Eaba Notice

On behalf of all members, the EABA Committee would like to extend heartfelt condolences to Steve and Margaret Crosland on the tragic loss of their son Robert recently.

We are sure that all our thoughts will be with Steve, Margaret and family at this sad time.

EABA 2017/2018 Final Rankings – Debut for Mann

With the final ranking event for the 2017/2018 season complete, Rob Hall again finishes as undisputed English number one. Three Teesiders: English amateur finalist Darren Kell, Mark Hatton and Craig Fitzpatrick finished in the top 8, with Adam Clarke and Chris Achilles again finishing in the top 8 and qualifying for England selection. Dave Nicholls qualifies in the top 8 with Nathan Mann making his debut.
Final Rankings (subject to ratification) Here.
Senior rankings to follow.

EABA Match Play Tournament – Perfect Ten for Hall

Sun 13th May 2018, North East Snooker Center – Clay Cross, S45 9AG.

The final ranking event for the 2017/2018 season was dominated by Rob Hall, who won all ten of his 100 up frames comfortably to cruise to the Match Play title, with 3 unfinished century breaks along the way. Adam Clarke played well and made the final beating Teessider Craig Fitzpatrick in the semi-final. Chris Achilles, who has had another good season was Halls’ semi final victim.

The plate entry was strong, Steve Crosland playing extremely well in the final to see off Darren Kell. Kell beat reigning Match play Champion Mark Hatton (a notable first round main event victim to Mick Johnson) in the semi, Nathan Mann making the semi final contingent.

Full Results Here.

The postponed Jock McGregor Handicap will be scheduled for early next (2018/19) season.

EABA Over 60’s Tournament – Terry is Top Dog

Northeast Derbyshire Snooker Centre – Clay Cross, S45 9AG. Sunday 22nd April 2018 – 11am.

The first EABA Over 60’s Tournament, kindly sponsored by Jim McCann, was won by Terry Azor, a 63 break in the final proving decisive to take the title from Yorkshire’s Tony Clegg. In the plate, David Rees won by just 3 points from Peter Johnson, who led for the majority of the game until Rees made 2 telling contributions with his last visits to the table.
A good turnout of players enjoyed a well run (thanks to Clive Scott and his merry men) tournament.
Results to follow.

Annual General Meeting 2018

A proposition received in accordance with the Constitution and placed on

the Agenda for discussion and decision at the 2018 AGM is as follows:

“That spotted balls currently approved by WPBSA should be used in future EABA tournaments and championships.”

Proposed by Chris Taylor – Seconded by Rob Hall.


To All Members May 2018

You are invited to the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Association which will be held at The North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Derby Road, Clay Cross, Chesterfield on Saturday 12th May 2018 at 2.00pm.

The following business will be discussed:

1. Chairman’s opening remarks and apologies

2. To confirm the minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting

3. Matters arising from the Minutes

4. Secretary’s report

5. Treasurer’s report and Annual Statement of accounts for the year 2017/2018

6. Junior Section

7. Referees’ Section

8. Coaching Section

9. Election of Officers, Committee Representatives and Auditor

10. Honorary Life Membership

11. Propositions received in accordance with the Constitution.

11.1 A proposal received from Chris Taylor, seconded by

Rob Hall. “That spotted balls currently approved by WPBSA be used by EABA in future tournaments and championships”

12. Subscriptions

13. Close of meeting

If you want to participate in the EABA Match Play Championship – short format (ranking event) at the same venue held on Sunday 13th May starting at 11.00am. Entries on the day.

Annual General Meeting 2018

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the EABA will take place at ‘The North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Derby Road, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, S45 9AG, on Saturday 11th May at 2.00pm. All members are invited to attend including junior members, although junior members are not eligible to vote.

Propositions Must be proposed and seconded within the terms of the Constitution and be received by the Secretary at least 28 days prior to the date of the AGM. Please note that proposers and seconders must be fully paid up members and attend the meeting.

Election of Officers must be proposed and seconded within the terms of the Constitution and be received by the Secretary at least 14 days prior to the date of the AGM. The position of Chairman is due for election and Mr McCann has stated he is prepared to seek re-election for a further three year term.

All non officer members of the Committee are due for election – each for one year.

2017/18 English Amateur Championship – Six Appeal for Hall

The Whitworth Institute, Darley Dale – Sat 17th/Sun 18th March 2018.

