International Tournaments


2018/19 Challenge Tour Summary:

-Ten events, played over two days using a minimum of eight tables
-Each event will consist of the top 64 from the 2018 Q School Order of Merit (who have not qualified for the World Snooker Tour) plus a maximum of eight wild cards, giving a maximum field of 72 players.
-If any of the top 64 do not enter an event, the eight wild cards will then be added. If there are still less than 64 players in the event, we will use the Q School Order of Merit to top up to 64.
-Events will be played in a mixture of venues being used by World Snooker for other events, plus selected snooker clubs.
-Players will be allowed to play in both World Snooker Tour and Challenge Tour events if eligible.
-Once agreed, a tender will be issued for clubs to host events in the UK and National Governing Bodies to host events in mainland Europe.
-The events are likely to be played at regular intervals between May 2018 and March 2019, taking place in a mixture of venues in the UK and continental Europe.
-The Top Two from the final Challenge Tour Order of Merit at the end of the season will receive World Snooker Tour cards for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

-The prize money breakdown for each Challenge Tour event will be:
Winner £2,000
Runner-Up £1,000
Semi-Finalists £700
Quarter-Finalists £500
Last 16 £200
Last 32 £125
Total £10,000
Each event will have an entry fee of £50. World Snooker will retain all entry fees and issue draws/formats
All matches best of five frames.

Snooker has never been more popular worldwide…and the opportunities for players have never been better

A spokesman for World Snooker said: “This is fantastic news for the amateur game, providing established and up-and-coming players with opportunities to hone their skills in a competitive environment. The Challenge Tour will be a significant boost to our sport on the amateur side and we expect to see very competitive events as players strive to make the step up to the World Snooker Tour.

“We hope to see a record number of players signing up for Q School and many of them will go on to show their skills on the Challenge Tour. It’s time to chase your dreams!

“In the darts world we have seen Rob Cross come from the Challenge Tour and go on to become World Champion in less than a year. The opportunities are there in snooker for a player to do the same. On our global tour we now have nearly 30 events and prize money of over £13 million.”
Darts World Champion Cross said: “The Challenge Tour helped me to prove to myself that I could actually do this, and getting my first win there was massive for me, such a relief. It made everything feel more possible and you go from strength to strength. When I joined the ProTour I had a lot of belief.

“The last year or so has been unbelievable and winning the World Championship was amazing – but I’m not finished yet. I want to be world number one. Everything that I do, I want to be the best and push for that.”

The prize money breakdown for Challenge Tour event one will be as follows:

Winner: £2,000
Runner-up: £1,000
Semi-finals: £700
Quarter-finals: £500
Last 16: £200
Last 32: £125
Total: £10,000

The tournament runs on June 2nd and 3rd at the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Burton. All matches are best of five frames.

The draw and format for Challenge Tour event one in Burton is now available.

The event will be played from Saturday 2nd June – Sunday 3rd June.

Challenge Tour 2018/19 Event 1

Meadowside, Burton On Trent


The new Challenge Tour will see ten events played across the 2018/19 season in the UK and Europe, with the top two players on the final Order of Merit to earn a two-year card to the World Snooker Tour.

Stoke’s 20-year-old Sargeant got off to the perfect start as he won six matches to take the £2,000 top prize and an early lead on the Order of Merit.

In the final, he made breaks of 64 and 56 in taking a 2-1 lead, then closed out the match with a superb 139 total clearance. Sargeant showed his potential by reaching the last 32 of last season’s Gibraltar Open ranking event, competing as an amateur. He won four matches before losing 4-3 to Fang Xiongman. He also reached the last 32 of Q School event three last week.

The second Challenge Tour event will take place on July 10-11 in Preston.

Round one

Joel Walker 3 – 0 Dylan Emery
David Lilley 3 – 2 Jeff Cundy
Felix Frede 3 – 2 John Foster
Oliver Brown 3 – 2 Rodion Judin
James Cahill 3 – 0 Barry Pinches
Kuldesh Johal 3 – 2 Heikki Niva
Kevin Van Hove 3 – 2 Peter Devlin
Adam Duffy 3 – 2 Michael Collumb
Patrick Whelan 3 – 0 Andrew Smith
Lee Shanker 3 – 0 Andrew Milliard
Charlie Walters 3 – 0 Leo Fernandez
Adam Edge 3 – 0 Peter Delaney
Jackson Page 3 – 2 Steven Hallworth
Brandon Sargeant 3 – 2 Phil O’Kane
Lucky Vatnani 3 – 2 Callum Lloyd
Farakh Ajaib 3 – 1 Daniel Womersley
Anthony Jeffers 3 – 1 Brandon Hall
Matthew Day 3 – 1 Daniel Gorton
Jamie O’Neill 3 – 0 Andy Marriott
Reanne Evans 3 – 0 Heather Clare
Mitchell Mann 3 – 1 Joshua Thomond
Luke Simmonds 3 – 2 Himanshu Dinesh Jain
William Lemons 3 – 1 Jake Nicholson
Sydney Wilson 3 – 2 Bash Maqsood
Ben Hancorn 3 – 0 Lee Daegyu
Andreas Ploner 3 – 1 Joshua Cooper

Round two

Lucky Vatnani 3 – 2 Matthew Day
Jackson Page 3 – 1 Jamie O’Neill
Brandon Sargeant 3 – 2 Anthony Jeffers
Oliver Brown 3 – 2 Andreas Ploner
Reanne Evans 3 – 2 Chae Ross
Mitchell Mann 3 – 0 Jamie Trump
Jamie Trump w/o Sergey Isaenko
William Lemons 3 – 2 Sydney Wilson
Joel Walker 3 – 2 Ben Hancorn
Kevin Van Hove 3 – 2 Felix Frede
Farakh Ajaib 3 – 0 Sean Maddocks
Kuldesh Johal 3 – 0 Patrick Whelan
David Lilley 3 – 1 Adam Duffy
Charlie Walters 3 – 1 Lee Shanker
David Grace 3 – 1 Adam Edge
Luke Simmonds 3 – 0 Iulian Boiko

Round three

Sargeant 3-0 Vatnani
Van Hove 3-1 Walters
Walker 3-0 Lemons
Page 3-1 Ajaib
Simmonds 3-0 Brown
Grace 3-1 Johal
Mann 3-1 Evans
Cahill 3-1 Lilley


Sargeant 3-2 Page
Simmonds 3-1 Cahill
Grace 3-1 Van Hove
Mann 3-2 Walker

Sargeant 3-2 Mann
Simmonds 3-2 Grace

Sargeant 3-1 Simmonds

Brandon Sargeant won the first Challenge Tour event of the season, beating Luke Simmonds 3-1 in the final in Burton.​

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