Bradford’s Wayne Cooper to star in World Senior Championships

A BRADFORD snooker player will finally fulfil a lifelong dream when he makes his first appearance at the sport’s most prestigious arena.

Laisterdyke’s Wayne Cooper has replaced Tony Drago, who was advised by a doctor to stay in Malta, in this year’s ROKiT World Seniors Championships, held at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

Cooper is a renowned name on the West Yorkshire snooker scene and is a record 10-time Bradford champion.

He even appeared on the much-shortened professional tour in the 1999/00 and 2007/08 seasons.

The 11th edition of the 16-man tournament, which starts on Wednesday, will feature the likes of Stephen Hendry, Bradford’s Joe Johnson and Jimmy White.

 

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