Carrington, Einsle & Jones Earn Two-Year Tour Cards

Congratulations to Stuart Carrington, Jak Jones and Patrick Einsle, who each today regained a place on snooker’s main tour by winning two matches at the 2013 EBSA play-offs at the EIS in Sheffield.

Having qualified for today’s play-offs courtesy of their performances at a series of four amateur events staged alongside a number of the professional European Tour events this season, the trio will now join snooker’s main tour for the next two seasons and you can read quotes from them here at World Snooker.

Welsh youngster Jones first turned professional following his victory at the 2010 European U-19’s Championship, while Carrington earned a main tour card through the Q School in 2011, perhaps most notably defeating Matthew Stevens at a PTC event during last season.

2013 EBSA Play-Offs Draw Available

A line of news that snuck out during the week is that the draw for the inaugural EBSA Play-Offs, which will be held in Sheffield on 28th April 2013, has now been released by World Snooker and can be viewed here.

For those who may not be aware, the new event sees twelve players who have qualified via four events played alongside main tour European Tour events earlier this season, do battle with three main tour cards up for grabs.

Among those involved are Oliver Lines and Ben Harrison, as well as former professionals Jak Jones and Stuart Carrington in what will be a huge day for all twelve players, taking place of course during this season’s Crucible showdown.

The best of luck to all involved.

European Championship Down To Last 16

A brief post here by way of update regarding the ongoing 2011 EBSA European Championship in Bulgaria which today came down to the last 16 stage. As of yet the majority of the fancied men have managed to come through unscathed but with just three more days to run in the tournament, the competition is set to heat up further…

Click here to see the latest draw.