WPBSA Annual General Meeting 2023

Posted on: 13 December 2023

Last edited on: 13 December 2023

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has today (13 December 2023) held its Annual General Meeting during the BetVictor Scottish Open in Edinburgh.

The AGM saw the presentation of the Accounts and Directors Report, including the latest independently audited accounts, to the members, which were unanimously accepted by the meeting.

Seven players stood for election to the Board of WPBSA Players: Mark Davis, Mike Dunn, Peter Lines, Shaun Murphy, Barry Pinches, Matthew Selt and Ben Woollaston.

With three seats to be determined, the result was that Mark Davis, Shaun Murphy and Matthew Selt were successfully elected by the membership.

WPBSA Governance Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “I am today delighted to see such a high level of engagement from the membership in player affairs, with a turnout of 80% determining the three vacancies available on the Board of WPBSA Players.

“Following this process I am pleased to welcome Mark, Shaun and Matthew to the Board, where they will join Chairman Ken Doherty and Nigel Bond as part of the team. I have known all three players for many years and know that they are all extremely passionate about the growth of our sport and providing significant player input to our work.

“Snooker has never been bigger globally than it is today and during this season in particular it has been fantastic to see the return of major tournaments to China on the World Snooker Tour, as well as key steps being made at amateur level with the expansion of WPBSA Q Tour and other significant initiatives. I look forward to working with the new Players Board to further develop opportunities for all.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing directors Mike Dunn and Peter Lines for their hard work during the past four years. Both have played a significant role in the development of a number of projects including key constitutional changes which saw the creation of WPBSA Players, as well as the launch and expansion of the WPBSA Q Tour.

“They also played a key role in representing the concerns of the membership during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and I am grateful to them for their support during this time.”

The Full AGM results were:

Accounts and Directors Report unanimously accepted by the meeting.

Mark Davis 57 votes to be elected as a director – ELECTED

Mike Dunn 11 votes to be re-elected as a director.

Peter Lines 13 votes to be re-elected as a director.

Shaun Murphy 29 votes to be elected as a director – ELECTED

Barry Pinches 8 votes to be elected as a director.

Matthew Selt 50 votes to be elected as a director – ELECTED

Ben Woollaston 28 votes to be elected as a director.

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