5 Results for tag: Jan Verhaas

New Rulebook Updated

Since the publication of the new Rulebook for Snooker and English Billiards on August 12 and after several seminars with referees and referees’ examiners, the Rules Committee felt that an updated version was needed. Jan Verhaas, Chairman of the WPBSA Rules Committee said: “This update was needed, mainly to fix a number of grammatical issues, but we ... More

New WPBSA Rulebook Published

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is today pleased to announce the launch of a new version of the Official Rules of Snooker and English Billiards. View the new rulebook and explanatory guidance notes The new edition represents the most significant rules update in our sport in many years and will take effect on the ... More

Ask the Ref – Jan Verhaas

In the second edition of our new ‘Ask the Ref’ series, Dutchman Jan Verhaas takes the hot seat to answer your questions on the rules of the game and more. An official who needs little introduction, having officiated 17 ‘triple crown’ finals, including five World Championship finals at the Crucible Theatre and a record-equalling eight Masters ... More

Verhaas Elected to WPBSA Board

Senior referee Jan Verhaas has been elected to join the WPBSA board at this year’s Annual General Meeting in Glasgow today. Following the decision taken by Alan Chamberlain to step down from the board on medical advice, Verhaas stood for election for the first time. He received 14 votes in favour and 4 against. Verhaas has enjoyed a distinguished ... More

WPBSA Statement: Alan Chamberlain

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has today announced that Alan Chamberlain has decided to step down from his role as a director of the board at the end of this year at the AGM in December to spend more time with his wife and family, on medical advice. Chamberlain enjoyed a glowing 28-year career in the sport as one of ... More