The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards is scheduled to host a series of new English Billiards competitions throughout the upcoming 2021/22 season as it continues its ongoing commitment to promote the three-ball discipline across the country.
Plans to reintroduce an English National Billiards Championship during the summer of 2020 were scuppered due to the coronavirus pandemic, but with national events now back on the agenda, the new EPSB campaign features eight billiards events. These are:
In order to encourage new and existing players to these events, the EPSB is providing free Billiards memberships for those wishing to compete.
The top performing players from these events may also earn the opportunity to represent England and themselves at prestigious international competitions such as the Home Internationals and the World Championship.
EPSB Billiards Director Chris Coumbe is thrilled to see English Billiards back playing a big part on the national programme.
“I’m delighted with the exciting new line-up of EPSB billiards tournaments that have been added to the national calendar.
“The EPSB is committed to providing opportunities for players to engage with the sport of English Billiards, and our free billiards membership is an excellent way for both new and existing players to get involved in our tournaments.
“Alongside our open events, the new junior billiards tour aims to increase participation and provide a pathway for young players in our sport.”
Alongside Coumbe, EPSB CEO Simon Berrisford helped instigate the new series of events.
“When we took over the running of national events in the summer of 2019, one of our core aims was to bring back a thriving national tournament scene for billiards in England.
“Unfortunately, like several other of our events, the national billiards championship of 2020 was cancelled, so I am delighted that we have managed to provide the billiards community with several new tournaments this time around. We hope to see existing players support these, whilst also attracting new cueists into the wonderful sport.”
Please contact the EPSB social media channels (Facebook/Twitter) for further information.