All-Party Parliamentary Group for Snooker welcomes return of amateur competition

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Snooker has today (20 July 2021) welcomed the imminent return of competitive amateur snooker from this coming weekend in England, following a successful return to national competition in Northern Ireland where Northern Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association (NIBSA) crowned its youngest ever champion Robbie McGuigan at 17 years and 11 days, recently.
 
Speaking after announcements from the English Partnership for Billiards and Snooker (EPSB) and Northern Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association (NIBSA), our Group Chairman, Lincoln Member of Parliament Karl McCartney, said 
 
“I am delighted that formal amateur competition is set to return now restrictions have eased.
 
“It has been a tough time for snooker clubs as they act not only as sporting centres but as community hubs.   Having liaised closely with the WPBSA and National Federations throughout the pandemic, Members of Parliament, Ministers and Government officials know clubs that throughout the country did all they could to ensure the sport could be played safely and as soon as possible.  It therefore comes as no surprise that more clubs are affiliating to the governing body to ensure full compliance with regulations, gain recognition, and ensure the sport can be played in a safe and welcoming environment as we look towards the future.”
 
“I and my colleagues in Parliament are looking forward to seeing competitive snooker return at all levels in our constituencies across the Country.”
 
For more information about the return of competitive amateur snooker, visit the following websites:
 
England –  www.epsb.co.uk
Northern Ireland – www.facebook.com/NIBSA-Northern-Ireland-Billiards-Snooker-Association-134740423214003/
Scotland –  http://scottishsnooker.org/
Wales – https://www.welshsnooker.com/