New season preview

THERE are massive opportunities for junior snooker players nowadays but it can be quite confusing for new players and parents.

Cuestars is an independent organisation that runs tournaments across central southern England. But it actively encourages its players to compete in events run by our national governing body, the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB).


To help new players understand how junior snooker works, Cuestars produced a Professional Pathway.

Any parents wanting advice about their youngsters, from complete beginners to century-breakers, can talk to any of the Cuestars Coaches.


Looking ahead to the new season, Cuestars recommends that all Under-21 Silver and Gold Tour players should compete on the new EPSB English Junior Tour website page.

Cuestars founder John Hunter is pleased to announce that Joe Perry has agreed that the Under-21 Super Series will be held again this coming season. Details and dates to be released in the autumn.

All Cuestars competition information can be found at the About Cuestars website page.

Three Cuestars members – Mickey Joyce, Jamie Wilson and Oliver Sykes – will be on next season’s EPSB Junior Elite Performance Programme. This is something new so we are not aware yet of what it actually means in detail.


Cuestars will fork out £3-4,000 in cash prizes and trophies during the 2023-24 season.

Oliver Sykes’s Q Tour entry fees have been paid from the Cuestars sponsorship fund with the proviso that Oliver will repay this with any prize money he wins.

A big shout out for the clubs that sponsor their Cuestars competitions.

Special thanks to Cuestars biggest sponsors: Tony Thomson owner of Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon; Herman Desmier and all the Bournemouth Constitutional Club members; and Michael Waring of Snooker Hub, who is both a sponsor and promoter of Cuestars.

It costs just £100 to sponsor a Cuestars event. Please get in touch if this interests you.

To check out all the Cuestars sponsors use the website link provided: