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WDBS winners to receive medals in york

WDBS Winners To Receive Medals In York

Entries are still open for the first tournament staged by the new World Disability Billiards and Snooker body in Gloucester later this month, and the WDBS is delighted to announce that the winners will be invited to one of snooker’s biggest events to receive their medals.

The medals will be presented at the York Barbican on Saturday December 5th during the final weekend of the Betway UK Championship. Each winner will also receive two tickets for the afternoon and evening sessions and a hotel room.

The WDBS event will run on the weekend of November 28-29 at the South West Snooker Academy

The profiles below show who can play in this event. WDBS is looking to run tournaments for Groups 6 (learning disabilities), 7 (visual impairment) and 8 (deaf/hearing impairment) in the future and we would be interested in contact from any groups or leagues which already provide provision for these groups.

Wheelchair profiles

  • Profile 01c: Almost no use in four limbs. Need to use a power wheelchair, or a manual wheelchair.
  • Profile 01p: Almost no use in four limbs. Need to use a power wheelchair, or a manual wheelchair.
  • Profile 02: Almost no use in four limbs, but can bend elbows, and just about push a manual wheelchair. May need to use a power wheelchair.
  • Profile 03: Wheelchair user with very poor balance and inability to grip and release objects.
  • Profile 04: A person with almost no use in any limb, but with good trunk control. Usually able to push a wheelchair in some way.
  • Profile 05: A wheelchair user who has difficulty controlling their limbs when trying to perform any activity.
  • Profile 06: A wheelchair user with poor trunk control and slightly weak hands, or slight lack of control in arms.
  • Profile 07: A wheelchair user with good use in only one arm, they may need to use a power wheelchair if unable to push manual wheelchair.
  • Profile 08: A wheelchair user with good control of trunk and slightly weak hands.
  • Profile 09: A wheelchair user with good use in arms, but with poor trunk control.
  • Profile 10: A wheelchair user with good use of trunk and arms but unable to use the hips to assist trunk movement.
  • Profile 11: A wheelchair user with good control of trunk and hips.

Ambulant Profiles

  • Profile 12: Able to walk, but has severe difficulty controlling all four limbs when performing an activity. May need to use a support to walk, or may have severe deformity of four limbs.
  • Profile 13: Able to walk, but has poor use of three limbs, usually uses a stick in good hand.
  • Profile 14: Able to walk, but one side of the body is of little use; usually can only balance unaided on the good leg.
  • Profile 15: Able to walk, but only one side of body works correctly.
  • Profile 16: One upper limb has little or no use.
  • Profile 17: Able to walk, but both legs are severely impaired, acting more like props. May need support to walk.
  • Profile 18: Able to walk, but one leg severely impaired, like a prop; other leg normal.
  • Profile 19: Able to walk, one leg severely impaired, used like a prop; other leg less impaired.
  • Profile 20: Able to walk and run but both legs impaired slightly – e.g. a moderate to slight diplegic.
  • Profile 21: Both arms are severely impaired or may be absent.
  • Profile 22: Both arms slightly impaired or absent below the elbow.
  • Profile 23: One leg has slight impairment, and they can usually run if fit enough.
  • Profile 24: One arm demonstrates difficulty with activities or below elbow amputee.
  • Profile 25: Very short stature (at least 12 inches (30.5cm) shorter than average, in particular extreme shortness of limbs.
  • Profile 26: Impairment of all four limbs, but not as severe as profile 12.
  • Profile 27: Opposite arm and leg severely impaired.
  • Profile 28: Both hips impaired causing walking difficulty, usually waddling gait.
  • Profile 29: Both shoulders causing problems with movement.
  • Profile 30: Deformity or weakness of the trunk.
  • Profile 31: Both legs severely impaired, both arms moderately impaired.
  • Profile 32: Both arms severely impaired, both legs moderately impaired.
WDBS Background

Entries Open For First WDBS Event

The first tournament staged by the new World Disability Billiards and Snooker body will take place in Gloucester in November.

Online payment for entry is now available – find out more information

Players must also fill out the entry pack, select the link below.

Entry pack

Open day details

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The WDBS was launched in September having been created to give more people with disabilities the opportunity to play cue sports.

The first event will take place on the weekend of November 28 and 29 at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. Full details and the entry pack are now available using the links above, with a closing date of November 20.

There will be five different disability classification groups at this tournament, though the WDBS intends to extend this to eight groups at future events.

The medal and trophy presentations will be made by Paralympic shot-putter Jonathan Adams.

On Friday November 27 there will also be a free open day for disability snooker, with coaching sessions by Tim Squires.

WDBS logoThe South West Snooker Academy provides world class practice and playing facilities, featuring five Star tables fitted to World Snooker specifications, three more Star tables and two further tables.

WDBS Chairman Nigel Mawer said: “We are delighted to announce the first WDBS tournament and we are sure it will be a great success. We encourage anyone eligible to take part regardless of their snooker standard. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet others, get free coaching, and play in a competitive environment at an excellent venue which has been used for professional tournaments. Hopefully this will be the first of many successful WDBS events.”