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Don’t miss an evening with ‘The Spaceman’

The WEBSF is pleased to present an evening with snooker professional, Dominic Dale, hosted by Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon on Saturday 26th May 2018.  This event has been generously sponsored by Totally Reward in order to raise much needed funds to help us sustain our activities as a not-for-profit community group.

The exhibition will mark the end of the 2017-18 Gold Series where the top-16 ranked players will participate in the Gold Masters tournament on the same day.

We would like to welcome all snooker fans, members (past and present), volunteers and supporters to come along and join us in celebrating what promises to be another successful season.

Tickets are on sale from Saturday 17th February.   Under 16’s FREE ADMISSION when accompanied by a paying parent/guardian. For more information about the event and where to purchase tickets, click here. Ticket price includes food and the chance to win playing a frame of snooker against Dominic!

Don’t miss your chance to see one of snooker’s most colourful and charismatic players in action.

Come along and join us in an evening that’s sure to entertain!

Call for help!

For those of you who have been involved with WEBSF for a while, you will be aware of the important work our volunteers do in the community to increase participation in the games of billiards and snooker.  Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with a diverse section of society and our volunteers have made a huge difference to individuals both on a personal and sporting level.  You may not necessarily be aware that our volunteers also provide a vital lifeline for some of our more vulnerable participants, who can sometimes have complex social and/or health issues.
In order to sustain an organisation such as ours which operates on minimal funds, we rely on membership and small funding applications to help us with some of the hidden costs such as paying for specialist training, improving our resources and developing initiatives to increase participation.  With this in mind and in the run up to the Gold Masters on the 26th May 2018, we will be running a Prize Draw, to raise funds for the work we do across the region.
To encourage people to purchase tickets, we need to acquire a number of prizes.  This is where you can help by signposting us to companies or individuals who might be willing to donate a prize for the draw.  In recognition of their generosity, we would be able to promote the company on our website and on the night of the draw (unless they wish to remain anonymous).
If you have any suggestions, we would be grateful if you could forward the company or individual’s contact details so we may write to them.  Please send their details via direct message to any member of the WEBSF Management Team or email websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk
We are extremely grateful for any help you can give.

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Player of the Month

Player of the month

Select Player of the Month to find out who is deserving of this accolade for August 2018.

Pink Ribbon 2018

No automatic alt text available.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 LloydDan 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.

Bump Start Needed for the Blade

Sam Baird - Break Building Masterclass 2017
Sam ‘The Blade’ Baird

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

Player of the Month

Player of the month

Select Player of the Month to find out who is deserving of this accolade for July 2018

A little help could change lives

David Church - 2017 WDBS World Open Champion
David Church – 2017 WDBS World Open Champion

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.

Anyone interested in helping David, or any of our WEBSF players, can contact him. Details on his website or contact the WEBSF

Manning the Master Cueman

WEBSF Gold Masters 2018 Highest Break (124) - Eddie Manning
WEBSF Gold Masters 2018 Highest Break (124) – Eddie Manning

Eddie Manning from Newquay is the 2018 WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Masters Champion. The event was sponsored and hosted by Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon.  Select Gold Waistcoat Masters to see all the results.

Dominic Dale Supports the WEBSF

Dominic Dale, Silvia Mondello, Nick Harry with the WEBSF Management Team
Dominic Dale, Silvia Mondello (Sponsor) & Referee Nick Harry with the WEBSF Management Team

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.

Where the Prize Money went

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!!

Player of the Month

Player of the month

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Ladies Day at the Plaza

Ladies Snooker Open 2018 Winner - Chloe White
Ladies Snooker Open 2018 Winner – Chloe White

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