New WDBS Events Announced

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World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has announced the details of a further two events that will be staged during 2016.

Launched as a subsidiary company of the WPBSA in summer 2015 to give more people with disabilities the opportunity to play cue sports, to date the WDBS has held three events for people with a wide range of disabilities.

It has now been confirmed that the second WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship will be held from 14-16 October 2016. The event returns to the South West Snooker Academy after the venue successfully staged the first ever WDBS event last November and will be open to players with a physical disability. There will also be a new session for players with learning disabilities, including the option of a formal six reds tournament held on the opening morning.

The event will be followed by the inaugural WDBS Hull Open, to be held from 11-13 November 2016 at the Tradewell Snooker Club. This event will be the second open to players with visual or hearing impairments following the Woking Open in May.

As at previous events, both tournaments will be preceded by an open day at which players with any disability can try snooker and receive free coaching from WPBSA World Snooker coaches.

For more information on both events, including download links to the entry packs, please visit