Scenes from last season’s Grand Finals and defending champion Ant Parsons
The doors are now open for everyone to enter this season’s biggest, most exciting and unique UK amateur snooker event; The Snookerbacker Classic, which is now into its fourth year.
The headline news this season is that I have been able to increase the prize money further and it now amounts to over £7000 in all, we are also visiting two new venues in the North in Preston and for the first time in the South, London.
I am also hoping that I will soon receive some really exciting news which will increase the prestige of the tournament even further, but while I wait for that, it’s time to open up the entries and explain a bit about what’s going on this time around.
This year there will be 11 qualifying events around the country to find our 16 finalists. All qualifying events are £50 per entry and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If a player qualifies from an earlier event and has entered others, any unspent entry fees will be refunded immediately.
I have had a pre-launch of the tournament in advance of this for players that have entered multiple times in the past and this has resulted in the opening weekend in Gloucester filling almost immediately. For all other events, please see the ‘Reserving Places’ instructions below.
The details of all qualifying events can be found below. I have indicated the maximum number of players in the heat and the number of qualifiers.
Saturday November 1st – South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester (16 players down to 1 qualifier) EVENT FULL
Sunday November 2nd – South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester (32 players down to 2 qualifiers) EVENT FULL
Sunday November 9th – George Scotts Snooker Centre, Liverpool (16 players down to 1 qualifier)
Sunday November 16th – The Elite Snooker Centre, Preston (16 players down to 1 qualifier)
Saturday November 29th – The Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds (32 players down to 2 qualifiers)
Sunday November 30th – The Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds (32 players down to 2 qualifiers)
Sunday February 8th – The Elite Snooker Centre, Preston (16 players down to 1 qualifier)
Saturday February 21st – South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester (16 players down to 1 qualifier)
Sunday February 22nd - South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester (32 players down to 1 qualifier)
Sunday March 8th – Cueball, Derby (16 players down to 1 qualifier)
Saturday March 28th – Upton Park Snooker Centre, London (32 players down to 1 qualifier)
ORDER OF MERIT (WHOLE EVENT) – 1 QUALIFIER
All matches will be the Best of 7 frames, with the exception of the Last Chance Saloon in London which will be the Best of 5 frames.
GRAND FINALS DAY – SOUTH WEST SNOOKER ACADEMY GLOUCESTER, SUNDAY APRIL 5TH.
WINNER: £1500 RUNNER UP: £1000 LOSING SEMI-FINALISTS: £500 LOSING QUARTER FINALISTS: £200 LOSING LAST 16: £100 JOHN PARROTT CUESPORTS HIGHEST BREAK: £500 JOHN PARROTT CUESPORTS MAXIMUM BREAK: £1000
EDEN RESOURCES SNOOKERBACKER SCHOLARSHIPS: £700 (More Details to Follow)
FURTHER PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED.
HOW TO ENTER:
Reserving Places: Please email email@example.com or contact me via Twitter or Facebook to reserve places. Please note that I will only reserve places for a maximum of 14 days and I will let you know the date that your place becomes unreserved. Only places with paid entry fees are confirmed. Please note that it is not possible to reserve places for Gloucester on 2nd November and the first players to pay this entry fee will be eligible to play (see below).
Paying Entry Fees: Please click this link and follow the instructions, I will send a confirmation email when the fee is received. Please remember to include the name of the player in the instructions if it is not for yourself.
You can view the full terms and conditions of entry for this year by clicking here - please note that in entering the tournament you are accepting these conditions.
To enter the 2015 Snookerbacker Classic, click this link and select the events you want to enter and pay the fee.
Why should you enter? Well, in the coming few days and weeks you’ll be hearing from some players who will tell you why you should. Don’t just take my word for it. The official poster for this season’s event will be available very soon and posted out to the venues.