British Universities Snooker Championships 2024 at Woking…

British Universities Snooker Championships 2024 at Woking…

THE British Universities Snooker Championships will be held at Woking Snooker Centre on the 14 – 17th March 2024.

3o different institutions are expected to attend the event in which the “modern” championship has been going since 2018/2019.

The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) wrote last year that the University of Bristol shocked reigning champions Manchester in the final to win their maiden British Universities Team Snooker Championship title.

The 2022/2023 British Universities Snooker Championship was held between 23-26 March 2023 at the Woking Snooker Centre, which pitted 175 players from 28 different universities across the UK. Following four days of action, the top Team Championship title went to the University of Bristol, while Matei Rosca from the University of Manchester claimed the Individual Championship.

Individual competitions will be held between the 14 – 16th March at the Surrey-based club and to which the Team Competitions will be held on the 16th to 17th.

University Snooker Organisations partnered with the EPSB in 2020 in a boost to promote the amateur game amongst the student communities.

Ben Hubbard from the Universities Pool Council said the draw for the events usually takes place on the Sunday before the events take place.

Hubbard said: “Our reigning individual champion is Matei Rosca (from Romania, aged 24) of the University of Manchester. He’s achieved some wins outside of the university cue sports scene and been involved in European Championships.”

The University of Bristol Champions from last year charted their way to victory on their Facebook page, outlining the excitement, joy, sweat, and tears of the events held in 2023.

They added: “This was the first time Bristol had ever won a BUCS cue sports championship in its history (since 1984) and I could not be more proud of the boys. Everyone performed, and we came together as a team and took the title. It was an honour.”

On the University of Bristol Pool and Snooker Club, the website reads: “Founded in 2014, the University of Bristol Pool & Snooker Club is a rapidly growing, active and popular student pool and snooker club. We welcome players of all abilities with plenty of opportunities for social and competitive play throughout the year. We enter competitions across the country, including entering teams (men and women’s) and individuals to the BUCS Pool and Snooker tournaments. We have also developed a strong and successful focus on charity work; with a “24 hour snookerthon” and our charity “break sale” at BUCS snooker tournaments, as well as helping raise well over £3000 for the suicide prevention charity Papyrus and the mental health charity Mind in recent years.

Previous winners of the “modern” championships include:

2018/2019 – Callum Browne, of Exeter

2019/2020 – Lennard Cripps, who also scooped the 2021/22 trophy

2022/2023 – Matei Rosca

Warwick University first won the Team Championship in 2018/19 season.

Can Bristol retain their title this time? 

The older runnings of the tournament before the Universities Pool Council was first won in 1983 by Glasgow.

Its last staging of the event before the UPC got involved was won by Southampton in 2017/18.

Thanks to the British Universities and Colleges Sports for the information and also to their media enquiries team for welcoming SnookerZone’s Chris Gaynor to their event on the event days to report. We may report on the last knockings of the event on the weekend. Spectators are also welcome. 

Good luck and well done to everyone who competes in the events. 

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Chris Gaynor

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