2017 EBSA PLAY-OFFS - CONFIRMED QUALIFIERS
Following the conclusion of last weekend's Gibraltar Open, the European Billiards and Snooker Association (EBSA) Top 8 Play-Off list has been finalised.
The list is comprised of amateur players only. In recent seasons the Play-Offs have been made up of the top 16. However, due to the European Tour circuit now being defunct (or at least severely reduced), the rankings have gone on the performances from Gibraltar and the Paul Hunter Classic in Furth, Germany from last August.
Former main tour stalwart Gerard Greene (pictured) finished joint top of the rankings alongside Zack Richardson.
Both relegated from the top tier last season, Peter Lines and Steven Hallworth qualified third and fourth respectively. George Pragnall, Ben Jones, Brandon Sargeant and Ian Glover make up the octet.
The eight will square off in a knockout event probably in April. The finalists will each earn two year guaranteed professional tour cards for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 campaigns.
=1stGerard Greene 80pts
Zack Richardson 80pts
3rdPeter Lines 70pts
=4thSteven Hallworth 60pts
George Pragnall 60pts
=6thBen Jones 50pts
Brandon Sargeant 50pts
Ian Glover 50pts
Written and published by Michael Day on the 6th March 2017