Select Player of the Month to find out who is deserving of this accolade for August 2018.
Congratulations to Andrew Norman in winning the 2018 Pink Ribbon at the South West Snooker Academy. Let’s also pay tribute to some of the WEBSF members; Tyler Rees, Callum Lloyd & Dan Barsley (last 16), Andy Symons & Sam Baird (quarters), and Harvey Chandler (Finalist). Great effort in this very special tournament that continues to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer.
After qualifying from Q School at the first attempt in order to maintain his professional status, Sam’s start to the new season did not go so well.
Can he find the form that took him to 43 in the professional rankings and a narrow defeat against the World number one Mark Selby in the last 16 of the World Championship in 2013. Follow Sam’s progress on his website
Select Player of the Month to find out who is deserving of this accolade for July 2018
World Disability Billiards & Snooker (WDBS) player David Church is also a member of the WEBSF. Like several other WEBSF members David is desperate for some help towards funding his ambition to play snooker and hopefully realise his potential at the highest level.
David is not without some reward for his efforts. So far he has reached the final stages of the Northern Classic, Manchester Classic, Welsh Open Six Reds, the Belgian Open. The highlight of his playing career saw him lift the WDBS World Open Snooker title in 2017. He also won a qualifying match in the Paul Hunter Classic in 2017.
David works hard at his game on the practice table, as do most hopefuls. However, this is the easy bit! the difficulty is finding adequate support towards the expenses needed to compete in tournaments. In spite of a local TV appeal, posting over 300 letters to potential sponsors and investigating many potential sources for funding he has only had five responses, none of which have borne fruit.
Report following an evening with snooker professional, Dominic Dale, hosted by Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon. The event was generously sponsored by Totally Reward in order to raise much needed funds to help sustain the activities of the WEBSF, a not-for-profit community group. Select report for full details of the event.
The total amount of prize money won by the WEBSF players since 2004 to-date is £53,116.50
The WEBSF pays out over 95% of entry fees as prize money. The WEBSF Management Team have been able to achieve this through volunteers, the generosity of sponsors and the support of Snooker Clubs who provide their facilities.
On behalf of the players, we Thank You!!
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Congratulations to Chloe White from Portsmouth who is the 2018 West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation – Ladies Snooker Open Champion. A full report can be found here