The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) has today announced that the English Under-16 Championship will return to the calendar later this season, after the event was not held during the 2022/23 season.
Won previously by the likes of current professionals Gary Wilson, Jack Lisowski, Sam Craigie and most recently in 2022 Stan Moody, the two-day national tournament will be staged across the weekend of 20-21 April 2024 at a venue to be confirmed.
The tournament will once again mean that there will be national snooker championships contested for players in the Under-14, Under-16, Under-18 and Under-21 age categories.
Entry for the event – and all of this season’s tournaments – is now open via WPBSA SnookerScores.
Under-21 Date Change
It has also been confirmed that there will be a date change for this season’s English Under-21 Championship, which will now run from 27-28 April 2024 at Cueball Derby.
The switch is because of the scheduled World Snooker Federation Junior Championship, which it has recently been announced will begin on 29 January in Albania.
All entries received for the original date will be carried over to the new date, unless players request a refund.
Under-16 Junior Series
At the start of the season, it was announced that the Under-16 Junior Series, which was first held last season, would return later in the 2023/24 campaign.
Following a careful review, in light of an increasingly congested tournament calendar and the successful introduction of the new EPSB Junior Tour, it has now been decided that the Junior Series will not return to the calendar this season.
International selection for Under-16 events will therefore be determined based upon results from the restored Under-16 Championship and the Junior Tour.
View the updated tournament calendar.