29 Results for tag: WPBSA

Last Chance To Enter Open Disability Snooker Championship

Later this month, Gloucester’s South West Snooker Academy will host the first event to be staged by the new World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) body. The WDBS has been created by the WPBSA, with the help of the English Federation of Disability Sport and aims to encourage the participation of people with disabilities in cue sports. ... More

Reaching New Heights

Snooker stars paid a visit to the famous Daqing TV Tower during this week’s International Championship. At 260m tall, it’s the highest steel broadcasting tower in China, as Mike Dunn, Sanderson Lam, Steven Hallworth and Jason Ferguson found out. They met executives from the TV station, signed merchandise and enjoyed a tour of the tower. ... More

Back To School For Snooker Stars

Snooker-loving pupils at Daqing Number Four Middle School were treated to a visit from their idols on Monday. Martin Gould, Fergal O’Brien, Zhou Yuelong, Jamie Jones, Aditya Mehta, Dominic Dale and Ross Muir all joined a visit to the school to meet children, play trick shots and pass on coaching tips. It’s the third time players have ... More

WPBSA Statement

Following fruitful discussions between Senior Executives at the WPBSA & IBSF this week, both parties have agreed to enter into formal dialogue on creating a long term cooperation agreement for the wider benefit for our sport. Items under discussion are; global transparent governance, creating career pathways from amateur to professional compet... More

Flat Draws and Top Seeds – The Story So Far

Following four days of qualifying for the International Championship there have now been 15 full-ranking events played under the flat draw, 128 man format first introduced at the 2013 Wuxi Classic. Four of these tournaments were able to accommodate all 128 players at the venue (the UK Championship and Welsh Open), while the remainder have seen at ... More

Players Visit Shanghai School

Kyren Wilson and David Grace visited aspiring young snooker players at Shanghai Huimin Middle School earlier this week. Wilson and Grace, who are both competing in the last 16 of the Bank of Communuications Shanghai Masters today, met children at the school and gave them tips on improving their snooker skills. WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson, ... More

WPBSA Statement

The WPBSA was today alerted to unusual betting patterns regarding the match between Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon and Martin O’Donnell at the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany. The WPBSA monitors betting on ALL professional snooker and has the most sophisticated methods available today. Working with partners worldwide and by liaising with the Gambling ... More

New Waterford Crystal Trophy Awaits Paul Hunter Champion

Following a three week break since the Shanghai Masters qualifiers earlier in the month, professional snooker returns this week with the second event of the 2015 Kreative Dental European Tour, the Paul Hunter Classic. Always one of the most popular and well regarded events on the calendar, evoking memories of the three-time Masters champion and fans ... More

The Role of the WPBSA

Over the course of the last five years snooker has seen rapid growth, not only of the main tour, but also in grassroots participation and its appeal globally. At the heart of this has been the work of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Limited (“The WPBSA”), led by its Chairman Jason Ferguson since his re-election to the board ... More

New Partnership Will Boost Grass Roots

New partnership forged to increase grass roots participation in Snooker and Billiards in England Representatives of the English Association of Snooker and Billiards (“EASB”), The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Limited (“WPBSA”), World Billiards Limited (“WBL”) and two newly formed subsidiaries of The WPBSA, ... More