2022/23 Amateur Snooker Season Begins in Earnest…

2022/23 Amateur Snooker Season Begins in Earnest…

The amateur snooker season for 2022/23 kicked off in earnest, with a jam-packed weekend last weekend. 

As the summer winds down and we don back on our coats and long sleeve jumpers, and prepare for shorter, darker, nights earlier, the season has fully begun in earnest for those dusting off their cues and sticking on new tips…

Three events took place in different parts of the country last weekend, which saw the Cuestars Under-21s kickstart the youngsters’ campaigns in Salisbury in the south.

Reported on Facebook by Cuestars Press Packer Tim Dunkley:

“OLIVER Sykes (pictured) pocketed £100 in prize money after beating fellow England international Bradley Cowdroy, from Bournemouth, 3-0 in the final of the opening leg of the Cuestars Under-21 Gold Tour at Salisbury Snooker Club on Sunday. The 16-year-old from Chandler’s Ford also racked the day’s highest break of 89 – twice.

Ten-year-old Southampton lad Asten Sahota  apparently demonstrated to everyone that he has a developing safety game to complement his improving break-building skills and excellent technique in a fine 2-0 victory over hardened match player Samuel Laxton in the Silver final.
Ellise is the first girl to win a Bronze event since Chloe White in November, 2016. The 11-year-old from Eastleigh beat first-time finalist Christopher Woodward 2-0 to clinch the winner’s trophy.” And Daniel Walter (fourth picture, left), from Portsmouth, beat Lee Clayden (right), from Chingford, in the Plate final.
The event was sponsored by Salisbury Snooker Club.

For a detailed calendar of Cuestars go here…

The 900 Snooker Legends Series…

Then, there was the beginning of what’s going to be an exciting few months of new amateur snooker on the TV as fans will get to watch some top-quality amateur snooker on the TV channel Sporty Stuff.

To kick-start, that campaign were qualifiers for the new and innovative 900 Snooker Legends series held in Reading where a string of players had the chance to pit their wits to see which two qualifiers would come through to join the selected few who will compete later on in the months of September, October, and November.

It starts on 19 September and will see 25 nights of snooker broadcast Monday to Wednesday every night.

With £6,000 per week in prize money “The 900” is the biggest thing to happen on Tv for Amateur Snooker in many years.

The eight weekly winners will then contest the Grand Final on November 16 in a one-off special.

All events will be staged in the Stephen Hendry Matchroom at the Crucible Club in Reading with a total prize fund in excess of £50,000.

For FULL details of the lineups, go to Sporty Stuff TV here…

Former professional Ross Muir scooped the first Q Tour of the season in the North East Snooker Centre in North Shields.

With so much going on, SnookerZone will keep a beady eye on things and report PICKS of the calendar as they arise.

Well done to everyone who picks up a cue and has a go…

In the words of an app we’re going to review this week. Develop and grow to become your own…

GOAT (Greatest of all time)…

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Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!