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PTC 5

The fifth Players Tour Championship event of the season gets under way today in Sheffield.

Two days of amateur qualifying rounds precedes the first round proper but, after a quartet of tournaments already this campaign, we are beginning to get to know a lot more of the amateur players.

The likes of Sean O’Sullivan, Jak Jones and female star Reanne Evans have received automatic progress into the final qualifying stage that takes place tomorrow.

Today, three Irish players are involved with John Sutton, Douglas Hogan and Dessie Sheehan all in contention while Twitter favourites Ben Harrison and Allan Taylor take on Stephen John Barton and Brian Morgan respectively.

The draw can be viewed by clicking here.

World Senior Championship 

Entries for the qualifying stages of the World Senior Championship will close next Monday.

The likes of former UK Championship champion Doug Mountjoy, Mike Hallett and David Taylor have all confirmed their presence in the annual event.

The qualifiers, which is open to any former ex-playing member of World Snooker over the age of 45, will take place on the 10-11 October with four slots up for grabs.

Jimmy White will defend his Senior title in Peterborough in November live on Sky Sports with the winner pocketing a neat £18,000.

Entry into the qualifying stages costs just £50 and the entry pack can be found by clicking here.

Bulgaria Bound

Ronnie O’Sullivan and young prospect Jack Lisowski are to play an exhibition in Sofia this December.

Bulgaria has been touted for a few years as a potential market for the sport and O’Sullivan and Lisowski will join John Higgins as professional players that will try to promote the game there.

In June, the European Amateur Championship was successfully held in the capital with Daniel Wells overcoming Ireland’s Vincent Muldoon to claim the title in front of a sizeable audience.



Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.