The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has announced its involvement in the beginning of an official WPBSA World Seniors Tour.
While the World Snooker Tour has gone from strength to strength in recent years, it is vital that we consider the longevity of the careers of our players. We recognise the excellent work already carried out by Jason Francis and Snooker Legends in creating interest and events which many of our sporting greats now compete in. Our intention is to create a partnership with Jason to develop what he has done on a global scale and create more playing opportunities for amateurs than ever before.
There is clearly a role to play for the WPBSA as snooker’s world governing body in ensuring this concept receives the attention and support it deserves. Globally, there are significant numbers of players who are over 40 who continue maintain a strong competitive instinct in our sport, this includes many passionate amateurs and includes both past and present World Snooker Tour players.
In support of the many players and the work of the World Snooker Federation as snooker’s IF, we are now engaged with the partners involved to build a tour of events as an official WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour.