The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Simon Berrisford has stepped down from the Board with immediate effect.
Appointed to the Board in June 2019, Berrisford has been instrumental to tournament operations during a challenging period which saw the EPSB take over full responsibility for the governance of the sport in England shortly prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Berrisford played a key role in the successful 100th staging of the English Amateur Championship won by Ben Hancorn in February 2020, as well as the formation of the EPSB Open Series, which in its first season saw 55 new tournament opportunities created for amateur players.
Nigel Mawer QPM, EPSB Chairman said: “On behalf of the EPSB Board I would like to thank Simon for his hard work and dedication during his time with us.”
Simon Berrisford said: “During the past three years I have been proud to have played a part in establishing the tournament structure for the EPSB and in striving to provide more quality playing opportunities for the many talented amateur players we have in this country.
“With the EPSB having gained Sport England recognition last year and several key initiatives now beginning to bear fruit, I firmly believe that English snooker is on the right track, and I look forward to following further developments in the future.
“I would like to thank everyone at the EPSB and of course the many players, officials and venue owners who have played their part and wish them the best of success for the future.”