2019/20 WEBSF Tournament Calendar Announcement

The West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation (WEBSF) is proud to announce its tournament calendar for the upcoming 2019/20 season. 

Since 2004 we have remained true to our ethos of providing a series of affordable, worthwhile and trusted one-day competitions held in the West of England that are open to players of all ages and abilities. 

The WEBSF circuit has featured several future main-tour professionals in its ranks over the last few years; Sam Baird, Eden Sharav, Billy Joe Castle, Harvey Chandler, Ian Preece and Jackson Page. These star names competed alongside fellow top amateurs and rising talents in a portfolio of flagship tournaments. 

During a season in which we will be celebrating our 15th anniversary, both the annual West of England Snooker Open and the five-event Gold Series will return. As too will the lucrative Gold Masters; an invitational, only open to the top 16 ranked players from this campaign’s Gold Series.  

The curtain-raising West of England Snooker Open will take place on Saturday 7th September. Entries for this event will be open this Saturday 10th August at 09.00. Spaces are limited for all WEBSF events, so please secure your entry as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Entry for each event will be made open at a certain time, please check either the website or our social media channels for regular updates. 

2019 West of England Snooker Open entry details

Once again, we will also host a duo of English Billiards events – the Billiards Open and the West of England Billiards Open, whilst we are very excited to stage a new competition for female players – the Carpenter Snooker Tournament. Further details about this new concept will be delivered in due course. 

All tournaments throughout the season will be run on a 100% pay out basis. All entry fees that come in, will go out again as prize money. 


2019/20 WEBSF Tournaments 


Saturday 7th September 2019
West of England Snooker Open, Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon

Saturday 19th October 2019
The Gold Series event one, Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon 

Saturday 23rd November 2019 
The Gold Series event two, Galaxy TQ, Torquay

Saturday 30th November 2019
The Billiards Open, Frames Snooker & Pool, Weston-super-Mare 

Saturday 4th January 2020
The Gold Series event three, Top Q Snooker Club, Gloucester

Saturday 8th February 2020 
The Gold Series event four, Frames Snooker & Pool, Weston-super-Mare

Saturday 22nd February 2020
West of England English Billiards Open, Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon 

Saturday 7th March 2020 
The Gold Series event five, Top Q Snooker Club, Gloucester

Saturday 4th April 2020
The Gold Masters (Invitational Event), Frames Snooker & Pool, Weston-super-Mare 

Saturday 2nd May 2020
The Carpenter snooker tournament for female players, Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon 

(All dates and venues are subject to change in certain circumstances)

Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available for either a series of our events, or on an individual basis.

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English Billiards | Brookshaw matches personal best in Cwmbran

WEBSF Billiards Open champion Steve Brookshaw equalled his career best result in a World Billiards ranking event at last weekend’s Welsh Open. 

Held at the Redz Snooker Club in Cwmbran, female and male entrants from the UK and beyond made up the starting line-up of 43 players. 

Brookshaw, who went into the tournament as world number 13, began strongly in South Wales, topping his group after winning all three round-robin matches. Seeded through to the last 16, the versatile cueist stepped things up as he crafted a break of 141 during a 403-256 victory over Brian Harvey.

In the quarter-finals he faced fellow local Plymouth Billiards League player and WEBSF participant Barry Russell, who was enjoying his longest run in a World Billiards main event. A close affair between the two, Brookshaw managed to progress by a margin of just 29 points. 

Now matching his semi-final finish from the Scottish Open a few years ago, Brookshaw was denied a maiden final appearance by in-form world number one Peter Gilchrist after a 794-180 defeat. Singaporean representative Gilchrist went on to lift his fourth trophy in a row and sixth of the season when seeing off Martin Goodwill – another former WEBSF entrant in the final. 

During what was a fine weekend for several players of the Foundation, Chris Coumbe also recorded his joint-best outcome after reaching the last eight where he bowed out to Goodwill.

Alongside the aforementioned Harvey, West of England Billiards champion Ryan Mears’ hopes ended in the last 16 when he was stopped by Gilchrist. Terry Azor, Geoffrey Lingard, Mark Hill and Michael White all qualified from the groups to reach the knockout phase where they lost in the last 32.

Gold Series Overall Winner Alan Tunney 2018-19 With Totally Reward Sponsor

Alan Tunney receiving his trophy

Before the commencement of the WEBSF Gold Masters at Frames Snooker & Pool Club, Weston-Super-Mare. Alan Tunney, the overall winner of the WEBSF Gold Series, was presented with the Gold Series trophy by Silvia Mondello of Totally Reward (Gold Series and Gold Masters sponsor).

Ladies Snooker Open 2019 - The Players & Referees

Women’s Snooker on the Rise

A fantastic day of snooker at the Exeter Snooker Club came to a conclusion with Traci Wannell being crowned champion. During the event the WEBSF also announced that they are “working on ideas to raise the profile of the female game and increase participation by running further tournaments.” Go to Ladies Snooker for a full report.

Gold Series Overall Winner Alan Tunney 2018-19

Tunney Takes Top Title

Alan Tunney from Torquay is the 2018-19 Overall WEBSF Gold Series Champion. To see how he did it go to the Gold Snooker Series 2018/19. A presentation will take place at Frames Snooker & Pool Club, Weston-Super-Mare on the 6th April 2019 following the conclusion of the Gold Masters. The Gold Series and Gold Masters are Sponsored by Totally Reward

On the road to Gibraltar

Good Luck and safe journey to all these players in the Gibraltar Open who, at some time, have played in WEBSF tournaments. Special thanks to those who will be wearing the WEBSF badge with pride. Follow their progress on snooker.org

Gold Series Event Overall Runner-up Andy Symons 2018-19 Featured Image

Gold Series Event 5 – Results

Andy Symons wins the final event but just misses on the big prize to Alan Tunney. Youth players leave their mark and the top sixteen players are lined up to compete in the Gold Masters. Event hosted by Jesters Snooker Hall and series sponsored by Totally Reward. For all the action go to Gold Series Event 5.

Ryan Mears Feb 2019

Mears Doubles Up

Ryan Mears achieves a rare double by winning the West of England English Billiards Open in Jesters, Swindon. Go to WOE English Billiards Open results

Gold Series – Next Event

The final event in the WEBSF Gold Series is due to take place on the 9th March 2019. Places are limited to 32 and are going fast. This event is hosted by Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to qualify for the invitational Gold Masters. Select Gold Snooker Series for details of how to enter.

The Gold Series and the Gold Masters are sponsored by Totally Reward.

English Billiards Event – Results due in soon

February 23rd at Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon. To enter select WoE Billiards Open