English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards
The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) is an umbrella organisation that will align the interests of the affiliated bodies and create projects to inspire and drive awareness of snooker and billiards to new participants in England. Its objectives are to increase participation, improve facilities and promote cue sports with an inclusive approach providing an opportunity for all.
It brings together the English Association of Snooker and Billiards (EASB) , World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Limited (WPBSA), World Billiards Limited (WBL), World Women’s Snooker Limited (WWS) and World Disability Billiards and Snooker Limited (WDBS).
Building on existing programmes like Cue Zone into Schools the partnership will educate through cuesports whilst encouraging a new generation to take up snooker and billiards. By creating a clear pathway from beginner to elite professional and developing a structured coaching environment, the partnership will inspire all regardless of gender, ability or ethnicity to fulfil potential.
The 147 Club
The 147 Club was launched by the EPSB in November 2017 and is the first club affiliation scheme of its kind for snooker clubs in England.
The scheme aims to promote a modern, positive and progressive perception of clubs by improving standards, boosting the junior game and encouraging new players from all backgrounds into the sport.
With the support and guidance of the EPSB, participating clubs will be required to meet set criteria around player welfare, insurance cover and coaching provision, with the aim of improving the club environment for all.
At the same time, the clubs can gain substantial membership benefits by joining the 147 Club, such as inclusion on an official online club finder map, links into amateur competitions, training support and cost-saving advantages. The scheme also offers a bespoke insurance package for clubs of any shape or size.
View a list of clubs currently affiliated to The 147 Club: www.epsb.co.uk/play/member-clubs
Learn more about the EPSB at www.epsb.co.uk