Second in status only to the English Amateur Championship, this Competition is designed to attract the best amateurs in the country playing in the best conditions. Players who aspire to achieving Main Tour status will see this as an excellent and affordable opportunity to gain valuable top match-play experience.
The two highest ranked eligible players at the end of the season will be nominated to participate in World Snooker’s English Open Championship (Provided that WPBSA do not change that criteria)
This Event is eligible for International selection. See the International Selection Criteria.
EASB Members only, no age restrictions.
Six national ranking events. See the Calendar for all dates and venues.
All matches knockout best of 7 frames throughout. Players receive ranking points from each event. All 6 events count towards the final rankings. Each draw will be random, with no seeding.
Adult & Junior Members £85 per event
Restricted to 64 entries
Prizes (estimate based on 64 entries) ** If a reduced entry then the prize fund is reduced proportionally after taking into account Event fixed costs (venue, officials, etc.).
Winner - £1000
Runner-up - £500
Semi-Finalists - £250
Quarter-finalist - £100
High break - £50
At the end of 6 Events the top 3 ranked players will be offered a paid for Q-School place. If anyone has already qualified or entered via other means then they will be offered further down the ranking list.
* Officials fees and admin contribution accounts for the balance of the money. For each event a full cost sheet will be published.