Five Teams So Far in National League Snooker Championships 2024…

Five Teams So Far in National League Snooker Championships 2024…

LATER ON THIS YEAR, there will be the English League Championship held at the Landywood Snooker Club in Walsall from April this year. 

The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards website has the general details for teams applying. The prestigious Championship is aimed at all snooker leagues across the country and will provide fantastic weekends of snooker, with camaraderie and fun combined with a big prize with a minimum prize fund of £4,500 to be won across the event.

SnookerZone’s Chris Gaynor has found out that five teams so far have entered into the events of April and May for National Qualifiers and beyond.

Each player from the winning team will also be granted free entry to the following season’s English Amateur Snooker Championship (worth £50 per player).

  • 13-14 April 2024 [NB: change from originally announced date]
  • 4-5 May 2024

In the event of high entries, additional qualifying weekends may be held on the weekends immediately following these dates (i.e. 13-14 April, 11-12 May).

Grand Finals Weekend

  • 29-30 June 2024

All events are to be played at the Landywood Snooker Club, Walsall.

The teams entered so far, according to Jessica, a representative of the EPSB/WPBSA, whom we messaged to find out who had entered so far, and she replied with these.

They are:

  • The Byfleet League

  • Gloucester Snooker League

  • Leeds Billiards Snooker Organisation

  • Nottingham Snooker

  • Ormskirk and District Amateur Snooker League.

Further on the EPSB website, the provisional format for the event will be as follows:

  • A minimum of 32 teams will compete in group stages to qualify for the Grand Finals weekend.
  • Each match will be played over five frames, with a point scored for each frame won.
  • Each team will be made up of five players, with a maximum of one professional player who will give an 18-points start when competing against an amateur. Each team will be permitted to name two reserve players
  • Each player must have played at least two matches for their league during the current season.
  • Where possible, teams from the same league will be drawn apart during the qualification stage.

SEE THE EPSB SITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND NEWS

Thanks to Jessica from the EPSB/WPBSA for getting back to us with some further details on this – we hopefully look forward to further updates soon. 

Chris Gaynor

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