Brookshaw qualifies for LITEtask World Championship

Steve Brookshaw

Plymouth’s Steve Brookshaw has qualified for his 4th consecutive appearance at the LITEtask World Billiards Championship which will take place in Leeds next month at the Northern Snooker Centre. Brookshaw has achieved a direct entry into the event having reached 17th place in the Order of Merit rankings, thanks to his results at last season’s World Championship, Jim Williamson Memorial Open, English Open, Bradford Open and at last month’s LITEtask UK Open. There will be two World Championship events over the two weeks with the 150 up format being followed by the ‘long up’ tournament. Visit for more information.

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Belgrave New Year Billiards Classic

Dave White

Dave White hits the ground running in the New Year

Bude’s Dave White once again demonstrated the quality of billiards which has enabled him to win nine Cornish titles over the last 25 years, as he triumphed in the New Year Classic billiards tournament at the Belgrave Club in Plymouth, which was played over a non-handicapped timed format. In the final, White made his third century break of the day, along with contributions of 81 and 77, to hold the table for long periods against Plymouth’s World number 20 Steve Brookshaw and run out a 406-99 winner.
Group A was won by Derek White, who is a Cornish teammate but no relation to the overall winner, with Chris Coumbe securing the second qualifying place. The highest break of the group was Coumbe’s 71.
The two eventual finalists emerged as the two qualifiers from Group B, with Dave White compiling the highest break of the day with a 135.
In the semi-finals, Coumbe held a lead against Dave White for the first 45 minutes of their hour match but it was a fine unfinished break of 127 by the latter which won him the match by 84. Meanwhile, Brookshaw beat Group A winner Derek White in the other semi-final.
The next billiards event at the Belgrave is a handicapped tournament which will take place on Sunday 25th January. For more information please contact the organiser Geoff Setter on email
Report by Chris Coumbe

Brookshaw Gathers Great Results at the Top in 3-Ball Game

Player Profile Steve Brookshaw
Steve Brookshaw

Plymouth billiardist Steve Brookshaw made his third consecutive appearance at the World Billiards Championships in Leeds a memorable one last month, by beating his personal best performance. Brookshaw finished 11th in the premier timed event, which started with 55 cueists from nine countries. He stunned the Indian contingent, firstly with a 645 – 337 win over Raj Kumar. This was followed by a superb 592 – 436 victory over Siddharth Parikh, who is ranked eighth in India and made two centuries in the two hour match. Further wins over Chris Taylor (England) and Josh Burns (Australia) enabled Brookshaw to top his group undefeated with a 101 break and an excellent average points difference of  203 in the two hour group stage matches.

In the last-32 Brookshaw defeated another Indian, Jaiveer Dhingra, in a close match by only 24 points. However, Dhingra’s teammate Devendra Joshi of Maharashtra proved unstoppable in the last-16, as he compiled breaks of 201, 180, 108, 100 and six other breaks over 50 in the three hour match. This was the Devon champion’s first appearance in the last-16 and came after his run to the last-32 of the 150-up event, held over the previous five days, where he was defeated 4-1 by the Asian champion Sourav Kothari.

Brookshaw’s performances at the Northern Snooker Centre lifts him to 21st in the World Billiards Order of Merit, and he now focuses his attention on the next ranking event which takes place on December 6-7 at Bradford’s Cue Gardens club.