The English Association of Snooker and Billiards has concluded its six event series held in Sheffield and Gloucester with six winners now receiving a FREE entry to QSchool in May:

These are:

1) Former professional Peter Lines, who lifted Event One title in Gloucester pocketing £1,000 as well.

2) In Sheffield at the Star Academy, it was Luke Simmonds who took the money and the Q-School entry.

3) Back in Gloucester, it was Lewis Gillen who won the first prize.

4) Returning to Sheffield, David Lilley, a regular amateur competitor on the Main Tour, who managed to waggle a place onto QSchool this year in May.

5) 36-year-old and former pro Kuldesh Johal racked up a win in Gloucester to secure a place onto the Preston meet up of snooker's wannabe future pros.

6) Steven Hallworth, a former pro, now 21, who dropped off in 2015/16, has now succeeded in booking a place for the potential qualifiers for the main tour in a couple of months time.

Aside from that the two top eligible players will receive an entry into World Snooker's English Open next season - which saw China's number two Liang Wenbo win the very first edition and be handed the Steve Davis trophy by the man himself, Davis, the six-times World Champion.

Along with the current English Amateur Champion Jamie Bodle, the overall winner of the EAT ranking will play in the World and European Championship, which sees David Lilley ahead ranked one on the list.

You can see the full ranking list on the EASB's main website.


QSshool was founded in 2011 and sees hundreds of players fight to secure one of several tour cards on offer to become professional players on the main tour for two years.

Eight players qualified from Events one and two for the main tour in 2016, including:

1) Fang Xiongman

2) Christopher Keogan

3) Cao Yupeng

4) Chen Zhe

5) Michael Giorgiou

6) John Astley

7) Alex Borg

8) David John

A further four players qualified on the Order of Merit and they were:

Craig Steadman, Jamie Curtis Barrett, Ian Preece and Adam Duffy.

12 players this year will gain a spot on the £10 million pound tour.

Last season saw some players such as German Masters Champion Anthony Hamilton this season, almost fall off the tour - but saved his card and look where he is now.

Other noticeable achievements have seen Chinese teenagers such as Yan Bingtao, who had his card deferred progress quickly on the main tour, reach several World ranking event quarter-finals.