The EPSB Under-21 Premier Development Tour is open to players aged under-21 who have successfully qualified via events during previous seasons.
The Tour comprises six one-day tournaments during the season, with the best performing players across the season to be considered for international selection.
The provisional dates for the 2021/22 Under-21 Premier Development Tour have now been announced:
- Event One – 11 September 2021
- Event Two – 12 September 2021
- Event Three – 13 November 2021
- Event Four – 14 November 2021
- Event Five – 29 January 2022
- Event Six – 30 January 2022
Learn how to enter EPSB competitions and how to become an EPSB member this season via WPBSA SnookerScores.
The 2021/2022 EPSB Under-21 Premier Development Tour (U21PDT) is open to players aged under-21 (on the 31st December 2021) who have successfully qualified via events during previous seasons.
There will be a total of 32 players who have qualified for the 2021/2022 U21PDT, these are: Connor Benzey, Lewis Ullah, Jenson Kendrick, Hayden Staniland, Hamim Hussain, Kayden Brierley, Callum Beresford, Joe Fenton, Harry Andrew Gosney, Liam Pullen, Luke Pinches, Ryan Davies, Oliver Sykes, Aidan Murphy, Paul Deaville, Matthew Lawton, Stan Moody, Riley Fisher, Halim Hussain, Jack Haley, Steven Hughes, Michael Roberts, Aidan Gallagher, Lewis George Harper, Ronnie Sullivan, Isa Ishtiaq, Westley Cooper, Mickey Joyce, Samuel Lee Stevens, Ryan Hughes, Bradley Cowdroy and Luke Flanagan.
PLEASE NOTE: Should an U21PDT event not reach its full player capacity of 32 players, ‘top-up’ players from the Junior Playoffs Order of Merit will be invited to take part.
- Event entries close two Mondays before the event at midday (1200)
- Each event will be straight knockout. No seeding / open draw
- All matches up to and including the quarter-finals are the best of 5 frames. Semi-finals and the final will be the best of 7 frames.
- The draw for each event will be done and published a few days before it commences.
- Players will earn ranking points relating to their results at events – ranking points schedule here
- An updated ranking list will be published after each weekend
- ‘Top-up’ players will also be eligible to earn the same ranking points and have the same opportunities open to them
- At the end of the season, several of the lowest ranked players* will be required to play in the end-of-season Junior Playoffs (with several players from that season’s Under-20 Regional Development Tours) in order to try and keep their card for the following season. If those players do not come through the Junior Playoffs, they will be relegated to the following season’s Under-20 Regional Development Tour (if they are age-eligible)
- (*exact numbers of those going into the Junior Playoffs can’t be published until towards the end of the season as this is dependent on several eligibility factors of those involved)
- PLEASE NOTE: Should a player complete fewer than three U21PDT events throughout the season, they will not be eligible to enter next season’s U21PDT (or equivalent) unless there are exceptional circumstances that are presented to the EPSB.
Entry Fees and Prize Money
Semi-Finalists: £75 (each)
Quarter-Finalists: £35 (each)
Highest Break: £50
Mark Lloyd topped the rankings following the season’s five tournaments held.
View the final season rankings.
2020 – Mark Lloyd