The second WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship will take place on 14-16 October 2016 at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester.
As in 2015, the main two-day weekend competition will be open to classification groups 1-5 as set out within the WDBS classification system. This includes those who have physical disabilities and are either ambulant or wheelchair players.
For the first time there will also be a Learning Disability Snooker Festival held from 10:00am on Friday 14 October. At this session people with learning disabilities (classification group six) will be able to get involved with fun games and competitions, receive coaching and also take part in a formal six reds competition.
As at previous WDBS competitions, there will also be an open day at which people with any disability are encouraged enjoy free practice and coaching from accredited WPBSA World Snooker coaches. This will start at 2:00pm, also on Friday 14 October.
Click HERE to download the entry pack for the groups 1-5 event
Click HERE to download the entry pack for the learning disabilities (group 6) event
One of the players looking forward to returning to Gloucester is Daniel Blunn, who won the Group 3 classification competition at the 2015 event.
“You could also see how well-run the event was and just what a great venue it was,” said Blunn “They have all been good but I remember that one in particular – and not just because I won! I could see that it was the start of something big.”
Players are to note that for a limited time only, a discounted room rate is available at the nearby Holiday Inn Express of £60.00 per night. To receive this rate, rooms must be booked no later than 30 days prior to the event.
The South West Snooker Academy provides world class practice and playing facilities, featuring Star tables fitted to World Snooker specifications. The venue is a WPBSA Accredited Centre of Excellence, the first of its kind in Europe.
For a re-cap of the 2015 tournament please click here.