People with disabilities were given the opportunity to try snooker at a special open day staged at the Beijing Disability Sports Centre earlier today.
The event was organised by the China Administration of Sport for Persons with Disabilities (CASPD), the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association and its subsidiary company World Disability Billiards and Snooker, which donated the tables used.
Participants were encouraged to pick up a cue and try snooker under the guidance of qualified CBSA coaches, as well as being given the opportunity to watch the ongoing International Championship event online through partner companies of World Snooker, Youki, Zhibo.tv and Rigour Media.
The activity follows an initial open day held last year at the WPBSA-CBSA World Snooker Academy also in Beijing, which was attended by WDBS Chairman Nigel Mawer and WPBSA Sport Development Manager Chris Hornby.
The WPBSA is currently working to finalise an agreement with both the CASPD and CBSA to promote disability snooker permanently in China, with tables being installed in training centres in Beijing and Shanghai.