2015 World Seniors Championship

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World Seniors Championship
Tournament information
Dates2–3 March 2015
VenueCircus Arena
CityBlackpool
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£50,000
Winner's share£18,000
Highest breakWales Mark Williams (140)
Final
ChampionWales Mark Williams
Runner-upRepublic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien
Score2–1
2013
2016

The 2015 World Seniors Championship (Known for sponsorship reasons as the Betway World Seniors Championship) was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 2–3 March 2015 at the Circus Arena in Blackpool, England.[1]

The Circus Arena played host to the tournament for the first time, having previously being held at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.[2]

The age limit of the event was reduced from 45 to 40 years, allowing players such as Mark Williams, Peter Ebdon, Dominic Dale and Fergal O'Brien to enter. Players had to be aged 40 or above at the end of the 2015 World Championship (4 May 2015).[2]

Steve Davis was the defending champion,[3] but he lost 0–2 against Fergal O'Brien in the quarter-finals.

Mark Williams won his 26th professional title by defeating Fergal O'Brien 2–1 in the final.[4][5]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6][7]

  • Winner: £18,000
  • Runner-up: £8,000
  • Semi-finalist: £4,000
  • Quarter-finalist: £2,000
  • Last 16: £1,000
  • Total: £50,000

Main draw[edit]

The draw for the last 16 was made on 3 December 2014 at the Barbican Centre in York during the UK Championship. All former World Seniors Champions and World Snooker Champions, who registered for the event, were seeded through to the final stages in Blackpool.[2] There were three century breaks during the tournament. Mark Williams made a 140 break against Darryn Walker and Fergal O'Brien made a 110 and 105 break against Peter Ebdon.[8]

Last 16
Best of 3 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 3 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 3 frames
Final
Best of 3 frames
            
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
England Peter Ebdon 0
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
England Steve Davis 0
England Steve Davis 2
England Rory McLeod 1
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
England Jimmy White 0
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
Wales Darren Morgan 0
Wales Darren Morgan 2
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 0
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 1
Wales Mark Williams 2
England John Parrott 2
Canada Cliff Thorburn 0
England John Parrott 2
Scotland Paul McPhillips 0
Scotland Paul McPhillips 2
England Joe Johnson 1
England John Parrott 0
Wales Mark Williams 2
Wales Dominic Dale 2
England Nigel Bond 0
Wales Dominic Dale 0
Wales Mark Williams 2
Wales Mark Williams 2
England Darryn Walker 0

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 3 frames. Referee: Greg Coniglio.
Tower Circus, Blackpool, England, 3 March 2015.[9]
Mark Williams
 Wales
2–1 Fergal O'Brien
 Ireland
30–41, 87–4 (73), 94–0
73 Highest break 39
0 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 0

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were played on 20 and 21 December 2014 at the Robin Park Arena, Sports and Tennis Centre in Wigan, England.[10][11][12] There were two century breaks during the qualifying. Dominic Dale made a 129 break against Peter Delaney and Rory McLeod made a 104 break against Andrew Milliard.[13]

  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
Malta Tony Drago 1  
England Rory McLeod 2  
  England Rory McLeod 2  
    England Andrew Milliard 0  
England Andrew Milliard 2
England Tony Taylor 1  
  England Rory McLeod 2  
  England Jamie Bodle 1  
       
       
  England Alan Edmonds w/d
    England Jamie Bodle w/o  
India David Singh w/d
England Jamie Bodle w/o  
  England Rory McLeod 2
  England Ian Brumby 0
England Ian Brumby 2  
England Ashley Beal 0  
  England Ian Brumby 2
    Republic of Ireland John Leahy 1  
Republic of Ireland Dessie Sheehan 1
Republic of Ireland John Leahy 2  
  England Ian Brumby 2
  Scotland Alan McManus 0  
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2  
England Balvinder Sembi 0  
  Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 0
    Scotland Alan McManus 2  
Scotland Alan McManus 2
England Steve Meakin 1  
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
Wales Dominic Dale 2  
England Peter Delaney 0  
  Wales Dominic Dale 2  
    England Geoff Williams 1  
England Geoff Williams 2
England Stuart Parnell 1  
  Wales Dominic Dale 2  
  England Andrew Alexandrou 0  
England Mike Dunn w/d  
England Peter Bardsley w/o  
  England Peter Bardsley 1
    England Andrew Alexandrou 2  
England Joe Perry w/d
England Andrew Alexandrou w/o  
  Wales Dominic Dale 2
  Wales Tony Chappel 0
       
