Amateur Snooker - 2015/2016 English Amateur Snooker Championship
23rd & 24th January 2016
THE FAB FOUR
We are down to the Last 4 of the 100th anniversary English Amateur Snooker Championship.
The competition was actually in its second phase, after October's regional heats had decided 32 qualifiers - you can find out more about them, and the event, here.
In the Northern Area rounds, held at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds, Jamie Bodle and Shaun Wilkes emerged victorious.
Bodle beat recent main tour professional Elliot Slessor 8-4 in his last match, following up earlier successes against John Welsh 5-2, and then the promising Ashley Carty 5-4.
Wilkes recovered by taking the last four frames in his deciding match with Simon Blackwell to win 8-7. He had also defeated Michael Williams 5-3 and Simon Bedford 5-3.
Dunstable Snooker Club played host to the Southern Section where Wayne Townsend and Adam Bobat progressed.
Townsend beat Nick Sulley 5-2, Brandon Sargeant 5-2 and James Brown 8-7.
Youngster Bobat eliminated Mark Turner 5-3, Hammad Miah (who has been impressive on the European Tour this season) 5-2 and then Lawrence Oliver 8-4. He also registered the highest break of the weekend at the venue with an effort of 114.
Both Northern and Southern Championship Finals will take place on the 20th February at Q Sports Entertainment Bar, Manchester and Frames Sports Bar in Coulsdon respectively.
For more information and results, please visit the EASB website here.
Written and published by Michael Day on the 30th January 2016