29 Results for tag: WPBSA

Pros Lead The Way On Coaching Course

Snooker professionals Peter Lines and Igor Figueiredo, former pro John Astley and former billiards champion Ian Williamson recently graduated as WPBSA World Snooker Coaches, with 16 other delegates from countries such as Austria, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Holland. The two-day course was held at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds and led by Steve ... More

Yan Bingtao Tour Card Deferred

World Snooker, in consultation with the WPBSA, has taken the decision to defer Yan Bingtao’s two-year tour card to the start of the 2016/17 season. Yan qualified for the Main Tour for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons by winning the IBSF World Amateur Championship, but has since been unable to obtain a visa to travel to the UK. It is has been ... More

Ferguson Elected WCBS President

Jason Ferguson has been elected as the new President of the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS). Ferguson received unanimous support in the election at the WCBS General Assembly, held in Wroclaw, Poland, home to the 2017 World Games. Ferguson said: "Billiard Sports are united in the mission to become part of the Olympic Programme. ... More

WPBSA Statement – John Sutton

After a hearing that took place in Bristol on 24th March 2015 The WPBSA Disciplinary Committee found John Sutton to be in breach of rule 2.1.2 and 2.1.3 of the WPBSA Members Rules: 2.1.2 Corruption: 2.1.2.1 to fix or contrive, or to be a party to any effort to fix or contrive, the result, score, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Tour and/or ... More

WPBSA Coaching Seminar

Snooker’s governing body the WPBSA staged a Coaching Seminar in Sheffield on Friday evening, attended by a record number of official coaches. Renowned psychiatrist Professor Steve Peters, who is often one of Ronnie O’Sullivan’s cornermen, gave a presentation about his book The Chimp Paradox. There were updates on WPBSA sports ... More

WPBSA Supports Mental Health Charter

The WPBSA supports the new Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation, which was launched today. The Sport and Recreation Alliance alongside the Professional Players Federation and with support from the mental health charity Mind, today launched The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation with the backing of the Deputy Prime ... More

China To Host Snooker World Cup

World Snooker's prestigious World Cup 2015 will be held in the city of Wuxi in China.  24 teams will be chasing glory for their nation and the US$200,000 winner's prize. The snooker World Cup has a long history dating back to 1979.  Previous winners include Wales, England, Canada, Ireland, Scotland and the current holders China. The 2015 ... More

WPBSA Supports This Girl Can Campaign

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has registered as a supporting partner of This Girl Can, a campaign which aims to get more women active and playing sport. This Girl Can is a national campaign, developed by Sport England and delivered in partnership with a wide range of organisations, to raise awareness among women that ... More

An Introduction to World Snooker Rankings

During recent weeks, we have seen as many as three players ranked as snooker’s world number one, with Mark Selby having been replaced by Ding Junhui, who was then himself usurped by Neil Robertson after just a single week. As well as the fact that there have been so many changes in quick succession, a first for snooker, it is perhaps the manner ... More