Interviews

Read interviews with players and officials from the World Disability Snooker and Billiards Tour:


Mickey Chambers Interview

Reigning WDBS Northern Classic (Group 4-5) champion Mickey Chambers was recently interviewed by BBC Lancashire Sport during World Snooker Disability Day in Sheffield. Listen to the interview here: https://audioboom.com/posts/6856528-leyland-amputee-footballer-mickey-chambers-talks-about-adding-snooker-success-to-his-cv-with-a-title-at-his-first-event

Tony Southern playing snooker shot using rest

Tony Southern Q&A

A name who will be familiar to most with an interest in disability cue sports, Tony Southern will be among those in action at next month’s J&S Trading Northern Classic, to be held at Preston’s Elite Snooker Club for the first time. We caught up with Tony recently to preview the tournament and look back […]

Nick Neale plays snooker shot

Neale Celebrates 147 Break

Last month WDBS player Nick Neale achieved a special milestone as he made a maximum 147 break for the first time in his career during practice. The Birmingham potter, who competes as a Group 7 player at WDBS events following the loss of his sight in one eye at the age of 15, has stepped […]

David Church Q&A

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has welcomed new players from across the country to events in 2017, including Norwich cueist David Church. Having so far competed in both the Manchester Classic and Welsh Open since joining the WDBS field, Church is now preparing for an assault on this year’s Open Disability Snooker Championship, as […]

Gary Gallacher Q&A

This week World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) heads to Cwmbran for the first ever WDBS Welsh Open, featuring a record 45 players from all classification groups. Among those in action will be Gary Gallacher, a player who has been with us since our first Group 7 event in Woking over a year ago and […]

Photo of Phillip Murphy playing snooker

Phillip Murphy Q&A

The recent Paul Hunter Disability Classic at the Cueball Derby saw its strongest field yet for players with visual and hearing disabilities, including Pontypridd’s Phillip Murphy who was competing at a WDBS event for the first time. With our next tournament set to be held in Cwmbran, Wales later this month, we caught up with […]

Swail Supports WDBS

Two-time World Championship semi-finalist Joe Swail has offered his support to World Disability Billiards and Snooker and encouraged players to take part in upcoming events in Gloucester and Hull. The Northern Irishman, who reached a career-high world ranking of number 10 during the 2001/02 season, was born partially deaf in both ears and says that […]

Pockett Hails New Opportunities

Last November saw the WDBS host the 2015 Open Disability Snooker Championship at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. Staged by the new governing body for World Disability Billiards and Snooker, the tournament marked the first step on the long road back to the Paralympics for cue sports and proved to be well-received by […]

Bonnell Enjoys Masters Visit

The WDBS was pleased to welcome Graham Bonnell to the 2016 Dafabet Masters last week at the Alexandra Palace. Winner of the Group 1/2 event at the 2015 Open Disability Snooker Championship in Gloucester last November, Bonnell was invited to see the matches between John Higgins and Liang Wenbo, and Neil Robertson and Marco Fu […]

WDBS champ Raja enjoys york trip

WDBS Champ Raja Enjoys York Trip

India’s Raja Subramanian was in York on Friday, reflecting on his triumph at the World Disability Billiards and Snooker’s (WDBS) first ever event, the 2015 Open Disability Snooker Championship (Josh Robinson writes). The WDBS body was established in September in order increase the provision of cue sports for disabled people, and the first tournament was […]