Coaching, Competitions, Community | WEBSF celebrates 15 years of providing Billiards and Snooker for all

On September 25th 2004, the West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation was born. An official launch day was held at the Victoria Snooker Centre in Plymouth, hosted by WEBSF Patron and six-time world professional snooker champion Ray Reardon MBE.

A not-for-profit community group run by a small band of passionate and dedicated volunteers, the Foundation had a vision to encourage participation in grassroots billiards and snooker, providing opportunities into these wonderful sports for all, regardless of age, ability or location within the West of England. 

Despite difficult economic times and trying logistical issues, these goals throughout the past 15 years have been achieved. Maintaining a sustainable model, the organisation is stronger today than it has ever been, as it continues to help those who may otherwise have been unable to realise and develop their potential within the sports.

Coaching, competitions, community. Let’s look back at some of the images from the last 15 years…..

WESBF Patron and six-time world professional snooker champion Ray Reardon MBE hosted the launch day in September 2004 at the Victoria Snooker Centre in Plymouth.

The WEBSF have provided countless community and group coaching sessions in safe venues and environments across the West of England. Priding themselves to facilitate personal improvement through coaching, their unique, bespoke certified assessment scheme allows students to track and evaluate their progress.

Structured, tailor-made one-to-one coaching (and ecoaching) sessions have also been in demand. These too have remained accessable and affordable for all.

The foundation has already held over 200 tournaments, catering for players of all levels and ages, many of whom were making their first steps into tournament action. The flagship Gold Series has remained a constant throughout the 15 years – featuring several former and future professional players. In total, over 9,500 matches and 55,000 frames have been completed so far. This season, 100% of all entry fees will be awarded out straight away as prize money – nearly £60,000 has been paid out to date since 2004.
The WEBSF has helped over 750 different cueists find their competitive edge.

In more recent times the invitational Gold Masters Championship has been held for the best performing players from that season’s Gold Series.

The WEBSF Ladies Open has been a permanent annual fixture on the tournament calendar, and there is an exciting rebranding of the event on the horizon!

Serious about the three-ball sport too, two tournaments per year are hosted – the English Billiards Open and the West of England English Billiards Open

One of the WEBSF’s most publicised successes has been the rise of established professional player Sam Baird; a two-time World Championship Crucible qualifier. The Silver and Gold Series’ helped aid Baird’s snooker education and development.

A platform for gaining new skills, the WEBSF continues to create volunteer opportunities and pathways for a wide range of roles – no experience is neccessary and no barriers to personal development can’t be overcome!
Passion and volunteering have always been the heartbeat of the Foundation.

The West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation – Billiards and Snooker for all. Here’s to the next 15 years and beyond!

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 Event – Results due in soon

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

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

West of England Open Billiards Championship

WOE Open Billiards Winner - Dave White 2016-17
Dave White – WOE Open Billiards Champion 2017

Dave White from Cornwall is the 2017 West of England Open Billiards Champion. Dave came through a full day of English Billiards at the Galaxy Centre to lift the title. Go to here to find out more.

West of England Open Billiards Championship

WOE Billiards Open Trophies 2017
WOE Open Billiards

This Saturday 18th March sees the West of England Open Billiards Championship at the Galaxy Centre, Torquay. Come along and enjoy a full day of English Billiards for just £15 entry, trophies and cash prizes. Just a couple of places free. Go here to find out more.

West of England Open Billiards Championship 2017

English Billiards
English Billiards

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 18th March.

The event will be hosted by The Galaxy Centre, Torquay and organised by the WEBSF on the usual basis that 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