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

Totally Rewarded

2017 Sponsors Totally Reward
2017 Sponsors Totally Reward

Snooker Group Totally Rewarded for their Community Work    

The West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation (WEBSF), a not-for-profit community group, is seeking people to get involved with their activities around the region.  The organisation is run by a team of volunteers who have given thousands of voluntary hours since the group first started thirteen years ago.  The main aim of the foundation is to develop and facilitate ‘Billiards and Snooker for All’ throughout the West of England by holding coaching sessions and tournaments as well as promoting the benefits of volunteering.

The foundation launched in 2004 and is proud to have six times World Champion, Ray Reardon MBE as their Patron.  Over the years, volunteers have helped hundreds of participants enjoy the sport ranging from those who want to play just for fun, to the more serious players who have gone on to compete at International and Professional levels.  The group also caters for players outside the region, where no similar organisation exists, and has regularly attracted players from Wales, West London and the Midlands in the past. Attendees are very diverse, from children through to retirees with both male and female participants across all abilities. In addition, players from China, Russia, Scotland, Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland have also played when visiting the region.

This season, the foundation has been fortunate to attract sponsorship for three of its events from Totally Reward, Human Resource Consultants, who have offices in London and Bristol.  The company is led by Silvia Mondello, Senior Specialist and recognised HR Professional, who has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate HR.  The sponsorship has been instrumental in allowing the foundation to enhance their activities around the region and in particular ‘The Bronze Open’, ‘The Gold Series’ and ‘Gold Masters’ tournaments.

Co-founder of the WEBSF, Steve Canniford, said “We are extremely privileged to have been approached by sponsor, Totally Reward, and we see this funding opportunity as an acknowledgement of the continuing hard work undertaken by our volunteers in supporting the wider community to access the sports of billiards and snooker”.

The foundation also expressed gratitude to the multiple venues supporting tournaments and coaching activities this season which include Jesters Snooker Hall and the 147 Snooker Club in Swindon, Top Q Snooker Club in Gloucester, The Plaza Snooker Club in Plymouth and The Galaxy Centre in Torquay.

The WEBSF holds various billiards and snooker tournaments between September and May and prides itself on providing value for money as well as encouraging participants to use the events as a platform for personal development.  Through regular coaching sessions, the WEBSF provides a safe and informative environment where players can form new friendships and learn new skills.  Using billiards and snooker as a tool for learning, coaching sessions not only concentrate on developing further knowledge about the game but also help to increase confidence, improve social skills and work on aspects of literacy and numeracy.  Volunteering opportunities are another way to get involved and develop new skills as no prior knowledge or experience of the game is necessary.  There are many different ways people can volunteer their time including short or long-term research projects, digital marketing, administrative support, accounts management, funding applications or becoming a 1:1 befriender as well as opportunities to offer more technical expertise by becoming a coach or volunteering as an official.

If you would like to get involved either as a player or volunteer, please visit http://websfsnooker.com or contact the WEBSF Champion, Steve Canniford, on mobile 07891940995 or email websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk.

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

WEBSF English Billiards Open 2017

English Billiards

The WEBSF are promoting an English Billiards tournament in memory of Pops on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

The event will be hosted by The Galaxy Centre, Torquay. Trophies for the Winner & Runner-up with all entry fees will be paid out in prize money.

Cheers Chum!
Cheers Chum!

Find out more about the tournament and how you can get involved as a player, volunteer or spectator.

Closing Date for Registration 31st August 2017

(limited entries)

WEBSF 2017-18 Calendar

In preparation for the 2017-18 season, dates have been decided and venues have been secured. Go to the WEBSF Calendar of Events and make sure you put our tournament dates in your diary. The first two events are already open for registration. The WEBSF English Billiards Open on the 2nd September 2017, this is a new event in our calendar in memory of Pops. This is followed by the West of England Snooker Open later in September on the 16th.

The Gold Snooker Series, Gold Masters and Bronze Snooker Open (U17’s) all might have a little something extra this season, which you really won’t want to miss, so be sure you get in some practise and keep the dates free…