There is less than one week to go until the second staging of the Parris Cues Champion of Champions by World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) and we can today confirm the 23-player field who will compete at the event this year.
As in 2018, six tournaments will be held at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester from 12-13 October, with the most successful players from the previous two years invited to compete.
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:
Aslam Abubaker, Shahab Siddiqui, Danny Luton
Daniel Blunn, William Thomson, Mickey Chambers, David Church
Faisal Butt, Mike Busst, Michael Farrell, Warren Ealy
Leroy Williams, Peter Geronimo, Christopher Goldsworthy*
Gary Gallacher, Nick Neale, Ronnie Allen, Mike Gillespie
Shabir Ahmed, Lewis Knowles, Blake Munton, Nicholas Cash
*only three players will contest Group 6B due to the non-entry of the remaining eligible players
As previously stated, this year’s event will not include tournaments for Groups 3 and 7A due to only one counting event having been played for each category following the changes to the WDBS Classification system made this year. Results from tournaments already played will however be carried forward to next year’s Champion of Champions event.
In addition to becoming champion of their respective groups, this year’s winners will each be presented with the perpetual Nick Oliver Trophy and will receive a keepsake trophy to take home and keep.
Further tournament information, including the prize money schedule and match schedule will be published in due course.