"Following the recent EPA National meeting, it was unanimously decided by both the Executive and National Committees, that the current rules which are in place reference any player competing in a Professional World Championship will then be classed as a professional player by the EPA.
The relevant EPA rules on professional status will then apply.
Such players would be regarded by the EPA as at Cue Sport Professional level for a minimum of twelve months, before they could resign their status as a professional and apply to return to the amateur ranks.
There are already agreed procedures and regulations for existing Professional level players who wish to return to amateur status.
Any EPA ID card holder player that plays in an event that EPA deems to be in direct competition may face disciplinary action.