Defending champion Rob Hall retained his title in style, fending off Teessider Darren Kells’ challenge with the aid of breaks of 465 and 377 unfinished for a final score of 1531 to 657. This was Kell’s third final and he had some great wins to make the final (with a double century break on the way) and a top break in the final of 157. Hall’s 6th win was overseen by referee John Squires and tournament director Clive Scott.
In the semi-finals, Martin Goodwill was Halls victim by 1268 to 872, with top breaks of 302,127,176 and 218 by Hall and 150 by Goodwill. Kell, with a top break of 163, beat Dave Nichols (top break of 106) by 1120 to 662.

John Murphy

The EABA have learned of the very sad and unexpected passing of Hartlepool’s John Murphy. All at the EABA extend their heartfelt sympathies to Jim and family. RIP John.
Funeral details: Hutton Henry church in Hutton Henry, County Durham, 10am on Wednesday 4th April.

2017/18 EABA Seniors International – England Enjoy good Run-out

Newark Conservative Club – Sat 10th/Sun 11th March 2018.

The England vs Northern Ireland international was comfortably won by England with a number of frames won with unfinished run-out breaks. England’s Mark Graham took a maximum 8 points in the event and had three 50+ unfinished breaks, with a 64unf against Irelands top player Tommy Hunter, who had the events’ top break, with an excellent 125 unfinished. There were solid contributions by all the England team of Winn, Rees, Crosland, White, Mitchell, Wayman and Fielding, for Northern Ireland, Frank Trainor and Paul McWilliams had some notable victories.
The EABA (led by tournament director Clive Scott) would like to thank the Newark Conservative Club for their excellent hospitality and playing conditions, and the usual (but entirely deserved) thanks go to referees’, Mr. Slee, Ellis, Brookes and (‘cheeky’) Squires.
England won both days’ play by the same score – 21-11, giving the English victory by a final score of 42-22.
Full Results Here.

2017/18 EABA Junior Championship

Maltings Q Club, Kings Lynn, PE30 1NQ. Sunday 15th April 2018 – 11am.

Age Groups: Under 16, Under 19, Girls Under 19.
Entries on the day – £5 all age groups (players can play in more than 1 age group).
Prize money dependent on entries.

2017/18 English Amateur Championship – Semi Finalists Decided

Clay Cross, Derbyshire, 17th/18th February 2018.

Semi-final draw:
Hall v Goodwill
Kell v Nichols

Sundays games:
Kell beat Mann
Hall beat Welham
Goodwill beat Marshall
Nichols beat Mullane

The Last 16 results are:
Welham beat Graham
Hall beat McCann
Kell beat Sutton
Goodwill beat Hatton
Marshall beat Fitzpatrick
Mann beat Jackson
Mullane beat Goodwin
Nichols beat Payne
Results Here.

2017/18 Fifth ABC – Hatton Steps up from the Plate

Atack Club, Nuneaton, 11th February 2018.

Mark Hatton surpassed his 2 plate wins this season with a main final win in great style against rankings leader Rob Hall. Trailing in the final by 116 points, Hatton timed a 130 unfinished break to perfection to win at the death. Hall had 101 and 108 breaks in the final, with the tournament top of 351 unfinshed, Hatton having 117, 115 and 142 breaks in earlier rounds. Geoff Barrett won the plate from Arthur Winn with a couple of nice 70 something breaks along the way, evergreen Brian Harvey and Teesider Craig Fitzpatrick (with a 114 break in an earlier round and a 148 in the main, which was trumped by Dave Nichols’ 152) making the semi’s. Mick Johnson and Adam Clarke were the beaten semi-finalists. Earlier Darren Kell was in great form before being beaten by travelling companion Hatton, hitting a string of breaks including a 173 and 128, Nathan Mann had a 114 and Mark Hirst a 138.

2017/18 English Amateur Championship – Hall misses the Point

Various Locations, 4th February 2018.

Reigning English champ Rob Hall had a 536 break in leading the qualifiers for the last 16 of the English amateur championship, which was one point less than his record breaking ABC break of a week earlier. The qualifiers are: North (Bradford): Rob Hall, Darren Kell, Craig Fitzpatrick, Mark Hatton, Mark Graham, Matt Jackson, Jim McCann, Robert Marshall. West (Cambridge): Dave Nicholls, Nathan Mann, Phil Welham, Kevin Payne. South: Martin Goodwill, John Mullane, Jason Goodwin, Matt Sutton.
The Last 8 will be decided on the 17th February at Clay Cross, Derbyshire (draw made on the day), with the semi finalists decided on Sunday the 18th at the same location.