English national snooker championship action will return this weekend with the long-awaited resumption of the 2019/2020 junior competitions.
Regional qualifying rounds for the English Under-14, 16, 18 and 21 Snooker Championships were played back in 2019, and whilst many may now be older than those respective age categories, the EPSB felt it was only fair that all still have the opportunity to finish the tournament they entered and began.
Action in all four age categories is already down to the last 16, although this stage is split into north and south regions with eight players featuring in each area. The Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds and Crucible Sports and Social Club in Reading will host the respective events.
Each venue will play down to a regional winner. These regional winners will then meet the following week in Leeds during the 2019/2020 EPSB Finals Weekend for the national title.
Please note: The opening round of Under-18s play begins at 9.30am on the Saturday, whilst the Under-14s start at 1.30pm.
The opening round of Under-21s play begins at 9.30am on the Sunday, whilst the Under-16s start at 1.30pm.
We kindly ask you to be present at least 15 minutes before to register.
Dress Code: Formal shoes, formal trousers and smart and appropriate collared shirt or polo shirt (long or short-sleeved). Waistcoats and bow-ties/ties are optional for this weekend, but will be required for all those at Finals Weekend the following week.
Big Names in the Mix
Reigning under-14s champion Stan Moody will be looking to defend the title, whilst Paul Deaville will be aiming to do exactly the same in the under-16s.
Under-21 Premier Development Tour number one ranked player Mark Lloyd will be looking to leave the junior divisions on a high by retaining the under-21 championship.
Jamie Wilson and Sean Maddocks (also in the under-18s) are both still in the under-21s; since they last played on the EPSB circuit they have both turned professional and are competing on the main tour. English under-18 and 6-red champion Jenson Kendrick is also still in the mix.
Liam Pullen was the runner-up in both the last under-14 and 16 championships in 2019, and he will be attempting to reach more finals as he is still in the under-16, 18 and 21 championships this time around.
For results throughout the weekend, please visit snookerscores.net