The Amateur season of the English Association for Snooker and Billiards is in full swing so here’s a quick update of what’s been happening on the English Amateur Tour.
Last season saw Joe O’Connor win four out of the six events and then go on to scoop the English Amateur Championship, not before he turned pro and received a tour card for the 2018/19 season.
This season it’s a different story altogether as there has been no quadruple victory for any player. David Lilley has come close to winning thrice, but took the opening event of the EAT. The winners of the events pocket at least a grand on the circuit, plus, they get a FREE entry into QSchool 2019.
Event two was won by ex-pro Leo Fernandez and three was won by last season’s semi-finalist in the English Amateur Championship Jamie O’Neill. Event five has already been played, and it was won by Simon Bedford meaning there’s still Events four and six to be played. The venues generally get played down in Gloucester or up in Sheffield at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucestershire and the Star Snooker Academy in Sheffield.
Event four will take place on the 2nd/3rd February at the Star Snooker Academy in Sheffield.
Currently, David Lilley is at the top of the ranking list for this amateur
See dates for upcoming events, such as the English Amateur Championship last 16, which happens in March, on the EASB website…
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