The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards is pleased to announce that entries are open for all events from now until the end of the calendar year. 

In order to purchase entry, please log in to your account via the EPSB Login button in the top right-hand corner of our website. Once into the EPSB MemberZone, please click on ‘Member List’ and then on your name. To view the MemberZone, you can click HERE. 

This will subsequently bring up a new page with your personal details. At the bottom of this page will be a red button titled ‘Enter an Event’. Please click on this to bring up a list of all events that you are eligible to enter.  

Please note, entry into events will only be accessible if you have purchased a 2019/20 membership. If you still have them, can everyone please use their previous EASB details to login to the system. 

To view the latest 2019/2020 EPSB Tournament Calendar please visit the ‘Tournaments’ tab on our website HERE.

UPDATE – Since the release of this article, we have published the 2019/2020 EPSB Tournament Information Pack with details regarding all of this season’s confirmed events. To view this, please visit the ‘Tournaments’ tab on our website HERE.

 

Tournament Information and Formats 

The format (number of players per group/number of frames per match) of each event will be down to the discretion of the appointed Tournament Director and often subject to entries, but below is a general overview of the format for each of this season’s tournaments. Prize money amounts for each event are also listed below.

All players must be aware of and adhere to the EPSB Standard Conditions of Entry 2019/2020 / Players Code of Conduct. These, and other areas such as competition formats and qualification, dress code and disciplinary procedures can be found under the ‘Tournaments’ tab on our website HERE.

 

English Amateur Tour 

  • Our premier national amateur tour that is open to all 
  • Five tour events
  • No limit on the number of entries, although the Tournament Director reserves the right to close entries should they feel that a ‘capacity’ has been reached due to logistics (to avoid disappointment, please secure your spot as soon as you can) 
  • Each tour event will be played over two days 
  • Straight knockout format – no seeding 
  • A ranking list will be updated after each event 

 

Under-20 Regional Development Tour 

  • Open to all players aged under 20 (on the 31st December 2019) who have not been invited to play on the Under-21 Premier Development Tour 
  • The tour will be split into three regions – north, midlands and south. Each region will host five tour events (players may enter whichever region they wish, regardless of geographical location, however, only one entry per player and you must play in the same region’s events throughout the season)  
  • No limit on the number of entries 
  • Each tour event will be one day 
  • Round robin groups (not seeded) followed by qualification into a knockout phase
  • Players will be awarded ranking points during the knockout phase
  • Ranking lists will be updated after every event  
  • At the end of the season, a certain number of players will be promoted to the Under-21 Premier Development Tour. Due to this being dependent on several factors, we aim to publish qualification numbers prior to the final round of events. 

 

Under-21 Premier Development Tour 

  • Entry to the tour is by qualification only – the players who have qualified and are eligible are: Ryan Davies, Jed Mann, Hamim Hussain, Jack Harris, Callum Beresford, Luke Pinches, Sean Maddocks, Sean Mcallister, Lewis Ullah, Jenson Kendrick, Mark Lloyd, Mickey Joyce, Manasawin Phetmalaikul, Brandon Hall, Kayden Brierley, Lennard Cripps, Oliver Sykes, Harry Andrew Gosney, Aidan Murphy, Liam Pullen, Sam Dexter, Kaif Shazad, Lewis George Harper, Connor Benzey, Jamie Wilson, Marcos Dayao, Bradley Cowdroy, Joe Fenton, Isa Ishtiaq, Hayden Staniland, Paul Deaville and Alex Clenshaw. (These players will all be aged Under-21 on the 31st December 2019)
  • Five tour events 
  • Each tour event will be played over two days. Saturdays will comprise of players competing in round robin groups and Sundays will comprise of a separate knockout tournament:

ALL players will have snooker on both days (all will be entered into Sunday’s knockout tournament). 

The groups stage will not be seeded but the knockout stage will be; based upon on where the players finished during the previous day in the groups. The knockout draw brackets will be made available before each event, after entries have closed. 

Ranking points will be awarded and accumulated for both days (although points are more weighted towards the knockout competition). 

  • A ranking list will be updated after each event 
  • At the end of the season, a certain number of players will be relegated to the Under-20 Regional Development Tour (if they are eligible to enter). Due to this being dependent on several factors, relegation numbers are likely to be published prior to the final round of events. Please note – if a player enters fewer than three U-21 Premier Development Tour events throughout the season, they will not be eligible to enter next season’s equivalent, unless there are exceptional circumstances that are presented to the EPSB. 

