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September 2, 2014

Snookerbacker Classic: 2014 Events now Pay and Play

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Just an update following the first deadline passing on Sunday that there are now three Snookerbacker Classic qualifying dates available in November for those who pay the entry fee first.

The events in Gloucester and Liverpool are all full but the following events are open NOW for entry:

Elite Snooker in Preston (16th November) – 3 places remaining

Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds (29th November) – 7 places remaining

Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds (30th November) – 6 places remaining

To enter any of the available qualifiers choose from the drop down menu below and pay the fee:


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August 25, 2014

Snookerbacker Classic Payment Deadline Sunday

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A reminder to all players that have reserved places for any of the following events that entry fee payments are due no later than 31st August. Anyone who does not pay the fee on or before this deadline will no longer have a place reserved in the tournament.

To pay the entry fee for Liverpool on the 9th November click here and follow the instructions. 

To pay the entry fee for Preston on the 16th November click here and follow the instructions.

To pay the entry fee for Leeds on the 29th and 30th November click here and follow the instructions.

For anyone who missed the further prize announcement the other day click here

August 17, 2014

Snookerbacker Classic Further Prize Announcement

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SB2015 A4 PosterIt’s only a few short months now until this season’s Snookerbacker Classic gets underway and this week I’ve managed to add once more to the prize pot, making this easily the most lucrative amateur snooker tournament in the UK.

I am delighted to announce that SB Classic partner Lake Creative Design and Marketing are becoming more involved in the tournament this season by stumping up the entry fees for all European Players Tour Championship events next season for the winner.

This means that not only will this season’s champion be £1500 richer, he or she will also have all their EPTC entry fees paid courtesy of Lake Creative, all they ask in return is shirt logo sponsorship for each event.

Andy Spilsbury, the Managing Director of Lake Creative who are also responsible for this season’s poster design said ‘We’re delighted to announce this sponsorship package for this season’s Snookerbacker Classic Champion and really look forward to giving the winner an extra helping hand in their snooker career. It’s a brilliant event and we are immensely proud to be involved as it continues to go from strength to strength’.

Lake Creative are an award winning design and marketing company based in Oxfordshire and Merseyside delivering high quality design and marketing solutions to a portfolio of national brands and campaigns.

More information about Lake Creative can be found here.

More information about this season’s Snookerbacker Classic can be found here. A reminder that the deadline for payment for all the events this side of Christmas is August 31st. There are still a handful of places left in a few of the events, details of how to enter are also included in the link.

July 30, 2014

SB Classic Gloucester 21st February FULL

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The rearranged SB Classic heat in Gloucester announced the other day on Saturday 21st February is now full. I will take further names as reserves in case any of the players involved have already qualified.

Places for Sunday 22nd February are also being taken at a rate of knots so if you want one reserving, you know the drill.

Full details of this year’s SB Classic can be found here

July 28, 2014

Snookerbacker Classic February Venue Change and Order of Merit Update

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Given the popularity of the Snookerbacker Classic in and around it’s spiritual home of Gloucester I’ve decided to change one of the dates to accommodate all the players that want to enter down there.

Therefore I have changed the venue next February 21st and 22nd from Leeds to the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. All players who have entered and paid for Leeds already have been informed and their places have been transferred to these events. You can find out everything you need to know about this season’s tournament here.

As with the event in Gloucester in November, the Saturday will be a 16 player event with one qualifier and the Sunday a 32 player event with two qualifiers.

This means that we see the return of the Order of Merit List and the player that tops this at the end of the tournament, who hasn’t qualified for the Grand Finals already, will take his or her place in the Grand Finals with the other 15 qualifiers. Full details can be viewed in the terms and conditions.

Contact me today to reserve a place in both events. Payment will be due by the end of October and they are likely to go quickly. To make sure you get one, use this page to forward payment.

July 22, 2014

Snookerbacker Classic Information Page

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It’s all quiet on the snooker front at the moment with very little happening around the place until we set sail for Riga in Latvia for the opening EPTC of the season.

That means it’s a really good time for me to get everything set up for this season’s SB Classic and I thought it would be useful to place all the information about it on one handy page here.

The latest is that the opening three qualifiers are now full and that the first Preston heat and the weekend in Leeds at the end of November as steadily filling up too.

To reserve a place in any of the remaining events, details of which are on the information page, contact me today.

July 16, 2014

SB Classic 2015 – Liverpool FULL

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The second qualifying heat for this season’s Snookerbacker Classic in Liverpool is now full. Those who have reserved places will soon receive a link to pay the fees.

All fees must be paid by 31st August or places will be offered to those on the reserve list (there are currently 2 people waiting).

For all other events see details and payment deadlines here and to pay your fee see here.

 

July 11, 2014

SB Classic – Reserve Your Places Today

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Given the popularity of the SB Classic events in Gloucester I felt it was only fair to start taking reservations (subject to availability) for all the other events with a slightly later entry fee payment date. 

So if you want to enter any of the following events but need a bit of time to get the cash together here are the new ‘pay by dates’ – contact me today to reserve your places. Entry fee for each event is £50.

Payment Deadline 31st August for

Sunday November 9th – George Scott’s Snooker Centre, Liverpool EVENT FULL
Sunday November 16th – The Elite Snooker Centre, Preston
Saturday November 29th – The Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds
Sunday November 30th – The Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds

Payment Deadline 31st October for

Sunday February 8th – The Elite Snooker Centre, Preston
Saturday February 21st – South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester 
Sunday February 22nd - South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester
Sunday March 8th – Cueball, Derby
Saturday March 28th – Upton Park Snooker Centre, London

PLEASE NOTE I CAN ONLY TAKE RESERVATIONS UNTIL ALL PLACES IN THE EVENT ARE FILLED. ALSO NOTE THAT THERE ARE ALREADY PAID ENTRIES IN ALL EVENTS SO SPACES ARE LIMITED.

Contact me to reserve on any of these:

By Email: snookerbacker@ymail.com

On Twitter: @snookerbacker

On Facebook: By clicking here

If alternatively you wish to secure your place by paying the entry fee now, click here

July 10, 2014

Snookerbacker Classic 2015 – Gloucester Dates FULL

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I think this has broken the record from last year.

The two opening dates in Gloucester on the 1st and 2nd of November for the 2015 Snookerbacker Classic are now full following yesterday’s launch. The first one in particular reads almost like a Grand Finals Day and should be a cracking opener.

A reminder that to reserve places for any of the other events you should contact me directly - please bear in mind that Leeds tends to fill quickly and that all the other events except London are limited to 16 players and all already have paid entries.

To pay entry fees and get it out of the way you should click here and follow the instructions. 

July 9, 2014

The Snookerbacker Classic 2015: Open for Entries

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SBC15

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.

VENUES:

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.

PRIZE MONEY:

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 snookerbacker@ymail.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.

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