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More Snooker Events Cancelled

The main news this week has been the postponement of the Tour Championship at the Venue Cymru in Wales.

However, there have been more snooker events cancelled in the last couple of days as well.

Soon after the World Snooker Tour announced the rescheduling of the second last ranking event of this season, it also revealed that the Challenge Tour play-offs that were due to be held at the end of March have also been called off.

Germany’s Lukas Kleckers has already assured himself of a Main Tour place for finishing the highest, of those not otherwise qualified, on the Challenge Tour rankings list.

The next eight highest ranked competitors on the order of merit are in line to compete for an additional pro spot for the 2020/21 campaign.

Yet, alongside the WPBSA, the WST took the necessary steps to postpone the play-offs “until further notice following recent government advice regarding the coronavirus outbreak.”

Meanwhile, the World Seniors Tour has also been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that has had a major worldwide impact.

In a statement published on Facebook on Tuesday, a series of unfortunate reshuffles were released.

“Following swift consultation with our partners we regretfully announce the Seniors British Open due to be played on the 3rd and 4th April in Plymouth will now be postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday 30th September and Thursday 1st October.”

“The Senior Masters due to be played on 15th and 16th May at Alexandra Palace will now be postponed until the 13th-16th May 2021.

“The Seniors 6 Red Championship due to be played in Coleraine on the 5th and 6th June is now regretfully cancelled.

“The policy will be to replay the events that are rescheduled with the same field on the new dates subject to player availability.

“We understand we are in unprecedented times, we are acting swiftly and rescheduling where we can.”

But the EBSA European Championships will likely succeed in not having any of their snooker events cancelled.

Both the Under-18 and Under-21 Championships were won by Ireland’s Aaron Hill last week, while the flagship main event concludes today in Portugal.

Andrew Pagett, Ross Muir, Heikki Niva, and Kevin Hanssens all bid for the silverware that would also likely be accompanied by a two-year Main Tour card.

Featured photo credit: World Seniors Snooker

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