       
  Wales Anthony Davies 1
    Wales Tony Chappel 2  
Mauritius Richard Somauroo 0
Wales Tony Chappel 2  
  Wales Tony Chappel 2
  England Dave Harold 0  
Scotland Scott MacFarlane 2  
England Paul Davison 1  
  Scotland Scott MacFarlane 0
    England Dave Harold 2  
England Dave Harold 2
Netherlands Raymon Fabrie 0  
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
England Anthony Harris 2  
England Shane Haines 0  
  England Anthony Harris 0  
    England Darryn Walker 2  
England Darryn Walker 2
England Jamie Home 0  
  England Darryn Walker 2  
  Wales Darren Thompson 1  
       
       
  England Paul Stockwell 0
    Wales Darren Thompson 2  
Wales Darren Thompson w/o
England Anthony Hamilton w/d  
  England Darryn Walker 2
  England Johnathan Bagley 0
England Andy Hicks 0  
England Peter Lines 2  
  England Peter Lines 0
    England Johnathan Bagley 2  
England Johnathan Bagley w/o
Malta Alex Borg w/d  
  England Johnathan Bagley 2
  Finland Robin Hull 1  
England Jamie Rous 2  
England Tony Knowles 1  
  England Jamie Rous 0
    Finland Robin Hull 2  
Scotland David McLellan 1
Finland Robin Hull 2  
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
  England Dean Reynolds 0  
    Scotland Marcus Campbell 2  
Scotland Marcus Campbell w/o
England Nigel Gilbert n/s  
  Scotland Marcus Campbell 1  
  Scotland Paul McPhillips 2  
       
       
  Scotland Paul McPhillips 2
    England Gary Filtness 0  
England Mike Hallett 0
England Gary Filtness 2  
  Scotland Paul McPhillips 2
  Scotland Craig MacGillivray 1
England Karl Townsend 2  
England Craig Barber 1  
  England Karl Townsend 2
    England Ian Barry Stark 1  
England Ian Barry Stark 2
England Rod Lawler 0  
  England Karl Townsend 0
  Scotland Craig MacGillivray 2  
Scotland Craig MacGillivray 2  
England Hassan Vaizie 0  
  Scotland Craig MacGillivray 2
    Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 0  
Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 2
Jamaica Paul Moss 0  
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
  England Gary Miller 0  
    Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2  
England David Roe 0
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2  
  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 0  
  Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2  
       
       
  England Mark Davis 0
    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2  
England Jimmy O'Shea 0
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2  
  Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
  England Gary Wilkinson 1
       
       
  England Gary Wilkinson 2
    England Mark King 0  
England Mark King 2
England Barry Pinches 0  
  England Gary Wilkinson 2
  England John Welsh 1  
England Les Dodd 0  
England John Welsh 2  
  England John Welsh 2
    England Adrian Rosa 0  
England Alex Peart 0
England Adrian Rosa 2  

Centuries[edit]

Main stage centuries[14][edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "New Criteria For World Seniors". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  3. ^ "World Seniors Championship: Steve Davis beats Nigel Bond 2-1 in Portsmouth final". Sky Sports. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Williams Wins Senior Crown". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Mark Williams wins the World Seniors Championship". Sky Sports. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  6. ^ Shaw, Jamie (2 March 2015). "World Seniors Championship 2015 live scores and tournament schedule". snooker-news.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Betway World Seniors Championship (2015)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  8. ^ "World Seniors Championship: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 3 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  9. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Mark-Williams
  10. ^ "World Seniors Championship Qualifiers Draw & Results" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 21 December 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  11. ^ "World Seniors Snooker Championship 2015 Qualifiers Provisional Format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  12. ^ "World Seniors Championship Qualifiers (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  13. ^ "World Seniors Championship qualifiers: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  14. ^ http://www.snooker.org/res/index.asp?event=370