Roonie O’Sullivan announced his retirement date today

The Rocket got off to a strong start at the Six Red World Championship in Thailand, defeating Jimmy Robertson in a comeback to win his short format group match.

In advance of his attempt to win a record-breaking eighth World Snooker Championship next month, Ronnie O’Sullivan has shared details about his retirement strategy.


As he competes in this week’s Six Red World Championship in Bangkok, the 47-year-old revealed his future plans, though he has not yet declared when he will retire. O’Sullivan competes in the invitational tournament with players like Mark Williams and Judd Trump.



After winning the invitation-only Hong Kong Masters earlier in the season, O’Sullivan has indicated that he wants to play a few more tournaments in Asia before retiring.



“It’s all about priorities, I’ve always planned out my year well in advance,” he remarked.


“I try to spread it around, but I can’t attend every tournament. Snooker is more popular in Asia, where I’d like to round out my career. Places like China, Thailand, and Hong Kong are good places to start.



“My sponsors would prefer that I visit Asia. When the constraints on COVID-19 loosen up, I may play more shows in Asia and miss a few in the UK. I am unable to complete them all.


Playing a local favorite is usually a good idea, whether it’s Ding Junhui in China, Mark Williams in Wales, John Higgins in Scotland, James Wattana in Thailand, or Ken Doherty in Ireland. Those are wonderful times.



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