World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has announced that the upcoming 2017 Manchester Classic has been expanded to include a Learning Disability Snooker Day for Group 6 players.
In addition to the previously announced two-day competition for players from Groups 1-5, the Learning Disability Snooker Day will run alongside the regular open day on Friday 10 March 2017 at Q’ Sports and Entertainment Bar, Manchester.
Activities will include opportunities for practice and coaching for people of all levels of experience, as well as an optional 6 Red competition. Following external support that the WDBS has received for the event, for the first time both finalists of the Group 6 tournament will receive a prize, with the winner to receive snooker equipment and/or coaching to the value of £100 and the runner-up equipment or coaching worth £50.
Previous WDBS Group 6 events were held in Woking and Gloucester respectively during 2016, with David Barrett and Richard Yendle winning the tournaments respectively.
There is still time for players from all groups to enter the Manchester Classic, which will carry a total prize fund of £1,000 across four competitions. The tournament is supported by prize money sponsors LITEtask and the PHMG Foundation, with further sponsorship opportunities still available.