2019-2020 Jock McGregor Memorial-Silver Fox strikes Gold

Cornwalls Chri Mitchell, like the late Jock Mcgregor is a stalwart of the game – travelling many miles per season to play the game we all love – and it was fitting that Chris took the first ranking event of the 2019/20 season.
Mitchell made the most of his handicap rating to cruise to victory, beating another great billiard supporter, Eddie Fielding in the semi final, and stalwart billiards and Norwich (??) supporter Nathan Mann in the final. Mann had a string of 50+ breaks in his semi against Ian White.
John Hughes made 2 centuries in making the plate semi, losing out to winner Matt Jackson, who beat James McCann in the semi, McCann getting past Mick White in the semi final.  

2019-2020 Season

Following the recent AGM in May Tim Godolfin has decided after many years service to the EABA as secretary to stand down. We would all like to thank him for his many dedicated years as secretary and for the excellent work he has put into the organisation. Peter Stanyer has volunteered to take over the role of secretary  for the new season.

Peter will be asking all members to provide email addresses to provide a cheaper and swifter method of keeping our members in touch with the latest calender/events.

Don’t forget the Whitworth Masters on the 14th/15th September and the first ABC on 13th October at Clay Cross.


2019-2020 Calendar

The latest calendar for the new season is now ready. You can download it here.

Calendar of events 2019/20   

August 2019

Sat/Sun    17th/18th                       World Billiards Ltd – Jim Williamson Trophy – NSC Leeds. TBC


September 2019

Sat/Sun    6th/8th                           World Billiards Ltd – New Zealand Open TBC

Sat/Sun    14th/15th                     Whitworth Masters – Joseph Whitworth Centre – Darley Dale – Derbyshire

Sat/Sun    21st/22rd                       UK Seniors (over 50) Championship 2019 – Cue Ball Club – Derby

Sat/Sun    28th /29th                      World Billiards Ltd – Austrian Open


October 2019

Sun/Sat    6th/12th                         World Billiards Ltd – World Open and World Championships- Melbourne Australia

Sun            13th                                 1st   ABC Ranking event – Clay Cross. Closing date for all championship entries

Sun            20th                                 EABA County Championship – Cueball Club – Derby

Tues          22nd                                EABA Management meeting – inc. English Draw

Sun            27th                                 2nd ABC Ranking event – Cambridge


November 2019

Sun            3rd                                   English Amateur Championship – 1st round qualifiers (down to 32) venues to be advised

Sun            10th                                 3rd A.B.C. National Ranking Event – Clay Cross

Sat/Sun    16th/17th                       World Billiards Ltd –  British Open – TBC

Sat/Sun    23rd/24th                       Billiards International – N Ireland, ROI, England, Austria – Celbridge R.O.I.


December 2019

Sat/Sun    30th/1st

Sun            8th                                   Grand Masters Championship -qualifiers at regional venues                                 

Sat/Sun    14th/15th


January 2020

Sat/Sun    4th/5th

Tues         7th                                    EABA Management meeting

Sun            12th                                 4th ABC National ranking event – Clay Cross

Sat/Sun    18th/19th                       Friendly/Kingsman Cup – N Ireland v England

Sat/Sun   25th/26th                       World Billiards Ltd – Scottish Open TBC


February 2020

Sun            2rd                                  English Amateur Championship Regional Intermediate Round – North/South

Sun            9th                                   5th ABC National Ranking Event – Atack Snooker – Nuneaton

Sun            16th                                English Championships (16 – 8) & (8 – 4). Clay Cross – Derbyshire

Sun            23th                                 Grand Masters Finals – Atack Snooker – Nuneaton


March 2020

Sat/Sun    29th/1st                          EBSS – Southampton

Tue             3th                                   E.A.B.A. Management Committee Meeting.

Sat/Sun    7th/8th                            Seniors International (over 50) England v N Ireland – Newark Conservative Club

Sun            15th                                 EABA Match Play Championship – Short format – Atack – Nuneaton

Sat/Sun    21st/22nd                      English Amateur Championship Semis and Final – Darley Dale

Sat/Sun    28th/29th                      World Billiards Ltd – English Open – TBC


April 2020

Sat/Sun    4th/5th

Fri/Sun 10th/12th                         World Billiards Ltd – UK Open – NSC – Leeds

Sun            19th                                Junior Finals Day – Kings Lynn                                                                                       

Mon/Fri   20th/24th                      World Billiards Ltd – World Championship – Short format – Norther Snooker Centre – Leeds – TBC                           Sun 26th                                 EABA Over 60’s championship – Clay Cross


May 2020

Thur/Sun 1st/3rd                          EBSS Tournament   – Jersey

Sat              9th                                   EABA – AGM – Clay Cross – Derbyshire

Sun            10th                                 Jock MacGregor Handicap – Ranking Event – Clay Cross – Derbyshire

Sat/Sun    16th/17th                       World Billiards Ltd – Irish Open – TBC

Mon/Wed 18th/20th                    World Billiards Ltd – European Open – Carlow ROI – TBC