Green baize entertainment will continue at the Crucible Theatre this week as several of the sport’s greats are set to feature at the 2023 LLP Solicitors World Seniors Snooker Championship between May 3-7 live on Matchroom.Live outside the UK and China.
The pinnacle of the World Seniors Snooker Tour, it is the fifth consecutive year that the event will be held at the iconic Sheffield venue. Following the completion of several qualifying competitions across the season, this year’s field looks to be the strongest yet with nine nationalities represented in the 16-player main draw.
Some tickets are still available for the Championship via the Sheffield Theatres website here, but if you’re not able to be there in person, details on how to watch the live coverage throughout can be found here.
The draw was conducted during the professional championship a few weeks ago; let’s check out the ties we can look forward to…
Heading the top of the draw and helping break off the tournament on Wednesday night is reigning and defending champion Lee Walker.
The Welshman memorably ousted Jimmy White in last year’s final to win the biggest title of his career. He faces a very tricky opening round tie against Gerard Greene, who has been competing on the professional circuit this season.
Throughout the history and different iterations of the world seniors snooker championship, only one player has successfully defended, or even just won the event more than once – White in 2010, 2019 and 2020.
Champion in 2017 and one of the most decorated players in seniors tour history, Peter Lines is back for another tilt at the title. The Leeds cueist meets former English amateur champion Ben Hancorn, who will be making his Crucible Theatre bow.