Major Announcements Affecting Amateur Snooker

Well what a Monday morning!

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the World Snooker Tour (WST) have been busy as ever and have made a couple of announcements today.

The WPBSA provided an update regarding their view on clubs reopening.
You can read the announcement here:

If you want to have a read of the strategy, it’s here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy

It’s 60 pages long though!



The WST also made an announcement which was about Q School and the places allocated on the main tour.

The big news for England is a place on the main tour for Sean Maddocks.
Sean was runner up in the World Snooker Federation (WSF) Junior Open and holds the record as being the youngest player to make a 147 in an open-aged event.
He has been making a name for himself at many amateur events and only just missed out at Q School 1 last time.

It’s a shame the Q School Order of Merit doesn’t earn cards but, as usual, there should be places available at many main tour events which will draw on the Order of Merit.

This year’s Q School will take place at the same venue as the World Championship qualifiers. The qualifiers will be decisive for some as to whether or not they have to go to Q School.

Details of the Challenge Tour play off are still to be announced.