English Amateur Championship Qualifiers East Midlands (National North)

The most important event in the EASB calendar and the oldest amateur snooker competition in the world. Its roll of honour reads like a who’s who of snooker nobility.
This Event is eligible for International selection. See the International Selection Criteria.
Open to all amateur snooker players who meet the eligibility criteria for an English event. There is no age restriction.
Regional Qualifying Rounds:
(National North) - North West, North East, Yorkshire, East Midlands and North (additional date to help CT9 players but open to all).
(National South) - West Midlands, London/South East, South West and South (additional date to help CT9 players but open to all)
Players can now choose which region they enter, this is done so that you can choose the venue most convenient for you. However, if you qualify you will go into the National Event that corresponds to that Region.
You can only enter one Region, should you pick and pay for more than one, then the latter entries will be cancelled and refunded.
Minimum of 8 players needed to run a regional qualifying round. Any players who enter an area with less than 8 once the closing date has passed will be given the opportunity to join another region or have their entry fee refunded.
National Qualifying Rounds
North Last 16 – 16 players to qualify from North West, North East, Yorkshire, East Midlands regions.
South Last 16 - 16 to players qualify from West Midlands, London/South East and South West regions.
Day 1 - Last 16 and Last 8 best of 9 frames. Day 2 - Semi-Finals best of 15 frames
National Finals
North & South Finals and National Final to be played at the EASB Finals Weekend
North and South Finals best of 15 frames, Final best of 19 frames.
Dates & Venues
See the Calendar for all dates and venues
Entry Fee
Adult Members           £30
Junior Members           £30
Non Members             £50
Dependent on entries and as published after closing date.
Date 27 January 2019 Venue Breakers snooker club
Arrival Time 10:15 Address 1 161 Belgrave gate
Start Time 10:30 Address 2
Duration 1 Day Town Leicester
Tables Available 5 County Leicestershire
Tournament Director Post Code LE1 3HS
Contact Telephone 0116 253 8006

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 7 frame Knockout.

Arrival Times

As above


For transparency, drawn on the day.


2 to qualify for the Last 16 North

Prize Fund

English Amateur Championship Qualifers Costing & Prize Fund
Income  Qty   Fee         Value 
Entry Fees (Member)      143  £             30.00        £          4,290.00
Entry Fees (Non-Member)        26  £             50.00        £          1,300.00
Sponsorship         -    £                    -          £                      -  
Income Total            £          5,590.00
Expenditure  Qty   Fee  Total Fee Accomm  Travel   Value 
Bank charges *   1.5%        £               83.85
Tournament Directors **        14  £             40.00 £ 560.00 £ 0.00  £    315.50  £             875.50
Referees **        19  £             25.00 £ 475.00 £ 0.00  £    428.00  £             903.00
Expenditure Total            £          1,862.35
Income Less Expenditure            £          3,727.65
Prize Fund Qty  Target %age   Target Value   TV Per  Actual  Prize Total 
Winner 1 25.00%  £             931.91  £     931.91 £ 950.00 £ 950.00
Runner-up 1 12.50%  £             465.96  £     465.96 £ 465.00 £ 465.00
Semi Finalist 2 12.50%  £             465.96  £     232.98 £ 230.00 £ 460.00
Quarter Finalist 4 11.50%  £             428.68  £     107.17 £ 105.00 £ 420.00
Last 16 8 11.50%  £             428.68  £        53.58 £ 55.00 £ 440.00
H/B 1 2.00%  £               74.55  £        74.55 £ 75.00 £ 75.00
Rolling High Break Prize 1 0.00%  £                      -    £               -   £ 20.00 £ 20.00
ACTUAL PRIZE FUND   75.00%  £          2,795.74   75.92% £ 2,830.00
EASB Contribution ***            £             897.65
* 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.