WST Pro Series – Group Schedule
The schedule of groups for the new WST Pro Series is now available.
Stephen Hendry makes his long-awaited return to the tour on Wednesday January 20th, in Group G alongside Gary Wilson, Lu Ning, Martin O’Donnell, Liam Highfield, Jamie O’Neill, Zhao Jianbo and Rory McLeod.
Play will begin at 10am each day at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes and the fixtures for each group will be released shortly, along with details of how to watch online. The new WST Pro Series will have total prize money of £420,500.
Players are split into 16 groups of eight for the initial round-robin phase. All matches are best of three frames, and the top two in each group will progress to the second group stage.
The second phase will feature 32 players split into four groups of eight. Once again the top two in each group will go forward.
The player who finishes top of the final group of eight players will be crowned the champion.
The dates for the event are:
January 18-25: Groups one to eight
March 9-16: Groups nine to 16
March 17-20: Second group stage
March 21: Final group
Prize money will be as follows:
First group stage
3rd Place: £2,500
4th Place: £2,000
5th Place: £1,500
6th Place: £1,000
7th Place: £500
8th Place: £0
Second group stage
3rd place: £5,000
4th place: £4,000
5th place: £3,000
6th place: £2,000
7th place: £1,500
8th place: £1,000
Final group stage
3rd place: £7,500
4th place: £5,000
5th place: £4,000
6th place: £3,000
7th place: £2,000
8th place: £1,000
So, Stephen Hendry is due to return in a week’s time.
Scottish ex-world snooker champ Stephen Hendry raking in cash with £56 personalised shoutout messages online
STEPHEN Hendry is raking in cash by flogging personalised shoutout messages online.
The ex-world snooker champ, 51, records videos for punters at £56 a pop.
Telly pundit Hendry — who’s planning a comeback to the game he ruled in the 90s — has had rave reviews for his efforts on the Cameo app.
One fan gave him five stars, saying: “Thank you!”
In another clip, legend Hendo wishes a man called Michael a Merry Christmas.
The cue king, from Dalgety Bay, Fife, said in November: “I believe you’re looking forward to my return, which will be some time next year.
“I’m still doing lots of practice to get ready for it.”
Last night a source added: “Sports stars are getting in on the act. It can be lucrative. Fans are desperate to surprise pals with a message.”
IF this is true – and I hope it’s not – it’s extremely sad. Does Stephen need money so really badly? Possibly, alas. For a start, divorces in the UK can be very expensive, especially for the men. In his book Hendry wrote that he ended his career in debts, and he left their house to his ex-wife. Could his decision to return be linked to his financial worries?