The EPSB Open Series represents a new dawn for competitive amateur snooker in England and will see the creation of the only open tournaments accredited by England’s national governing body for our sport.
All competitions will be held at affiliated 147 Clubs to ensure consistency of standard and organisation throughout, with an initial 36 (now 45) tournaments announced to take place before the end of 2021.
There will be a ranking list based upon results from all EPSB Open Series tournaments, with the top four players at the end of the season set to earn free Q School entry for 2022 worth £1,000 each.
Entry for all competitions is open now via WPBSA SnookerScores, with the first set to be held in Hull and Leicester on 5 September.
The entry fee for each EPSB Open Series tournament will be just £20.00, with all entry fees to be paid out in prize money. Events will be open to all players, whether professional (+18 handicap) or amateur and of any gender or nationality to promote inclusivity and opportunity.
In planning these events the EPSB has consulted extensively with experienced professional players including Mark Selby, Kyren Wilson, Joe Perry, Mike Dunn, Peter Lines, Robert Milkins, David Grace and others. These players have all experienced first-hand the benefits of similar competitions during their formative years in our sport and already have made an invaluable contribution to ensuring that the events will be structured correctly.
Prize Money Structure
Entry fee: £20 (can be paid beforehand or on the day itself in cash)
Up to 8 entries: The winner will receive 100% of the entry fees
9 to 16 entries: The winner will receive 70% of the entry fees, the runner-up will receive 30%
17 to 32 entries: The winner will receive 50% of the entry fees, the runner-up will receive 25% and semi-finalists will each receive 12.5%
Above 32 entries: The winner will receive 40% of the entry fees, the runner-up will receive will receive 20%, the semi-finalists will each receive 10% and the quarter-finalists will each receive 5%