Yorkshire Snooker Competitions 2020

The draw for the latter stages of the Yorkshire Snooker championships has been made with quarter final ties as follows:

Johnathon Bagley v Dave Nelson

Lewis Walsh v Mark Ball

Winners to face each other in semis

Martin Lawrence v Michael Whaley

Kevin Firth v Lewis Gillen

Winners to face each other in semis

The ties will take place at the host club, Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds on Sunday 25th October. This will be subject to COVID guidelines regarding numbers and dates and the way we play the matches may yet change.

Both quarter final and semi final ties will be played on this day unless we are advised otherwise by Health Officials or at the request of the management at the Northern.

We may also find that spectators will not be allowed or limited but we have a number of weeks before a final decision is taken.

In the event we can’t hold the event on that date, we have contingency plans in place to enable us to complete the event over the next couple of months, whether this be staggering start times or playing on separate dates

More information will be posted on here in due course and Tournament Director Andy Kitson will keep in touch with players to keep them informed.

At this stage the Snooker Handicap last 16 onwards is still on hold but hoping to complete this once lockdown rules are relaxed, but it is looking highly likely that the Snooker Pairs event for the 2019/20 season will be a nonstarter and look to have this event in the new year for the new season.

The Yorkshire league is still in limbo with the 6 person Government rule dictating we cannot satisfactorily adhere to safe practices with full teams in attendance and may need to rethink the logistics of completing the remaining matches. We will look to get this completed at the earliest opportunity and advise captains as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience, it’s a frustrating time for everyone and getting back on the tables in a competitive manner is what we all want but please be assured we will get things back on track once we get back to some sort of normality.

All the best and stay safe

Richard Bakes

YBSA – Secretary & Treasurer

WPBSA / EPSB STATEMENT: RE-OPENING OF UK SNOOKER CLUBS

This statement is from the wpbsa website and shared here..

Further to our previous statement of 23 June, together with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Snooker, we have since continued to seek further clarification from both the Department for Media Culture and Sport and the Sports Minister’s office in respect of the proposed re-opening of snooker clubs in the UK.

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Announcement : Yorkshire Snooker Championships Qualifiers 15th March 2020

Announcement : Yorkshire Snooker Championships Qualifiers 15th March 2020

Following discussions between various parties which included the host venue The Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds, it can be announced that the second qualifying event tomorrow WILL take place as planned.

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