The all England Inter County Championships, the Blue Riband event of the English Pool Association.
This event is the culmination of our Inter County season for some counties.
The season starts in January each year and for counties in larger regions doesn't end until December. For all county squads the only thing they want to achieve for their season's work is to qualify for the National Inter County finals.
Like most of our big events it is held at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth.
All the teams at the finals, are representing both their County and Region, as the finest squad that region has to offer for that year. The Sections available to all county teams are Menís A, Menís B, Ladies and Juniors. Each of the eight regions inform the National body of who their qualifiers are in each section in January of each year, these teams are then invited to enter this event staged in March each year.
In addition to that, All the Regions can track the progress of all players who play Inter County pool in their Region. The Regions send their ranking point list via the database to the National database which then compiles the National Intercounty Rankings.
There is a National Intercounty Ranking Points structure which means different points are available in the men's section because there is an "A" & "B" team set up. First top seven available players from each Region will attend the All England Team trials to gain a place in the National team squad.
If you are one of the lucky few that make it here as part of a team you might like to have a look at the E.P.A. dress code before you come, to avoid any problems later. Remember these events are prestigious and the code is enforced.
You may view the full results for previous yearís tournaments in the Archive pages.
This event is, for the affiliated Counties of England "The Glittering Prize".
Win it and you are the undisputed All England Inter County Champions and your County's name is recorded for posterity in the dark vaults of the E.P.A.