Clive Brown

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Clive is a founding director of WDBS and has also regularly served as Tournament Director at our events since 2015.

Away from the baize Clive is a Chartered Accountant who trained in London before moving to the West Country in 1984. He has worked for firms of varying sizes and now runs his own business dealing with accounts and tax issues for a wide range of small owner-managed businesses.

Clive started playing snooker regularly in the mid-1980s when a new club opened in Yeovil, and was persuaded to undertake his class 3 snooker referee’s exam in 1990 and billiards in 1991. After regularly officiating at club, county and national events, including invitation pro events, pro exhibitions and wheelchair events, he progressed through the ranks to become a tutor and examiner.

In 1999 Clive was asked to step in for Leo Scullion to act as Tournament Director for the Disability Sport England (DSE) National Snooker Championships for the Disabled. DSE liked him so much that they invited back every year until they ceased to stage the event in 2011. In 2013 Clive, with the help of Tim Squires and Moray Dolan organised an unofficial championship at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester, and was instrumental in pushing WPBSA to assist in setting up a new organisation to take responsibility for developing snooker for the disabled.