The big news yesterday was that the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) are to be running a series of “Open” events designed to “…boost English snooker”.
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This is a welcome boost to the pro-am scene in England and should give many more opportunities for players to play in top-class events.
There has been a lot of calls for more pro-am events following the obvious popularity and success of the events organised by Pro-Am Snooker UK.
The only concern is that an event organised by the English National Governing Body (NGB) should be open to players from all nationalities.
Time will tell as to how these events are received by the wider amateur snooker community.