World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has today announced that the first event of 2019 will be the Northern Classic, to be held at the Hazel Grove Snooker Club in Stockport from 8-10 February.
The event is to include competitions for players with physical and learning disabilities, with all tournaments to be staged across two days (Saturday and Sunday).
It will be the first time that a WDBS event has been staged at Hazel Grove, which boasts an impressive 26 snooker tables and is a gold member of The 147 Club, the official club affiliation scheme of the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards.
In addition to two days of tournament snooker the weekend will begin with a Friday open day which will provide opportunities for people with disabilities to come and pick up a cue.
Open to people of all levels of experience, those attending will be encouraged to get involved with activities at the Go Green Energy Coaching Zone, with activities to be coordinated by WPBSA World Snooker coach Steve Rutter.
There will also be opportunities for existing players to be able to practice ahead of the weekend’s tournaments.
Further information, including details of online entry and proposed changes to the WDBS disability classification system will be released shortly.