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.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of supporting our not-for-profit organisation, please contact us.

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.

Brookshaw Wins UK Open Challenge Cup

Master Cueman Steve Brookshaw shrugged off some below par results of late to work his way through the field and win the English Billiards, UK Open Challenge Cup at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds

Brookshaw – Billiards Open Champion

WEBSF Billiards Open Winner 2018-19
WEBSF Billiards Open Winner 2018-19

For the second year in succession Steve Brookshaw wins The Billiards Open and takes the highest break prize for good measure. Check out the report

WEBSF English Billiards – Entry

The Billiards Open 2018 Social Media Graphic

The WEBSF are promoting an Open English Billiards tournament on Saturday 10th November 2018 at The Galaxy Centre, Torquay. Trophies for the Winner & Runner-up, all entry fees will be paid out as prize money.

Find out more about the tournament and how you can get involved as a player, volunteer or spectator. Places are limited so don’t delay to avoid disappointment.

In memory of Pops

Cheers Chum!
Cheers Chum!

Mullane Wins in the West

WOE Open Billiards Winner & Highest Break (183) - John Mullane 2017-18

John Mullane came out on top of a very good field of English Billiard players at Jesters, Swindon to win the West of England English Billiards Open and take the highest break prize.  Select Results to find out more.

West of England English Billiards Open – 2018

SAME VENUE – NEW DATE

This is your chance to compete in a top regional English Billiards tournament. The WEBSF are promoting the West of England Open Billiards Championship, due to take place on the 21st April 2018.

The event will be hosted by Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon. All entry fees will be paid out in prize money. Select WOE Open Billiards to find out more details and how to enter.

Other potential sponsor(s) to contact the WEBSF  for information

West of England English Billiards Open – 2018

*** Rearranged due to bad weather***

This is your chance to compete in a top regional English Billiards tournament. The WEBSF are promoting the West of England Open Billiards Championship, due to take place on the 21st April 2018.

The event will be hosted by Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon. All entry fees will be paid out in prize money. Select WOE Open Billiards to find out more details and how to enter.

Other potential sponsor(s) to contact the WEBSF  for information

WEBSF English Billiards Open – Results

WEBSF English Billiards Open Winner - Steve Brookshaw 2017-18
WEBSF English Billiards Open Winner – Steve Brookshaw 2017-18

Steve Brookshaw from Plymouth wins in memory of pops. Steve came through a full day of English Billiards at the Galaxy Centre to lift the WEBSF English Billiards Open title. Go to here to find out more.

Watch, Learn & Play English Billiards

WATCH how English Billiards is played – LEARN how to play at one of our Coaching events (Plymouth, Torquay & Swindon) – PLAY in one of our tournaments (The Galaxy Centre, Torquay or Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon).

Contact the WEBSF for more information