 

Seniors Tour 

  • Open to all players aged 40 or over (on the 31st of December 2019) 
  • Five tour events 
  • No limit on the amount of entries 
  • Each tour event will be played over two days. Saturdays will comprise of players competing in round robin groups and Sundays will comprise of a separate knockout tournament:

ALL players will have snooker on both days (all will be entered into Sunday’s knockout tournament). 

The groups stage will not be seeded but the knockout stage will be; dependent on where the players finished during the previous day in the groups. The knockout draw brackets will be made available before each event, after entries have closed. 

Ranking points will be awarded and accumulated for both days (although points are more weighted towards the knockout competition). 

  • A ranking list will be updated after each event 

 

National Championships 

  • For detailed information on the structure and format of this season’s English National Championships, please visit the ‘Tournament Information Pack’ under the ‘Tournaments’ tab on our website HERE.
  • English National Championships the EPSB will be running throughout the 2019/20 season are: English Amateur Championship, Under-14 Championship, Under-16 Championship, Under-18 Championship, Under-21 Championship, Seniors Championship, Over-55 Championship, 6-Red Championship, Women’s Snooker Championship, Disability Snooker Championship, Billiards Championship. Please note – entry into age specific events will depend on eligibility as of 31st December 2019 
  • No limit on the amount of entries for any championship
  • Each event will consist of different phases leading up to the 2019/20 EPSB Finals Weekend 
  • Events will initially consist of regional / area qualification
  • Regardless of geographical location, players may enter whichever qualifying area they wish – although there is only one entry per player per event  

We have released a specific announcement regarding the new look English Under-14 Championship HERE

 

Ranking Points 

The EPSB ranking points schedule for the 2019/20 season is set out below: 

Group Stages 

1st place – 50 points 

2nd place – 25 points 

3rd place – 15 points 

4th place – 10 points 

 

Knockout 

Winner – 100 points 

Runner-up – 75 points 

Semi-finalist – 50 points 

Quarter-finalist – 35 points 

Last 16 – 25 points 

Last 32 – 15 points 

 

Prize Money

Please note, below are the guaranteed minimum amounts of prize money for each event:

English Under-14 Championship

Entry fee £5

Winner £250

Runner-up £125

Semi-finalist £70

 

English Under-16 Championship

Entry fee £10

Winner £300

Runner-up £150

Semi-finalist £75

 

English Under-18 Championship

Entry fee £20

Winner £300

Runner-up £150

Semi-finalist £75

 

English Under-21 Championship

Entry fee £5

Winner £300

Runner-up £150

Semi-finalist £75

 

English Seniors Championship (Over 40)

Entry fee £25

Winner £200

Runner-up £100

Semi-finalist £50

 

English Over-55 Championship

Entry fee £20

Winner £200

Runner-up £100

Semi-finalist £50

 

English 6-Red Championship

Entry fee £20

Winner £300

Runner-up £150

Semi-finalist £75

 

English Amateur Championship

Entry fee £25

Winner £1000

Runner-up £500

Semi-finalist £250

 

English Amateur Tour (per event)

Entry fee £50

Winner £750

Runner-up £400

Semi-finalist £200

Quarter-finalist £75* (* from Event Two onwards)

Highest Break £50 (Shared if equal high breaks are made. If a player makes the same high break more than once, each break will count towards an individual share of the prize) 

 

Under-20 Regional Development Tour (per event)

Entry fee £20

Winner £100

Runner-up £50

Semi-finalist £25

 

Under-21 Premier Development Tour (per event)

Entry fee £30

Winner £250

Runner-up £125

Semi-finalist £70

 

Seniors Tour (per event)

Entry fee £30

Winner £250

Runner-up £125

Semi-finalist £70

Disclaimer regarding the listed prize money amounts – errors and omissions excepted

 

Please Note – The Tournament Director has the right to change any of the above guidelines should they feel it is necessary to do so, and, or is for the benefit of an event. 

For our tournaments that involve a round robin format, in deciding progression/qualification and, or for seeding purposes, we shall use the current European Billiards and Snooker Association round robin guidelines. You can view these HERE.

We will make announcements regarding our international selection process in due course. 

Should you have any questions or concerns about the above information, please contact us via email on competitions@epsb.co.uk  

Thank you.

The EPSB Board of Directors