Great news for all disabled cuesports players as World Snooker, and in conjunction with the English Federation of Disability Sport, launch the new World Disability Billiards and Snooker concept.
Events for disabled snooker and billiards players over recent years have been sporadic and sparse. The formation of this new group will hopefully see a structured competitive scene established for the sport.
I have talked before about Snooker's previous participation in founding the modern day 'Paralympics', and how we were involved right up to and including Rome 1988.
With grand aspirations of featuring in the 2024 Olympics, World Snooker have to be seen being pro-active in getting disabled cueists on the baize. Perhaps this, and the female side of the sport, were factors to why their Tokyo 2020 bid was closely rejected.
The promise of regular tournaments (and possibly a Paralympic future), may also encourage new players into the sports with such attractive aspirations ahead.
To read the official World Snooker article on the new WDBS visit their website here.
If you would like to enter their very first event on the weekend of 28th-29th November at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester, England, click here for more information.
Written and published by Michael Day