-3 Figueiredo

Watson 1-3 Drago

Pinches 3-1 Wattana

Poomjaeng 2-3 Doherty

Semi-Finals

Figueiredo 4-1 Drago

Pinches 1-4 Doherty

Final

Figueiredo v Doherty

Credit: Andy Chubb/World Seniors Snooker TourCredit: Andy Chubb/World Seniors Snooker Tour
Credit: Andy Chubb/World Seniors Snooker Tour | Andy Chubb/World Seniors Snooker Tour

Order of play

Wednesday 8th May:

  • Afternoon session from 12:00BST: Wattana v Goggins followed by Doherty v Crinis
  • Evening session from 19:00BST: Knowles v Watson followed by Figueiredo v Davidson

Thursday 9th May:

  • Afternoon session from 12:00BST: Drago v Judge followed by White v Norman
  • Evening session from 19:00BST: Johnson v Pinches followed by Morgan v Poomjaeng

Friday 10th May:

  • Afternoon session from 12:00BST: White v Figueiredo followed by Poomjaeng v Doherty
  • Evening session from 19:00BST: Watson v Drago followed by Pinches v Wattana

Saturday 11th May:

  • Afternoon session from 12:00BST: Figueiredo v Drago followed by Pinches v Doherty

Sunday 12th May:

  • Afternoon session from 12:00BST: Figueiredo v Doherty

What is the format?

  • Last 16: best of 5 frames
  • Quarter-finals: best of 5 frames
  • Semi-finals: best of 7 frames
  • Final: best of 9 frames

The tournament is a straight knockout event.

A 30-second shotclock will be in operation throughout the entire tournament.

2024 World Seniors Championship Prize Money

Sponsored by online gambling brand Mr. Vegas, the 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship has a £50,000 prize fund, with £20,000 of that going to the champion.

It is also anticipated that the winner of the event will be invited to the 2024 Champion of Champions professional invitational later in the year.

How to watch the 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship?

There will be live coverage throughout the 2024 World Seniors Snooker Championship provided by UK television station Channel 5.

Afternoon sessions will be on the main channel, with evening sessions broadcast on Channel 5 Action.

Fans in Asia can watch on Huya TV.

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