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English Amateur Final To Be Streamed Live

The final of the EASB English Amateur Championship in Gloucester will be streamed live on our YouTube channel this Sunday.

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first English Amateur Championship.

The tournament will take place at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester with the final scheduled for 11am.

In July 1916, the Billiard Association, looking for ways to support the war effort, decided to promote a competition for the “Amateur Championship of Snooker’s Pool,” and devote the proceeds to the British Sportsmen’s Motor Ambulance Fund.

The new event was organised and begun at Orme & Sons Showroom, Soho Square, London on 28th August and won by Charles Jaques, who entered under the name of “E.A. Jay”, against H.Sefton.

Since then, the likes of John Pulman, Ray Reardon, John Spencer, Terry Griffiths, Martin Gould and Stuart Bingham have all won the title, while Ronnie O’Sullivan, Joe Johnson and John Parrott were all runners-up at the event prior to turning professional.