Following yesterday’s announcement regarding a new International Federation for snooker and billiards, we can confirm today that the European Billiards and Snooker Association (EBSA), confirmed their affiliation to the WSF. The EBSA has 44 National Federations as members.
The WSF is pleased to announce that EBSA Chairman Maxime Cassis has agreed to join the WSF Board and will take up the position of WSF General Secretary. He will join fellow WSF board members Jason Ferguson of the WPBSA and Nigel Mawer QPM, the former Chief Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police, who will oversee WSF governance and integrity.
Three further board members will be appointed in time, with a minimum of one board member from Asia and two representing different regions of the world.
WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “We are delighted that the interests of the EBSA, such as good governance and the removal of barriers in our sport are aligned with those of the WSF. We welcome every single one of their 44 National Federations to the WSF to be part of this new and exciting future.”
EBSA Chairman Maxime Cassis said: “I have been working in amateur snooker for the last 20 years as a volunteer and this is one of the most exciting developments I have seen during that time. I am delighted to be part of this project in its inception and I will serve the WSF on behalf of all amateur players to protect and support their interests. It is fantastic to see amateur and professional snooker working together in harmony and we look forward to a bright future together.”
Further news will follow regarding further appointments and other members who have committed to the membership of the WSF.