2018 WPBSA Annual General Meeting

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The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Annual General Meeting was held today on Wednesday 12th December during the Scottish Open in Glasgow.

Both Jason Ferguson and Ken Doherty stood for re-election to the board as directors and were unanimously elected by the membership.

WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “I would once again like to thank the players for their continued support. I was very pleased today to see players in attendance, particularly Mark Allen, David Gilbert, Michael Holt, Mark Davis and Ben Woollaston who all contributed to today’s constructive debate.

“The World Snooker Tour has continued to grow, and we were pleased today to demonstrate delivering on a promise to significantly increase prize money in the early rounds of events, which combined with the abolition of event entry fees since the start of the 2017/18 season has delivered a significant benefit to all players.”

“It is important that we have a clear understanding of the needs of our players and I would also like to thank the Players Commission, led by Shaun Murphy which has become a very active and key element of the WPBSA. It has been disappointing lately to hear recent comments from Ronnie O’Sullivan aired in the public domain when there are ample opportunities to communicate any concerns or ideas through the Players Commission to the WPBSA and World Snooker.

“The WPBSA board of directors are confident that snooker has all the right elements to continue to grow and on a personal note, I look forward to continuing to serve our great sport to increase opportunities for all snooker players around the world.”

The Full AGM results were:

Accounts and Directors Report unanimously accepted by the meeting.

Jason Ferguson 8 for, 0 against to be re-elected as a director.

Ken Doherty 7 for, 0 against to be re-elected as a director

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