A new competition for amateur snooker commences on Tuesday in Reading called The 900.
Snooker bosses announced the new £20k scheme to help lower-ranked professional players earlier this week.
Players competing on the World Snooker Tour will definitely earn £20,000 under a new scheme introduced this season.
Ross Muir has taken an early lead on the Q Tour rankings after victory in Event 1 on Sunday in England.
Another relatively barren period means there’s not much snooker to be enjoyed in September.
Jamie Hunter has won her first ranking title with victory in the US Women’s Snooker Open on Sunday in Seattle.
Martin Gould comfortably booked his spot at the venue stages of the Northern Ireland Open on Sunday in Wigan.
Joe Perry needed all seven frames to get past Matthew Stevens as the Northern Ireland Open qualifying round continued on Saturday.
Jamie Clarke qualified for the venue stages of the Northern Ireland Open after a 4-2 victory over Marco Fu on Friday in Wigan.
Jimmy White compiled a magnificent 132 century break in the deciding frame to reach the venue stages of the Northern Ireland Open on Thursday.