TWO Bradford district snooker stars made it to the last-16 of a tournament featuring a host of fellow legends.

Joe Johnson missed out in a 3-1 defeat to Jamacia’s Rory McLeod in the World Seniors Championship, held at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

Johnson, who won the 1986 World Snooker Championship beating Steve Davis 18-12 in the final, was defeated in his first match at the 2022 seniors tournament.

The 69-year-old has had success in recent years, winning two seniors titles; the 1997 Seniors Pot Black and the 2019 Seniors Masters, and provides regular snooker match commentary on Eurosport.


Meanwhile, also at the World Seniors, there was defeat for another Bradford district potter.

Laisterdyke’s Wayne Cooper lost to Ken Doherty in the last 16, going down to a 3-1 defeat on Saturday.

Cooper defeated American Ahmed Aly Elsayed 3-1 in his qualifying clash last Thursday to make it into the last-16.

The World Seniors Championship was eventually won by Lee Walker, from Wales, who beat Jimmy White 5-4 in Sunday’s final.

The seniors tournament also featured legends including John Parrott, Ken Doherty and Nigel Bond.