World Seniors Championship Draw

The draw for snooker’s World Seniors Championship in Preston has taken place, with legends including Jimmy White, John Parrott, Ken Doherty and Mark Williams among the line-up.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams is the reigning champion.

The popular tournament runs on the weekend of January 30-31 and will be staged at the iconic Guild Hall in Preston for the first time.

The Sky-Sports televised event will see Welshman Williams defending the title against 15 other players aged 40 or over, having captured the title and £18,000 top prize on his debut last year.

Williams faces qualifier Anthony Hamilton in a tough first round draw, while crowd favourite Whirlwind White will meet Gary Lees. The full draw and schedule is below.

Tickets are on sale now and are selling rapidly so fans are urged to book quickly. Tickets make a brilliant Christmas gift for anyone who enjoys live sport!

For details call (+44) 01772 804444 or visit

January 30th

From 1pm

Peter Ebdon v Nigel Bond

Mark Williams v Anthony Hamilton

Tony Drago v Robert Milkins

Joe Johnson v Darren Morgan

From 7pm

Ken Doherty v Mark Davis

John Parrott v Dominic Dale

Rory McLeod v Fergal O’Brien

Jimmy White v Gary Lees

All matches are best of three frames.

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