The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) is the National Governing Body for Snooker and Billiards in England.
The EPSB was originally formed as an umbrella organisation to bring together the sports key stakeholders in England, with the day to day running of the sports delivered through the EASB.
This changed in 2019 at an Extraordinary General Meeting, when the EASB handed over full responsibility for the governance of the sport to the EPSB. The EPSB in now the sole National Governing Body for the sport of Snooker and Billiards in England.
The EPSB is made up of its Board of Directors, its Operations Team, its playing members and referee members.
Its objectives are to:
- promote, administer, encourage and popularise the development of, and inclusive participation in, the sports in England;
- organise, run and coordinate snooker and billiards events in England
- provide support and coordination for snooker clubs in England and seek to improve playing facilities
- provide training and development for referees
- act as the body through which any public funding from Sport England (or any successor body) is received and spent on projects for the development of the sports in England
In delivering its objectives the EPSB aims to create a clear pathway from beginner to elite professional and develop a structured coaching environment that will inspire all regardless of gender, ability or ethnicity to fulfil their potential in our sport.
The EPSB is an independent organisation that works in association with, the European Billiards and Snooker Association (EBSA), the World Snooker Federation (WSF) and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). The EPSB is a recognised pathway to the World Snooker Tour (WST).