Lives: Sutton Coldfield, England
Played since: 2001
WDBS Classification: Profile 14, Group 3
WDBS Highlights: 2017 Welsh Open winner, 2015, 2017 Open Disability Snooker Championship winner, 2017 Manchester Classic winner, 2018, 2019 Belgian Open winner, 2018 Champion of Champions winner, 2019 Northern Classic winner, 2019 Humber Classic winner
2018 Northern Classic finalist, 2018 Fizz Open Disability Snooker Championship finalist
At the time of writing, Daniel Blunn is the most decorated player in World Disability Billiards and Snooker history with nine main event titles to his name.
The Sutton Coldfield cueist has been a stalwart and star of the WDBS circuit, having won its inaugural event the 2015 Open Disability Snooker Championship at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester.
Since that initial taste of success, Blunn has continued to rack up titles – both in the UK and abroad. A trio of wins came in 2017, including the Welsh Open, an event featuring 48 players from all eight WDBS classification groups.
Blunn has also won his category at both stagings of the Belgian Open in Bruges. A further hat-trick of gold medals has already come in a perfect 2019 so far for him, but ruthless Blunn will no doubt be keen to reach double figures as soon as possible.
A real snooker enthusiast, Daniel was born with cerebral palsy, predominantly affecting the right side of his body and first came across the sport as young as four years old. Six years later he began to play on a full-size table for the first time and would compete against his fellow junior players at the Tamworth Snooker Centre.
Back in 2016 Blunn told wdbs.info:
“The most positive aspect of playing snooker for me is that first of all it is an enjoyable sport. There is plenty of scope for improvement and where you can progress in the game. There is something in it for everybody. I’m privileged to be able to play in these tournaments.
“It is also a great way for me to be able to shut off from work. It gives me enjoyment and targets to see where I can progress to. It’s like a bit of me time, it gives me a life away from work.”
Away from playing snooker, together with his father Andrew he is a keen supporter of Aston Villa Football Club and enjoys following the fortunes of professional snooker player David Gilbert.
Daniel also provides support at events at which he is not playing as a referee and has qualified as a WPBSA World Snooker Community Coach.
You can view Daniel’s full results at snookerscores.net