I will be sure to post links of the live streaming on this forum for anyone who wishes to watch any of the matches. In terms of info on the Academy, we opened in June this year with the Pink Ribbon tournament in which 128 players competed over four days with Michael Holt beating Jimmy White in the final. It was all in aid of Breast Cancer charities and it will be returning next June
We will be holding a number of amateur tournaments although as the schedule is so much busier this season we have struggled to find free weekends until after Xmas when we will launch our QSP Series (Q School Preparation Series) This series is for a maximum of 128 players and will give players the chance to compete for a place in the top four of our rankings, after four events, with the top four winning their £1000 entry fee into Q school. It costs £500 to enter the series but we will be giving away over £25,000 in prize money over the series (based on 128 entries) and it will be an opportunity for players to get match practice on tables which are fitted to the same specification as those in the World Snooker Academy (where the Q School occurs). We will also be giving scholarships for free use of the Academy's facilities to those who are in the top 8 to provide high quality practice facilities in the build up to the Q School. More information is available on our website
We will also be running Pro Am events at the Academy. We will post all info of up coming events on our website www.southwestsnookeracademy.com
this will include details of how to enter events.
Paul Mount also offers coaching at the Academy.
Sorry for writing all this on this thread but I thought that instead of PMing randam05 I would post it here incase anyone else was interested.
Thanks Sonny-the under table lights do look really smart! We are currently working on making the walls a little less bare but with 20,000 sq/ft of space there sure are a lot of walls!! We will be having large framed pictures of all of the players we manage in the Academy as well as mementos of events we hold over the coming years.
I totally understand your disappointment and grievances and obviously we are coming in to this off the back of it being deemed not commercially viable to be held in Offenburg.
I understand that your comments are not a criticism of an event being at the SWSA but merely the fact that it is an EPTC event and I have long appreciated your support (as well as other posters) in voicing your opinion that the SWSA should be used for some World Snooker events. We are keen to make the best of the situation and ensure that this event will be totally accessible to anyone who wishes to attend or watch online.
I am glad that you are pleased to see an event in Gloucester. Will we be seeing you at some point over that weekend? I do hope so! I will be posting more details regarding spectator access by this evening (all being well) It's been a very busy week at the SWSA this week but we like busy