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 will once again see players from all eight disability classification groups compete against each other with matches to be played under the 6-Red format of the game.
There are two new sponsors for this event in FizzThinks360 and RBF Comms.FizzThinks360 is a successful promotion, marketing and management agency with a talent portfolio boasting both well-known celebrities and up and coming talent. Fizzthinks360 offers a ‘360’ service including promotion, strategy, web design & development, app development, email marketing, digital media and social media.
Jonny Welch, founder of FizzThinks360 said: “I have heard many good things about WDBS and its tournaments and we are delighted to support an event like this which offers people with all disabilities the opportunity to play snooker competitively.”The event will also be supported by RBF Comms, first established in 1993 to supply and repair telephone equipment for the communications industry. RBF provides a ‘one stop shop’ solution to collect, refurbish, repair, resell and dispose of stock from their base in South Wales.
Stellan Barton, director of RBF Comms said: “We are proud to support such a significant local sporting event in South Wales and wish all of the competitors the best of luck for the tournament.”
With the support of both FizzThinks360 and RBF Comms prize money will once again be offered at the event. As in 2017, there will also be an extra prize for the best performing player at the event from each of the disability classification groups.This season there is another new sponsor – RR Cue Cases Ltd who will be providing the “Player of the season” prize.The first winner of the prestigious new award will be decided following the Southern Classic next March.
As well as the honour of becoming the inaugural WDBS Player of the Season, the player will also receive a fantastic bespoke cue case designed and hand crafted by RR Cue Cases, which will include the WDBS logo on its exterior and the name of its new owner on its handle.
Founded by WPBSA World Snooker Coach Rob Reed, RR Cue Cases Ltd is a UK company which provides the premium brand of bespoke handmade cue cases industry wide. Former ranking event winner Dominic Dale is among many players worldwide who have invested in one of their top of the range bespoke leather cases.
Nigel Mawer QPM, WDBS Chairman said: “This is another fantastic step in our development and knowing the quality and commitment of our existing player base I am sure that there will be a number of contenders to become our first Player of the Season. I would like to thank RR Cue Cases for their support by generously providing what I know will be a very special prize for the winner.”
Rob Reed, owner of RR Cues Cases said: “WDBS is an outstanding organisation providing ultimate inclusivity and opportunity in our incredible sport. We at RR Cue Cases Ltd are privileged to be able to contribute and show support for the great work that WDBS does. The WDBS team and RR Cue Cases team have always shared the same values when it comes to the sport and we are thrilled to be able to work together for a common purpose.”Learn more about RR Cue Cases at their website.
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