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.

Master Cueman Brookshaw

Gold Series Event 2 Winner Steve Brookshaw 2017-18
Gold Series Event 2 Winner Steve Brookshaw

Steve Brookshaw fought off the young talented Connor Benzey to win event two of the WEBSF Gold Snooker Series 2018-19.

Full results can be found by going to and scrolling down the Gold Snooker Series Page.

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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 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.

Master Cueman gets England call-up

Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 5 Highest Break 2012-13

One of WEBSF’s finest, Steve Brookshaw has received a call-up to play for England in the forthcoming Home Internationals Championships.

Go to Plymouth Sports Gazette to find out more

WEBSF Prize Money Ranking update

Gold Waistcoat Tour Overall Winner - Haydon Pinhey 2015-16
Haydon Pinhey – Money Table Leader

After a great season of WEBSF tournament wins Haydon Pinhey has extended his lead at the top of the WEBSF prize money list and in doing so has raised the bar yet again for the most prize money won in a single season. Other players that have improved their position this season include; Dan Legassick, up to fourth place; Mitch Grinsted, up to fifth and Dale Branton, up to seventh place. An even bigger climber is Eddie Manning who moved up twenty places to eighth position in only his second WEBSF season. Andy Symons and Steve Brookshaw have also prospered and have joined the £1000 plus club.

The total amount of prize money made available by the WEBSF since September 2014 is £43,834. 95% of the entry fees taken has been awarded as prize money. The WEBSF Management Team have achieved this high return through dedicated volunteers (Tournament Directors, Helpers, Referee’s) and the generosity of sponsors. This season we thank the following sponsors:  M.J.H. Paving Ltd., Galaxy Centre, Torquay, Jesters,  and 147 Snooker Club, Swindon, The Plaza Snooker & Pool Club, Plymouth and Top Q Snooker Club, Gloucester. All clubs have provided their facilities free of charge!

Select WEBSF Prize Money 2011/2016 for more detail.

Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 5

Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 5 - final in play 2015-16

Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 5 – final in play 2015-16

Finalist Eddie Manning, Marker Steve Brookshaw and Referee Nick Harry look on as Haydon Pinhey makes a telling 58 break to win the penultimate Gold Waistcoat event of the season and position himself in the driving seat for this seasons overall Champion title. Select Gold Event 5 to find out more.

On the Billiards Trail with Brookshaw & Coumbe

Plymouth’s Steve Brookshaw and Chris Coumbe have been at it again. This time in the LITEtask World Billiards Scotish Open. Steve reached the semi-final of the main event whilst Chris reached the final of the Plate. Well done to both players. Visit www.world-billiards.com for more information.

WEBSF Do English Billiards

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Brookshaw qualifies for LITEtask World Championship

Steve Brookshaw

Plymouth’s Steve Brookshaw has qualified for his 4th consecutive appearance at the LITEtask World Billiards Championship which will take place in Leeds next month at the Northern Snooker Centre. Brookshaw has achieved a direct entry into the event having reached 17th place in the Order of Merit rankings, thanks to his results at last season’s World Championship, Jim Williamson Memorial Open, English Open, Bradford Open and at last month’s LITEtask UK Open. There will be two World Championship events over the two weeks with the 150 up format being followed by the ‘long up’ tournament. Visit www.world-billiards.com for more information.