Category: Disability

An Open Letter from the Chairman of WDBS

WDBS Chairman Nigel Mawer QPM has written an open letter to all of the players As 2020 comes to a close I am writing to update you as to the […]

No further WDBS Events in 2020

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) have announced that it has taken the difficult decision that no further events will take place during the remainder of 2020. “WDBS remains committed […]

WDBS Derby Open 2020 – Cancellation Notice

From WDBS: World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has today announced that the upcoming Derby Open scheduled to run from 15-17 May 2020 will not take place due to the […]

Disability Champions Crowned in Bruges

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) crowned its latest champions last weekend at the Belgian Open in Bruges, Belgium. Hosted by the Trickshot Snooker Club for the third successive year, […]

Champions Crowned at Hull Open

This year’s final World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) event was completed last weekend as our latest champions were celebrated at the Hull Open, sponsored by the Humber Fish Co. Returning to the […]

WDBS Hull Open 2019 (Groups 7-8)

Entries are now open for this event Entries are now being accepted for the WDBS Hull Open 2019 which returns to the Tradewell Snooker Club for its fourth staging from 15-17 November. As in […]

Ahmed Storms to Crucible Glory

Shabir Ahmed wins the inaugural Disability Tour Championship at the Crucible Theatre Shabir Ahmed won the inaugural Disability Tour Championship at the Crucible Theatre following victories against Nick Neale and […]

Disability Snooker to be Showcased at Crucible Theatre

Four leading players from the 360Fizz World Disability Billiards and Snooker Tour have earned the opportunity to compete at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield this August for the first time. […]

Disability Snooker Champions Decided in Derby

A trio of main event champions, each with their own intriguing stories, emerged from last weekend’s dramatic World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) Derby Open. View all tournament results via […]

Humber Classic

Entries are now being accepted for the Humber Classic 2019, the first event of the new 360Fizz WDBS Tour season. The event will run from 28-30 June and will be held at […]

WDBS Announce Provisional Calendar for 2019/20

Provisional 2019/20 360Fizz WDBS Tour Calendar 28-30 June 2019Humber Classic (G1-6) – Hull 9-11 August 2019Welsh Open (G1-8) – Cwmbran 20-22 September 2019Open Disability Snooker Championship (G1-8) – Northampton 19-20 […]

Latest WDBS News

360Fizz to Sponsor 2019/20 WDBS Tour World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has announced a ground-breaking new partnership that will see 360Fizz become the title sponsor of the WDBS Tour […]

WDBS Derby Open – Enter Now!

Entries are now being accepted for the Derby Open which will be held at the Cueball Derby from 17-19 May 2019.

Hazel Grove Hosts Successful Disability Snooker Event

The first World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) event of 2019 was staged at the Hazel Grove Snooker Club last weekend. The Northern Classic, sponsored by BB Scaffolding, welcomed players […]

WPBSA Announces New Partnership with DSActive

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with DSActive which will see both organisations work together to provide opportunities for people with […]

Announcement regarding Group 8

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) have announced that following consultation with the players and a trial at three events, the restriction on the use of hearing aids and cochlear implants […]

WDBS Northern Classic to be Staged at Hazel Grove

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) have announced that the first event of 2019 will be the Northern Classic which will be held for the first time at Hazel Grove […]

WDBS announce Tony Southern as Players Representative

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has announced that Tony Southern has been appointed as its first Players Representative Southern is the obvious candidate for this important role of communicating […]

WDBS – Hull Open 2018 – Online entries now open

The WDBS Hull Open, sponsored by the Humber Fish Co. will return to the Tradewell Snooker Club for a third time in November 2018 for the final Groups 6-8 event of the […]

Further Sponsors Confirmed for Northampton

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has announced two further sponsors for the upcoming Fizz Open Disability Snooker Championship The event will now be supported by BB Scaffolding and Cashflow Express in addition to […]

Geronimo Wins Humber Classic

Peter Geronimo defeated Leroy Williams 3-1 to win the inaugural World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) Humber Classic Held at the Tradewell Snooker Club in Hull, the event was the […]

Fizzthinks360 to Sponsor the WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2018 in Northampton.

As announced on the WDBS site, Fizzthinks360 are to sponsor the next Tournament at Barratts Snooker Club in Northampton and the event will now be know as the Fizz Open […]

Disability Snooker Welcomed in China

Officials from World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) recently visited the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities (CASPD) to explore future partnership opportunities. Nigel Mawer QPM, chairman of […]

WDBS to Stage Landmark Learning Disability Snooker Event

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) are excited to announce the first staging of the Humber Classic – the first-ever WDBS event to include a weekend Group 6 tournament exclusively for […]

Daniel Lee Wins WDBS Welsh Open

Daniel Lee emerged victorious from a record-breaking field of 55 players to win this year’s Welsh Open in Cwmbran following a 2-1 victory against Aslam Abubaker. Organised by World Disability […]

WDBS Season kicks off in Cwmbran

This weekend sees the start of the World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) 2018/19 season, kicking off with the Welsh Open at Redz Snooker Club in Cwmbran. The unique event […]

Derby Success for Neale and Ahmed

The Paul Hunter Disability Classic successfully returned to the Cueball Derby last weekend as World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) staged its latest event for players with learning and sensory […]

WDBS Coaching Zone to be Sponsored by Go Green Energy

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has today announced an innovative new sponsorship deal with independent renewable energy company Go Green Energy for the 2018/19 season. Beginning with the WDBS […]

WDBS announce 2 new Ambassadors

As World Disability Billiards and Snooker continues to grow and are looking to take snooker back to the Paralympics, Shaun Murphy and Rob Walker have been announced as WDBS ambassadors. […]

