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English Under-21 Championship

The English Under-21 Championship is the national snooker championship for players aged under-21 and has previously been won by future stars including current top 16 player Kyren Wilson.


The provisional dates for the 2021/22 English Under-21 Championship have now been announced:

  • North Qualifier – 19 December 2021
  • South Qualifier – 19 December 2021
  • Last 8 – 13 March 2022
  • Final – EPSB Finals Weekend 11th & 12th June

Learn how to enter EPSB competitions and how to become an EPSB member this season via WPBSA SnookerScores.

Tournament Information

  • The 2022 English Under-21 Snooker Championship is open to all players aged under-21 (on the 31st December 2021)
  • Event entries close two Fridays before the event starts at midday (1200)
  • The opening phase of the championship will consist of two qualifying regions – North and South
  • Regardless of home location, players may enter whichever area they wish – although there is only one entry per player per event
  • The qualifying regions will be played and completed on one day
  • The number of qualifiers produced from each region will be decided on a pro-rata entry basis. This will be made known to players prior to play.
  • The ‘second phase’ of the championship will consist of a national last 8 stage combining both the qualifiers from the North and South regions. At this phase the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be completed, resulting in two finalists who will play each other at the EPSB Finals Weekend.
  • The national quarter-finals will be the best of 7 frames. The national semi-finals will be the best of 9 frames. The final played at Finals Weekend will be the best of 15 frames played across two sessions.
  • The format is straight knockout throughout (no seeding / open draw)

Entry Fees and Prize Money

Entry: £25

Winner: £300

Runner-Up: £150

Semi-Finalists: £120 (each)

Quarter-Finalists: £60 (each)

Previous Winners

2020 – Sean Maddocks

2019 – Mark Lloyd

2018 – Louis Heathcote

2017 – Lewis Gillen

2016 – Peter Devlin

2015 – Sean O’Sullivan

2014 – Ashley Carty

2013 – Chris Wakelin

2012 – Kyren Wilson

2003 – Jamie O’Neill

2001 – Andrew Norman

2000 – Luke Fisher

1999 – Jason Barton

1998 – Robert Donkin

1997 – Luke Simmonds