Premier Junior Tour Concludes

This coming weekend sees the conclusion of the EASB Premier Junior Tour.

This is a six event, season long tour in which 40 of the countries best under 21s compete for places in international events such as the EBSA and IBSF Under 21 and Under 18 Championships.

After the event is concluded, places on next season’s Tour will be allocated to winners in the Regional Junior Tour. The top ranked players in each region, based upon a proportional number of total entries in each region, will be eligible for automatic promotion to compete on the 2017/18 Premier Junior Tour, whilst additional players from each region will be invited to enter the Junior Play-Offs, depending how many places are available.

Ex pros bounce back

Congratulations to Gerard Greene and Peter Lines who won their pro status back yesterday. Both Lines and Greene dropped off the tour last year but thanks to their top eight position in the EBSA Order of Merit and their success at Ponds Forge, they both make an immediate return.

Results

Event 1

​Semi finals

Ian Glover 2-4 Gerard Greene

​George Pragnall 2-4 Steven Hallworth

Final

Gerard Green 4-1 Steven Hallworth

Event 2

Semi finals

Peter Lines 4-2 Ben Jones

​Zack Richardson 4-3 Brandon Sargeant

Final

Peter Lines 4-0 Zack Richardson

 

 

EBSA Play offs 2017

The EBSA Play Offs
Wednesday 12 April 2017

(The real “Judgement Day”!)

Event 1

SF1 – Ian Glover v Gerard Green

SF 2 – Steven Hallworth v George Pragnall

Event 2

SF1 – Peter Lines v Ben Jones

SF 2 – Zack Richardson v Brandon Sargeant

Matches are scheduled for 11:00am but may be re-scheduled depending on the World Championship Qualifiers

Event 1 Final – SF1 v SF2

Event 2 Final – SF1 v SF2

 The finals of each event are scheduled for 7:00pm but again are dependent on the World Championship Qualifiers

All matches are best of 7 frames

The winners of each event will receive a two year professional tour card

World Championships Qualifiers – Day 6

Despite heroic efforts by both Peter Lines and Reanne Evans, neither could make it through to judgement day.

Peter Lines was 6-5 up on Gary Wilson but Wilson hit three tons in the next four frames to go 9-6 ahead. Lines took another frame but couldn’t do any more and Wilson ran out the winner 10-7

Reanne Evans began the final session 6-1 down but started off showing she meant business by taking the first frame. Despite trading frames with Lee Walker and moving to only 3 frames behind, Evans finally bowed out at 10-6.

Peter Lines will be back in action at Pond Forge in the EBSA play offs tomorrow where he will be trying to regain his pro status.

 

World Championships Qualifiers – Day 5

Alexander Ursenbacher completed a fantastic win over Scot Donaldson [world ranked 66]. Ursenbacher raced into a 5-0 lead only to be pegged back and eventually go behind for the first time at 9-8. A break of 114 forced a decider before Ursenbacher booked his place in the third round where he now faces teenager Yan Bingtao in Wednesday’s “Judgement Day” for a place at The Crucible.

Peter Lines will finish his match against Gary Wilson [59] this afternoon. Expect another close one here as they are currently tied at 4-4.

Reanne Evans is finding it tough going against Lee Walker [89] but managed to win the last frame of the session to go into this afternoon at 6-1 down.

World Championships Qualifiers – Day 4

No further winners from the amateur field yesterday but we’re looking forward to this afternoon when Reanne Evans, Peter Lines and Alexander Ursenbacher start their second round matches.

Reanne Evans plays Lee Walker [world ranked 89] and the match is scheduled for the Eurosport Player at 2:30pm.

Peter Lines plays Gary Wilson [59] who made a 147 in his round 1 match.

Alexander Ursenbacher plays Scotland’s Scot Donaldson starting this morning and concluding this evening.

Yesterday results –

Andres Petrov lost 10-2 to Liam Highfield [80]
Chris Totten lost 10-4 to Ben Woollaston [28]
Gerard Green couldn’t add much to his overnight lead and lost 10-6 to Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien [45]
Xu Si could also add only one to his overnight score and lost 10-5 to Rod Lawler [71]

World Championships Qualifiers – Day 3

Alexander Ursenbacher, from Switzerland, who regained his tour card after winning the European Under 21 Championship recently, was the only amateur to complete his first round match yesterday. And what a result it was! He beat the world ranked 31 Robert Milkins 10-6 after Milkins took the first frame with a century break.

Xu Si of China continues his match Against Rod Lawler [71] this afternoon with a 4-2 lead.

Gerard Greene will also be in action and has a 5-4 lead over Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien [45]

Andres Petrov of Estonia starts his campaign against Liam Highfield [80] this morning and Scotland’s Chris Totten also plays this morning against Ben Woollaston [28].

18 year old Totten will be starting his professional career next season after winning the European Championship last month.

Numbers in the square brackets [ ] are world rankings – not ages!

World Championships Qualifiers – Day 2

Peter Lines became the second amateur to move into the 2nd round with a 10-9 win over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [world ranking 38]

Ng on Yee, current women’s world champion, couldn’t match the success of Reanne Evans and went out 10-2 to Nigel Bond [73]

Ross Valance of Scotland lost out by the same scoreline to Sam Baird [53]

Zack Richardson couldn’t keep up with Joe Perry [19] and lost out 10-3

Wayne Townsend lost 10-1 to Rhys Clark [77]

Jordan Brown of Northern Ireland lost 10-3 to Mark Joyce [46]

Adam Stefanow of Poland lost 10-7 to Daniel Wells [62]

Jackson Page, the youngster from Wales, lost on the decider to Martin O’Donnell [75]

World Championships Qualifiers – Day 1 

What a win for Reanne Evans! A 10-8 defeat of Robin Hull [world ranking 57] takes her to just two wins away from an appearance at The Crucible. Next up for Reanne is Lee Walker [89] starting on Sunday

No luck for English Amateur Champion Jamie Bodle. He went down 10-2 to Tom Ford [32]

Andy Hicks was beaten 10-6 by Mike Dunn [41]

Tyler Rees lost 10-2 to Xiao Guodong [44] who included a 137 break in his win

The LiteTask Summer/Winter Pro-Am Series

LiteTask have announced details of their second Pro-Am series to be run over the Summer and Winter of 2017 with a Finals Day for players ranked 17-32 in December and the Grand Final in January 2018.

The series starts on 18 June and details of all the events are now on the calendar.

The 2016/17 series has been very well supported with over 100 entries for each event and scoring thanks to mySnookerStats.com made this one of the year’s favourite events.

The Grand Final of this year’s event is due to take place on 7 May where the 16 will be looking to claim the top prize and even a possible £10000 for a 147.

Steven Hallworth (pictured) won the amateur finals day last Sunday (2 April) and wins his entry to Q School

Taken from Steven's Facebook page