World Snooker Disability Day 2018

World Snooker Disability Day will once again be staged during the Betfred World Snooker Championship in Sheffield on Wednesday 25th April 2018 With activities to run throughout the day at […]

Belgium Hosts Landmark WDBS Event

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) successfully staged its first-ever event outside of the UK last weekend in Belgium. Held at The Trickshot in Bruges, the competition saw a mix […]

888lcd.co.uk Belgian Open 2018

The first WDBS event to be staged outside of the UK is taking place this weekend. The main two-day tournament will be open to players with physical disabilities including ambulant […]

Paul Hunter Disability Classic 2018: Entry Forms Released

The entry forms for groups 7 and 8 are available here: https://snookerhub.co.uk/wp-admin/post.php?vc_action=vc_inline&post_id=36548&post_type=post There are also important details relating to the relative disability classifications, including… Group 7 After previous consultation with players […]

WDBS Announces 2018/2019 UK Calendar

WDBS Announces 2018/2019 UK Calendar World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) is today pleased to announce its provisional calendar of UK events for the 2018/19 season.   Having previously announced […]

Disability Snooker – February Review

February was a busy month in the world of Disability Snooker It started off the table in fact with the very popular appointment of Simon Berrisford to the WDBS board […]

Parris Cues UK Open

It was another resounding success for World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) at the Parris Cues UK Open at the Barratts Snooker and Sports Club, Northampton. Former winners took the […]

WDBS Success at Northern Classic

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) held its first event of 2018 in Preston, England last weekend. Open to players from six disability groups covering a range of physical and […]

Berrisford Joins WDBS Board

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) is delighted to announce that Simon Berrisford has been elected to the Board of Directors with immediate effect. Simon Berrisford joins the existing board […]

WDBS Calendar 2018

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has today confirmed its calendar of events for the first half of 2018. Last year saw five competitive snooker events staged for people falling […]

Paul Hunter Disability Classic to return to Derby

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) have announced that the Paul Hunter Disability Classic will return to CueBall, Derby for a second time. Scheduled for 18-20 May 2018 the event […]

Hull Open sees new champions crowned

The 888lcd.co.uk Open at Hull was a great success with a record 49 entrants across just three classification groups. The Tradewell Snooker Club hosted the event for the second successive […]

WDBS kicks off 2018 in Preston

The Elite Snooker Centre in Preston will host the first WDBS event of 2018. For the full story see: https://www.wdbs.info/preston-host-js-trading-northern-classic/

Ronnie O’Sullivan Exhibition in aid of WDBS Funds

Nigel Coton, the 2016 Open Disability Snooker Championship Group 3 winner, has announced that once again surplus funds from an upcoming exhibition that he has organised will be donated to […]

Wolverhampton On Cue For WDBS

The 2017 Open Disability Snooker Championship was successfully hosted last weekend in Wolverhampton by World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS). Held at the Golden Cue Snooker Club, the event saw […]

WDBS Heads to Belgium

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) is today delighted to announce the 2018 Belgian Open, the first WDBS competition to be held outside of the UK. The landmark event will […]

Hudgell Solicitors Support Hull Open

By Matt Huart on WDBS.info World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) is today pleased to announce that Hudgell Solicitors have renewed their support for the 888lcd.co.uk WDBS Hull Open, which returns to the UK City […]

New Title Sponsor for Hull Open

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) is today pleased to announce 888lcd.co.uk as title sponsors of this November’s Hull Open. Download the entry form (Groups 7-8) Download the entry form […]

Welsh Open – Updated Format

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has today announced the final format for the main competition at the inaugural Welsh Open this weekend in Cwmbran. As at previous competitions, the […]

Record Entries for Welsh Open

The inaugural World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) Welsh Open has seen entries from a record 40 players, more than a week prior to the original entry deadline. Since its […]

Phillip Murphy Q&A

By Matt Huart on the WDBS site The recent Paul Hunter Disability Classic at the Cueball Derby saw its strongest field yet for players with visual and hearing disabilities, including […]

Top Coach Backs WDBS

Leading professional snooker coach Andrew Highfield will be among those supporting the WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2017 in Wolverhampton this September. Highfield, a renowned WPBSA World Snooker coach who […]

New Champions Crowned at Paul Hunter Disability Classic

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) held its largest snooker event to date for people with hearing and visual impairments last weekend at the Cueball in Derby. Following previous competitions […]

WDBS Statement: Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams, who has served as a founding director and ambassador for World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) since its formation in 2015, has stepped down from his role as […]

WDBS Statement: Tim Squires

Tim Squires, who has served as a founding director and coach for World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) since its formation in July 2015, has left the board. Tim is […]

World Disability Day at the Crucible

World Disability Day returns to Sheffield this Thursday (20th April) at the ‘Cue Zone’ as part of this year’s Betfred World Snooker Championship. As during previous years, the Cue Zone […]

WDBS Announce 2017 Events Calendar

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has today announced its calendar for 2017, which will see at least a record five snooker events held for people with disabilities during the […]

Think Telecom to support Hull Open

As announced by the WDBS, Think Telecom are the second sponsor of the Hull Open “Think Telecom join the already announced Hudgell Solicitors in backing the tournament, meaning that we […]

2016 WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship gets MySnookerStats

  Taken from the WDBS Facebook page – World Disability Billiards and Snooker For the first time, during the upcoming 2016 WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship we will be providing regularly […]

Renishaw PLC to support World Open Disability Snooker Championship

Renishaw to Support Open Disability Snooker Championship