Over-55 Championship Qualifiers - North

You may be over 55 but you consider yourself a good league player and are looking to challenge yourself further. So take on the most experienced masters in the country to see if you can become the Over-55s Champion of England.

This Competition is eligible for International Selection


All Members aged over 55 on 31st December 2017

For Championships, Players can now choose which region they enter, this is done so that you can choose the venue most convenient for you.

Regional Qualifying Rounds

North and South Qualifiers with all matches Round Robin best of three frames, followed by Best of 5 frames knockout, Semi-Final Best of 7.

National Final 

Best of 9 frames taking place at the Finals Weekend.

Dates & Venues

See the Calendar for all dates and venues

Entry Fee

Adult Members       £20         Non Members                  £30


Prize money will be paid down to the quarter-finalists, dependent on entries.


Date 21 April 2018 Venue Northern Snooker Centre
Arrival Time 10:15 Address 1 92 Kirkstall Road
Start Time 10:30 Address 2
Duration 1 Day Town Leeds
Tables Available 27 County West Yorkshire
Tournament Director Steve Starkie Post Code LS3 1LT
Contact 07879405158 Telephone 0113 243 3015

Please Note

If circumstances mean you need to withdraw from the event, you must contact the Tournament Director (Contact details above). Failure to attend the Event without notification will result in disciplinary procedure and possible exclusion from future Events. As per EASB policy entry fees are non-refundable.

Please arrive at the Event and report to the TD by the 'Arrival Time’. As this Event is drawn on the day, any player who is not in attendance, or has not, by the 'Arrival Time', notified the TD by phone, will not be included in the draw. Once you have reported in to the TD you must ensure you are available to commence playing as soon as you are called. Failure to acknowledge your call, having reported to the TD or not, will result in the standard match procedures for lateness to apply.

Lateness will be penalised as follows: If not present when called by the TD, one frame shall be forfeited. Fifteen minutes after start time, a further frame will be forfeited. Thirty minutes after the start time, the match shall be forfeited. In the case of Billiards, 50 points would be forfeited if a player is not present at the start time, and a further 50 points every 15 minutes until 30 minutes after the start time.

Dress Code and Behaviour

The dress code must be adhered to by all players, and will be stringently applied. Failure to comply with this code will result in expulsion from the Event.

Smart dark trousers, smart shoes, smart polo shirt or shirt with collar. Polo shirts should be kept as plain as possible, those with large logo's or writing or colour variations (other than official EASB polo shirts) may not be accepted. Shirts must be tucked in at all times and mobile devices turned off whilst your match is in progress.

You are competing in a top class Amateur event in the best possible conditions. Many of you will have aspirations of progressing to the top of the game, and we are confident that you will do the Association proud by conducting yourselves in a professional and respectful manner.

Event Format

Best of 3 Frame Round Robin Groups folowed by best of 5 frame KO with a bet of 7 final.

Arrival Times

Players should register with the Tournament Director by 10.15am to be included in the draw, and be ready to play by 10.30am.


There are 16 players in the Northern Qualifying Section, who will be drawn at random in to 4 groups of 4.
The top 2 in each Group will qualify to the Knockout Stages, and we will play to a Northern Champion.


The Northern Champion will qualify to the EASB Finals Weekend to be played at SWSA, Gloucester on 9th/10th June, and will play the Southern Champion for the English Over 55's Title.

Prize Fund

Over 55s Championship Costing & Prize Fund
Income  Qty   Fee         Value 
Entry Fees (Member)        12  £             20.00        £             240.00
Entry Fees (Non-Member)        16  £             30.00        £             480.00
Income Total            £             720.00
Expenditure  Qty   Fee  Total Fee Accomm  Travel   Value 
Bank charges *   1.5%        £               10.80
Tournament Directors **          2  £             40.00 £ 80.00 £ 0.00  £      44.55  £             124.55
Referees **          3  £             25.00 £ 75.00 £ 0.00  £   114.20  £             189.20
Expenditure Total            £             324.55
Income Less Expenditure            £             395.45
Prize Fund Qty  Target %age   Target Value   TV Per  Actual  Prize Total 
Winner 1 35.00%  £             138.41  £     138.41 £ 200.00 £ 200.00
Runner-up 1 17.50%  £               69.20  £       69.20 £ 100.00 £ 100.00
S/F 2 17.50%  £               69.20  £       34.60 £ 35.00 £ 70.00
H/B 1 5.00%  £               19.77  £       19.77 £ 20.00 £ 20.00
ACTUAL PRIZE FUND   75.00%  £             296.59   98.62% £ 390.00
EASB Contribution ***            £                 5.45
* Bank Charges are fees we have to pay to process entry payments
** Officials receive expenses for mileage at .25p per mile
** Officials receive accommodation expenses if overnight stays are required
*** This is a contribution to our Finals Weekend and EASB administration costs which are independently examined and published at the AGM.