Later this month World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) will host the Parris Cues Champion of Champions for the first time and we can today reveal the 24 players who will be competing in the event.
To be held at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester on the weekend of 20-21 October 2018, the event will comprise six tournaments with the most successful four players from each of the regular WDBS classification groups between November 2015 – May 2018 invited to participate.
Each of the tournaments will begin with a round-robin group stage, with the top two players at the end of the group to contest a title match to decide the Champion of Champions for each classification.
The players who will be competing are:
Graham Bonnell, Craig Welsh, Daniel Lee, Tony Southern
Daniel Blunn, Nigel Coton, William Thomson, Andrew Harper
Raja Subramanian, Andy Johnson, David Church, David Weller
Daniel Harwood, Leroy Williams, Rich Yendle, Andrew Galley
Paul Smith, Nick Neale, Mike Gillespie, David Baker
Shabir Ahmed, Blake Munton, Lewis Knowles, Richard Gott
As previously announced, each of the six winners will receive an invitation to compete at next year’s WSF Championships in Dubai, with the costs of their travel and hotel to be sponsored by 360Fizz.
The winners will also receive the first prize and be presented with the Nick Oliver Trophy by John Parris, of the event sponsor Parris Cues. Each group winner will also receive their own trophy to take home and keep.
The Parris Cues Champion of Champions will become an annual event on the calendar, with the top performing players from each group over a two-year period qualifying for the event.
Spectators are encouraged to attend and support the players competing in the event.