Who will be crowned 2017 English Amateur Snooker Champion? [LIVE STREAMING]

It’s a special weekend in the snooker world as the curtain is raised on the 2017/18 professional snooker season in Riga, Latvia, while the English Amateurs are busy resolving the last remaining questions from the 2016/17 season at the South West Snooker Academy.

Whether or not you have access to Eurosport TV to follow the top professional players, we strongly recommend you keep a close eye on the talented amateur players who’ll be vying to take their place on the Pro Tour in the fullness of time.

On Saturday we’ll be bringing you a couple of stars of the future as the U21’s Championship is decided. Youngster Mark Lloyd takes on Lewis Gillen in our first streamed match, with a rare opportunity this weekend to simultaneously land the U18 title, when he faces Sean McAllister.

On Sunday the main event will be the 101st English Amateur Final. The Northern and Southern section finals are scheduled for Saturday, but spare a thought for Ashley Carty who misses out on his chance to qualify via the Northern section because of his involvement in Riga. As a result, three-time winner David Lilley will now await the winner of the Southern Final which pits Andrew Norman, in his home club, against Billy Castle.

We’ll have a round-up of the match scores from all the other age groups – U14, U16, U18, U40, Masters, Over 55s – as well as the Six Reds Championship final.

Live Stream and Live Scoring

Watch all the action from the U21’s Final and the English Amateur Final on our YouTube channel at:

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To secure the future of MySnookerStats, while continuing to offer our scoring apps free of charge (and free of adverts), we’re changing the membership structure on the site, which means the free tier of membership will end on 30th April 2016.

Full membership is just £9.99 for a whole year’s access to all the information about your game. We will keep your stats (and you can continue to upload your matches), and they will be ready for you to view as soon as you upgrade.

To encourage you to act now, we’re offering a World Championship 2016 special: Upgrade before the end of April and get 13 months for the price of 12.

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Personal bests

Once you’ve used MySnookerStats to track your snooker performance for a while, you’ll know there’s no hiding from the truth about how good you are.

We all have good days and bad days. Snooker is one of the toughest games in the world when it doesn’t seem to be happening for you – sometimes there seems to be nothing you can do to produce anything like your best.

We get that.

Sometimes, it’s nice just to take stock, reflect on the best times and remind yourself: you’ve played well before and if you keep working hard, you will play well again.

That new high break, that first victory against a rival, or your new highest rating is achievable.

So, for our Premium subscribers, we’ve built the my-personal-bests page. Check it out the next time your spirit needs lifting! :-)

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We want you to enjoy checking your snooker stats on this website, which is why we’re in the process of redesigning all our pages to give you the best possible experience whether you’re using your mobile, tablet or a desktop computer.

We won’t always be able to tell you you’re playing well, but we can do better at presenting the truth to you!

This will be an ongoing process for some time, because there are many custom pages of statistics, especially for our Premium users, which require very careful crafting to fit on smaller screens.

If you do come across a mistake in the new pages or have any trouble viewing them, please don’t be shy about getting in touch.

MySnookerStats Coming Soon for iOS 8

UPDATE: New iOS version is now available

Let’s start with the bad news. Apple’s recent update to iOS 8 has left MySnookerStats users out in the cold.

iOS 8 has somehow managed to break the Menu screen, which no longer shows up when you summon it, preventing users from ending frames, conceding, re-racking, or even ending and uploading matches – all pretty fundamental to a good snooker experience.

We’ve started on a significant overhaul of our existing app project code, all of which is required to catch up with the pace of change in how Apple likes to see things done.

We’ll take the opportunity to finally get rid of the letter-boxing on iPhone 5 models and put the extra space to better use. We’ll still be relying on Apple’s automatic scaling to get the screens right for the new big iPhones 6 and 6 Plus, because the budget won’t stretch to those – even if the GUI has to… :-)

Best estimate at the moment is that we’ll have the new version of the app in the App Store for download before the end of October. Updates will be posted on Twitter and Facebook so please follow or like us to receive those.

Meanwhile, why not dig out your old device or find an Android friend to play against?

Sorry once again for the inconvenience caused.

Andy

Ben Harrison, English Amateur Snooker Champion 2014

Ben Harrison claimed the title with a 10-6 victory over Ant Parsons in a fine encounter which saw both men scoring solidly throughout, registering 83% and 81% positional success respectively.

After a seesaw morning session in which neither player could establish a lead, Ben forged ahead at the start of the afternoon session and then refused to let a determined Ant come back at him, answering an excellent 78 from Ant with a 75 of his own to maintain the breathing space he’d earned. He eventually closed out the match by clinching the final two close-fought frames he needed.

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