News – Wednesday 8 July 2020

Clubs in England are announcing their opening and how they are meeting the COVID-19 Guidelines.

It’s going to feel strange at first but it’s certainly better than not being able to play and hopefully keeps us all as safe as possible.

The rest of the UK will follow suit soon I’m sure, but the catalyst to the recent change seems to be the question asked by Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow.

The question and answer were described in yesterday’s news item:

It may be worthwhile contacting MPs and asking them to ask the same question but maybe add to it to ask when snooker and pool will be allowed.

The confusion came about when it was announced that social clubs could open but indoor sports can’t be played. What constitutes an indoor sport?

It may well be that others in the UK are able to open on 15 July but we don’t want it to go the same was as England did.

In other news –

Sheffield has a new snooker academy – The Ding Junhui Snooker Academy. More details to follow.

The Events Calendar

Watch the calendar fill up with exhibitions and, to a lesser extent, tournaments. It may be difficult to hold tournaments in some venues.

New look coming soon

SnookerHub will soon look slightly different but will function better and provide more services.