The English Association of Snooker and Billiards (EASB) are raising funds to go towards junior players who are selected to compete for England in International Events, and as part of this, they are selling off some of the former trophies that the Association have played for.
The trophies all relate to competitions that the Association have since replaced, and they include some of the biggest names in the sport today.
They are all silver plated trophies, with the EASB logo engraved within the front of the cup.
The English Under 13 Snooker Championship, which was later replaced with the Under 14's, has names engraved from 2000 to 2012, including current professionals Judd Trump (2002), Jack Lisowski (2003), Sam Craigie (2007) and Oliver Lines (2009).
The English Under 15 Snooker Championship trophy, later replaced by the Under 16's, has engravings from 1996 to 2012, and has names such as Shaun Murphy (1996), Tom Ford (1997), Mark Selby (1998), Judd Trump (2000,2003,2004,2005), Ben Woollaston (2001, 2002), Jack Lisowski (2007) and Sam Craigie (2008,2009)
The most poignant name on any of the trophies however is that of the late, great Paul Hunter, who won the English Under 17 Snooker Championship back in 1995. The same trophy, which was played for between 1993 and 2012 and served as a trophy for both the English Under 19s and Under 21's for a time, has other current professionals such as Alfie Burden (1993), Ricky Walden (1998), Kurt Maflin (1999,2000), Tom Ford (2001), Gary Wilson (2002, 2003), John Astley (2007), Adam Duffy (2008), Liam Highfield (2009), Sam Craigie (2011) and Kyren Wilson (2012).
This is a rare and unique opportunity to get your hands on trophies that helped kick start some of today's top snooker stars, whilst helping fund the current juniors towards funding them to hopefully go on and become the stars of tomorrow.
The trophies are being sold on Ebay only, with the Association historian Peter Ainsworth hosting the auction on our behalf.
You have to be quick though as the auction ends on Sunday 12th August
For your chance to view these trophies and to make a bid if you wish to own them, then visit the following links