Entries are now being accepted for this season’s 360Fizz UK Disability Snooker Championship, the latest event to be staged by World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS), which will take place from 20-22 September 2019.
Previously staged as the Open Disability Snooker Championship for the past four years, the event has been newly rebranded to become the 360Fizz UK Disability Snooker Championship and will return to Barratts Snooker Club in Northampton next month.
As in 2018, the event will be open to players from all eight disability classification groups, however unlike the recent Welsh Open, players will compete within their own disability classification groups with matches to be played under the full 15-Red format of the game.
Following last year’s action-packed event which received a record 79 entries, the main competition will for the first time now be staged across three days, with the first competitive matches to break-off at 2:00pm on the Friday. We anticipate that the vast majority of players will be required to play at least one match on the Friday.
With high-demand expected for the tournament and additional time required to schedule all matches, we have set an earlier entry deadline for this event than normal – Friday 6th September 2019.
The event will once again by title sponsored by 360Fizz, the successful promotion, marketing and management agency which is the overall tour sponsor of the 360Fizz WDBS Tour.
Prior to the start of the main tournament on Friday afternoon will be our regular Friday Open Day, with people with all disabilities encouraged to come and try snooker, whether for the first time or with previous experience. WPBSA World Snooker coach Steve Rutter and his team will be on hand to provide advice and guidance, as well as run fun games and activities.
For the first time the day will be supported by the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) following an introduction made by regular player Nigel Brasier, who made his debut at this event in 2018. Members of staff from the MNDA will be on site to raise awareness of the condition and the organisation itself.
If you are a new player considering entering the event and are unsure of anything, please do not hesitate to contact us via our website or social media.