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 Competition is eligible for International Selection
EASB Members only, no age restrictions.
Six national ranking events split between the Star Academy Sheffield and the SWSA Gloucester. 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 £450 for all 6 events paid before event 1
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 + guaranteed entry to World Snooker Q-School 2018
Runner-up - £500
Semi-Finalists - £250
Quarter-finalist - £100
High break - £50
* Officials fees and admin contribution accounts for the balance of the money. For each event a full cost sheet will be published.
*** No cash alternative to Q-School entry will be offered to first time winners. Should a player win a second or further event in this series, he shall be entitled to a payment of £300 in lieu of the Q-School entry and a further £300 will be paid to the international players’ fund.
In addition, 10% of entry fees will be put towards the EASB’s international players’ fund
30 Sep 2017
Event 1 (South West Snooker Academy)
30 Sep 2017
All Events (All Venues)
28 Oct 2017
Event 2 (Star Snooker Academy)
02 Dec 2017
Event 3 (South West Snooker Academy)
06 Jan 2018
Event 4 (Star Snooker Academy)
03 Feb 2018
Event 5 (Star Snooker Academy)
24 Mar 2018
Event 6 (South West Snooker Academy)