6 Results for tag: Chris Hornby

WDBS & Me: Chris Hornby

This summer marks five years since the formation of World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) and today we continue our look back on the journey so far by hearing from Chris Hornby, one of the people to have been involved from the very beginning. Having joined the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) at the start of 2015 as ... More

Landmark WDBS Open Day Held in China

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) staged an Open Day at the WPBSA-CBSA World Snooker Academy in Beijing on Tuesday. The event was attended by Nigel Mawer QPM, Chairman of the WDBS, Chris Hornby, Sports Development Manger of the WPBSA, as well as professional snooker coaches, disabled snooker fans and players. The event was hosted by ... More

Disability Snooker Welcomed in China

Officials from World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) recently visited the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities (CASPD) to explore future partnership opportunities. Nigel Mawer QPM, chairman of WDBS and WPBSA Sport Development Manager Chris Hornby met with Mr Wu Secretary of the Party Committee for CASPD and his team at the ... More

World Disability Snooker Showcased in New Video

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has released a new short film giving an insight into the significant growth of the organisation and its events. WDBS was founded in 2015 by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to play snooker competitively. Players are classi... More

Sheffield Mencap to Host Snooker Festival

Sheffield Mencap and Gateway will host a new ‘Festival of Snooker’ to coincide with this year’s Betfred World Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Building on snooker development projects during the last 18 months, and with the support of the WPBSA and the Royal Mencap Society, the event will bring together people with learning ... More

MENCAP Expands Snooker Sessions in Yorkshire

A snooker group for people with learning disabilities in Doncaster, South Yorkshire has gone from strength to strength in recent months. Organised by the Royal Mencap Society in partnership with snooker’s world governing body the WPBSA, the initiative is the expansion of a project initially launched in Sheffield in November 2016. Following the ... More